09 Nov Black Friday
How to spend your Black Friday Weekend in Minot
If you are feeling full after Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal, don’t worry, that is just fuel for the hustle and bustle of Black Friday activities! Black Friday in Minot is full of stores open for special hours, with deals galore, and holiday festivities happening all around town! Plan your day according to when everything is happening in Minot for Black Friday.
Start your shopping early!
Find yourself looking for a new TV, the latest in-home accessory, or gathering presents for Christmas, head to Dakota Square Mall. They will be open longer hours for Black Friday, starting at 7am – the early bird catches the worm, and will be closing at 9pm.
Stores around Minot opening at special hours!
This list will be updated until Black Friday as more information becomes available!
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Home of Economy
Barnes & Noble
New to the mall this holiday season!
Take a break from shopping at Miracle on 10th! The holiday pop-up bar is located at Dakota Square Mall from Nov 21st – Dec 31st. NEW to Minot, the closest other location is in Minneapolis. Enjoy this immersive holiday bar that includes seasonal glassware that you can purchase and decked halls with all the Christmas décor! You’ll be feeling very merry very soon, as you sip on Christmas cocktails to keep your spirits warm this holiday season. https://miracleon10th.com/
Santa will be at his workshop near JCPenney and will be available for photos, don’t forget to let him know what you want for Christmas! Make reservations here: https://www.shopdakotasquare.com/content/santa#Santa-Top
Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Minot!
If you are feeling nostalgic, bring your family and create great memories as you watch the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6pm. The huge tree stands in the center of the road on the north end of Main Street. Start your holiday shopping during Downtown Minot’s annual Old Fashion Christmas Open House from 3pm – 8pm. While many downtown stores will be open during their regular hours, the festivities continue with an evening celebrating the holidays in this historic part of Minot. See Santa at the Christmas Open House, enjoy the singing of carolers, sip on hot cider, and munch on cookies as you walk from shop to shop. Click HERE for more info.
Passport to the North Pole
Don’t forget to stop by The Spot! Santa and his reindeer will be visiting from the North Pole! Meet Santa and see real reindeer, enjoy smores, hot chocolate, and have your portrait taken. Get your tickets to this special event by clicking HERE.
Skate at the Pocket Ice Rink
Skate under the twinkling lights of Citizens Alley while the holiday shopping kicks off in Downtown Minot. The Pocket Ice Rink is a family-friendly outside skating opportunity, just like in the movies. Take a break and enjoy hot cocoa and treats next door at Guilty Sweets! Bring your own skates to experience the fun!
Shop Local on Small Business Saturday!
The holiday season is a perfect time to find a unique gifts, support local businesses, and enjoy moments full of magic! Minot has many locally owned businesses scattered throughout town and Downtown Minot. Find local shops here: https://visitminot.org/shop/
Sights & Sounds All Around!
Enjoy some Christmas cheer, and take a break from shopping, at these special holiday light shows and parks in Minot.
Christmas in the Park – Drive through Minot’s very own winter wonderland at beautiful Oak Park! The annual Sertoma Christmas in the Park is open Nov 25th until Dec 31st, 5:30pm – 10 pm every evening! Only $5 per vehicle. Click HERE for more info.
Scandinavian Heritage Park – Take a stroll through the Scandinavian Heritage Park! Grab some hot chocolate to sip as you wander on the path illuminated by Christmas lights. Park is free to walk. https://scandinavianheritage.org/
Olson Decorations – The Olsons love Christmas lights, so much they create a lightshow every year! Olson Decorations is complete with a nativity scene, singing Christmas tree, and MORE! Tune into radio station (FM 94.1) and watch the lights dance in tune with the holiday music. Be sure to grab some hot chocolate then drive to the Olson’s at 1501 52nd Ave SW, show runs from 6pm-10pm. For more information on times and lights, check out their website: https://www.olsondecorations.com/
Zablotney’s Holiday Lightshow – Another fun spot in Minot is Zablotney’s Holiday Lightshow! Tune in to FM 90.1 and watch the lights move in sync to the Christmas music. Head over to 1224 6th St SW. For more info check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Zablotneylights/
Make a weekend and stay!
Enjoy hotels at the average rates of $80-$95 for the holiday weekend, with plenty of options to choose from. Check hotel availability here: https://visitminot.org/hotels/
To discover all that is happening in Minot, be sure to check our calendar of events here: https://calendar.visitminot.org/