New Rockford, ND

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Winterfest and Santa Day Coming to New Rockford

November 18th, 2013 – The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to begin a new holiday tradition with the addition of Winterfest to the annual Santa Day children’s carnival on Saturday, December 7. With a dozen participating Chamber businesses, there will be something for everyone to enjoy in our hometown winter wonderland.

Children sixth grade and younger are invited to come and play at the Santa Day carnival from 2-4 p.m. at the Brown Memorial. There will be games, toys, and treats from the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce, as well as a very special guest, as Santa himself will make a visit to New Rockford for photos and to listen to the children’s gift wishes.

The Rockford Theatre is also carrying on its treasured tradition of a kids’ movie matinee at 1 p.m., with free admission in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

Winterfest is whole day of open houses, specials, holiday shopping, prize drawings, and special events. Each Chamber business was invited to participate in their own unique way, which turned into a full schedule and a wide range of holiday happenings throughout the day, from live music and free samples to prize drawings and wine tastings. Guests can have some lunch, take in a movie or a show, visit with Santa, buy some gifts, and top it off with a hot toddy.

Check at local businesses for the blue and white Winterfest posters and schedules to take along on your shopping trip, or clip out next week’s events schedule in the Transcript!

Bakers Dozen: Open 7 am-4:30 pm, soup and salad bar, fresh baked items all day; register for gift basket drawings for kids and adults

Bank Forward: Lunch served from 11:30 am-1 pm at the Eagles (free will donations go to the Forward Foundation), big prize drawings for kids

Buck-it’s: Special Hot Toddies menu, bar open noon-2 am, kitchen open 5-9 pm

Central Pharmacy: Holiday sale, open 9 am-1 pm, free cookies & cider

DPRCA (The Opera House): Musical “Christmas on Broadway”, 7:30 pm showtime (call 947-2174 for tickets)

Eagles Club: Live all-ages rock/pop concert by New Rock at 5:30 pm (adults $3 cover, students free); kitchen serving 6-9 pm, Winterfest drink specials 5-10 pm

Flower Scent-R: Pride of Dakota open house 10 am-2 pm, free samples and discounts

Latté Lobby/Upstage Gallery & Gifts: Open 8-5, hot beverages and unique gift items; prize drawing entries with any purchase. Latté Lobby is also hosting vendors from 9 am-3 pm: Giddy-Up Creations (western charms and bags, fashion scarves, jewelry, and more), Avon Holiday Open House (gift items available for all ages, drawings for gift certificates), and Hardwood Warriors (handmade furniture and gifts from wood recovered from old NR-S school gym)

Log Cabin Liquors: Wine tasting, 4-7 pm (21+)

Millers Fresh Foods: ND Lottery Wheel Spin, free game for ages 18+ from 1-3 pm, everybody wins a prize; pop sale, open 7 am-8 pm

Rockford Café: Winterfest specials, open 6 am-6:30 pm. $2.99 hamburger, $5.25 burger and fries, homemade pies and soups

Share the holiday spirit in New Rockford this December 7. The New Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce member merchants appreciate your business and wish you a wonderful holiday season.

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