Here’s a few interesting events for the holiday season throughout North Dakota.
Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
Get in the holiday mood while meandering around the more than 200 Pride of Dakota vendor displays offering handmade food, books, jewelry, decor, personal care products and more. The event is held right in time for the giving season and you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. www.prideofdakota.com; 701-328-2231 or 800-242-7535
Christmas on the Prairie
Bonanzaville transforms to an old-fashioned village where carolers can be heard singing holiday tunes and Christmas cookies are baked in a wood-burning oven. Join revelers at this annual celebration where you can take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon, decorate a gingerbread house or get your photo taken with Santa. www.bonanzaville.org; 701-282-2822
Heartland Ag Showcase
Check out the “new and improved” farming trade show at Minot’s North Dakota State Fair Grounds. Don’t miss this great opportunity to close out the year with the purchase or sale of seed, fertilizer, chemical and other types of farm equipment. Learn more at www.farmshowminot.com/; 701-822-2719.
Lori Line and Her Fab Five – King of Kings Tour
North Dakota Tour
December 9 – Fargo
December 13,14 – Bismarck
December 16 – Grand Forks
December 17 – Minot
Lorie Line returns to North Dakota with her “King of Kings” Christmas show, which celebrates the story and birth of Jesus Christ. In addition to Lorie’s world-class pop chamber orchestra and a featured guest vocalist, Santa Claus also will be in attendance. Children (ages four and up only, please) are invited on stage to be a part of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Learn more at www.lorieline.com/tour.php.
Hayride, Santa and Mrs. Claus at Buckstop Junction
Step back in time on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through Bismarck’s “old-time” town of Buckstop Junction. Stop at the historic and festive 1914 Lewis Hotel to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and check out the activities and crafts for children. www.buckstopjunction.org/; 701-250-8575
Medora’s Old-Fashioned Cowboy Christmas
Head to Medora this December for an authentic Cowboy Christmas experience. A “Magical Medora Christmas” returns for the third year and brings with it a family-friendly holiday show for audiences of all ages to enjoy. This western experience is one more fantastic reason to enjoy Medora’s beauty in the winter months.
Northern Plains Dance: The Nutcracker
Experience the magic of a classic Christmas tradition as Bismarck’s Northern Plains Dance presents “The Nutcracker” at the historic Belle Mehus Auditorium. This beloved story of a young girl and her Christmas-time dreams is sure to inspire and thrill audiences of all ages. For tickets and information, visit www.northernplainsdance.com; 701-530-0986.