Scour the big and little towns in Western North Dakota and you’ll find Christmas Light displays like this.
We couldn’t find a neighborhood of light, and the city doesn’t have a community display, but downtown has a scattering of lights.
It doesn’t take long to swing through Arnegard to see Christmas lights. After all, there are only about 150 people who call Arnegard home.
The little town of Dodge, population about 100, doesn’t have much of a community display, but the patriotism of the town is well placed in the midst of the Christmas display on Highway 200.
With 1,000 people in Belfield, it’s a bit easier to find one or two well-lit houses. The town doesn’t have a community display, but that doesn’t stop residents from decorating with lights.
You have to get off the Highway 85 bypass around Alexander to see the community light display. There at the city park on what used to be Highway 85, next to the landmark public water fountain is a lit up section of town.
Medora has lights everywhere. On the edge of town the Christmas lights give grazing deer lights to eat by. Downtown, at least one of the residents is a light display to see.
Williston’s light display is featured in national and regional magazines – and there’s a reason why. It’ll cost ya $5.00 which goes to a local public service group such as the Parent Teacher Organization. Then, for the next five or 10 minutes, you can drive through light tunnels and past displays erected by local businesses.
Here are two short video clips of the Williston Christmas Lights Display:
Williston’s Facebook page includes more information.
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