Thanksgiving events in the Bakken

Updated: 5 days ago



Thanksgiving is coming! And with it comes exciting events in the community. Let’s celebrate the season to be thankful by spending quality time with our loved ones with these activities. Save the date today!


1. 28th Annual Holiday Lights Parade on Main Street

The Parade of Lights will once again light up Main Street Watford City. Join us and your neighbors this Friday for ornament crafting, Spudfest, the tree lighting, parade, and a fireworks finale! Location: Main Street Watford City

Date: November 25, 2022

Fee: FREE

Age: Everyone is encouraged to join and enjoy!


There are loads of Christmas Kickoff activities to check out throughout the day!

  • Spudfest Time: 4:30pm

  • Lighting of the Tree Time: 6:00pm

  • Parade of Lights Make & Take Ornament Bring the kids to make these cute pipe cleaner and beaded ornaments at Door 204 during the Parade of Lights.

2. Open skating at the Raymond Center

Indoor skating is back at the Raymond Center! Join your loved ones this holiday for ice skating, hot cocoa, and fun. This is open to all ages, young and young at heart! Location: Raymond Family Community, Williston

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday

Rentals at only $5.00 a pair!

Age: Open to all ages


Fee: Kids (2-18), $3.00; Adult (19+), $4.00;

3. Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run or Walk

Calling all Turkey Trotters!!! Join us for WPRD's annual Turkey Trot. This is a chance to get together with friends and family to run for fun before your Thanksgiving feast. There will be 1 mile and 5K turn-around markers so you can choose what distance you would like to do. Location: Inside the Williston ARC Date: Nov. 24, 2022

Time: 8am

Ages: Open to all

Fee: $10 per person, children 4 and under are free.


Register Here


  1. Spring Lake Park Holiday Light Drive

Opening Night of the 21st Annual Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive is Saturday, November 26! It is known that Spring Lake Park has one of the best holiday lights set-up in the Bakken. So, mark your calendars today and enjoy the spirit of Christmas this weekend!


Location: Spring Lake Park Date: Nov. 26, 2022

Time: 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Ages: Open to all

Fee: $5 per car

No registration needed



The upcoming holiday is the perfect time to connect with your family and friends. Enjoy these Holiday events with us in the Bakken. Save the date now! Proven Realty

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Call us: 701-380-4816

3210 27th St W, Suite 207, Williston, ND 58801




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