With so many events taking place in South Dakota, we understand how it can be overwhelming to remember them all. We’ve decided to highlight our favorite things happening week by week, focusing on unique, fun, and creative events across the state.


December 10. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Get your Christmas tune fix with Jazzed Up Big Band with Carol Nesbitt. Big Band Christmas will bring your favorite holiday songs to life. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.


December 12. Valiant Vineyards Winery, Vermillion. 6 p.m. If you love local farmers’ markets, head to Vermillion for the Vermillion Area Farmers Market silent auction. This is a fundraiser to support locally grown and made products. More info: vermillionchamber.com.


December 14. Firehouse Wine Cellars, Rapid City. 4 p.m. Get ready for your favorite holiday story to come to life. This pajama party, which is 21+, will have various stations inspired by The Polar Express, classic beverage and food pairings, and live music. Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite character from the movie or in your warmest pajamas. More info: firehousewinecellars.com.


December 14. The Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 1 p.m. Take part in one of Spearfish’s oldest and most heartwarming traditions. Holiday High Tea is a tea party fit for royalty, with patrons arriving in their favorite hats to enjoy homemade pastries, tea sandwiches, and tea. If tea isn’t your thing, try the mulled wine while shopping the silent auction. More info: matthewsopera.com.


December 14th. Downtown, Sioux Falls. 4 p.m. Downtown Sioux Falls will host the best Santas around for the 8th Annual SantaCon, which will support the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. With a new route, new bars, and live music, you will be Ho Ho Ho-ing all the way home. More info: SantaCon.info.


Cook the Book – A Christmas Carol
December 11th
Plum’s Cooking Company, Sioux Falls
6 p.m.

Beer & Carols
December 12th
Various locations, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

St. Lucia Festival of Light
December 13th
St. Marks Lutheran Church – ELCA, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

PJ Masks Live: Save the Day!
December 15th
Swiftel Center, Brookings
2 p.m.


University of South Dakota Women’s Basketball vs Mount Marty
December 11th
Sanford Coyote Sports Center, Vermillion
7 p.m.

Rapid City Rush vs Wheeling Naielrs
December 11th & December 13th – December 14th
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City
7:05 p.m.

Sioux Falls Stampede vs Cedar Rapids Roughriders
December 13th
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m.

Sioux Falls Stampede vs Fargo Force
December 14th
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m.


1 Million Cups
December 11th
Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings
9 a.m.

Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers
December 15th
Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls
4 p.m.


Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
December 12th – December 16th
Seraphim Theatre, Rapid City
7:30 p.m.

Kenny G
December 13th
Deadwood mountain Grand, Deadwood
8 p.m.

Black Hills Cowboy Christmas
December 14th – December 15th
Historic Homestake Opera House, LEad
2 p.m.

South Dakota Symphony ‘Tis the Season
December 14th – December 15th
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
Times vary.

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