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In North Dakota there is no separating Christmas from country, and country from Christmas. The two must be merged in order to an enjoy an authentic midwest America holiday party. These three events will get your boots on and out the door to enjoy some socialization.
For only two days from Friday, December 7 to Saturday, December 8, knock your cowboy boots on and enjoy Medora’s Old Fashioned Christmas at the ND Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora. Take the family, or go alone, the weekend of fun for the entire family creates a narrative unconventional to the traditional holiday spirit. Enjoy the live music, reenactments of historical events, food, and many more activities all in the spirit of Christmas, but also all in the fashion of the traditional cowboy.
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 5 PM, visit the Biesiot Activities Center for this year’s Yuletyme 2018 presented by the Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation. Search deep through your closet for the perfect outfit, and take a trip to the 1940s to enjoy live music including jazz band and choir! Tickets are $100 per person, which may seem heavy on the bank, but all in an effort to support the DSU Heritage Foundation to provide scholarships to many deserving students.
We know everyone already has plans for New Year’s Eve evening, how there is always that awkward time in the afternoon of the Eve that no one knows what to do. Thankfully, this free event has your wallet and enjoyment in mind. On Monday, December 31, 2018, from 1 PM to 4 PM, head on over to West River Ice Center for an afternoon of New Year’s Eve Ice Skating Party. Admission is free and there will be music, door prizes, and free food. If you lost, or simply don’t have skates, don’t worry, there will be $2 skate rentals available. Join the community on this very special last day of the year.