Winter Community Events

Santa in the Park

Saturday, December 4
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Rivers Edge Commons Park

Holiday Makers Market

Saturday, December 4
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Furniture and Things Community Event Center

Join us on Saturday, December 4 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for some amazing holiday fun in downtown Elk River. There will be free holiday photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, goodie bags for the first 250 kids, a petting zoo with a holiday pony, kid's craft stations, all followed by a tree lighting ceremony at dusk.

Happening in conjunction with this event, you won't want to miss the inaugural Holiday Makers Market, also on Saturday, December 4 at Furniture and Things Community Event Center from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Numerous vendors will be on site selling unique products, décor, clothing and more - making it the perfect opportunity to load up your sleigh and check some holiday shopping off your to-do list.


Winter Walking at Woodland Trails 

Join us for a series of magical moonlit walks at Woodland Trails Regional Park this winter. We’ll meet up from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month to enjoy the groomed winter walking trails while taking in the crisp winter air and watching for wildlife.

Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for use. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear proper winter walking shoes or boots. Look for the group in the parking lot of Woodland Trails Regional Park located at 20135 Elk Lake Rd. NW.

Each event will take place the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • December 13
  • January 10
  • February 14

No registration required for this free event. 

Woodland trails walk 6

Operation: Fill A Fire TruckOperation Fill a Fire Truck

Elk River firefighters and their families are on a mission to ensure that children and at-risk youth in our area have at least one gift under the tree this Christmas.

ERFD is collecting new, unwrapped gifts for youth including: Dolls, movies, cars, board games, sports equipment, arts and crafts, and more! Those who are unsure of what to donate are welcome to donate gift cards, which are helpful in filling the gaps among age groups for which gifts are needed.

Each year, ERFD sees the greatest need for items geared toward older youth and teens. Gift cards such as VISA, Amazon, or gas cards make great gifts in addition to toiletries, perfume/cologne, etc.

** Cash and check accepted, make checks out to Elk River Fire Foundation. **

Accepting donations November 12 - December 12 at the following sites:

  • Elk River City Hall - 13065 Orono Pkwy (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • AEGIR Brewing Co - 707 Main St.
  • Elk River Lutheran Church - 729 Main St.
  • Furniture and Things Community Event Center - 1000 School St.
  • Kemper Drug - 323 Jackson Ave.
  • Replenish Nutrition - 19262 Evans St.
  • Snap Fitness/Fuse Fitness Coaching - 19022 Freeport Ave
  • Zylstra Harley-Davidson - 19600 Evans St. 
  • 101 Market - 8980 Quantrelle Ave. (Otsego)