First Night Missoula kicked off Monday at noon with the Parade of Hats.

Over 150 people stopped by JC Penney court in the Southgate Mall to decorate New Year hats to wear in the mall parade.

The festive train of sparkling children was marshaled by Missoula Mayor John Engen.
At the end of the parade, Mayor Engen handed out mall gift certificates to the three best hat makers.