Whitefish is about to jump into the holidays a bit early this year with a little bit of girl power.
Friday marks the city's third annual "Ladies Night Out" - shoppers say it's a perfect time for women in the valley and all over Montana to get their Christmas shopping done before the late rush.
Dozens of stores downtown are participating in the "X Chromosome" themed evening with sales, prizes, and cocktails from 5-10pm. One store owner said the event is a great way to stimulate Whitefish's economy right before the winter season kicks in.
"I think it's just a great vibe," said Becky Rygg of Harlow. "Friends go out in groups and hit all the big stores. Every store has a sale and giveaways!"
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