Upcoming Holiday Events
The holiday season is upon us! Mark your calendars for these amazing upcoming events to get you in the holiday spirit.
Winter Wonderland runs November 17 through early January! Falls Park will be lit up each night with hundreds of thousands of lights and decorations. This is a can’t-miss when it comes to events to include during your holiday season.
Snap a photo with Santa at The Empire Mall where he will be greeting everyone each day from November 17 until December 24.
Washington Pavilion Christmas Tree
See Sioux Falls' largest Christmas tree at the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue lit up each night this holiday season.
Dive into the holiday spirit of Downtown Sioux Falls December 1-3. Whether you crave the mesmerizing glow of lights, holiday-themed programming for the family or the thrill of ice bumper cars, Winter Weekends presented by MarketBeat brings weekly themes to celebrate the time of year.
Prince of Peace: The Christmas Story - In it's 2023 Sioux Falls debut, this beautiful musical proved to be the most epic and personal telling of the Christmas story many have ever seen. Get your tickets for this great performance, December 1-3 and 7-10
Shop for holiday gifts and home decor at the annual 605 Made Holiday Market on December 2, located in the Cherapa Place lower-level parking ramp. You will find a wide range of handmade items from local vendors at this market.
While your busy planning the perfect Christmas for your family you need to spoil yourself a little also. What better way than a night of shopping, cocktails, and maybe some gifts for the special people on your list. Grab a friend and come to The Social on December 2 to shop, drink, and be merry in this wonderful time of year.
Santa will be stopping by the Washington Pavilion on December 2, 9, and 16. Tell Santa your wish list and get your photo taken with him!
Join ACE Academy on December 3 for a day of holiday fun. Enjoy some holiday shopping, refreshments, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more fun activities.
As the lead singer of Tonic Sol-fa - and an Emmy winner - Shaun reworks classic Christmas fare with a charismatic charm. Don't miss this great performance on December 7 at the Washington Pavilion.
Dive into the holiday spirit of Downtown Sioux Falls December 8-10. Whether you crave the mesmerizing glow of lights, holiday-themed programming for the family or the thrill of ice bumper cars, Winter Weekends presented by MarketBeat brings weekly themes to celebrate the time of year.
Greet Santa at the Great Plains Zoo on December 9 and write a letter to him!
Start the holiday season with a viewing of the Holiday Trees at Good Earth State Park on December 9. Trees will be set up, drinks and refreshments, and holiday music will play. Great family activity!
Enjoy this holiday tradition for your family and friends with heartwarming and jovial timeless classics — plus, a sing-a-long on December 9-10 at the Washington Pavilion
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster's on December 10 and get your photo taken with him.
Get a photo taken with Santa and then gather around Mrs. Claus to hear a special story from Mrs. Claus at the Old Courthouse Museum on December 10.
South Dakota's eighth annual Public Menorah Lighting will be a spectacular day with family and friends. Including an epic Gelt Drop by the Sioux Falls Fire Department and their fire trucks! Enjoy hot potato latkes, donuts, and of course, loads of chocolate 'gelt' on December 10 at The Empire Mall.
Go to Great Shots on December 12 for photos with Santa along with cookies and hot chocolate!
Be sure to stop at the Pettigrew Home & Museum on December 14 to see the home decorated for the holiday season and enjoy music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and snacks.
The Good Night Theatre Collective presents this holiday performance December 14-16 at the Washington Pavilion. Experience the classic, heartwarming story of the man who might be Santa Claus like never before
Get your tickets for the 27th Annual Christmas at the Cathedral to experience a wonderful performance this holiday season, December 14-17.
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Sioux Falls. Get your tickets to discover the music of “The Nutcracker” and more at Laurel Ridge Barn under the gentle glow of candlelight on December 15.
This year marks the 34th year of Lorie Line bringing her Christmas show to the stage! Simple and elegant, Ms. Line will be presenting an all-new solo piano show on December 15 at the Washington Pavilion that features both the classics and some of the newer songs that make the season special.
Dive into the holiday spirit of Downtown Sioux Falls December 15-17. Whether you crave the mesmerizing glow of lights, holiday-themed programming for the family or the thrill of ice bumper cars, Winter Weekends presented by MarketBeat brings weekly themes to celebrate the time of year.
The Premiere Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol at the Orpheum Theater December 15-17 and 20-23. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
To celebrate their 15th year Holiday Jam welcomes the rest of Spooncat!, merging two large groups for a total of 14 musicians who will perform a night of exciting and versatile holiday music on December 16 at the Washington Pavilion.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Chick-fil-A with Santa on December 19 where you can also get yourself some hot cocoa and take your photo Santa!
And out of the basement shall come a Church Basement program of good tidings, great humor and joy! The ladies are serving it up again, and this time around it’s an all-new holiday show on December 23 at the Washington Pavilion.
Nothing screams the holiday season quite like checking out the many beautifully decorated homes and neighborhoods in Sioux Falls. Enjoy holiday themed lanes such as Polar Bear Lane, Santa Claus Lane, Candy Cane Lane and much more. View a list of themed neighborhoods.
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