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posted by: Astoria Hotel on: October 24, 2018

Photo:  Libby Penner


November already? With Halloween out of the way its is time to be thankful and celebrate another fruitful year for all of us. If you’re from out of town, don’t worry, we’ll make you feel like family with these three events.


Dickinson Community Thanksgiving Dinner 

Let’s face it: being away from family during the holidays is rough. The Dickinson community is good for making you feel like you have a family away from home. This all starts with the great American holiday of Thanksgiving.  On November 22nd, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, join the Dickinson Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Dickinson State University. This free event is free and open to everyone; come chat with some of the locals and get to know about life in Dickinson.


Old-Fashioned Christmas Stroll 

If timing and schedules aren’t on your side and you won’t be able to catch the Thanksgiving dinner, we hope this day-long event is more flexible.  This family event is centered around getting into the spirit of the holidays. On December 1, from 10AM to 7PM head over to Downtown Dickinson and join the town for an Old-Fashioned Christmas Stroll. If you happen to miss that, don’t worry, there’s the parade of lights after.  


Crack the Crab!

The last couple of months of the calendar year are all about giving. For one, giving thanks for all that you’ve received. More importantly, giving to those who are truly in need. Join the community effort lead by St. Benedict’s Health Centre in the 7th Annual Crab Crack on the Prairie.  The fundraiser happens at the local Lady J’s, at 5:30 PM on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Although tickets are $100 (must be purchased in advance), you will be graced with menus that include crab (of course), BBQ ribs, sides, and microbrews and ciders… and don’t forget the desserts!




With all three of these events south of the I-94, staying in close proximity to all of these events can limit your exposure to what Dickinson has to offer.  The Astoria Hotel in Dickinson is north of the I-94 is a short drive away, but close to a couple of shopping centres and the Dinosaur museum. Both of these you don’t want to miss.  However, if you’ve booked the King Executive Suite, it’d be a wonder why you’d leave your room at all!

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