South Dakota's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From December 5th through the 24th, get ready for an array of holiday-themed events in South Dakota--everything from Christmas at the Capitol in Pierre to the Holly Jolly Holiday Tour in Mitchell. Whether you're looking for a festive symphony performance or a Christmas Carol play, South Dakota has something for everyone this holiday season.

Christmas at the Capitol, Pierre,SD

December 7, 2023 at 8:00am
This December, celebrate the festive season at the South Dakota State Capitol. Enjoy music from the St. Thomas More Band, Choir, and Orchestra - led by Lloyd Potter - and an exceptional performance from the Stanley County Elementary Choir, directed by Nicole Barnes. Don't miss the festive fun!

Festival of Trees, Custer,SD

December 7, 2023 at 9:00am
Celebrate the holiday season at Custer State Park! Enjoy walking through the beautifully decorated trees on display at the Custer State Park Visitor Center during the Festival of Trees. Vote on your favorite tree from Dec. 1 - 31, and see which one is declared the “favorite tree” of the season! The Festival of Trees is open daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Main Visitor Center.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Presents: Christmas with the Symphony: 'Tis the Season! , Sioux Falls,SD

December 9, 2023
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra presents a festive evening of Christmas classics at the Washington Pavilion. Families and friends can enjoy an evening of heartwarming and jovial timeless classics, plus a sing-a-long! Don't miss out on the holiday tradition of the season.

Holiday Market at the Museum, Brookings,SD

December 9, 2023 at 9:00am
Shop for glorious gifts and support local vendors at the South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum this December. Visit the Holiday Market and browse the museum store for special deals on holiday items. Enjoy artisans and farmers showcasing their goods and grab a bite to eat.

Holiday Celebration, Aberdeen,SD

December 11, 2023 at 6:00pm
At the Aberdeen Civic Arena, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will be hosting a holiday celebration on December 11. Those attending can expect crafts, games, and other surprises sponsored by the department and its special assistance. Parents are encouraged to accompany their young children.

Christmas with Lorie Line 2023, Sioux Falls,SD

December 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
Come and join Lorie Line on December 15th at the Washington Pavilion for Christmas with Lorie Line 2023! This year marks the 34th year of her event as Ms. Line will be presenting an all-new solo piano show with both classics and the newer songs of the season. Experience an intimate evening around the piano with heartwarming stories and memorable music that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas.

Merriment and Mistletoe: A BHCT Holiday Gala, Rapid City,SD

December 16, 2023
Immerse yourself in seasonal traditions and join BHCT for the 31st Annual Fundraiser! Merriment and Mistletoe: A BHCT Holiday Gala will feature witty banter, glitz and glamour, and classic seasonal tunes all performed at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City. Enjoy heavy appetizers, cocktails, and a dessert bar while bidding in silent auctions, raffles and a live auction. Have a delectable date night or treat the whole

2023 Holly Jolly Holiday Tour, Mitchell,SD

December 19, 2023 at 7:00pm
Come to the Mitchell Area Community Theatre on 700 North Main Street and be a part of the holiday cheer at the 2023 Holly Jolly Holiday Tour. Get ready to be entertained and delighted by the melodic and passionate sounds of the big band led by the Emmy Award-winning artist, Shaun Johnson. Don't miss this chance to see a Billboard Top 5 artist this December!

The Premiere Playhouse Presents a Christmas Carol, Sioux Falls,SD

December 22, 2023
Enjoy the timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, brought to life on stage by the Premiere Playhouse at the Orpheum Theater Center! Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future on his journey to a kinder, gentler man. This heartwarming spectacle is sure to bring joy and cheer to Sioux Falls, SD this December.

Holiday Express at 1880 Train, Hill City,SD

December 24, 2023 at 11:00am
Experience the magical Holiday Express at Hill City Station, 222 Railroad Ave, this December 24th. All ages are welcome to join Santa on an hour-long train ride from Hill City to the North Pole and back. Enjoy festive treats from Santa's elves during the journey and upgrade for First Class or adults-only options.

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