Downtown holds annual Christmas Open House
Starting at 3 p.m. today, Minot’s Downtown area will host its annual Downtown Christmas Open House. Downtown has been preparing all week for this event, making the area festive and full of cheer from the snow flakes hanging from the lamp posts to the giant Christmas tree near 10 North Main to all the decorations in the stores.
The open house is an annual event that many stores look forward to. Many are preparing special sales and deals for shoppers to enjoy as they go from store to store to see everything that Downtown has to offer.
Century Eyewear will have 15 percent off frame and lens combos, Grow With Me will have 25 percent off toys, Main Street Books will have 25 percent off one item, and Season’s will have 30 percent off decor. Of course that’s only the tip of all the sales and special things going on. Gourmet Chef will be having sales on their cutlery as well as samples of food from Stonewall Kitchen.
Rick’s Jewelry, owned by Rick and Tracey Belzer, will be celebrating its 30-year anniversary.
“The anniversay is actually in June, but we thought it would be more fun and special to celebrate it alongside this event,” Tracey Belzer said.
They will be offering special sales, prize drawings, and more.
Artmain is excited for the event as well, having been open 36 years this year, They will be having specials sales on their women’s apparel and more. This year, they are also selling special Jenny Sue North Dakota ornaments made by Jenny Holand Nelson from Fargo.
“The ornaments are really quite something and we will also be selling little plates made by her too. She’s a really talented young artist,” said owner Beth Kjelson.
There will also be special guests. Cookies for You will have a special appearance of the Cookie Monster for the event and Mr and Mrs Claus will be making an appearance for the children to enjoy. There will be selfies with Santa at Fiancee from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
There will be free Wagon Rides throughout the entire event at Main and Central. If you get cold, many different stores will be offering hot cider and snacks to keep you going and in the Christmas Spirit.
At 6 p.m. the big Christmas Tree will be lit for all to see, a good time and place to enjoy holiday cheer with the community.
Weather is supposed to be nice tonight for the event, with a high of 48 degrees for the day. It will be windy, so still dress warm, but for this late in Nov., it’ll be the perfect weather for the Downtown Christmas Open House.