When you think of holiday decorations, Christmas is usually what comes to mind. Twinkling lights, inflatable Santas, wooden cutouts of classic characters like Rudolph and Yuko Cornelius--driving in some neighborhoods is almost like driving through a theme park.

Billings, Montana is known for having fantastic Christmas displays. Some of the neighborhoods have even earned nicknames like "Whoville" or "Christmas Wreath Lane" and some holiday decoration traditions have lasted decades.

The first Christmas I spent back in Missoula, I was a little disappointed by the lack of holiday lights around the city. I've since learned that Missoula might be known better for decorations celebrating Halloween instead.

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This Year Missoula Has Some Fantastic Halloween Displays

We may be experiencing a nexus of Halloween inspiration. First, stores like Home Depot started selling 12-foot skeletons which is making any Halloween display look that much more intimidating. Then, larger-than-life-size spiderwebs started appearing on houses. As an homage to the late Jimmy Buffet, who passed away a few weeks ago, the "Margaritaville Skeletons" appeared in the University District.

All of these decorations are making Missoula look fantastic for the upcoming holiday. Take a look at some of the Halloween decorations around Missoula. If you have photos of decorations you'd like to share, send them to us on our app.

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