NORTH DAKOTA (KXNET) — It’s now December, and North Dakota is already getting in the holiday spirit.

That means Christmas activities are coming up around the region.

Let’s see what’s happening:

  1. Medora – Starting Thursday: A Very Merry Badlands Christmas kicks off on stage, featuring Christmas music and comedy. It’s an event for the whole family. Shows are Thursdays – Sundays. The last show is on Sunday, December 18. Click here for tickets and more information.
  2. Watford City – This Saturday, December 3, head to the Rough Rider Center for the 2022 Christmas Fest. There will be shopping, food, games, crafts, photos with Santa, and more. Admission is $5. And it’s this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  3. Minot – ‘Tis the season for the Taube Museum of Art’s Holiday Twilight Tour of Homes Fundraiser. Saturday from 3-7 p.m., check out some decorated homes for Christmas in the area. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 on Saturday.
  4. Bismarck – Take a scenic Hayride around the historic town of Buckstop Junction. Afterward, stop in the rustic Lewis Hotel to warm up and enjoy hot drinks, treats & kids’ crafts while waiting to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. For parents, feel free to browse some of our local vendors. Tickets are $5 and kids five and under are free.
  5. Mandan The Larks and North American Coal are teaming up to create one of the biggest local toy drives of the holiday season and giving away a free pair of mittens to the first 500 people who stop by Dykshoorn Park in Mandan on Sunday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be plenty of holiday activities for the whole family!