The Christmas season officially begins Friday night in downtown Minot.
Everyone is invited to the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue, starting at 5:30 PM.
There will be wagon rides, live music, hot cider and cocoa — and of course, the tree lighting itself.
Meanwhile, Bismarck is holding a tree lighting ceremony of its own on Saturday from 5:30 to 7 PM.
You’re invited to gather in Peace Park, at 400 East Front Avenue.
A Christmas Mingle follows the tree lighting. That will happen at the Bismarck Event Center.