A Bismarck-Mandan Christmas | VideoKristin Clouston | 12/25/2012
Sure, it may be cold and snowy, but some people say they wouldn`t have it any other way.
"For me Christmas and snow and cold they all go together. I wouldn`t think of being in Arizona or Florida or anyplace else this time of year," said Tom Miller.
"I love the snow. I like the activities. We also enjoy our church we go to and enjoy being able to celebrate the Christmas season together," said Lynn Wolf.
"There`s nothing like that cozy feeling of being home and the snow outside and just being able to spend time with your family," said Brian Marcus.
Others say they just like to get out and see what`s happening.
"Probably just the spirit. Going down to the mall, to small businesses, shopping and just being out and among people. There really is a spirit of Christmas in Bismarck-Mandan," said Kelvin Hullet.
"We have kind of have that old town atmosphere for Christmas and I always call Mandan the biggest small town in North Dakota and we kind of portray that with our Christmas themes downtown," said Marlo Anderson.
"It`s very, very busy. Everybody`s in a good mood. Everybody`s out looking for something unique," said Nancy Phelps.
They say you don`t have to go far to find a little Christmas magic.
"I like the lights and going to the symphony, the Christmas concert at the Belle," said Naomi Danschan.
"We go at Christmas time and we look at the lights. I have little kids that are eight and ten and they love going up to Candy Cane Lane," said Joan Knoll.
Who knew you could do so many different things with Christmas lights?
To see the lights for yourself head to the corner of Kennedy and Divide in Bismarck.