Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market, aka The FARM, announces its annual Christmas In July event. The month-long event features family fun, nostalgia, and, of course, holiday shopping!
While the mall’s Holiday Hayloft and several vendors offer Christmas items all year long, this event not only has more vendors offering Christmas items, but the shop’s entryway will be decorated for the holiday and the store itself filled with Christmas music.
Kristi Bixby, owner of the antique mall, says, “Christmas In July has been a huge event for us the past few years. The community loves it! It’s more relaxing to shop for decorations and gifts before all the hectic holiday activities begin. And it’s fun to find unique items that aren’t at all the box stores.”
Bixby also says those traveling to the area appreciate the event too. “Collectors of Christmas items collect all year ‘round - and we collectors love to go hunting for our treasures on vacations!"
In addition to the holiday atmosphere and seasonal finds, there’s holiday entertainment during Christmas In July.
Fargo’s own Mrs. Claus will make her annual July appearance at The FARM, handing out candy canes and posing for pictures with children.
“Children really light up when they see Mrs. Claus!” says Deanna Dahlsad, the mall’s Events Coordinator. “And I think a number of parents enjoy the gentle reminder to children out of school for the Summer to behave if they want to be on the Nice List!”
Fargo’s Mrs. Claus also has a lot of fun herself. “I love heading to The FARM to look for treasures and trinkets. It's never too early to start your Christmas shopping, and it's always the right time to be in the Christmas spirit!”
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the store’s Scavenger Hunt or "I Spy" sheets are holiday-themed for Christmas in July.
“Not only do children like the scavenger hunts, but adults do too. Couples and groups of friends will compete for bragging rights to see who can complete the sheets first. It’s a lot of fun!” says Bixby.
“Sometimes people are more than a little surprised to walk in and discover Christmas is happening in the mall in July. Maybe they think we’re a little nuts,” laughs Dahlsad, “but in no time they’re enjoying the music, feeling nostalgic for happy holiday times, and sharing their stories of elves on shelves and grandma’s ornaments.”
Christmas In July at The FARM runs the entire month of July. Fargo’s Mrs. Claus will be at the antique mall on Saturday, July 15th, from 11 am until 3 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Please Note: In preparation for this event (and some deep cleaning), the mall will close early on Thursday, June 29th, at 4 pm and remain closed all day Friday, June 30th.