BISMARCK — The state Tourism Division suggests these family-friendly events this holiday season.
15th annual Medoraâ€™s Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas
Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages come together for the 15th annual event. Activities include wreath ceremony, musical entertainment, eats on the steet, cowboy poetry and fireworks display. http://www.medorandchamber.com/ 701-623-4910.
Frontier Winter at Fort Union
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, near Williston
Journey to Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site for a hands-on look at frontier life. The Fort Union Muzzle Loaders will occupy Fort Union, acting the role of American Fur Company employees during the winter. www.nps.gov/fous/index.htm.Â Â 701-572-9083
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan
Experience an 1875 Christmas with General Custer on the Dakota prairie. Sing carols and make cookies and decorations. www.fortlincoln.com 701-667-6380.
Christmas at the Confluence
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, Williston
Enjoy a wonderful winter concert, make your own hand-crafted ornaments and enjoy special treats during this special Christmas at the Confluence. 701-572-9034
Hankinson, Enderlin, Harvey, Minot, Carpio
Lighted Canadian Pacific Train rolls through North Dakota with stops in several North Dakota towns. On-board musical entertainment at each stop.Â http://www.ndtourism.com/whatdo/events/festival-details.asp?AID=4230
Holly Jolly Zoo Days
Red River Zoo, Fargo
Take the family to the zoo this holiday season and enjoy a variety of holiday activities, visit with Santa Claus, ride the carousel then finish up with hot cocoa and cookies. http://www.redriverzoo.org/ 701-277-9240
Papaâ€™s Polar Patch
Papaâ€™s Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck
Dec. 26-Jan. 3
Visitors of all ages will discover snow-covered bale mazes and caves, old-fashioned sled rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Slide Mountain, the Polar Pond ice-skating rink, Papas’ville and more. http://www.papaspolarpatch.com/. 701-224-1253.
These are justÂ someÂ of the North Dakota activities and events in December. For more information, go to NDtourism.com