Celebrate the Season in Roseau


November 26, 2022

by Jodi Wojciechowski

The Holiday Season is underway in Roseau. The Christmas lights are going up around town and a lot of holiday events are happening.

Christmas Ornament Drive

Kecia Stroot wants to make Christmas a little brighter for local residents. She is seeking donations to enable her to put together Christmas gift bags for all the residents at Roseau Manor!

Each donation of $10 will allow a resident to receive a gift bag, which includes a beautiful fair-trade hand painted paper mache ornament of a songbird and an ornament holder to display it!

Please join her in sponsoring gifts for the local residents. At the time of writing this article, she has already received enough donations to provide gift bags for Roseau Manor and is moving on to all the assisted living facilities.

Once this is completed, she will continue expanding on to other places as well.

If you would like to help, please send a donation to: Kecia Stroot, 41085 State Highway 11, Roseau, MN 56751

Holiday Arts, Craft

and Vendor Show

On November 25 and 26 the 48th Annual Holiday Arts, Craft and Vendor Show will be held at the Roseau Community School Commons.

You will be amazed at all the great gift ideas and you may find a few things for yourself as well!

Many familiar vendors will be back along with some new ones. Everything from quilts, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, Christmas wreaths, Tupperware, Scentsy, crafts, homemade goods, books and much more to choose from for under the tree. There is something for everyone at the local show.

If you have a sweet tooth be sure to stop by for homemade caramels, licorice, stop to see Lisa with her lefse, jellies, jams and much more.

The hours of the show are Friday, November 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is free. More details can be found on their Facebook page, Roseau Arts, Craft and Vendor Show.

The funds received from the booth rentals of this event decorate both bridges in Roseau for the Holidays.

Be sure to check out the coupon sheets that are handed out at the Holiday Arts, Craft and Vendor show. Shop local and save BIG!

Tree Lighting

The Annual Tree Lighting will be held Friday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. by the Hwy 11 bridge. Bring the whole family. Join Pastor Nate Johnson, of Roseau Evangelical Church and Dean Hedlund for scripture readings and join in singing some Christmas carols. Dean will have his guitar on-hand. Enjoy listening to the reading of the Christmas Carol. Citizens State Bank is providing hot apple cider and cookies.

Roseau’s Annual

Christmas Lighting Contest

Be sure to sign up to enter the City of Roseau Christmas Lighting Contest.

You can stop by either Citizens State Bank or Border Bank between November 21 thru December 13 to be entered in the contest. You can also nominate a friend or neighbor!

Judges will be out December 14 from 6 -10 p.m. to determine the winners. This year’s judges range between 8 years old to 79 years old and all share in the spirit of the season.

They are collecting entries so they can have a map available for ease in viewing. The maps will be available at the Roseau City Office and local banks.

There will be three categories this year: Traditional and Most Festive for residential and Most Merry and Bright for the businesses.

Three winners will be awarded for each category. Judging will include your yard and house or business that is visible to the public as they drive or walk by your place.

All the winners will receive Roseau Dough prizes and of course, bragging rights for the year!

The Roseau Times-Region will print photos of all the winners once they are announced.

Roseau County Museum’s

Indoor Tree walk

On November 29 starting at 5:30 head over to the Roseau County Museum for an evening of festivities.

They are starting off with a supper at 5:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $15 per person.

The menu includes: soups, chicken salad, build-your-own sandwich bar and dessert.

Around 6:15 p.m. Dean and Peggy Ellingson will present a light-hearted musical selection featuring antique tunes and vintage songs for your enjoyment.

Also from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the museum will be open to the public for the opening of the tree walk.

RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Roseau County organizations, businesses, families, and staff will be showcasing their creative talents by decorating a tree in the museum.

There is still time and trees available for decorating. Reserve your tree soon to help decorate the museum and share your creativity.

Visit Roseau County Museum's website or Facebook for more details and a registration form. For questions call 218-463-1918.

Holiday Fantasy

Holiday Fantasy is back and tickets will be available, beginning Friday, November 25, at all participating merchants.

Each shopper will receive one fantasy ticket just for stopping, and an additional ticket for every $10 purchase.

The first drawing will be Thursday, December 1 and will be held every Thursday in December. They will be giving away $400 in Roseau Dough weekly and multiple $50 gift cards from C and C business members.

There will be over $6,000 in prizes given away in the month of December. Shop local and win!

Check with participating merchants for extended holiday shopping hours as they may vary.

Nights of Lights

Nights of Lights will be held at the Roseau Pioneer Farm and Village December 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23 from 5-7 p.m. It looks like it will be a fun event for everyone! You are able to do a drive-through or a walk-through this year.

There will be singing and playing of instruments in the chapel each night, as well. They are still looking for more volunteers for this festivity. Contact Sinnomon Krings at 218-242-1315 if you would like to volunteer.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting each night. They will have a horse-drawn carriage that will take you through the Pioneer Farm and Village. You can also bring your Letters to Santa to the Nights of Lights and mail them from their special North Pole Post Office.

The volunteers will take special care of them each night and make sure they get delivered to Santa.

The Gift of Giving

The Roseau Public Library will host this program again this year in coordination with their many great volunteers. The Gift of Giving will be held December 5.🎄

The Gift of Giving is a shopping event created for young community members to pick out and purchase gifts for their loved ones.

This program relies solely on donations to be a success. Donations are being accepted now through December 3 at the Roseau Public Library.

• Any new or gently used item that the young community members would purchase for their mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, teacher, friend or loved one will be accepted.

• No clothing or shoes as these items tend to be hard to size for specific people.

• They are also looking for donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, name tags, bows and tape to complete the giving experience.

If you have some extra time and would like to volunteer, they would love to have you! They will need help with set-up, gift wrapping, helping the children shop, and clean-up.

🤔Any questions, please contact the Roseau Public Library at 218-463-2825.

Super Saturday Santa

Santa Claus is coming to Roseau! Save the date for Super Santa Saturday sponsored by the Women of Today.

Santa will be at the Roseau Library on Saturday, December 3.

Old-Fashioned Christmas

Open House

The Pioneer Farm and Village invites you to their annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House on December 4 from 4-7 p.m.

You can see the lighted Village in which you will be in awe! There will be rides given on a horse drawn sleigh.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to greet all the children. You can join along in singing all the favorite Christmas carols and have some coffee, cider, cookies and treats around the campfire!

Christmas Treasures

Roseau Area Friends of the Library are hosting Christmas Treasures Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at the Roseau City Center.

To celebrate the 84th anniversary of the Roseau Public Library they will have seasonal music by Sloughgrass a band from Birchdale, Minn.

There will also be Christmas readings and some drawings for great prizes. Festive refreshments will be served after the program!


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