December Downtown Specials!


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Don’t forget to head Downtown for A Hometown Christmas November 30-December 2nd! More info HERE


*Free Donation Day at the Museum*

Monday, December 11 from 10 AM-4 PM.

One free admission for every two personal care items donated.

Donations will be given to Alexandria’s Outreach Food Shelf for their Holiday Train contribution December 12.

Any two of the following items will earn one free admission at the museum:

Box of Facial Tissue
Full Size Shampoo
Roll of Paper Towels
Full Size Conditioner  

  *The Holiday Train* 

 Tuesday, December 12 at 11:30am 

Join the Outreach Food Shelf, Canadian Pacific Railway and the Runestone Museum at Nokomis & 8th for this Holiday Event!

*Runestone Museum Bake Sale*

The Runestone Museum Foundation Bake Sale will be Friday, December 15 at the Museum Store from 12 PM-6 PM.

Don’t miss out on this flagship event!
Goodies will include lefse, rosettes, shortbread, peanut brittle, cranberry and white chocolate cookies, monster cookies, seven layer bars, krumkake, and much more!
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Register to win a Woodland Lantern w/Candle & Floral during the December Sale on now through Saturday, December 23rd!  Shop our sale flyer for Russell Stover candy, plush indoor snowballs (great for hours of fun!), and all the gift wrapping supplies you will need for the holidays!



Cherry Street Books has two fun book signing events coming up in December!  From Noon until 2 PM on Saturday December 2nd it’s time for some fun and humor.  Kiersten Hall will be here  with her two books.  I Do is a book about true humorous wedding mishaps that would be a fun gift book for engaged or newly married couples or just for anyone with a good sense of humor and who enjoys a funny story.  Hall worked as a wedding photographer and has experienced it all!  Her second book is Corner Confessions.  Many people have a secret that they’re dying to confess and often they will tell it to a complete stranger when they have the opportunity.  Hall has collected many “confessions” that will surprise and amuse the reader.  When you stop in, be sure to ask her about the confession that came in over the phone when she was a guest on KXRA’s Open Line program a few month’s ago!  Kiersten lives in the Metro area.

Starting at Noon on Saturday December 9th we will present author Candace Simar with her newest book, Dear Homefolks & Other Stories.  Her historic fiction novel series (Abercrombie Trial etc.) has proved to be very popular here and we’re sure readers will enjoy this collection as well.  She’ll be here until 2 o’clock and we  hope you’ll pop in to say hello to this charming lady!  Candace has been busy writing since she retired from her nursing career; she calls Pequot Lakes home.

For the Hometown Christmas shopping weekend (Nov. 30 –  Dec. 3rd) we will have some special sales in the store.  All hard cover books and all games will be 10% off plus all Melissa & Doug puzzles, crafts kits and toys will be 20% off.  We are glad to help with gift ideas, so please just let us know what you are looking for and we’ll do our best to find something perfect!



“The Store with Character”….Where Santa Shops!

“Holiday Stained Glass Lamp Give Away”
Now through December 16, 2017
Enter the drawing to receive one of 6 Stained Glass Table Lamps from our store!
Enter Online:
Like our Facebook page – Past & Present Home Gallery
Comment on our Holiday Lamp Give Away post.
If you’ve already liked our Facebook page, that’s great! Just comment on our Holiday Lamp Give Away post and you’ll be entered into the drawing.

Discover great Christmas savings and enjoy coffee and cookies while strolling through 3 levels with 13,000 sq ft of showroom.

Don’t forget to shop the “Man Cave” or perhaps the “Diva Den” and find a unique one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything.
New KT Design items ready for you and gift giving.
It’s Sweater Weather! Stay warm with our wool sweaters and handmade wool mittens in the Diva Den.
Shop our fresh “Cottage White” Collection of furniture and decor and our fun Retro selection.

Holiday Hours:
Open Christmas Eve til 3:00 p.m. for the last minute shoppers
Closed Christmas Day
Closed New Years Day
“Merry Christmas & Happy New Year” to everyone!!!

Open Year Round
Mon – Sat  10-5
Sunday  12-4
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Book your holiday party with La Ferme! Dates are filling up call to reserve your space.
December 11 – Meet Your Farmer, Thank Your Farmer. Hors D’oeuvres and social hour from 5PM-6PM, Three course meal paired with Bent Paddle Beers at 6PM. $55 per person, all inclusive.
December 16 – Root Cellar Holiday Feast. We worked hard all growing season to preserve food for this night. Five courses with five fun wines! $85 per person, all inclusive.
Saturday nights we have live music. Check out for list of performers.
La Ferme will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Happy Holidays!



Why spend the Holidays running around from store to store?

ACE Hardware is your Holiday connection for everything you need to celebrate the season.

You’ll find fantastic deals on a wide selection of holiday lights, decorations, housewares and unique gift ideas.

And, you’ll save big on the tools, paint and household essentials you need to get ready for holiday gathering.

We have a huge selection of Yeti Coolers and Drinkware!  And right now get a $50 Ace Gift Card with the purchase of any Yeti cooler $249 and up or get a $10 Ace Gift Card with the purchase of any 2 Drinkware items.  Yeti products are a super gift!

And for the Grill Masters out there, we have great deals on Traeger & Weber Grills and a HUGE selection of grilling accessories, sauces & spices!

ACE, the helpful holiday place.  With quick, helpful service & convenient parking, visit Ace, in Long Prairie & Downtown Alexandria.


Thanks for shopping DOWNTOWN!

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