The town of Garrison transforms its quaint town every year into a winter wonderland complete with carolers, festive events, and food.

The town between Bismarck and Minot of about 1500 residents becomes a complete Christmas Victorian village and it starts this weekend. (11/27) The Dickens Village Festival runs three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

The town has earned the title as the Christmas Capital of North Dakota. Some of the events include-

  • Children's Top Hat Decorating
  • Ride a horse-drawn carriage
  • Shop the unique stores
  • Take in a live Charles Dickens' Play Performance
  • Craft vendor show
  • Entertainment each afternoon & evening


Plus you'll have to ride the double decker London style bus. Actually, it is the best way to get around the festival. If you need something to get you into the holiday spirit, this is the one event that will bring the family together and will place holiday cheer in your heart.

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For tickets, and a schedule of events click here.