Community Calendar

Christmas Light Show at the Western Mall @ Western Mall
Nov 22 2018 @ 2:16 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 3:16 pm

The Western Mall is excited to welcome the Make A Wish Christmas Light Show back to the Western Mall for 2018!

The 2017 lightshow raised nearly $22,000 and we are hoping to far surpass this amount in 2018.  The lightshow will start on Thanksgiving night and run through New Years night from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm each day.  This year’s song selection is new and exciting; something you won’t want to miss!  The Mall will again be having sponsorship nights with giveaways, along with special character visits on the weekends! Stayed tuned for more exciting information to be released!

2018 Jingle Bell Run – Sioux Falls @ Fawick Park
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Be a part of the Jingle Bell Run – the longest running holiday 5k race. Fight with us to conquer arthritis. Join in this fun event, get decked out & be festive in your favorite holiday costume, while racing to raise funds & awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Tie jingle bells to your shoes. Bring a team of your family, friends & co-workers to run/walk, spread smiles & good cheer,  and be a Champion of Yes!

Race route takes place on the beautiful Sioux River Bike Trails with the start / finish line at Fawick Park between 10th and 11th Street on 2nd Avenue. Event is dog friendly and family friendly.

100% of your registration & fundraising go to this great cause.

“Tis the season to live it up & be jolly for a reason!”

17th Annual WJ Ranch Cowboy Christmas @ WJ Ranch
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm

Saddle up and bring the family for an old fashioned Christmas!

WJ Ranch is located 7 miles south of Yankton. Shop our large store of items from over 50 sources! There’ll be buggy and pony rides, hayrack rides, trick roping shows, trick pony shows, a petting zoo, family activities and much more. All rides begin daily at 1 p.m. No admission charge.

Luverne’s Annual Winterfest Celebration @ Luverne, MN
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day

NUTCRACKERS ON PATROL – At Luverne City Park – Open 12 Noon
WINE AND BEER TASTING – At Blue Mound Liquor – 5 pm to 8 pm
HOLIDAY TRIVIA TEAM TOURNAMENT – At the Take 16 Event Center – 7 pm
Hosted by the Rock County Community Library
Cash prizes – 1st ($100); 2nd ($75); 3rd ($50)

At the Commons and Cardinal Gym
Luverne Public Schools
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Admission Fee = $3; Children 12 & under FREE
SANTA’S WORKSHOP for grades K-4.
10 am to 1 pm in Luverne Elementary Commons.
Sponsored by 4-H.
Make and Take Projects. Children learn and enjoy making holiday crafts. Shopping Center. “Elves” help children choose $2-$5 gifts to surprise their parents/family.
Free Swap Meet & Membership Drive.
Rusty Nutz Vintage Snowmobile Club Show
At Howling Dog Saloon – 10 am
We’ll have a ride if there is snow!
At the Hinkly House – 1 pm to 4 pm
At Blue Mound Liquor – 5 to 8 pm
At the Historic Palace Theatre – 7:30 pm
Featuring “Bob Hope” – AKA Bill Johnson & Fulda Big Band
Reserved tickets at the Palace Box Office

At the Historic Palace Theatre – 2 pm
Featuring “Bob Hope” – AKA Bill Johnson & Fulda Big Band
Reserved tickets at the Palace Box Office
Lights, Santa, Hot Chocolate & Sleigh Rides
Sleigh Rides from 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Open Car Drive and/or Wagon Rides 6:30 to 9 pm
Parking available in City Park
Buy your tickets at the City Park gate
$5 adults & kids 6yrs & older
Kids under 6 FREE
Horse drawn carriage rides will be available at the park for $30/group

Holiday on Ice @ Pine Acres 4-H Kiwanis Ice Rink
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Yankton Figure Skating would like to invite you to come see our “Holiday on Ice” performance!

The figure skaters will perform solos, duets, and group routines to songs about the holidays. We will be accepting non-perishable food item donations for the Yankton County Food Pantry for admission. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Yankton Figure Skating would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and the best of health and prosperity in the New Year!

Advent Retreat: “The Dance of Darkness and Light” @ Sacred Heart Monastery
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Advent Retreat; “The Dance of Darkness and Light” will be presented by S. Penny Bingham at the Benedictine Peace Center of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD. Savor the themes of darkness and light as found in Scriptures for the Advent season and in spiritual writers such as Caryll Houselander and Madeleine L’Engle. Join the dance to better appreciate the dazzling mystery of the Incarnation, of God being born as one of us. For more information and to register by Nov. 28, please visit the website provided.

Fun and Fit Day @ Oyate Community Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

AGES: 2–6
Ride, run, jump, and jam! Join SFPR and participate in fitness-related activities, all while having fun! Children must be supervised by an individual 16 years of age or older. A 5-to-1 ratio of children to adults must be observed.
DEC 1 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | OYATE C.C. | FREE
FEB 16 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | KUEHN C.C. | FREE

Homebuyer Express Part 1 & 2 @ Sioux Falls Downtown Library
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join us for a FREE two-part series on:

• Money management strategies, including saving for a home
• Credit reports, scoring and wise use of credit as a homeowner
• Financing options (including SDHDA, FHA, VA, and RD loans) and working with a lender
• Predatory lending
• Shopping for a home and working with a Realtor®
• Insurance(s)
• Home maintenance and the home inspection process
Course completion often qualifies buyers for closing cost discounts. You must complete both part 1 and 2 of Homebuyer Express to receive a H.E.R.O. Certificate of Completion.

Those unable to attend in person may attend via video conference, but must register 24 hours in advance by calling 1-888-258-2227.


Saturday December 1, 2018 10:00am-4:30pm
Main Library (Downtown) 200 N Dakota Ave,
Sioux Falls SD


5th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Worship Service @ Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

Before the rush of the season begins, join us as we ‘celebrate the Birth of Jesus’ in a simpler, older fashioned way!

The worship service is in a country church, which includes a Crimson Christmas tree, candlelight, children’s nativity, and some Norwegian and German singing. Everyone will receive an apple and there will be sacks for the kids. Feel free to come dressed in attire from another period of time, whether that is from the 1800’s, 1940’s or simply Grandpa’s bibs or topping off your attire with Grandma’s hat! Fellowship and lunch with some ethnic foods will follow.

The church is located 6 miles south of Menno, SD or 10 miles west of Hwy. 46 & 81 to 431 Ave. then north on 431 Ave. 5 miles, just shortly after you across the James River by the Stone Church Road intersection.

I hope you are able to join us as we Celebrate the Birth of Jesus!

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency-Troy Lambert @ Siouxland Libraries-Downtown Library
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Troy Lambert, sustainability technician for the city of Sioux Falls, will explain how area residents can boost their homes energy efficiency. In addition to information, he’ll provide free energy efficiency kits (weather stripping, plastic window insulation, outlet and switch insulators, an LED light bulb) for each registered household attending.