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It’s official – winter has arrived and it’s here to stay for a while, but don’t let that keep you down because there’s plenty of fun to be had. There are a variety of upcoming events and activities for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Sioux Falls is prioritizing safety protocols and safe travel by ensuring that guests can attend events in a safe manner. However, if you do not quite feel comfortable attending events at this time there are plenty of outdoor activities to partake in during this winter season.

New Year's Festival

The kids will particularly enjoy this event at the Washington Pavilion on December 31 where they can partake in activities such as creating a countdown clock, build dough creations, decorate cupcakes, and more.

33rd Annual Frost Frolics

Get out and enjoy a wide range of free recreational activities January 8-10 including ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and so much more. This weekend-long event is a great time for families to create special memories together.

Sioux Falls Winter Carnival

Celebrate the winter season by taking advantage of various activities that will be offered from February 6–14 at multiple locations throughout Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls Winter Carnival will feature events and activities for kids as well as some for the adults to enjoy.

Sioux Empire Home Show

Get inspired for your next project at the Sioux Empire Home Show February 26-28 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. See and shop home-related products and discover the latest trends.

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Additional Activities

Great Bear Ski Valley

Break out your winter gear and hit the slopes at Great Bear. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing on those perfect winter days. Bring your own equipment or rent some equipment from their wide selection.

Thunder Road

You will never run out of things to do at Thunder Road’s newest indoor attractions. Dive right into their activities such as bowling, laser-tag, arcade games, axe throwing, bumper cars; the list goes on and on. See it all for yourself during your next outing.

Great Shots

Play golf all year-long at Great Shots! This three-story facility offers 60 bays spread throughout where both experienced and non-experienced golfers can have fun. Try out the interactive games that are suited for all levels of play and be sure to sample something from their extensive food and drink menu.

Escape 605

Gather your friends or family and put your minds together to see if you can crack the code at an escape room. Search through the information and try to find the clues leading to your escape before the buzzer sounds.