November is a time to catch the Holiday spirit

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The holiday season is just around the corner, and November is a great time to get in the spirit. Tackle your Christmas list at the many holiday arts and crafts fairs, where you're sure to find special gifts for everyone on your list. And, Santa will make appearances across North Dakota, providing the perfect opportunity for kids to share their wish list. For details on these or other events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Arts and Crafts Shows
Don't wait for Santa to bring that unique holiday gift. Get a jump on holiday shopping at one of the many fall arts and crafts shows in the state. Many shows feature hundreds of vendors selling uniquely North Dakota items. Stroll through these events:
Nov. 2-3:37th annual Minot Big One Art and Craft Fair, State Fair Center, www.thebigone.biz, 701-837-6059
Nov. 3: Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Grafton, www.graftonevents.com, 701-352-0781
Nov. 3-4: Pride of Dakota, Grand Forks, Alerus Center, www.aleruscenter.com, 701-792-1200
Nov. 10: Craft and Merchant Fair, Oakes, www.oakesnd.com, 701-742-3508
Nov. 10: Hazen Arts and Crafts Bazaar, www.hazennd.org, 701-748-6848
Nov. 17: Parshall Community Fall Craft and Bake Sale, www.parshallnd.com, 701-862-5258
Nov. 29: Taste of North Dakota Holiday Open House, www.nationalbuffalomuseum.com, 701-252-8648
Dec. 1: Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair, West Fargo, 701-277-9681

Hey Santa!
If you want to enlist the jolly old elf for your Christmas gift-giving, you can find him at these unique gatherings taking place around the state:
Nov. 23: Hettinger's Wakeup Santa Fireworks and Parade, http://hettingernd.com, 701-567-2531
Nov. 24: Santa Parade, Cavalier, 701-265-8188
Nov. 24-Dec. 20: Santa Village, Fargo; www.fargoparks.com, 701-499-7788
Nov. 30-Dec. 2; Dec. 7-8; Dec. 14-15: Dickens Village, Garrison, http://dickensfestival.com/, 701-463-2345.
•Dec. 1: Old Fashioned Christmas, Downtown Drayton, 701-454-3474
Dec. 1: Jaws, Paws and Lunch with Santa, Red River Zoo, Fargo, www.redriverzoo.org/, 701-277-9240
Dec. 1: Santa Claus Days, Marmarth, 701-279-6612.
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22: Santa Fly-In, Fargo Air Museum, www.ndac.aero/events.htm, 701-328-9653

Medora Wildlife Feed
Medora
November 9
Hunters and friends from across the state get together and share hunting tales and strategies for future hunts while trying numerous game dishes that will be prepared for the event. www.medorandchamber.com; 701-623-4910

Badlands Art Show
Dickinson
November 11
Three-day art show features many different artworks including clay pottery, oil, water colors and pencil sketchings. www.visitdickinson.com; 800-279-7391

Indoor Radio Controlled Fun Fly
Jamestown Civic Center
November 17
This event is free to the public and includes flight demonstrations, a swap meet and a candy drop; 701-320-7170

Christmas Open House
Icelandic State Park, Cavalier
November 20
Pioneer Heritage Center is decorated for Christmas with many live and artificial trees decorated by community groups and the northeastern North Dakota. www.parkrec.nd.gov; 701-265-4562

Wild Game Night at Chahinkapa Zoo
Wahpeton
November 23
Come play "faux" game shows such as "Friendly Feud" and "In It to Win It." www.chahinkapazoo.net; 701-642-8709

Route 66 Musical
New Rockford
November 30-December 23
Take a dollop of "Grease," mix in some "Pump Boys and Dinettes" and add a generous dose of "Forever Plaid" and you've got the high-octane fun of Route 66. Get your kicks with this smash hit musical revue. www.dprca.com; 701-947-2174

These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place in November. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663

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