Tickets available for Lakes Area Food Shelf's largest annual fundraiser

The Nisswa Christmas Home Tour will be Oct. 20-22

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PEQUOT LAKES — The Lakes Area Food Shelf has several hundred tickets remaining for its 31st Nisswa Christmas Home Tour, which will take place Oct. 20-22.

Tour participants are shuttled to two private homes elaborately decorated for the holidays. Upon return to Nisswa, they can get a meal at a restaurant and shop at the stores.

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The revenue from sales is needed to meet growing needs in the Brainerd lakes area. Tickets are $40 with all proceeds benefiting the food shelf. Tickets and additional information are available at

“With the need growing in 2022, buying a ticket to the Nisswa Christmas Home Tour is very much appreciated,” LAFS Director Kathy Adams said in a news release.

Nisswa shops donated their time and expertise to decorate the tour homes, including Anchored In, Buffalo Plaid, Chocolate Ox, Double T Acres, Found: A Curated Life, Lark and Olde Crow Gatherings.


LAFS served over 6,000 through August, as government pandemic relief programs expired and inflation raised costs. The numbers track well ahead of 2021. LAFS projects it may serve as many as 10,000 by the end of the year, despite limiting individuals to two visits per month.

“The combination of our buying power with the help from area grocers will maximize the impact of every dollar from every ticket sold,” said Adams. “The Christmas Home Tour is our biggest annual appeal. With the continued growth in the number of friends and neighbors using the food shelf, we’re really hoping to reach record sales.”

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