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Things to Do at Christmas In Sioux Falls

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You’ll find many ways to enjoy the Christmas season right here. Concerts, festivals, volunteer opportunities and much more. Merry Christmas!

Christmas at the Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral



The 17th Annual Christmas at the Cathedral from St. Joseph Cathedral will present six inspiring performances December 19-22.

Returning this year world renowned tenor Scott Piper. Along with Broadway star Marni Raab and Dan Goeller conducting the Christmas at the Cathedral orchestra.




Saturday, December 21 10am-1pm at 8th and Railroad Center Commons Room, 401 East 8th Street.   You’ll find coffee, bakery items, cheeses, produce and more. (605-201-9995)

Winter Farmer’s Market


Washington Pavilion
Washington Pavilion


A fundraiser for the Bowden Youth Center. FREE to attend. Free will donations will be accepted at the door for the Bowden Youth Center.

Dakota Academy of Performing Arts


Hegg Brothers
Hegg Brothers


Several performances through the Christmas season.  Click the link below for times and dates.

Saturday, December 21 7:30pm at the Washington Pavilion.  The Hegg Brothers along with a 10-piece band will feature holiday classics as well as contemporary new arrangements.  Tickets are $22.50 and available at the Washington Pavilion box office.

Sunday, December 22 4:00pm at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls.  The Hegg Brothers along with a 10-piece band will feature stories of the season, messages for the heart and music to lift the spirits.  Proceeds benefit Children’s Care Hospital and School.

The Hegg Brothers Holiday Jam


Miracle on 41st Street

Miracle on 41st Street Toy Drive



The Miracle on 41st Street Toy Drive kicks off once again Friday, November 29 and will continue through December 24th in the Macy’s Wing of the Empire Mall. The toy drive benefits the children and families staying at the Sioux Falls Children’s Inn.


Western Mall

Christmas at Western Mall



Santa will make an appearance at Christmas at The Western Mall Sunday, December 15 and 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pictures with Santa will be available for a free-will donation to Make-A-Wish.

December 15 is also Make-A-Wish kids and family night. Several wish kids and their families will be attending.

The 8th annual Christmas at the Western Mall light show will run from Thanksgiving through New Years Day (November 28, 2013-January 1, 2014) in the center court of the Western Mall.

Since its inception, people who come and enjoy the show are given the opportunity to make a freewill donation to Make-A-Wish of South Dakota. 100% of the donations go directly to the charity so over the first seven years, over $170,000 has been donated to grant wishes to sick kids in our state.

The music selections change every year, and this year will feature Trans Siberian Orchestra, DJ Schwede and Enya.

The show will run nightly from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Thanksgiving through New Years.



Christmas Lanes

Christmas Lights & Lanes



We know how you and your family enjoy the many light displays and Christmas lanes to drive through during the season. This year we have a one-stop guide for you to download here.



11th Annual Winter Wonderland at Falls Park



Nightly through January 5, 2014 starting at 5pm. See a breathtaking 360-degree view of the park from the five-story viewing tower. Details here


McCrossan Boys Ranch

Tree of Hope



Each year McCrossan Boys Ranch tries to make Christmas a little merrier for the boys by collecting a new outfit and gift for each of them. This year’s Tree of Hope will be located at Dakota Sports and Scheels All Sports, HyVee on Minnesota Avenue, HyVee on E. 10th and Sunshine Foods in Brandon. Our Tree of Hope gives you a chance to help make this a Christmas the boys will never forget. Approximately half have no families or homes to go to over the holidays. Many of the others have families who are struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford Christmas gifts.

Each tree has cards with the names of all boys on them and several gift and clothing ideas. Select a card, buy a gift and return the gift and card to the tree.All cards and gifts must be returned by Friday, December 27th.

For further details call Christy Menning at 339.1203.




Saturday’s in downtown Sioux Falls. 10am-4pm visit Santa in Shriver Square.  Bring your camera and take pictures of your kids with Santa.  Noon-5pm free horse-drawn wagon rides.  Shop at some of Sioux Falls’ most unique stores for your holiday gifts.

Downtown Holidays


Strawbale Winery
Strawbale Winery


First hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. Then a helicopter flight from the winery to downtown Sioux Falls to view the lights of the city and the Falls Park “Winter Wonderland”. Last but not least, return to the winery for desserts and dessert wines.

Strawbale Winery


Sioux Falls Cares

Sioux Falls Cares



The annual Sioux Falls Cares deliveries will take place Wednesday and Thursday, December 11th & 12th.

Two nights for you and your family or coworkers to volunteer to distribute much needed clothing, food, everyday staples and toys to Sioux Falls families.

What a great way to share the Christmas Spirit with your family and others who need it most.

Visit their website for details or call Joan at (605) 332-9146 for Sioux Falls Cares.


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Getty Images


Thursday, December 12th 6-7:30pm at the Museum of Visual Materials, 500 North Main.  Holiday fun for kids of all ages.  Kids can make ornaments and other Christmas creations, plus there will be games and prizes.  A special appearance from Santa from 7-7:30pm.  Admission is one can food item per person to be donated to the Food Pantry.  (271-9500)

Museum of Visual Materials


SF Tuba Christmas
SF Tuba Christmas


A Sioux Falls Christmas tradition, Tuba Christmas will be Saturday, December 14th.

10:00am Rehearsal inthe Leland Lillehaug Bandroom of Augustana College

1:00pm Performance at Children’s Care Hospital and School

2:30pm Performance at Sioux Falls Coliseum

Tuba Christmas


Shaun Johnson
Shaun Johnson


Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience blends the musical stylings of Tony Bennett and Michael Buble to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair.

Tuesday, December 17 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  The even will raise funds for “Lunch is Served”, an organization that provides a sack lunch for working men and women who are attempting to break the chains of poverty and hunger.  (1-800-745-3000)

Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience





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