Feature photo by Hillary Ehlen
The holiday season is upon us. This means we bid farewell to the jack-o’-lanterns and start preparing for the feasts, blanket of snow and Christmas lights. With that comes holiday-themed theatrical performances and charity events, of which there are plenty. But don’t miss everything else going on in the Fargo-Moorhead area, from the annual Wine & Dine to the Worst Human Tournament.
11th Annual Wine & Dine
Friday, November 10 at 5 p.m
A culinary experience for a cause, Wine & Dine features the perfect blend of food and wine along with a silent auction, art auction and games, with all proceeds benefiting the children served by The Village Family Service Center.
Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo
The 4th Annual Worst Human Tournament
Saturday, November 11 at 1 p.m.
The Worst Human Tournament is the only place in town to throw babies, stone your enemies and compete in a series of popular adult party games to earn your place on the Devil’s Throne.
El Zagal Shrine
1429 3rd st. N, Fargo
Caters Tater for Charity
Tuesday, November 21 at 11 a.m.
Caters Taters is RDO Equipment’s charitable potato luncheon. Going on its 18th year, the 2017 recipient is CCRI. CCRI will use the proceeds from this event to fill in the gaps in funding so they can continue to provide critical support services to the children, families and adults with disabilities.
Delta Hotels by Marriott
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo
Green Focus ND
Wednesday, November 15 at 1 p.m.
Green Focus ND creates conversation and offers continuing education in green building, focused on the needs of our region and state while offering insight into the national and global picture. Attendees can expect to learn the basics and explore the leading edge innovations of green building. The afternoon is complemented by local exhibitors offering a chance for attendees to meet industry leaders and giving North Dakota State University (NDSU) students insight into future career channels. Join us for this year’s theme, “Building Innovations: Designing for the Future.”
NDSU Renaissance Hall
650 NP Ave., Fargo
Fargo Holiday Showcase
Shop from more than 150 Pride of Dakota members at the Holiday Showcase! You’ll find great unique products including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, apparel, children and pet items, and more!
5225 31st Ave S, Fargo
Holiday Lights Parade Downtown
Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m.
A magical evening with hundreds of participants that feature spectacularly lit parade floats, marching units and equestrian entries. This event is free.
210 Broadway N, Fargo
ELF the Musical
Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
1800 University Drive N, Fargo
Friday, November 24 at 9 a.m.
Wear plaid to show your support for small businesses and receive special deals. Plaid Friday represents the weaving together of Downtown Fargo’s unique and diverse community of small business owners and is more relaxing than the “Black Friday” shopping alternative. Plaid Friday is designed to promote the many social and economic benefits of spending your dollars at local stores.
210 Broadway N, Fargo
Saturday, November 25
Santa and Mrs. Claus open the village at Rheault Farm with elves, live reindeer and sleigh rides.
2902 25th St. S, Fargo
Holiday Lights at Lindenwood Park
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
December 2 at 10 a.m
Over 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
Christmas on the Prairie
December 2 at 10 a.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