Last Week to Visit Santa at Santa Village

Santa VillageExplore a little piece of the North Pole at Santa Village.  The Fargo Park District is hosting Santa Village at Rheault Farm in South Fargo.  This is the last week of Santa Village!  You can visit this week, Wednesday-Friday, December 17-19 from 4:00-8:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday, December 20-21 from 1:00-8:00 pm and Monday-Tuesday, December 22-23 from 4:00-8:00 pm.

The mission of Santa Village is to give back to the community by collecting non-perishable foods, new or gently used toys and monetary donations to aid families in Cass and Clay counties.  This year donations will be distributed through the Giving Tree of Hope, Great Plains Food Bank, Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Fargo and YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Santa Village is an opportunity for children and the young at heart to meet Santa and explore a small piece of the North Pole.  Some of the activities planned include: visit with Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, meet Santa’s reindeer, make holiday crafts, see model train displays and write a letter to Santa.  There will also be concessions available and horse drawn rides Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Santa's reindeer

Santa Village is open through December 23.  The hours are:

  • December 17-19               4-8 pm
  • December 20-21               1-8 pm
  • December 22-23               4-8 pm

Santa Village is a program by the Fargo Park District sponsored in part by Pepsi, Applebee’s, Eagle 106.9, Crown Trophy, Hornbacher’s, JDP Electric, Jeff’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Ruby Tuesday, VisionBank, Wanzek Construction and other area businesses.

Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo with a parking lot off of 30 Ave South.  For more information call 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Free Craft Projects at Awesome Art Afternoon

awesome art afternoonLove art, but hate the mess?  Awesome Art Afternoon is an interactive art program where kids can have fun while building a variety of take home projects.  The Fargo Park District is hosting an Awesome Art Afternoon on Saturday, December 13 at the RDJ Rec Center.  Come any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to spend an afternoon creating fun and exciting art projects. This month projects have a winter or holiday twist.

This is a free event and no registration is necessary.  Adult supervision is required and interaction is encouraged.

This program is free thanks to a grant from Xcel Energy.  The RDJ Rec Center is located at 1104 2 Ave S, Fargo.  For more information, call 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Open Gyms and Indoor Pool Open December 6th

The Fargo Park District, in cooperation with Fargo Public Schools, is holding Youth Open Gyms starting Saturday, December 6.  Gyms will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons through March.  This open gym program is designed to provide free play for youth during a supervised time period.

Open Gyms are held at the following locations:

All locations are open 1:00-4:00 pm for Kindergarten through 5th Graders.  All schedules and locations are subject to change depending on gym usage.

There will also be Open Swim sessions beginning Saturday, December 6.  The Indoor Pool at Fargo South High School will host be open on Saturdays and Sundays through March.  The open swim sessions are held from 1:00-5:00 pm each Saturday and Sunday.  The fees are $2.25 for Youth 18 and under, $3.55 for adults and $7.10 for families.

Please see www.fargoparks.com for more information or call 701-499-6060.

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Santa Village Opens This Weekend!

Explore a little piece of the North Pole at Santa Village.  The Fargo Park District is hosting Santa Village at Rheault Farm in South Fargo.  Santa Village opens for the season Saturday & Sunday, November 29 and 30 from 1:00-7:00 pm.

The mission of Santa Village is to give back to the community by collecting non-perishable foods, new or gently used toys and monetary donations to aid families in Cass and Clay counties.  This year donations will be distributed through the Giving Tree of Hope, Great Plains Food Bank, Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Fargo and YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Mrs. ClausSanta Village is an opportunity for children and the young at heart to meet Santa and explore a small piece of the North Pole.  Some of the activities planned include: visit with Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, meet Santa’s reindeer, make holiday crafts, see model train displays and write a letter to Santa.  There will also be concessions available and horse drawn rides every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Santa Village

Santa Village is open November 29 through December 23.  The hours are:

  • November 29-30               1-7 pm
  • December 6-7                   1-7 pm
  • December 10-12               4-8 pm
  • December 13-14               1-8 pm
  • December 17-19               4-8 pm
  • December 20-21               1-8 pm
  • December 22-23               4-8 pm

Santa Village is a program by the Fargo Park District sponsored in part by Pepsi, Applebee’s, Eagle 106.9, Crown Trophy, Hornbacher’s, JDP Electric, Jeff’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Ruby Tuesday, VisionBank, Wanzek Construction and other area businesses.

Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo with a parking lot off of 30 Ave South.  For more information call 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Register for a Holiday Fun Art Class

Enjoy a morning of holiday fun for the entire family.  Register your child for the Fargo Park District’s Holiday Fun Art Class.  Holiday Fun will be held Saturday, December 6 from 10:00-11:30 am.  This class will be held at the Depot for ages 4-11 plus an adult.

Assemble and decorate your own gingerbread house.  The fee is $20.00 and the registration deadline is Thursday, December 4.  Registrations can be made online at www.fargoparks.com.

The Depot is located at 701 Main Ave, Fargo.  For more information, contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Breakfast with Santa Tickets on Sale November 18

SantaTickets go on sale Tuesday, November 18 at 8:00 am for the Fargo Park District’s Breakfast with Santa.  Breakfast with Santa will be held on December 6, 13 and 20 at Rheault Farm.  The two hour program will begin at 8:00 am each day.

Breakfast with Santa is an opportunity for families to come and have a hot breakfast provided by Applebee’s while they visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  There will also be a entertainment show and a holiday craft.

Tickets are $6.25 per person for ages 2 and up.  New this year, tickets will be sold online only. For more information about online ticket sales, please visit www.fargoparks.com. Tickets are very popular and the event sells out fast.

Breakfast with Santa is part of Santa Village, which is held November 29-December 23 at Rheault Farm.  Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo with a parking lot off of 30 Ave South.  For more information on Breakfast with Santa and Santa Village go to www.fargoparks.com or call 701-499-7788.

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Wiggle, Giggle & Sing with Penny and Pals

Rockin' RobotEvery kid loves Penny and her musical pals, Rockin’ Robot and Bernie the Bear!  Come play with Penny and Pals at The Fargo Park District’s Kiddin’ Around with Music and Motion Workshop.  This workshop, for ages 4-5, will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the RDJ Rec Center.

Children will learn songs, dances and work with props.  At the end of the session, kids can show off what they learned at a special performance for family and friends.  The fee is $12.00, due upon registration.  Register online at fargoparks.com by Thursday, November 6.

The RDJ Rec Center is located at 1104 2 Ave S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to fargoparks.com.

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Golf Season Comes to a Close

It’s been a great golf season and we hope you have been able to get out and enjoy it!  Unfortunately, the weather is cooling down and we have to close the courses for the season.  Here is the schedule for closing:

Osgood, Prairiewood and El Zagal Golf Courses are currently closed for the season. Rose Creek Golf Course will have 9 holes available on Saturday, November 1st and is scheduled to close for the season completely on Monday, November 3.  Edgewood Golf Course is scheduled to close for the season on Thursday, November 6, weather permitting. Find the most up to date information on www.fargogolf.net.

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Bring your little ghouls to Moonlight Monster Mash

Calling all vampires, ghosts and skeletons! Get your best costume together and prepare to be spooked at the Moonlight Monster Mash.  This Halloween inspired event will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Fargo Youth Center.

Children are invited to dance the night away with a live DJ.  You can also explore the haunted attic, play ghoulish games and trick-or-treat for some spooky snacks.  At 7:30 pm there will be a spooktacular entertainment show.

Tickets for Moonlight Monster Mash can be purchased at the door.  Tickets are $3 for youth and adults. Ages 2 and under are free.  Parental supervision is required.  The Fargo Youth Center is located at 2500 18 St S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788.

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Reserve Your Spot for Santa Village Daycare Days

Santa visits with the kids at Daycare DaysThe Fargo Park District is now accepting reservations for Daycare Days at Santa Village. This time is set aside to specifically accommodate licensed daycares. We ask that Daycare groups be in the bunkhouse entrance 5 minutes before the scheduled time for an easy transition between groups.

A reservation is required to attend Daycare Days due to the limited space and timeslots available. Please book your group early. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-serve basis. We will begin taking reservations today, October 15th at 8:00 am. Note that the time you register for is the time your group begins their visit with Santa not your time of arrival. Please consider this when making your arrangements for transportation to Santa Village.

Mrs. Claus reads to the children at Daycare DaysTo reserve a time at Daycare Days, please call 499-7788 on or after October 15th.  Times can be reserved between 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm each of the following days:

• Tuesday, December 2nd
• Wednesday, December 3rd
• Thursday, December 4th
• Friday, December 5th

Santa Village is located at Rheault Farm, 2902 25th Street South in Fargo. Our parking lot and entrance gate is along 30th Avenue, directly across from Vision Bank. Bundle up! Little ones tend to get cold during the walk from the parking lot to see Santa.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for children to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves.  There will be opportunity for group photos with Santa, however there is not time for individual photos.

Children will also meet Santa’s reindeer. There is ample time for photos with the reindeer at the end of your time in Santa’s Village. Please remember that Santa’s reindeer are in training for Christmas Eve and cannot eat outside food.

The model train will also be running and if you would like the children to put money in the train, you may consider bringing a roll of pennies, nickels, etc. for children to share.

The daycare visit is free; however, each group is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, new or gently used toys, or cash donations. Santa Village distributes the donations to the Great Plains Food Bank, Season of Hope, the Children’s Miracle Network, and YMCA 21st Century Learning Center.

Come early or stay late to explore all of Santa Village!

We look forward to seeing you at Rheault Farm for Daycare Days. If you have any questions please contact us at 701-499-7788.

 

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