All Festival of Wreath activities are open to the public. Reservations are required for some activities. Tickets/reservations are available by calling the MeritCare Foundation at (701) 234-6190 or (800) 437-4010, ext. 6190 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, or tickets may be purchased online at festivalofwreaths.meritcare.com.
Following is the line-up of events:
- Your Home for the Holiday, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Learn how to throw the party of the season. This event features a holiday wear style show, flair bartending, tips for the perfect menu and decorating.
- Open House Shopping Extravaganza, Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: $3 adults; $1 children age 10 and under.
Features nine specialty shopping areas: Gingerbread Lane – gingerbread houses created by local chefs, artists and children. Timeless Treasures Boutique – assortment of decorations and other holiday-related items. 12 Days of Christmas – bid on gift packages via the silent auction. An Affair to Remember – bid on unique dinners and parties, special menus created by area cooks and served in some of the most beautiful houses in Fargo-Moorhead. Tiny Timbers – miniature trees decorated by volunteers. Santa's Treat Shoppe – tasty treats including infamous gingerbread cookies. O Christmas Tree – bid on trees specially decorated for this event. Deck the Halls – bid on magnificent wreaths…the signature items. Holiday Gallery – bid on unique handcrafted holiday items via the silent auction.
- Festival Luncheon, Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tickets: $20, reservations required.
Enjoy a wonderful lunch while listening to local motivational speaker Robin Silverman talk about "Being a Gift."
- Dazzle to Denims Party, Friday, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
This casual party features music by The Shakers. Also enjoy beer tasting, shopping or take part in the silent auction.
- Breakfast or Pizza with Santa, Saturday, 9 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 adults, $10 children 10 and under. Reservations required.
Entertainment, pictures with Santa and all children will receive a gift.
- Gala, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Tickets $90 per person; reservations required.
An elegant, formal event; includes gourmet dinner and a silent and live auction.