North Dakota's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

The winter holiday season in North Dakota is full of events for all ages from December 8 to 24. From the Dickens Village Festival in Garrison to the Holiday Pipes Organ Concert Series in Fargo and Little Kids, Big World: It’s Almost Christmas! in Bismarck, there are plenty of family friendly events to celebrate the holiday season.

Dickens Village Festival, Garrison,ND

December 8, 2023 at 3:00pm
Experience Garrison's enchanting Dickens Village Festival at the Kota Theater! Step back in time and revel in holiday cheer, as Woodie & The Longboards tribute the Beach Boys and Heartache Tonight covers The Eagles’ classic hits. Don't miss the celebration of Charles Dickens' era right here in the Kota Theatre on December 8.

Christmas Fest, Watford City,ND

December 9, 2023 at 10:00am
Gather your family and friends for an event like no other at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City, ND. Take part in festive activities such as visiting Santa, doing some Christmas shopping, and enjoying a cup of Christmas cheer. Get there early to enjoy Christmas crafts and more.

The Santa Run, Bismarck,ND

December 9, 2023 at 10:00am
Join the festivities on December 9 at the North Dakota State Capitol for The Santa Run 5K! Enjoy a 5K run or walk in a Santa suit, chip-timed race and post-race refreshments as you make your way around the Capitol grounds. Don't forget to bring your family and friends for this special 10th Anniversary event!

The Christmas Show, New Rockford,ND

December 14, 2023 at 7:30pm
Experience the holiday spirit at the Old Church Theatre! Enjoy a special night of musical comedy for The Christmas Show. Tickle your taste buds with a special Christmas Dinner before the show. Don't miss out on all the laughter and joy this season!

It's a Wonderful Life The Musical, Fargo,ND

December 15, 2023 at 7:30pm
Witness the heart-warming classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, come to life on stage at the Hjemkomst Center! This musical adaptation of Frank Capra’s masterpiece film follows the saga of George Bailey, as his guardian angel reminds him of the wonderful life he’s lived. Don’t miss this incredible story of faith and redemption.

Santa's Workshop Craft and Vendor Show, Williston,ND

December 16, 2023 at 11:00am
The Raymond Family Community Center is the place to be on December 16th! Shop unique, one-of-a-kind gifts at the Santa's Workshop Craft and Vendor Show. Find the perfect presents to show your loved ones how much you care. Don't miss out on your chance to get in the holiday spirit.

Family Christmas Festival, Minot,ND

December 16, 2023 at 4:00pm
Bring the family to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church on December 16th for an exciting Christmas Festival. Enjoy delicious food, festive crafts and cookie decorating. Test your knowledge with Christmas trivia for a chance to win special prizes. Plus, take home a special family photo to commemorate the day.

Holiday Pipes Organ Concert Series, Fargo,ND

December 18, 2023 at 12:00pm
The Fargo Theatre invites guests to join the Red River Theatre Organ Society for an annual tradition of free holiday concerts on the Mighty WurliTzer pipe organ. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Enjoy the magical sounds of the pipe organ at the Fargo Theatre from 12:00pm-12:30pm daily Monday, Dec. 18th-Friday, Dec. 22nd.

Little Kids, Big World: It’s Almost Christmas!, Bismarck,ND

December 23, 2023 at 11:00am
Little Kids, Big World is inviting toddlers and preschoolers to the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum on December 23, 2023. Children and their accompanying adult(s) can join the free 30-minute interactive learning series and explore North Dakota's fascinating history and heritage. Participants will also get to enjoy a Christmas story and take home a decorated ornament.

Holiday Lights at the Fairgrounds, West Fargo,ND

December 24, 2023 at 5:30pm
Gather the family and hop in the car for a dazzling spectacle of lights and holiday cheer! Holiday Lights at the Fairgrounds is coming to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on December 24 at 5:30pm. Enjoy a 1.5 mile drive-through of RGB effects, animated wonders, and more, set to the soundtrack of JACKFROST 101.9 or LIFE 97.9. Book your magical horse carriage ride for an extra dose of enchantment!

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