The North Pole Extravaganza is back
Santa Claus is coming to town for the 24th annual North Pole Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The event, which had to be cancelled last year because of the pandemic, returns with specials at several locations in town for pre-holiday shopping.
Bethel Fellowship Church will again be host to several vendors selling homemade and packaged gifts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rolls and coffee will be available for morning visitors and a Sloppy Joe lunch will also be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Edward's will again have its popular bake sale with breads, cookies, bars and much more.
There will be a silent auction that benefits the Christmas Angels program.
Santa Claus will be arriving via a Minneota fire truck at 11 a.m. and parents can have their children's picture taken with him.
Many businesses in town will also be offering specials, treats and prizes.
One More Time thrift store will host its annual silent auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW building on Jefferson Street next to the Mascot. Proceeds go to the School of St. Edward. There will be over 100 items, including chairs, tables, desks, dressers, couches and much more. Cash only and items must be picked up by 3 p.m. that same day.
The Arched Door will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have sales on Christmas decor, gifts and decor, and prize drawings.
AgPlus is offering gift cards for sale, as well as porch pots for $44.99 (small) and $54.99 (large).
B Lenore will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer 10 percent off storewide, as well as $5 doll clothes and $5 Minneota Viking infant/toddler clothing.
City Hall Bar & Grill will offer a lunch special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that consists of buy one Smashburger for $8 and get the second one free.
J's Dream will host a Pop-up Tastefully Simple party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be sales, treats and door prizes.
This and That Recreated has a large Christmas section. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have a 25 percent off storewide sale.
Hometown Kitchen and Bath will be open from 9 a.m. to noon with storewide sales.
More details will be available in next week's Mascot.