Too Cool to Miss in North Dakota: Time-honored Cuisine, Shopping Local and the Makers Movement

It’s that joyous time of year and while cooling temperatures may call for mittens and a hat, there are many festivities across North Dakota that are simply too cool to miss. Attend a ballet or theater production and cap your night with a chest-warming beverage or a piece of kuchen at a local watering hole or restaurant. Check off that holiday list while shopping at an eclectic boutique, or attend a workshop and make your own gifts. Santa is out and about this season and you can find him everywhere from the zoo to the air museum.

This December, Celebrate the Season North Dakota Style

North Dakotans are in the holiday mood and revelers all across the state are celebrating in different ways. From shopping for handmade wares at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase to enjoying a performance of “The Nutcracker” by the Northern Plains Dance Company or Lori Line’s “Christmas in the City Tour.” Need to get that wish list to Santa Claus? He – along with Mrs. Claus – can be found at festivities all across the state this December. For more events, visit or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525

Savor North Dakota’s Heritage and Traditions this Season

It’s that time of year when North Dakotans reach for their wool stadium blankets, fill thermoses with hot apple cider and get outside to take in the waning days of fall. Savor North Dakota this season, whether its holiday shopping in unique boutiques, sampling traditional flavors in small-town cafés or savoring fine dining, or enjoying the bounty of your upland game hunt. To enjoy these options and more visit or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Twelve North Dakota Tourism Entities Awarded Marketing Funds

Bismarck, N.D. - Twelve North Dakota tourism entities are able to expand their marketing efforts thanks to two grant programs from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Tourism Division.

The Events Marketing Grant Program and Marketing Grant Program each provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans. A total of $45,291 was awarded between the two programs.

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