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Santa’s Village helps bring Christmas cheer throughout the metro

Donations are encouraged to help spread holiday greetings towards local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District is celebrating its 36th annual Santa’s Village with fun Christmas filled festivities for everyone. Because of COVID, this year’s festivities won’t include Santa and Mrs. Clause themselves, but nonetheless three of Santa’s reindeer have flown in from the North Pole to greet children throughout the metro. Attendees will also get the chance to…

Santa Claus pays a visit to Fargo Air Museum

Coloring contest, Christmas movies, and photos with Santa are some of the highlights

FARGO, N.D. — Santa Claus made a visit to the Fargo Air Museum to spread holiday cheer to those in the community. The Fargo Air Museum is known for a pretty special tradition: Santa arriving from the skies to meet kids and take photos. This year, the museum wasn’t able to hold up that tradition due to COVID restrictions, but…

Reindeer Ranch helps bring Christmas spirit to Downtown Fargo

Members of the community were excited by their appearance at holiday event

FARGO, N.D. — People from all over the metro showed up downtown to participate in classic winter events such as ice skating, taking family photos, and listening to Christmas music. But one thing many people don’t do every year… is hang out with some reindeer. Reindeer Ranch owner Vernon Hoselton has a herd of his own, and enjoys bringing them…

Fraser Hosts Its 19th Annual Festival Of Trees

Families enjoyed a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus

FARGO, N.D.- With Christmas right around the corner, Fraser is getting families into the Christmas Spirit. “It’s just a wonderful time to show love and compassion and generosity to the whole entire world,” says Wanda, a visitor. For Wanda, spending time with her family means something different than for other people. “It’s very important. We lost a son not quite…

Rheault Farm Adds 25–Foot Christmas Tree As It Gets Ready For Santa Village

The Christmas tree is one of the last additions to the village and adds a big final touch to the holiday decorations.

FARGO, N.D.-  The tree is traveling by truck from the home of the property owner who donated it to the Fargo Park District. For many, the Christmas tree is the first thing they see when driving by the Santa Village before they head inside to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus. “It’s always so much fun to see the little kids run…

50 Years as Santa: Tower City Man Spreads Holiday Cheer for Decades

Dennis Gumke started dressing up as Santa in 1968

BUFFALO, N.D. — For the last fifty years, a Tower City man has been creating extra special memories with his beard and red hat. Back in 1968, Dennis Gumke stumbled on an opportunity that would snowball into an annual tradition. “We lived in Streeter and we needed a Santa for the local community days and couldn’t get one, so I stepped…

Anne Carlsen Center Gives Kids a Unique Holiday Celebration

This is the first time the Moorhead location has hosted the event

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Opening in Moorhead four months ago, the Anne Carlsen Center provides opportunities for kids with developmental disabilities. One way they plan on making the holidays an inclusive experience for everyone is by calling in a friend from the North Pole. But unlike most meet–and–greets with Kris Kringle, there are no long lines. “The mall atmosphere, the bustle of…

Kids Getting Pictures With Santa Before He Comes Down the Chimney

Moorhead Center Mall is doing the pictures through December 23 every Friday-Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Pictures with Santa at the Moorhead Center Mall begin this weekend. And they’re encompassing everything about the Christmas spirit. In addition to taking their annual pictures with Kris Kringle, families are also doing some good during the holiday season. They have the option to pay $5 for their photo or bring three canned goods to be donated to…

LIVE: Santa Visits KVRR Local News

Jolly Old St. Nick Tells us What's it's Like Making Children Smile at West Acres Mall

  The genuine article, himself! Santa Claus graciously stops by the KVRR Local News morning show during a very busy time of year for him. St. Nicholas talks about spreading holiday cheer this season at West Acres Mall as his elves hurry to finish up toy building at the North Pole. He also mentions that Adam isn’t necessarily on the…

Some Prefer to Keep Black Friday Shopping to Just Friday

Santa Claus has also made his way back to the mall so people can take pictures with him

FARGO, ND — While many people tried to get Black Friday steals last night, others say they preferred to do their shopping today. Places like West Acres Mall were packed with people all day trying to get bargains. Santa Claus has also made his way back to the mall so people can take pictures with him. One family from California…