The joy of winter’s holidays is in the air and North Dakota is in the mood to celebrate this festive season. Bring your imagination and find out what winter fun looks like in this prairie state. Whether it’s angling on a lake or hiking through a state park, shopping in a trendy boutique or relishing holiday treats from the past, there’s something for everyone in North Dakota.
The holidays are right around the corner and festivities are taking place across the state. Hand-pick some handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. Get in the celebratory spirit at a Christmas music concert or a performance of The Nutcracker. Gather family and friends, compile your wish lists and seek out Santa and Mrs. Claus at the local shops. Whatever your idea of holiday fun, there is something for everyone in North Dakota this December.
North Dakota has a rich and varied history. Dinosaurs roamed here more than 60 million years ago and the sedimentary rocks of western North Dakota’s Badlands continue to give up clues about their existence. Native Americans arrived in the region several thousand years ago and European settlers showed up in the 18th century. The influences of these people are evident across North Dakota today.
The leaves have mostly fallen, the crops are harvested and the air is crisp. It’s the time of year to get reacquainted with warmer coats and look forward to the upcoming holiday festivities. North Dakota’s communities are happily preparing for joyous celebrations that lie just around the corner. Get in on the fun this November, whether you’re gift shopping at a craft fair, enjoying live entertainment or simply soaking up the delightful sounds and sights of North Dakota’s festive season.
Gov. Doug Burgum today recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions from the 14th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest in a ceremony in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building.
(Photo) 2017 Best of Show, "Sailing Dreams" by Josiah Kopp