Tickets Are Now on Sale For the Regions Premier Holiday Event The Festival of Wreaths

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual MeritCare Festival of Wreaths. The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Ramada Plaza Suites Crystal Ballroom, Fargo. Events include shopping; a casual party with music by Past Due; breakfast and lunch events with Santa; and an elegant, formal gala. Proceeds from this year's event will be used to purchase dialysis machines to support the work of MeritCare Dialysis Services.

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual MeritCare Festival of Wreaths. The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Ramada Plaza Suites Crystal Ballroom, Fargo. Events include shopping; a casual party with music by Past Due; breakfast and lunch events with Santa; and an elegant, formal gala. Proceeds from this year's event will be used to purchase dialysis machines to support the work of MeritCare Dialysis Services.

All Festival of Wreath activities are open to the public. Reservations are required for some activities. Tickets 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:
  • Girls' Night Out, Thursday, 7 p.m.
    Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
    An evening out with the gals! This event includes delicious edible centerpieces, a style show, an appearance by Elvis, and holiday shopping.

  • 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.
    Cash-and-carry shops: Alpine Village is a cash-and-carry shop that features miniature trees and gingerbread houses created by local chefs and artists. The Timeless Treasures Boutique is filled with an assortment of decorations and other holiday-related items available for cash-and-carry.
    A Sillent auction is available throughout the weekend festivities, with special items ending during Girls' Night Out and Dazzle to Denims Dance.

  • Festival Luncheon, Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Tickets: $25, reservations required.
    Enjoy a wonderful lunch while listening to Brazilian psychologist, comedian and author Chris Linnares. Chris, now of Fargo, has spent her career offering modern women a sensible approach to overhauling their lives.

  • English Tea at Three, Friday, 3-5 p.m.
    Tickets: $15
    An afternoon social to include a traditional English tea experience as presented by the British Club of Fargo-Moorhead.

  • Dazzle to Denims' Party, Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight
    Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door (must be 21 years of age or older)
    A cocktail party with live music provided by Past Due, and cash bar will be available.

  • Breakfast or Pizza with Santa, Saturday, 9 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children 10 and under. Reservations required.
    Children have the opportunity to dine with Santa. They also get to enjoy the sounds and smells of the holidays as they decorate gingerbread cookies and sing songs.

  • Gala, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. social, 8 p.m. dinner
    Tickets: $100 per person; reservations required.
    A gourmet dinner followed by an exciting, live auction.