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Fergus Falls, Minnesota, is a charming town that truly comes alive during the holiday season. With various events and activities for all ages, Fergus Falls is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas.

Here is a list of the Best Events for the Holiday Season:

November 29th to December 9th

Kick off the holiday season with a festive drive-through light display on the Kirkbride grounds! 5pm to 9 pm

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December 2nd (All-Day Event)

  • Over the River Holiday Festival: This all-day event features an art & artisan market, kid's activities including a Santa Fly-In, Horse-drawn carriage rides, Holiday music, Tree lighting, and of course.. Fireworks!!                                         

Visit Fergus Falls offers a VIP PASS for fantastic hotel, restaurant and store discounts. Get your VIP Pass HERE. Don't worry about driving home at night after the festivities!

Here are some of the activities you will love at the Over the River Festival:

December 3rd (2 pm)

Handle's Messiah

December 8th (7pm)

Anthony Milich

December 9 

  • Grand Ole Opry Christmas: A Center for the Arts. 7:30 pm.  This Holiday event showcases the Christmas songs of the pillars and heroes of traditional Country legends at The Grand Ole Opry in a unique holiday performance. Get your tickets HERE.
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  • 2023 Fergus Falls Kids and Parents Expo: Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA -9am.  Leighton Broadcasting Fergus Falls is excited for the 3rd annual Kids and Parents Expo with activities, entertainment and educational opportunities for families to enjoy.
Kids And Parebts Expo

December 12 

Camp And Carols

December 17 

  • Merry Mix and Mingle Mobile Holiday Tour: Be a part of our "holiday progressive tour" with deluxe motorcoach transportation provided by Ottertail Min-Dakota Coaches. All registered guests will be transported around Fergus Falls for holiday fun at several local establishments and enjoy delicious appetizers.
    Check-in will take place at the VFW from 5-5:30 pm.
    Tickets are $50 each and include transportation and food, plus a chance to win presents. Ticket sales are open for Chamber members (21+ only) and will open to the public on November 27 (if tickets are still available).
Merry Mix
  • Bo Anderson and Friends: ( A Center for the Arts) 2 pm. Join Wurlitzer Theater Organ wizard, Bo Anderson and his talented group of friends as they celebrate the season with a wealth of holiday music! Get your tickets HERE.
Bo And Friends

December 18 

Medora Christmas Memories. 7:30 pm This award winning show has proven to be a popular Christmas tradition for thousands of people across the region. The tour visits 20 communities in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Get your tickets HERE


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December 20 

Fergus Brewing Christmas Blooms & Brew 7:30 pm- 9 pm.

Who is ready to create a beautiful one of a kind floral centerpiece while sipping on a cold beverage?
During this class, participants will receive step by step instruction on constructing a unique floral arrangement for their table centerpiece. Floral selection is a surprise but will include festive Christmas evergreens and blooms.
Cost for the class is $60 which includes all supplies for the class, beverage from Fergus Brewing and holiday treat.
Message Seeded Designs to reserve your spot! Saying that you are "going" to the event does not reserve you a spot. Fergus Brewing will not be taking class reservations. Pre-registration is required for the event and spots are limited.
Bloom And Brew

Fergus Falls is a great place to spend the holidays with your family and friends. With so many events to choose from, you're sure to have a memorable holiday season.

I hope you have a wonderful time in Fergus Falls this holiday season!