Chisholm Cash

Chisholm Cash

Want a great way to shop local at a discount? With Chisholm Cash you spend $25 for the price of $35 in cash certificates, and just in time for the holidays too! Get all of your gifts in town for an easy discount and make the holidays a breeze this season. 

 

Useable at any Chisholm business and spend smart, shop local! And if you are unable to use them by the end of the season, no worries, they don’t expire until the end of December of next year! So feel free to hold on to them for some early summer gear once the season rolls back around again. Certificates will also be available for purchase in-person during the Chamber Holiday Expo, so stop by and see us as we are around town and grab some certificates from us as you do some shopping downtown!

 

Purchase $25 and get an additional $10 in certificates FREE! These cash certificates can be used at any participating Chisholm business. Limit (2) $25 certificates per individual. Certificates will be mailed to you to the address you provide or you may pick them up at our Chamber office.  

Purchase Chamber Cash HERE.

Visit our Chamber store and purchase your Chamber Cash while supplies last!

 

 

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Hoop Club Pasta Fundraiser

Hoop Club Pasta Fundraiser: Skip Cooking Dinner For a Cause

The Hoop Club Pasta Fundraiser is back with Polar Bear Days! Come out and have some pasta for a cause on Wednesday, February 22nd from 4-7 PM at Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm! Proceeds from the Hoop Club Pasta Dinner go towards tournament costs, scholarships and other necessities to operate the club. 

Are you interested in what the Hoop Club does, what they’re about and who they benefit? Visit them on their group page and learn about the work they do with Chisholm kids and why they are a benefit to the community! Take a golden opportunity to skip cooking for a night and help this community organization by eating pasta at Valentini’s.

Penne Pasta, Sugo Sauce, Coleslaw, Bread & Butter $12

Dine in or Carry-out, lunch delivery available for  with a minimum of 5 orders~
Call 969-3064 for details.
 
Tickets available at Valentini’s Supper Club, Tom & Jerry’s Bar, Keyboard Liquor, & Jim’s Sports Club.
 
 
Check out the Polar Bear Days Facebook Page for more upcoming events or view the full list on our Polar Bear Days blog.
 
If you would like to know about more upcoming events visit Chisholm Chamber on our website!
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Sled the City

Sled the City: The Anticipated End of Polar Bear Days Sledding Party

Sled the City will be taking place on Saturday, February 25th from 10AM-4PM at the top of 3rd Street and it’s set to be a fun filled day of sledding & ice skating! There will also be free books & cookies provided by the Chisholm Public Library at the South Side Skating Rink at the bottom of the hill where attendees can enjoy open skate. 

Sled the City is fairly new insofar as our Annual Polar Bear Days events and it is possibly some of the best fun you can have in town this winter, a sledding party right in downtown is definitely something nobody would want to miss!

There’s a few other in town events on the 25th too that you should check out if you’re planning on sledding through Chisholm:

  1. Chisholm Lion’s Club Kids Pajama Party – from 11AM-1PM at Jim’s (Bring the kids in after sledding to warm up, play games, and grab some snacks!)
  2. 12th Annual Luau – 8PM Costume Party at Jim’s with LIVE music by “Merchants of Swill” Limbo contest, costume contest & fishbowl drinks.
  3. Pool Tournament at T&T DOM – Pool tournament at 3PM and LIVE music by “The Hooligans” at 6PM
  4. Snowshoe Adventure Hike at MDC – 1PM-3PM  3-mile guided snowshoe hike to the historic Glen Location with a bonfire, s’mores, and hot cocoa in front of the Thompson Homestead Exhibit. 

Check out the Polar Bear Days Facebook Page to see other upcoming events or visit our Chisholm Polar Bear Days blog post for a full list of events!

 

 

If you would like to know about more upcoming events in the Chisholm area, visit us on our website!

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Annual $12K Raffle

Polar Bear Days Annual $12K Raffle

The Annual $12K Raffle for the Polar Bear Days Festival is back and the drawing will be on February 15th at Tom & Jerry’s Bar! Tickets are $100 each and can be found at Jim’s, Valentini’s Tom & Jerry’s, Keyboard, and the Chisholm Chamber Office. 

There will also be side raffles and a secondary drawing for additional cash prizes, a live auction, and a “cash cube” where you will have fifteen seconds to grab as much cash as you can! Although you don’t need to be present to win the main prizes it is highly recommended to be there for all of the extra prizes. 

The Cash Cube is sponsored by First National Bank, check them out and see what your local bank can offer you in savings & loans!

Cash Prizes are as Follows:

  • First Prize – $8,000
  • 2nd Prize – $1,500
  • 3rd Prize – $500
  • 7 Winners Receive – $200
  • 6 Winners Receive – $100

Side Raffle Prizes:

  • “Discovery” MDC Basket – Valued at $105, $1 Raffle Ticket
  • “Splurge” Visa Gift Card – Valued at $250, $2 Raffle Ticket
  • “Happy & Healthy” 30 West Fitness & Recreation – Valued at $175, $2 Raffle Ticket
  • “Yell at Them in Person” 2 Twins Tickets/$25 Gas Card – Valued at $175, $2 Raffle Ticket
  • “Bluestreak Pride” 2 Bluestreak Passes – Valued at $150, $2 Raffle Tickets
  • “Party Fun” Liquor Tote – Valued at $450, $2 Raffle Ticket
  • “Vices” Scratch Off Lottery Tickets – Valued at $100, $5 Raffle Ticket

LIVE Auction Prizes:

  • “Rock The Ridge & Relax” Giants Ridge/AmericInn Lodge & Suites Jacuzzi Room & 4 Golf Tickets
  • “Homemade Italiano” Family Style Dinner for 8 at Valentini’s & Two Carafes of Wine
  • “Steak Escape” Fortune Bay Package – One Night stay in a premium room, $50 dining credits to Sunset Steak House/Tamarack

 

See More upcoming Polar Bear Days Events on the official Polar Bear Days Facebook Page!

See more upcoming events, our local businesses & more on our Chisholm Chamber website

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Healthy Vibes Tasting Party

The Healthy Vibes Tasting Party will be held on February 13th during Chisholm’s Polar Bear Days Festival. Take this chance to try out some delicious and surprising flavors, maybe you’ll even find a new favorite!

With a mission to provide a healthy choice to supplement your diet and appease your taste buds, Healthy Vibes has been creating tons of flavors and using their Herbalife Products to make them a great choice for anyone with their health in mind. At the Healthy Vibes Tasting Party you may also learn more about their Herbalife Products and see for yourself why Healthy Vibes is a great option for your healthy drink  or snack option!

Not to mention, they are on the same block as 30 West and are an ideal stop off point after your work out if you really want to feed your body right!

Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door or in advance. So come out and explore some new flavors with Healthy Vibes on February 13th and find your new favorite flavor!

 

Check out Healthy Vibes on their Facebook Page and see what new flavors they’re concocting as well as more upcoming events, special deals & MORE!

See more upcoming events on the Chisholm Chamber website

Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest

The Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest is back again this year during February’s Annual Polar Bear Days Festival. There will be prizes, foods, and plenty of fish to catch this year!

Why wait for the summer? Come out on the lake this winter for a community ice fishing competition and win cash prizes for various fish categories! It’s sure to be a fun chance to get the family out and active during these winter months and you might even catch a winner!

Come out to Longyear Lake (North side only) on Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Registration is at 9am-10am / Fishing 10am-2pm

 

Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest Rules

*$10 per hole/ max 2 holes per person

*Kids under 18/ $5 per hole/ max 2 holes

*Free hotdog & pop for all kids registered

*Random Prize Drawings including “Custom Fishing Rod” by Mike Lesch

*Cash Prize for various fish categories

*NO CHARGE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES WITH ID

 

Concessions on site and yes, Fish Houses are allowed!

~Contest will be cancelled if temperature or wind chill is zero or below at 8am

 

See more about Chisholm Kiwanis, what they do, & upcoming events

See More upcoming events on our calendar at Chisholm Chamber

 

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NTXX Polar Bear Ride

Hit the Trails with Food, Fun & Community

The Annual NTXX Polar Bear Ride will start on February 25th and will meet at Jim’s Sports Club at 9AM for breakfast specials before heading out to the trails at 10AM. Ride with NTXX to the Highway 5 Bar on the Chisholm ATV trail for a pit stop before continuing on to the Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club Shelter for FREE lunch of polish & chips and a bonfire!

The ride continues on toward Side Lake (at each rider’s personal pace) and will conclude back in Chisholm where there will be a party at Jim’s Annual Luau with food and entertainment!

Information Worth Noting for the NTXX Polar Bear Day Ride

  • Make sure to dress for the weather as temperatures have varied for this annual ride from -20 degrees to 55 degrees
  • There will be ZERO tolerance for ATVs on the designated snowmobile trails. ATV riders should only use designated ATV trails  

Join up with the NTXX Polar Bear Days Ride for an exhilarating day of snowmobiling through the extensive trails around the Chisholm area! Check out the event on the Polar Bear Days Facebook Page!  

 

Check out more of our upcoming events as well as our directory on our Chisholm Chamber website!

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Polar Bear Days Parties at Jim’s

Costumes, Dancing, Music & More!

Save the dates for some upcoming Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill this February! Nothing beats the winter blues quite like music, costume parties & dancing; this February you can catch two themed parties right in downtown Chisholm with their Dancing Through the Decades costume party on February 18th & their 12th Annual Luau Party on February 25th! Why wait for spring to get here when we can have a party now?

Dancing Through the Decades Polar Bear Days Costume Party

The first of Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s is Dancing Through the Decades which will be on February 18th at 9PM. Dress to the 9’s in your favorite historical era (whether or not that is strictly 20th Century is up to your interpretation & imagination) and party with flap dancers, hippies, 80’s metal rock bands, and mobsters in a time-warp winter wrap-up celebration of the times party that is sure to be an amazing time!

12th Annual Polar Bear Days Luau Party

The 12th Annual Luau Party at Jim’s will take place on February 25th and marks the end of Polar Bear Days. There will be LIVE music from Merchants of Swill starting at 8PM and lots of tropical themed fun to be had throughout the evening, so make sure to break out your grass skirts! 

Precluding the Luau will be the Chisholm Lions Kids Pajama Party with games, bingo & snacks so the kids can have a party this February too!

 

Check out more of our upcoming events at our Chisholm Chamber website!      

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Side Lake Winter Festival

All of the Best Things in Winter Wrapped into a Winter Festival You Won’t Want to Miss!

The Side Lake Winter Festival will be taking place on January 21st at the Side Lake Community Center from 1PM – 4PM!  Make sure to bring your friends and family out to shake off some of those winter blues and to dive in to a day of winter fun. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather as the event will be held outdoors! Visit their event on Facebook for updates and more! Or visit their website to see upcoming events with their 4 Seasons of Fun!

What to expect:

  • Ice Skating
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • “Human Curling”
  • Snow Maze
  • Local Craft Vendors
  • Snacks
  • Games
  • Inside Activities
Come out for very cool great time with a ton to do, because the best way to beat the winter is to get up and having fun. So bring everyone out and beat those winter blues with a lineup of games and activities that are sure to heat things up!
 
The Side Lake Winter Festival is free to attend and open to the public!
Questions, contact us at sidelakeevents@gmail.com
 
Check out our Chisholm Chamber website for more upcoming events as well as our community directory
 
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Discover Snowshoeing

Discover Snowshoeing This Winter at Minnesota Discovery Center

There are plenty of opportunities to discover snowshoeing this season with a few events planned at Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC). Reservations must be made in advance as there is limited availability for these guided tours; admission for members is $18 and $20 for non-members. To make your reservation now contact MDC at 218-254-7959!

Upcoming Snowshoe Hikes:

  • Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike – February 2nd starting at 5:30PM (Hike begins at 6PM) For this snowshoe hike, we’ll embark on a 3-mile (round trip) adventure to the historic Glen Location with our trained snowshoe guides. Our guides will point out fun facts and historic artifacts along the way. After exploring, will brew some hot cocoa and roast the perfect s’more over a bonfire in front of the Thompson Homestead. There’s something majestic about snowshoeing in the soft light of the February Snow Moon!
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hike – Saturday, February 25th 12:30PM to 3PM
  • Moonlit Snowshoe Hike – Thursday, March 9th 5:30PM to 8PM

Discover snowshoeing this winter and make some great memories on The Range!

If you would like to know more about Minnesota Discovery Center, their upcoming events, or would like to join their newsletter for instant updates visit them at their website!

Please note that the Minnesota Discovery Center’s cold weather policy permits that we cancel/postpone hikes if the temperature is below zero, unless guides suggest otherwise. Full refunds will be issued if MDC cancels the event and/or if cancellations are made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. If events are full, ask our admissions staff to add your name to the waiting list for that event and our staff will contact you if spots become available.

 

See more upcoming events and news at Chisholm Chamber!

 

Available Lodging

Iron Trail Campground – Open YEAR ROUND!! The Chisholm Iron Trail Campground is owned & operated by the City of Chisholm, offering full hookup and 7 tent sites.  Sites vary between 30/50 amp electric (see specific site information on Camplife.com), air conditioners, heaters and pets allowed. Clean restrooms, firewood, hot showers, dump station, laundry facilities, picnic tables, cable TV and high speed internet is available at most sites through Mediacom by creating an account with them.

Chisholm Inn & Suites – Welcome to your Home away from Home on the Iron Range! At Chisholm Inn & Suites, you can expect, and you deserve, clean, comfortable accommodations and great customer service. We pride ourselves on our deluxe hot breakfast, spacious, affordable rooms, free state-of-the-art wireless internet and willingness to make your stay a great one.

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Polar Bear Days are Here Again

The Coldest Festival of the Year

Polar Bear Days are here again February 8th – February 26th. Towards the end of winter the best, coldest, winter festival takes place in Chisholm with a variety of events including raffles, bingo, and more. Events are still being put together but a full list will be coming soon, so make sure to follow Polar Bear Days on Facebook for updates. 

 

Confirmed Events

February 8th

February 10th

  • 12th Annual Valentini’s Mixed Bean Bag Tourney
  • Bittersweet at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill

February 11th

  • “I’m New Here” Iron Range Research Center Orientation Tour led by MDC Archivist Chris Welter
  • Vintage Snowmobiles at Tom & Jerry’s
  • Mixed Valentine’s Day Dart Tournament at Sidelines

February 13th

  • Tasting Party at Healthy Vibes – Learn more about Herbalife products, try some delicious & surprising options that you can order or take home. $5 tickets

February 14th

  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Valentini’s

February 15th

  • Annual Chisholm Chamber $12,000 Raffle – Purchase your tickets at designated venues for your chance to win BIG! Side raffles, food, and drinks at Tom & Jerry’s Bar the evening of the raffle drawing.
  • Scavenger Hunt & Cookie Decorating at Chisholm Public Library

February 16th

  • Bring Your Own Partner Smear Tournament at Sidelines

February 18th

February 19th

  • Tom & Jerry’s Daytona Party
  • “Formerly Charles” at Jim’s

February 20th

  • Sidelines Smear

February 21st

  • Polar Bear Days Music Bingo at Jim’s
  • Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras at Jim’s

February 22nd

  • Boys & Girl’s Hoop Club Pasta Fundraiser at Valentini’s

February 23rd

  • Late Night at the Research Center

February 24th

  • All You Can Eat Fish Fry at Valentini’s

February 25th

  • Northern Traxx RideThe Annual Northern Traxx Polar Bear Days Ride will start at 10AM at Jim’s Sports Club with breakfast specials and will return at 8PM for in town fun!
  • Luau Party – The Annual Luau Party at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill will feature music from Merchants of Swill
  • Sled the City
  • Chisholm Lion’s Club Kids Pajama Party
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hike
  • Pool Tournament at T &T DOM
  • “The Hooligans” at T&T DOM 

 

Ongoing Events

  • Pick up Your “Take & Make Craft” from Chisholm Library
  • “Never Dry: The Rise of Prohibition on The Iron Range” Exhibit at Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Youth & Adult Snowshoe Rentals at Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Tuesdays
    • Karaoke at Sidelines Sports Bar
  • Wednesdays
    • Storytime at Chisholm Public Library
    • Open Mic at T&T DOM
  • Thursdays – 
    • Wheel of Meat at T&T DOM
  • Fridays – 
    • Freeze! It’s Fish Friday at Jim’s
    • Friday Night Meat Raffle at Jim’s
    • Karaoke at T&T DOM
  • Saturdays – 
    • Soup Saturday at Valentini’s 

Want your event included?

If you would like to have YOUR event included in out Polar Bear Days calendar please contact us at info@chisholmchamber.com or visit us at our Chamber office to inquire.  

 

Chisholm Chamber