It’s Not Christmas In North Dakota Until You Do These 10 Enchanting Things

Ah, Christmas in North Dakota. Get ready for snowy days and cozy afternoons. The stores have put out all of their Christmas decorations, and the music of the season can be heard pretty much anywhere.

The holiday season is definitely upon us now! And no North Dakota Christmas is complete without experiencing the holiday spirit through some of the state’s many events, attractions, and traditions held throughout the state all December long. Make this your Christmas Bucket List for the holiday season!

What’s your favorite things to do for Christmas in North Dakota? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

This is just a small taste of all the Christmas activities in North Dakota. For more fun holiday adventures, check out these spectacular light shows.

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Christmas in North Dakota

November 04, 2022

What are the best holiday events in North Dakota?

If you’re hoping to get into the Christmas spirit, why not visit one of the best Christmas towns in North Dakota? We particularly love the town of Brookings, which is known for its annual Festival of Lights and spectacular parade. If you loved this town, head over to Pierre. This gorgeous city boasts over 100 ornately-decorated Christmas trees. It’s certain to make you feel like a kid again. Last but not least: the city of Custer. Their annual Christmas parade is nothing short of jolly. Who knows? You might even catch a glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Claus while you’re there!

Are there any Christmas tree farms in North Dakota?

There are so many festive Christmas tree farms in North Dakota. If you live near Thompson, head over to Ring Family Farm. In addition to stunning trees, this local business hosts special craft workshops and sells fragrant wreaths! 

Should I go hiking in winter in North Dakota?

You absolutely can go hiking during winter in North Dakota. The Cottonwood Trail, located inside Cross Ranch State Park, becomes especially gorgeous this time of year. You should also check out the Fort Stevenson/North Pine Loop, located inside Fort Stevenson State Park. The Whitetail Trail inside Turtle River State Park looks enchanting when it’s blanketed in fresh white snow, and Lake Sakakawea State Park’s Shoreline Trail is not to be missed. Need more ideas? Check out our full article about the best winter hikes in North Dakota.

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