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Bigfork Elves 'deck the halls' in downtown

by TAYLOR INMAN
Bigfork Eagle | November 22, 2022 12:00 AM

The Bigfork Elves have once again transformed Bigfork into "Montana's Christmas Village."

The Elves' are a nonprofit organization with the sole purpose of decorating downtown for Christmas each year. The group is comprised of many familiar local faces, but people also fly in from around the country to help decorate the town.

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Community members gather around the village’s Christmas tree in downtown on Nov. 19, 2022. After a day spent decorating, people come together to sing carols, read “The Night Before Christmas” and take in their hard work before enjoying Montana’s Christmas Village throughout the holiday season. (photo credit: Jim Lafferty)

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Members of the Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theater decorate the roof of the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. (Taylor Inman/Bigfork Eagle)

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An annual tradition, the Bigfork Elves are a nonprofit dedicated to decorating downtown Bigfork for Chrsistmas. This year was so cold, volunteers had trouble starting their golf cart used to deliver hot chocolate to elves putting up decorations. (Taylor Inman/Bigfork Eagle)

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Pictured with ‘the Big Fork,’ elves work to put up garland and secure bows to trees. (Taylor Inman/Bigfork Eagle)

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Elves decorate the outside of Oro Y Plata on Nov. 19, 2022. (Taylor Inman/Bigfork Eagle)

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Thomson and members of his theater troop pause their decorating to listen to carolers sing ‘Jingle Bells’ to them from the street. (Taylor Inman/Bigfork Eagle)

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Volunteers decorate the sign leading into downtown Bigfork. (Taylor Inman/Bigfork Eagle)