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In North Dakota, the festive season is unmatched. Even in the colder months, North Dakota’s quaint villages are decorated with holly boughs, glittering lights, holiday trees, and other decorations that will make you feel the warmth of the season all the way to your toes. This year, North Dakota Tourism invites tourists to take part in the state’s wonderful, distinctive, and festive experiences. From November 18 to November 21 at the Fargo Civic Center, a German Christmas market, Christkindlmarkt, conjures up a winter paradise in Europe.
The market enchants with a festive calendar of events that includes live musical performances, art demonstrations, food, mulled wine, a Bier Hall, gift shop, kid-friendly activities, and more. This year’s expanded hours will enable visitors to thoroughly enjoy the occasion and the market well into the evening. Enjoy the Holly Dazzle Festival of Lights in downtown Grand Forks, which offers free family-friendly activities including sleigh rides, cookie and ornament baking, as well as ice skating in Town Square and hot chocolate and s’mores.
The Holiday Parade of Lights, a tree-lighting ceremony, and a winter fireworks display will come after this festive celebration. On November 20 from 1 to 5:30 p.m., join the fun. The “Mandan Holiday Lights on Main,” which will debut in 2022, will illuminate Mandan’s streets and infuse everyone with a little bit of holiday joy. The event will highlight Mandan’s distinctiveness as a vibrant and engaging community with events that will showcase it along with the inventive and enormous light displays set up in Dykshoorn Park. Starting on November 26, the public can attend the free “Mandan Holiday Lights on Main” event, which is held every night from 5 to 10 p.m. until January 7.
The Dickens Village Festival, which takes place every Thanksgiving weekend and the two following weekends, marks the official start of the holiday season in Garrison. The town, which is referred to as the “Christmas Capital of North Dakota,” changes into the merriest spot with Queen Elizabus rides, an illuminated parade, craft fairs, tree decorating competitions, and other festivities. Every day there is live entertainment, and on Friday and Saturday nights the play itself is performed in the Kota Theater.
Visit Medora’s Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas, which takes place from December 2–4, and take a trip back in time to the Wild West with a touch of seasonal happiness. The entire family may enjoy a variety of events during the weekend-long festival, including delicious street food, shopping, dancing, a gingerbread contest, and more. You can watch “A Very Merry Badlands Christmas” as well. This seasonal favorite is staged at the quaint Old Town Hall Theater and features a fantastic narrative performed by the Medora Musical cast members. The dates December 1 through December 18 have tickets available now.
The Holiday Winterfest is a yearly opening event that takes place in Downtown Fargo and is packed with festive decorations, hot drinks, ice skating, gift contributions, and more. On December 3 from 12 to 4 p.m., the outdoor Fargo Park District event will feature free activities such as taking pictures at the Christmas photo stations, skating on the SCHEELS Skating Rink, and playing games with a holiday theme. Don’t forget to see the parade, which has dozens of illuminated and musically decked entries.
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