I hope you have had a chance to drive along Hamilton's Main Street this year. The snowflake lights, the light-wrapped trees, the decorated storefronts and the Community Christmas Tree all look great.

It wouldn't happen without funding and volunteer time from the Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) and the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department. The firemen put the snowflake lights on the light poles in the Central Business District each year. And their payment - homemade chili and the fixin's from the HDA. Thanks to all who helped.

Another beautiful public display is the Veterans Memorial by the Bitterroot River Inn and Hieronymus Park on the north end of town. At night, it is stunning!

Make it a tradition for your family to go out at night, hop in the car and see the lights.

Hamilton Christmas Tree. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)