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November 29-December 21

Santa Visits

Kids can bring their wish lists to Santa and Mrs. Claus after the tree lighting ceremony Friday, November 29. The jolly souls will be at Bella Caffé that evening with a listening ear and reindeer corn. Santa and Mrs. Claus also will be at Bella Caffé from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.

November 30-December 21

Free Kids Movie Matinees

Local businesses sponsor free children’s Christmas matinees at Park Theater at 1 p.m. Saturdays starting November 30 with Angry Birds 2. On December 7 kids will see Fantastic Beasts 2, December 14 The Lego Movie 2 and December 21 Secret Life of Pets 2. Children are asked but not required to bring a nonperishable food item for the Hubbard County Food Shelf.

December 16

Itasca State Park Winter Bird Count

This holiday season take part in the annual winter bird count Monday, December 16 at Itasca State Park. This year marks the park’s 24th year of participation in the nation-wide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Explore Itasca’s count area in search of our winter bird residents. Stay a few hours or spend the whole day. Information collected is used to track migration patterns and changes in winter bird species abundance throughout North America. To learn more about this nation-wide bird survey go to: http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center lobby between 7:30 and 8 a.m. for assignment of count area. Bird count will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. NOTES: Entire program is held outdoors. Dress warmly for outdoor winter conditions. Bring your lunch if staying the entire day. The group will gather at the visitor center at noon for a lunch break. For more information and further details, call 218-699-7259. If weather is bad, the alternate date will be Tuesday, December 17. Check with the park to confirm.

December 19

A Magical Medora Christmas

“North Dakota’s Christmas show” returns to Park Rapids for its third year! A Magical Medora Christmas 2019 brings an all-new family-friendly holiday show to the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 19. A Magical Medora Christmas features vocal performances by the stunning Emily Walter, the suave Broadway soloist Job Christenson and the dynamic Chad Willow, who also plays piano and banjo. New to the show are Kimberly Willow on piano and vocals and Travis Smith, who accompanies on piano, guitar and banjo and performs vocally. Throughout the show Bill Sorensen, Wild West Prestidigitator, will wow you with magic true-to-the-season and light-hearted humor the whole family will love. All are former performers in the Medora Musical. Tickets are available at Medora.com and the Park Rapids Chamber Visitor Center. Group rates are available at 1-800-Medora1 for groups of 20+.

Upcoming events

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November 30 Santa Visits begin at Bella Caffe
November 30 Free Kids' Movie Matinees begin at Park Theater
December 13, 14, 19, 20 5th-H Performing Arts Club: “A Dickens Christmas Carol-A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts” 7 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church
December 15 & 21 5th-H Performing Arts Club: “A Dickens Christmas Carol-A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts” 2 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church
December 16 Itasca State Park Winter Bird Count
December 19 A Magical Medora Christmas


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