Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check events’ websites/postings before attending.
1.) CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL
Various Locations | Pierre | Times Vary | December 1-26
“Deck the Halls” with Christmas at the Capitol in Pierre, but note it will look a little different this year. Musicians, who will be announced on Facebook, will perform for live audiences at limited capacities. Though Santa Claus will not be available for pictures, he will make an appearance to drop off his mailbox and collect a few letters from children.
2.) KRIS KRINGLE’S CHRISTMAS MARKET
Outlaw Square | Deadwood | Times Vary | December 11-12
Stumped on what to get someone for the holidays? Pick up a unique gift at Kris Kringle’s Christmas Market at Outlaw Square. Sip hot cocoa or mulled wine, munch on holiday snacks, and browse through the gifts each vendor has to offer. On the second day, the Black Hills Figure Skating Club will perform a demonstration and Kris Kringle himself will pay a visit to the square.
MORE INFO: OUTLAWSQUARE.COM.
3.) FRONTIER CHRISTMAS
Fort Sisseton Historic State Park | Lake City | 10 A.M. | December 12
Step back in time this Christmas season and take a trip to Fort Sisseton Historic State Park to experience classic holiday traditions, including roasted chestnuts. Go on a sleigh ride, have a chat with Santa Claus, taste homemade bread from the park’s oven, and more.
MORE INFO: GFP.SD.GOV.
4.) CHINOOK DAYS
Various Locations | Spearfish | All Day | January 15-25
In 1943, a Chinook wind set the world record of the greatest and fastest temperature change in Spearfish. Celebrate Chinook Days with craft beer, mountain sports, and more. Some of the events during the 10-day celebration include the Winter Luau, a rodeo, and even a few live concerts featuring Sweatband and Supaman.
MORE INFO: VISITSPEARFISH.COM.
5.) BURNING BEETLE
Pageant Hill | Custer | Times Vary | January 16
Gather on Pageant Hill to witness the annual Burning Beetle. The event focuses on connecting attendees with the environment of the Black Hills and to support the arts. To start the Torch March, participate in the ceremonial lighting of the torches at the Vigilance sculpture. The variety show will go virtual this year.
MORE INFO: CUSTERSD.COM.
Various Locations | Lead | Times Vary | January 28-31
Join the locals in Lead to bask in the snow with Winterfest. The weekend long event will kick off with a mixer at Whitetail Creek Resort, before Friday jumps right into the main festivities. The Cool Beans Cook Off will return and the Winter Rocks Music Festival will start and lead into Saturday. Festivalgoers can top off their weekend with a sledding hill, a snowmobile poker run, snowshoeing, a bonfire, and even some fireworks.
MORE INFO: LEADMETHERE.ORG.