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Lights, Santa, skating and more all in Lincoln Park

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Every holiday season Lincoln Park is aglow with holiday light displays. The best part, you can see them all from your warm, cozy car! Lions’ Christmas in the Park hosts light displays sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Each year, businesses design a light display that is places along Lincoln Park Drive. Visitors to the park can then drive through the park loop and view all the displays. And, if you don’t mind a little winter chill, you can even pop on your cross-country skis or snowshoes (or rent some for the Lincoln Park warming house) and glide by the light display.   Lions’ Christmas in the Park is open until December 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with special hours extended to midnight on December 31. The cost is $5 per car, $10 per limosine and $20 per bus. Proceeds are used by the Lions Club to increase contributions to worthwhile charities and projects in the community.   Also in Lincoln Park is the extremely popular Santa’s Village. Each year Santa and his elves set up their workshop at the Lincoln Golf Course Clubhouse. Families are invited to come create crafts, play games, read a book with the …

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Santa makes his annual stop at Santa’s Village in Grand Forks

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Grand Forks is lucky to see the Lincoln Park Golf Course Clubhouse transform into Santa’s Village every December. The Grand Forks Park District takes the venue to a completely new level with 40 beautifully decorated trees, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a horse-drawn sleigh, hot cocoa, crafts and event an upside-down tree! The building even has a scent of Christmas in the air!   Santa’s Village is open to the public December 13-16 and 20-23 (Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.). Santa is on site Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is only a non-perishable food item or a new toy donation. Santa’s Village will open on weekdays for daycares by appointment (701.746.2790).   The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau did as many groups do and rented the venue for our holiday gathering, and it was nothing short of amazing. Not only was the venue filled with the season’s spirit, but it is all ready to set up for groups of various sizes. The catering was done by Eagle’s Crest Grill, and the food was top-notch. All you need to do to reserve for …

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Ho, Ho, Ho…it is a happy holiday season in the Grand Cities

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While we are all busy shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, etc. during the holidays it is important to remember all the spectacular offerings of the season, and the Grand Cities have many.  Here is a taste… November 25-December 31 – Christmas in the Park Holiday Lights at Lincoln Park December 2-3 – Winter Wonderland Concert & Feast at UND Memorial Union December 3-4 – 2011 Holiday Home Tour in various Grand Forks homes and Myra Museum December 4 – Gao Hong & Butterfly Concert at ND Museum of Art December 8-11 & 15-18 – Santa’s Village at Lincoln Golf Course Clubhouse December 13 – Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Concert at Empire Arts Center December 17 – Lorie Line Holiday Extravaganza Concert at Chester Fritz Auditorium December 18 – Greater Grand Forks Symphony 2011 Holiday Pops! featuring a performance by the ND Ballet Company at the Chester Fritz Auditorium December 31 – Celebrate the Night New Year’s Celebration at the Alerus Center For more information about these and other events, you can check the online calendar of events.  Please also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for great giveaways and regular Greater Grand Forks updates.

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