North Dakota November 24, 2016
It’s Not Christmas In North Dakota Until You Do These 10 Enchanting Things
The snow is here and there’s more to come, the stores have put out all of their Christmas decorations already, 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!
1. Experiencing Medora Musical's "A Magical Medora Christmas" when it comes to your town during their tour.
The musical is going through a ton of towns this year. Find out where and when by
2. Being there when the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pays a visit to North Dakota.
3. Going to some of the big Christmas craft fairs and browsing through SO many vendors for the ultimate holiday shopping experience.
Seriously, there is so much to see at these fairs. The Bismarck Holiday Showcase is a good example. Over 200 vendors will be selling there. You can get pretty much all your Christmas shopping done at once place, but only for one weekend. It starts December 2nd, learn more
4. Seeing your area light up with Christmas decorations all across the neighborhood.
5. Or passing by the lone farm houses who go all out on decorations.
I love these houses! They make nighttime winter driving fun when you come across them all colorful and glowing.
6. Traveling to Garrison, the "Christmas Capital of North Dakota," for the Dickens Village Festival.
This festival is one of the most unique in North Dakota, and it is a total blast! It follows everything about the famous
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens in the most fun ways. Plus vendors, live entertainment, events, and even a double decker bus to ride around in can be found there during the festival.
Learn more here.
7. Getting to have special Christmas treats that have been passed down generations in the family, like krumkake.
They're both beautiful and delicious! And they are just one of many foods people love to make as tradition during the holiday season.
8. Not to mention the usual Christmas treats of cookies, candies, and more.
We certainly don't shy away from the sugar during the holidays! But eating them is only a small part - the real fun comes with making them and spending time with family.
9. Seeing the local light parade go through downtown.
Many towns in North Dakota have light parades that dazzle and delight people of all ages every year. If you have one in your area, definitely go check it out!
10. And getting to experience a snowy Christmas and all that entails.
Who else is ready for snowmobiling?
This is just a small taste of all the North Dakota holiday events going on this year. You can find out more