Missoula Crafters! Big Outdoor Marketplace planned for Parade of Lights!

  • Saturday, December 3, 2011
  • 100 Block of W Pine St
  • 6:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Music, entertainment, Santa, food, drinks, vendors
  • Free and open to the public
  • Contact: Kimberly Allen at 406.860.7283 or kimberly.alle15@gmail.com
Entertainment Management at The University of Montana (UMEM) would like to invite you to participate in our Fall Freeze Winter, Please! event.  It will be held on December 3rd from 6:30 – 10:00 PM and is open to craft, snack, or business vendors. Unfortunately, we are not allowing any large food items or drinks, on account that our main sponsor will be handling those items.  The event is being held on the block in front of Sean Kelly’s on West Pine Street. 

Fall Freeze Winter, Please! is very similar to a German Weihnachtsmarkt. There will be lights everywhere, a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, ice sculptures and live music. We will be getting people to come through the block from the Parade of Lights, therefore we are expecting upwards of 1,000 people to participate. The event is free and open to the public, and will be a time to celebrate winter as a community.

UMEM is a unique academic program found nowhere else in North America. Over the course of their studies, students in this program study most aspects of the entertainment business including music, television, film, sports, live performance, and literary and visual arts. The purpose of the program is to introduce students to the business of entertainment while giving them the opportunity to speak with and learn from top professionals in the industry. Throughout the program, students learn the processes involved in developing, presenting and sustaining an artist’s career or event while incorporating related business aspects of the entertainment profession.

The first annual Fall Freeze is an event series produced, promoted, planned, and executed by students registered in MGMT 402: Entertainment Management Principles I. These events include a concert series at Sean Kelly’s, a Poker Tournament, and of course the Fall Freeze Winter, Please! The students gain real-world knowledge in event planning and fundraising, as all proceeds benefit the UMEM student scholarship fund.

Every year as a part of this class, which also hosts the annual Spring Thaw, students choose a non-profit that we can donate profits to as a way to give back to the community. This fall semester, students will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Montana. 

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