Holiday Cheer Around Minot This Year ❄️☃️??

It’s Christmas Time in the City


Christmas time is one of the most magical seasons in Minot, boasting a winter wonderland, jolly good people, and festive activities all month long. Although Christmas may look a bit different this year, that doesn’t mean you need to be a grinch. There are still many Christmas festivities to be had. We have come up with a list of events happening this Christmas season, with all things considered, that will keep you safe and still allow for some holiday cheer.

Christmas light shows in Minot are a seriously spectacular sight. Christmas in the Park presented annually by Minot Sertoma Club, starting November 27th and running every single day until January 2nd. Relax in the comfort and safety of your own car while you enjoy an abundance of lights throughout Oak Park. Don’t forget to dim or turn off your lights to experience the light’s full beauty!

There are two families in Minot that take Christmas lights extra seriously, the Schlecht Family Holiday Display and the Olson Family Display. The Schlecht Family speaks of their love for Christmas, so of course, they love Christmas lights. Displaying lights to the tune of their own radio station, now that’s how you spread holiday cheer. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – Buddy the Elf. It doesn’t stop there! The Olson Family Display continues the holiday cheer by also having their own radio station that is synchronized with the lights, appearing to make the lights dance to the tune of the radio. Not only do their lights dance to the beat of the music, but they also include a nativity scene, a singing Christmas tree, characters such as Santa and the abominable snowman, and of course, Santa’s trusty reindeer. Don’t miss out on all the other extravagant and beautiful lights around Minot, although they are not named and displayed like some, people in Minot take Christmas lights seriously! Have some fun with the family and drive around looking for some extravagant Christmas lights.

Make sure you see Santa, talk to Santa, or even skate with Santa! Minot is offering an array of events that include our beloved Santa Claus. The Dakota Square Mall will be hosting their annual “Santa’s at Dakota Square Mall” event again, this year. Make sure to check out the link for specific details and reservations as this year looks a bit different than last. Although it may look a bit different don’t miss out on your kiddos enjoying the experience with their favorite jolly good fellow and of course a cute picture.

Have you heard? Santa’s Mailbox at the Scandinavian Heritage Park is where Santa’s elves are bringing letters from kids to Santa from December 12th through the 17th. Don’t forget to add your return address so the elves know where to tell Santa to return the mail. Don’t want the Santa fun to end? Head over to the MAYSA Arena Pepsi Rink on December 23rd for a chance to skate with Santa. All ages are welcome for the fun holiday cheer.

The show must go on! Christmas shows are a holiday season must, we are so lucky to have both the amazing Mouse River Players and Minot Symphony Orchestra offering Christmas classics. Mouse River Players will be performing their first carol sets for the stage, “Deck the Halls”. A socially-distanced fun and laughter based show. For more details on regulations, safety information, and event dates see their Facebook event. The carols do not stop there… Minot Symphony Orchestra will be live streaming their holiday concert this year, “Home for the Holidays“. This concert features a father/daughter duet, husband and wife duets, a string quartet, brass ensemble, and family ensembles. What a fun way to enjoy the holiday cheer within the safety of your own home, and who doesn’t love a good Christmas carol?!

Minot holiday cheer doesn’t stop there…we have more in store! Not only are there so many fun and safe events happening this month, but also festivities. Grab a hot chocolate at one of our amazing local coffee shops and view the spectacular tree in Downtown Minot, maybe even snag a cute picture for that Christmas card.

Feeling adventurous and have a couple of stir-crazy kiddos? Take a day and head up to Bottineau Winter Park for some good old sledding, maybe even snowboarding or downhill skiing. The opening day of the season is Saturday, December 5th at 9 AM. Get out there and enjoy some fresh pow and winter family fun.

We hope you find time to enjoy some of these activities throughout this season. Although we understand Christmas may look a bit different, we are positive there are still safe ways to enjoy the holidays this year.


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