Christmas

Nonprofit hosts annual holiday community tree lighting

"We just wanted to shine bright and bring joy around the Christmas holiday season."

HAWLEY, Minn — It’s finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas for one community in Minnesota. The Hawley Women of Today nonprofit organization is kicking off the holiday season by spreading some Christmas cheer with their fourth annual community Christmas tree lighting. Community members lined their cars alongside the lot to experience the magical event from a safe distance…

Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving food boxes will feed over 500 families

With 512 families registered, the Salvation Army doubled its numbers from previous years

FARGO, N.D.- The Salvation Army will be feeding record numbers for the area this Thanksgiving. Over 500 families registered for the event, more than double from last year. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it opted for a drive-thru pickup instead of serving the dinner on site. Those who registered came to the Fargo Civic Center to pick up their food boxes…

Fargo AMVETS hosts holiday fundraiser

Profits donated to Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Fargo AMVETS Post 7, Fargo, N.D.– The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fargo AMVETS hosts their annual holiday fundraiser. The sale includes Christmas decorations and baked goods which are provided by the Auxiliary. This event used to be a silent auction, but in recent years has turned into a free-will donation fundraiser. The money made from the sale this year will…

Social Distancing: Handling Holiday Stress

How To Take Care Of Yourself And Let Family Down Easily If You're Not Gathering For The Holidays

  This holiday season is bringing a new kind of stress as many holiday traditions are upended during the worsening pandemic. Cassie Subbert with the Northwestern Mental Health Center in Crookston says focusing on ourselves and doing mindful activities can help with the stress. If you decide not to see family this season and it’s a difficult topic to bring…

Social Distancing: Holiday Movie Bingo

Spice Up Holiday Movies With Something Other Than Gingerbread

Holiday movies are dropping faster than anyone in their right mind can watch them. If you’re looking for comfort food on screen with a guaranteed happy ending as a salve for these trying times, they got you covered. Heck, the Hallmark Channel alone is releasing 40 NEW movies this year. And then there’s a huge slate of Netflix movies, Lifetime…

Holiday themed shopping event kicks off at the Holiday Inn

Shoppers help support small local vendors

Fargo, N.D. — There’s no better way to get a head start on all of your holiday shopping needs. For show coordinator, Jennifer Ebens, having a “Holidaze Shopping” event is a good way to shop for the ones you love while helping support local small businesses. “I think it’s really important that we all get out there and support small…

The Village’s webinar shares ways to help cope with stress during the holidays

Buying and receiving gifts, family gatherings, COVID-19 & how to say no

FARGO-  Jingle Bells or Bah Humbug? The Village Family Service Center hosts a webinar on how to handle the season’s biggest stressors. The holiday season is here & so is the stress of buying gifts, family get-togethers and now, this year, COVID-19. Keeping track of gifts you’ve purchased can be hard, but with apps like Christmas List and Santa’s Red…

Salvation Army will have Red Kettle bell ringers out this year

The Salvation Army is taking safety precautions to protect their bell ringers

FARGO, N.D.- The Salvation Army still have Red Kettle Bell Ringers this holiday season, but there are some new rules they will be following. Bell ringers will no longer wear fabric aprons, bells and kettles will be sanitized and bell ringers will wear Salvation Army masks. The Salvation Army will have a QR code reader on the bells if there…

Coats for Kids & Families Will Be Handed Out By Appointment

you can also register for Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Boxes.

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army is distributing free winter apparel, but it will look different this year. There will not be a large “Coats for Kids and Families” distribution event due to the ongoing pandemic. Clothing will be given out by appointment only from October 1st through the 30th. When you call to set up a time, you can…

Salvation Army Fargo to begin holiday fundraising early to “rescue Christmas”

The Salvation Army has created several ways for people to donate safely.

FARGO, N.D.–The Salvation Army is starting its holiday fundraising campaign early in order to help those affected most by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Salvation Army Fargo, circumstances surrounding the pandemic could cause a 50 percent decrease in red kettle donations, but almost three times as many people will need the Salvation Army’s help by the end of the…