Area Events


Lake Park-Audubon National Honor Society presents an Alumni Basketball Game on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the LPA High School Gym. Games will includes Women over 30 vs Women under 30 and Men over 30 vs Men under 30. Women's game begins at 6pm with the men's game to follow. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students. All proceeds will go to LPA Giving Tree and Giving Baskets.

A Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for Chris Vezner will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5-10pm at the Dilworth Community Center. A fund for Chris has been set up at Bell Bank in Fargo. For those wishing to make a monetary donation, send cash or check payable to "Chris Vezner Benefit Fund", Bell Bank, 3100 13th Ave. S, PO Box 10877, Fargo, ND 58103.

Events continue of Friday, December 6, 2019, for the Ada Chamber of Commerce Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival in Ada. Events include open houses and food specials. See the full list of events at


Professor Eustace J. McGonigle’s Toys Collectibles and Curiosities Exposition will be held on Saturday, December 7th at the Moorhead Center Mall from 10am-5pm. Admission is free.  Highlights include local and regional vendors of all things fun including: toys, collectibles and curiosities of all kinds from vintage to modern, comic books, record albums, crafty items, assorted memorabilia and even diverse items like jewelry and other trinkets-not just all toys! Drawings will be held for door prizes each hour beginning at 11am thru the end of day and activities for kids will keep the little ones busy and entertained! There will also be a collection box and silent auction with all proceeds going to Sanford Children’s Hospital via their Extralife campaign!

Ada's Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival will continue with a full day of events on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Go to for a full list of events

53rd Annual Turkey/Ham Bingo at the Twin Valley Community Center. Satuday, December 7, 2019. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sandwiches, chips, pop, bars and coffee will be sold during the event. All proceeds go twards scholarships for Norman County East students. 

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bejou will be serving a Lutefisk, Lefse and Meatball Supper on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4-7pm at the church. Cost is $16 for adults, $7 for ages 5-10, free for preschoolers.

Ada-Borup West Cougar Theater Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Saturday, December 7, at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Sunday, December 8, at 2:00 PM at the Ada-Borup High School Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students

Clearbrook Santa Day! Santa is coming to town Saturday, December 7th in Clearbrook, MN! Celebrate Santa’s arrival with a full day of family fun. Over 50 different vendors will be set up in the Clearbrook Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring handmade crafts, woodwork, holiday décor, baked goods, canned goods and much, much more! The Gonvick Lions Club will be serving caramel rolls from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and then a Mulligan Stew lunch serving 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the community center or head over to the Clearbrook Gonvick Senior Center for free lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will also be fun Christmas craft activities for the kids sponsored by the Clearbrook Community Club and City of Clearbrook. $1,000 dollars in Trade Bucks will be given away! Santa will arrive at 1:00 p.m. to visit with the youth and hand out treats!

Fosston's Annual Santa Claus Day will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Fosston Theatre. Kids are invited to come and watch a free family-friendly movie starting at 1pm. Following the movie, there will be a visit from Santa. Every kid will be entered into a drawing for lots of fun presents.


Essentia Health-Fosston will have its annual Hospice Tree Walk on Sunday, December 8, 2019, beginning at 10am, as beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be up for auction. There will also be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, cider and goodies, games for the kids and a visit from Santa. A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at 1:15pm. Volunteers are welcome.

Ada Chamber of Commerce Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival wraps up on Sunday, December 8, 2019, featuring events at Prairie Village, the Dekko Center, Ada-Borup High School and more. See the full list of events at

The Men of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will be serving up a Turkey Dinner on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 11am-1pm at the Felton Community Hall. Cost is $10 for ages 11 and up, $3 for ages 10 and under. There will also be a Christmas Bake Sale and Silent Auction.

The Hillsboro Business Association's Christmas Carnival will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11:30am-2pm at the Hillsboro Armory. There will be Games Galore Bounce Houses, coloring pages, lunch, and a visit from Santa from 12:30-2pm. Admission is $1 or a food pantry item.

The Fisher Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to Celebrate the Season on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 3-5pm at the Fisher Emergency Center. Enjoy treats and hot cocoa, make your own ornament, horse drawn wagon rides, send Santa a letter, and prepare for a visit from Santa & Mrs Claus at 4pm. The tree lighting is at 4:45pm.

Flom Lions Pancake Brunch will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 9am-1pm at the Flom Community Hall. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes and beverage. There will be a visit from Santa at noon, sponsored by the Flom Community Club. Plus, drawings for Christmas Cash.

Mayville-Portland's Winterfest celebration starts Dec. 8 with a festival of songs and kicks into high gear Dec. 11-15. Activites include a parade of lights, hayrides, tour of homes, lefse-making, Winterfest Bazaar, flea market, candlelight shopping, Christmas crafts, fireworks and various fundraiser meals will be served, and Christmas Carol-oke for the grownups. You can find updated event information on their Facebook page.


Fertile-Beltrami School will have their Chrismas Choir Concert on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 7:30pm. The concert will feature 5th through 12th grades.

The Twin Valley Library LINK Site, newly located at 107 2nd St. SW., will host an Open House during the Festival of Trees on December 12 from 5-8 p.m. All are welcome to stop by to learn more about this local library location.


The CP Holiday Train will set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. The U.S. train departs Montreal on November 2. Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott will be providing the entertainment as the train journeys through our region on Friday, December 13, 2019.
2:30pm arrival in Detroit Lakes (Holmes Street RR Crossing) 2:45-3:15pm
4:20pm arrival in Mahnomen (W of US 59 & S of E Washington Ave) 4:20-4:50pm
6:00pm arrival in Plummer (Main RR Crossing on Central Ave) 6:15-6:45pm
7:30pm arrival in Thief River Falls (City Hall – 405 3rd St E) 7:45-8:15pm


Walleye Fish Fry! Hosted by the Gonvick Legion at the Gonvick American Legion in Gonvick, MN. Serving 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $10 single fillet or $14 for two fillets. 


Four local churches have come together to send 20 individuals on a mission trip to Hogar de Vida (homes of life) in Guatemala in March of 2020. Come support the team by enjoying a community Christmas brunch of pancakes, sausage, and fresh fruit on Sunday, December 22, 2019, from  9am-1pm at the Fertile Community Center. You can also listen to your favorite Christmas carols. Free will donations accepted. More information can be found at


Fertile-Beltrami School will have their Winter Band Concert on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:30pm. The concert will feature 5th through 12th grades.