Winter Time in the Magic City!



We all know that four letter S word “SNOW” has arrived in Minot.  While driving in it from time to time can be more than a bit challenging it does bring some pretty great events and activities to the Magic City.  Here is a list of just a few activities and events that are a must do as winter makes its way to Minot.

1.  Minot Minotauros Hockey.   The Minot Minotauros (commonly known as the Tauros) are an American junior ice hockey team that are in their inaugural  2011-12 season.   The Tauros take the ice at Maysa Arena this Friday at 7:35pm.  Get out and  support some great hockey right here in Minot.    You can check out the full schedule at their website at

2.  Downtown Christmas Open House.   Downtown Minot’s Annual Holidy Open house and Tree Lighting Ceremony is always great way to kick off the Holiday Season.  This year the event will take place on Friday, November 25 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This event is guaranteed to get you and your family in the Holiday spirit.  The festivities will include:  pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus at All Saints Episcopal Church from 5:00 to 5:45pm, a candlelight procession with caroling on Downtown Mainstreet from 5:45 to 6:00pm and plently of holiday goodies and beverages along Main Street.  You can also catch a hayride from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and so much more.  Come home for the holidays to Downtown Minot’s Annual Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Novemeber 25th.

This event is sponsored by the Downtown Business and Professional Association and will feature more than 30 stores who will open their doors for the first sights, sounds and scents of the holiday season.

3.  Holiday Tour of Homes “Flooded with Magic” 2011.   The Holiday Tour of Homes will take place on December 3rd from 12:00pm-4:00pm.  This year the Tour of Homes will show a true picture of the recovery of the Magic City.

There are more locations, and more diverse structures, participating in the tour than ever before. “We have five homes and two churches, which we have never featured before,” Walter stated. The two churches, the First Presbyterian Church and Saint Marks Lutheran Church, are even joined by structures that reflect the aftermath of the flood (by grant). A FEMA trailer will represent the presence of disaster relief, a recovered flood home, and Lincoln school will also play a role.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at: Taube Museum of Art, Artmain, Artistry, CVB, and Interiors Plus. They are $12.00 for Nonmembers, $10.00 for Members, and $15.00 at the door.

4.  Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.   The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again this November, visiting over 130 communities in eight states and six provinces. In the last decade, the Holiday Train has help raise $4 million and 2 million pounds of food for local food banks.

They will be chugging on through Minot December 16th at 7:15 pm.   Make sure to grab a nonperishable food item and come down to Mainstreet in front of the Christmas Tree for some great entertainment for a wonderful cause.  The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train “Making a Difference One Stop at a Time”

5.  Ice Skating.  What is better in the winter time then ice skating indoors?  Take the kiddos for a fun play date or your significant other for a romantic afternoon the rink.  You can check out the Maysa Arena pubic skating schedule here!

We all know the winters can be long but make the most of it by discovering all the adventures Minot has to offer.  Happy Winter and Safe Travels!

Check out our calendar of events for a full listing events around the Magic City.

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