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Record Breaking Attendance at Christmas on the Prairie

People attend the Christmas on the Prairie event on December 1st.

This year, Bonanzaville's "Christmas on the Prairie" event came back to life with record breaking attendance. Over 1,300 people attended the event on Saturday, Dec. 1st, at Bonanzaville. The event included horse drawn wagon rides, Christmas carolers, cookie decorating, Christmas crafts, an ugly sweater competition, vendors, demonstrators, photos with Santa Claus, and more.

"We couldn't be happier with the outcome at this year's event! As we continue to grow next year, we are looking forward to offering more programming, bringing out more volunteers, and increasing the number of businesses participating in our Village Decorating Competition," explained Julie Portillo, the Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Bonanzaville, about next year's event scheduled for Dec. 7th, 2013.

If you weren't able to make it out to Bonanzaville in West Fargo for Christmas on the Prairie, you can still enjoy the decorated village during their drive-through holiday lights tours every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 22nd. The cost is only $3 per car or $5 for limousines and buses.

Bonanzaville is a pioneer village and museum operated by the Cass County Historical Society, with a mission to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of the Red River Valley. It is the region's largest historical attraction with 43 historic buildings, and more than 400,000 artifacts.

For more information on Bonanzaville and any upcoming events, to volunteer, or to plan a special event on site, please contact Julie Portillo at (701)282-2822 or at