The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce has many fun filled events planned for the upcoming holiday season that the whole family can enjoy.
Posted on 11/22/14
The Chamber’s first event is on Friday, November 28 kicking off the holiday season with free horse drawn sleigh rides that will take passengers around town. This event is cosponsored by the Langdon American Legion.
Later that evening starting at 6 p.m. the Parade of Lights will be held in Langdon.
The parade will start at the United Lutheran Church and head east into town on Highway 5. The parade will turn onto Main Street with the big finale occurring at Boyd Block Plaza with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony immediately following the parade.
A fireworks display will also happen following the tree lighting ceremony. For children who want to get their Christmas wish lists into Santa as soon as possible the big man in red will be making an appearance at the tree lighting ceremony.
In conjunction with the Chamber events occurring on November 28, Thrivent Financial of Langdon will be hosting a Chili Fundraiser to benefit the United Lutheran Church’s mission trip to Haiti.
The Chili Fundraiser will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Thrivent Financial office located at the FM Mall in Langdon.
The Langdon Christmas Cash Giveaway will begin on November 28 as well. The drawings will be held live on KNDK AM 1080 at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, the 6, 13, and 20 of December.
The prizes for the first and second drawing are $500 with the grand prize being the third drawing for $1,000 in Langdon Bucks. In order to win, the individual with the winning ticket must be in a participating business when the live drawing is held.
Participating businesses in the Langdon Christmas Cash Giveaway will begin distributing tickets with each qualifying purchase. Each business will have their own special amount for gaining a ticket so be sure to check when shopping.
There are approximately 30 businesses participating this year, up two from last year.
“It’s a way to keep people in town and shop locally” Barb Mehlhoff, the Director for the Chamber of Commerce, said.
The Winter Wonderland Brunch will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 9:30 a.m. till 11 a.m. at the Langdon Research Center. The tickets for the brunch are $10 and can be purchased at Farmers and Merchants State (F&M) Bank, Choice Financial Bank and Langdon City Hall.
A silent auction for two baskets filled with goodies will be announced at the Winter Wonderland Brunch. The baskets can be viewed and bid upon at F&M Bank and Choice Financial Bank during the week leading up to the brunch.
Profits from this auction will be donated to the Langdon American Legion.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m. on December 6, the Langdon Area Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Langdon Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Lights Arts Council. The advance tickets cost $10 and day of tour tickets are $15.
The final weekend of events is December 13 with the Kids Christmas Shopping Spree beginning at FM Mall. The event starts at 10 a.m. and goes for an hour and half.
Parents can drop off their children at the FM Mall and “Chamber Elves” will take their child shopping to the stores around town for mom, dad, or anyone on their Christmas list. The age restriction for this event is 2-12 years of age.
The Langdon Senior Center will be hosting a hot dog feed during this time for those little shoppers and their families or for anyone else who has a hankering for a hot dog. The Senior Center will have KNDK on for those who have tickets for the Christmas Cash Giveaway.
At 1 p.m. on the 13th of December, the Roxy will play a free movie for kids. The Roxy will be opening their doors at 12:30 p.m. and the first 50 people through the doors will receive a free small bag of popcorn courtesy of the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce to munch on during the movie (The movie had not yet been decided at time of print).
With all these great activities provided by the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce and their co-sponsors, the month of December is sure to be a flurry of activity.