Photo by Gwendoline Poyner, FMBallet performing The Classic Nutcracker
From breath-taking light displays to scenic sleigh rides, there’s no shortage of cheer around Fargo-Moorhead. Check out these 20 area events to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
You can find more events on our Events Calendar at fargomonthly.com/fargo-event-calendar.
Thursday, Nov 30 through Saturday, Dec 2
Join Folkways for three days of festive cheer in the Outdoor Winter Wonderland, Gift Market, and Beer Hall by Front Street Taproom. With food, live musical performances, art demonstrations, mulled wine, holiday treats, and activities for the kids, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
613 1st Ave. N, Fargo
Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park
December 1-31 from 5:30-10 p.m.
Drive through the park and view holiday light displays sponsored by local businesses.
1905 Roger Maris Drive, Fargo
8th Annual “Holiday Collections” Craft/Vendor Fair
Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
More than 80 crafters, artisans and vendors will be available for all your holiday shopping needs. There will also be door prizes, food and fun. Admission is $1 with all proceeds from admission going to the Daily Bread Program. All proceeds from the event will go towards a statue for the “Walk of Saints” garden at Holy Cross.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
2711 7th St. E, West Fargo
91st Annual Concordia Christmas Concert
Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
The Concordia Christmas Concerts join approximately 350 singers in four choral ensembles and a symphony orchestra to create the most beautiful collection of Christmas music you’ll hear during the holiday season. Online tickets are only $19.
901 8th St. S, Moorhead
Jaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus
Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious warm lunch, venture over to the Wolf Cabin to meet some of our animals up close, create Christmas crafts, and top off your day by meeting Santa himself in the Discovery Barn. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 2 to 14 and children under 2 are free (no ticket required).
Red River Zoo
4255 23rd Ave. S, Fargo
12 Bars of Christmas Crawl
Saturday, December 2 from 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
Grab your best holiday onesies, Santa suits, ugly sweaters and elf costumes and get ready to crawl. The 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl is coming to town! Register at the Pickled Parrot in Downtown Fargo and receive a 16-ounce Santa Stadium Cup, a Santa hat and a wristband.
Pickled Parrot (Registration from 12-4 p.m.)
505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo
Christmas on the Prairie
Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Including the “We’re in the Christmas Mood” dinner and concert, enjoy a beautifully decorated Bonanzaville with cookie decorating, Christmas carolers, horsedrawn wagon rides, music, desserts and photos with Santa.
1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo
December 2 & 3 from 1-7 p.m.
December 6 & 8 from 4-7 p.m.
December 9 & 10 from 1-8 p.m.
Friday, December 13-15 from 4-7 p.m.
December 16 &17 from 1-8 p.m.
December 20 & 21 from 4-8 p.m.
December 22 & 23 from 1-8 p.m.
Celebrate the season of giving this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Santa Village, located on a 15-acre enclosed farm site, is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy the winter wonderland from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve.
2902 25th St. S, Fargo
A Vintage Christmas
December 3 & 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Vintage Christmas is a curated Eco Chic Christmas event with 40 local vendors designed to inspire your shopping this holiday season with warm cider, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts and an appearance by Santa Claus. Admission is $5 at the door and kids are free.
Facebook: A Vintage Christmas
Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Hartl Building
1805 Main Ave. W, Fargo
Holiday Art Market | Holiday Business After Hours
Thursday, December 7 at 4:30-7 p.m.
Business After Hours is the region’s most effective networking opportunity, creating and promoting business opportunities for everyone involved. The social atmosphere of this nationally recognized event draws hundreds of individuals to network with industry leaders, trade-show vendors and representatives of other Chamber-member firms. Business After Hours is a members-only event and participants must be 21-years of age or older to attend. Receive the $25 admission price by registering your attendance prior to midnight the Wednesday before the event. All registrations received after that time and at the door will be billed at $35 rate. Price includes appetizers and two drink tickets.
Delta by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo
Window Winter Wonderland
Thursday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m.
Stroll through Downtown and admire the festive storefronts, just like the good ol’ days. Vote for your favorite on Dec. 7. Pictures will be available on this event page.
210 Broadway N, Fargo
Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash: A Million Dollar Christmas
Thursday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
Four great rock n’ rollers have assembled to give you a Christmas gift—a million dollar Christmas gift. Join the cast of Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash for a holiday show that’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree. The show is unlike any other—a full catalogue of classic rock n’ roll hits, plus a special selection of heartwarming holiday tunes, all done up in that unmistakable rockabilly style. Tickets are $34.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome.
314 Broadway N, Fargo
Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Lorie Line returns and brings her traditional Christmas show to Fargo. KING OF KINGS will celebrate the magnificent story and the birth of our Savior. Line will be bringing her world-class Pop Chamber Orchestra and a featured guest vocalist. Santa always shows up at a Lorie Line show, so bring the kids (ages 4 and up) as they will all be invited to the stage to be in The Twelve Days Of Christmas. Tickets are $56.50 +fees. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
314 Broadway N, Fargo
Skate with Santa
Sunday, December 10 from 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Lace up your skates and enjoy free open skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Moorhead Sports Center
324 24 St. S, Moorhead
Sunday, December 10 from 7-8 p.m
Bring your family and skate to Christmas music during this fun event. Enjoy a refreshment and create a craft. Skate rental is NOT available. This event is free and for all ages.
Veterans Memorial Arena
12-1 7th Ave. E, West Fargo
Santa’s Pajama Party
Sunday, December 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make a Holiday card to send to a Veteran, create a craft and enjoy a wintery sleigh ride, all while wearing your favorite pajamas. Warm up with free hot chocolate and cookies. This event is free and for all ages.
Rustad Recreation Center
601 26th Ave. E, West Fargo
Santa Gift Bag Giveaway
Tuesday, December 12 at 10 a.m.
Big Top Bingo is hosting Santa Gift Bag Giveaway. They will be giving away more than $2,500 in door prizes throughout the day. No purchase necessary and must be present to win. More information is available on the Big Top Bingo website and Facebook page (Big Top Bingo). Hours of operation on Tuesdays are 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Big Top Bingo
901 25th St. S, Fargo
FMBallet’s The Classic Nutcracker
December 15 & 16 at 7 p.m., 16 & 17 at 2 p.m.
Be a part of the magic this holiday season and see the story of the Nutcracker come to life on stage. The FMBallet graces the NDSU Festival Concert Hall stage this December with a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss. As the snow is falling, travel with Clara through the enchanted lands. Weaving through the lands you will see the sky-high Arabian performance by Aerialist Marina Petrano, the precision of China, the beauty and grace of the Sugar Plum Fairy and much more. A production with original choreography by Matt Gasper and stunning costumes by Suzanne Spiese. Live music by the professional musicians in The Wonderland Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Christina Chen-Beyers. All seating is reserved. Adult tickets range from $20-$40, seniors (65+) range from $15-$35 and child/student (with ID) tickets range from $10-$25. A $3 ticket processing fee will also be added at checkout.
NDSU Festival Concert Hall
1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo
Bonnie Haney Production: The Nutcracker and Holiday Show
December 15 & 16 from 7-8:30 p.m
Come and enjoy the 30th Christmas tradition production of The Nutcracker story performed by local dancers, with over 300 beautiful costumes and backdrops by a local artist. Call 701-893-3200 with questions.
Shanley High School
5600 25th St. S, Fargo
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome’s Have Yourself a Funky Little Christmas
December 22 & 23 at 8 p.m.
Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome is Fargo’s hottest classic rock horn band. This 12-piece (six horns, keyboard, bass, drums, guitar, male and female vocalists) band performs all over the region and their new Christmas show will be the highlight of your holiday season. Tickets range from $20- $30. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ages 21+ only.
Sanctuary Events Center
670 4th Ave. N, Fargo
December 27-29 from 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy a scenic sleigh ride through beautiful Viking Ship Park. Tickets are available at the door on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservation or advanced ticket sales. Tickets are $4 per person. Children 2 years and under are free.
202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead