Take a break from eating leftovers and shopping by checking out these fun weekend activities

Where to find holiday lights, folksingers, piano men and a visit from old St. Nick.

Holiday Lights Lindenwood Park
The colorful light displays once in Lindenwood Park have moved to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.
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Charlie Parr

Friday, Nov. 25

Duluth-based singer/guitarist, Charlie Parr.
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If you need to take a step back and decompress after Thanksgiving, check out Charlie Parr’s show at The Hall at Fargo Brewing on Friday night. The Duluth-based singer/guitarist is known for his dexterous picking and fret work but is just as adept at spinning a musical yarn with a modern touch to traditional folk styles. It may be a foot-stomper or a tear-jerker, but either way Parr keeps listeners engaged. The singer just released his debut collection of fiction, “Last of the Better Days Ahead,” a companion of sorts to his record of the same name. This ID-only show starts at 8 p.m. with opener David Allen. Tickets are $15, plus fees.

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

Saturday, Nov. 26

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Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos features the duo of Dave Eicholz and Ted Manderfeld.
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Are you ready to party? If you’re out for a night on the town Saturday, enjoy the festivities at the Fargo Theatre when Deuces Wild plays . The piano duo — Dave Eicholz and Ted Manderfeld — have been together for nearly 20 years and their chemistry comes across in their stage banter and ability to instinctively know where the other is going. They’ll tickle the ivory and your funny bone. They may just throw in a Christmas song to be extra jolly. Tickets for this mature audiences show are $32.

Cookies with Claus

Friday, Nov. 25


Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit the Fraser Ltd. tree display at the Fargodome in 2019.
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Once Thanksgiving is over, you know what time it is: Christmas time. Marking the first official day of the season will be the big man himself, Santa Claus, visiting with children at the Fargodome from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday. The atrium of the Fargodome has grown into an indoor winter wonderland thanks to Fraser’s Festival of Trees , providing a perfect backdrop for Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they arrive in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kids can play in a bouncy house, make crafts, decorate cookies or take part in other activities. Pictures with the Claus family will also be available. This event is free and open to the public.

Holiday Lights at the Fairgrounds

Friday, Nov. 25 to Dec. 31

Christmas Eve proves to be big day for Lindenwood Lights
The Holiday Lights display in Lindenwood Park has moved to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.
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The lights are out in Lindenwood Park. The Holiday Lights display, that is. The annual year-end illuminated display once run by the FM Sertoma Club is shut down, but will fire up bigger and better than ever starting this Friday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds . Until the end of the year drivers can cruise through an arrangement of different light displays spread over more than a mile. The show is up from 5 to 10 p.m. each night with admission of $25 per car, $55 for bus or limo. A portion of proceeds will still go to the FM Sertoma Club and volunteer groups helping each night.

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