Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend Events in the Brainerd Lakes Area

If you will be spending Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving weekend in the Brainerd area, we've compliled a list of fun to-do's!

Thursday, November 26

Baxter Turkey Run
7:30AM-12:00PM
About: Join us Thanksgiving morning to take part in the annual Turkey Run on November 26, 2015. This annual 5K run / 1 mile walk will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Starting location is Northland Arboretum.
More Info: www.baxterturkeyrun.com

Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
11:00AM-1:00PM
About:
Free turkey dinner at American Legion, Post 255. All are welcome. Delivery if needed. Donations accepted. Put on by the Brainerd American Legion, ELKs, Eagles and VFW.

Sertoma's Winter Wonderland
5:30PM-8:30PM
About:
Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.
More Info: http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/
 

Friday, November 27

Fish House 5k Run/Walk
9:00AM-12:00PM
About:
The race starts and finishes at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds. The course in on the Aitkin Walking Trail which runs through the streets of Aitkin and the city park. The 5k route has been certified by USA Track & Field.
More Info: www.aitkin.com

Sherwood Forest's Holiday House
11:00AM-2:00PM
About: 
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop: Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate, hot apple cider and cocoa for the kids, craft stations and Santa will be there! Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Toy wrapping stations will be on-site. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be merry! 
More Info: www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com

Nisswa City of Lights
2:00PM-11:55PM
About: 
Nisswa welcomes the holiday season with a countdown to lighting up the town that culminates with a fireworks display on Friday, November 27. The downtown area lights up all at once at 5:30 pm, with holiday lights adorning trees and fences, stores and other buildings. Festivities for the annual event begin in the afternoon with horse-drawn wagon rides, live reindeer, storytelling, food merchants, bonfires, hot cider and donut holes at the Pioneer Village and holiday carolers. After the countdown to turning on all the lights, Santa Claus makes an appearance and fireworks shoot up over town at 7:30 pm.
More Info: www.nisswa.com
 

Saturday, November 28

Light Up Downtown
1:00PM-6:00PM
About: 
Annual "Light Up Downtown" Christmas event will begin in downtown Brainerd  at 1 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. Activities include horse and trolley rides, the arrival of Santa, pictures with Santa and goody bags.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Brainerd/256204294481968

Sherwood Forest's Holiday House
11:00AM-2:00PM
About: 
Get the kiddos and join us in Santa's Workshop: Cookies from the Iron Waffle to decorate, hot apple cider and cocoa for the kids, craft stations and Santa will be there! Please bring a toy/donation for Christmas for Kids! Toy wrapping stations will be on-site. Adults can enjoy a drink, eat and be merry! 
More Info: www.sherwoodforestmnlodge.com

Sertoma's Winter Wonderland
5:30PM-8:30PM
About: 
Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of more than 80 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights.
More Info: http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com/