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Santa Visits the Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Santa Claus. On Dec. 8th, he visited the Great Plains Zoo for a special event. Breakfast With Santa invites families to visit for food and crafts, including a letter making station. Kids can write a letter to Santa and hand deliver it to Santa himself. Of course they can also take…

Eyes and Ears Toy Challenge 2018

Organizers say it's amazing the difference you can so easily make in a child's life this holiday season

Sioux Falls Family Vision and Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat staff thought a friendly challenge for a greater good, was a nice idea last year. But after seeing the difference a few new toys made in the lives of so many young children in our area this past year, the two local businesses have not only decided to challenge each…

Managing Depression Over the Holidays

Advice for those who struggle and for those who love them as well

The high expectations and pressure we often put on ourselves over the holidays to be happy, at times, have the exact opposite effect. For millions of Americans, the stress over buying gifts, baking cookies, sending out cards, lack of sunlight, and time with family is enough to induce both anxiety and depression. Recognizing the signs and taking steps that might…

A Holiday Spectacular – Christmas With the SD Symphony Orchestra

Check out the performances scheduled for the weekend of December 8-9

For those concerned the symphony may be too pretentious, or just ‘not for you’, there’s a good chance this weekend’s performance of “‘Tis the Season: Christmas with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra” will change your mind. The action-packed, theatrical holiday performance in front of a stage full of incredibly talented musicians has already won over the hearts of many first-time…

Making a Winter Wonderland at Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Each year Falls Park is transformed into a winter wonderland, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes months of hard work to create the lighted display. There are 300,000 lights, more than one mile of garland and 270 decorated trees along with many other decorations. More than 50 people from Sioux Falls Parks and Rec. have a hand…

Forecast Postpones 605 Made Holiday Market

Watch for more cancellations or changes as winter weather system develops over the weekend

If you’ve got plans to get out and attend an event this weekend or you’re hoping to get out and shop, weather depending, you may want to call ahead. Even in anticipation of this weekend’s pending winter storm, the uncertainty of it has a number of outlets looking to reschedule. Among them, the 605 Made Holiday Market. The local makers…

“Holiday Express” Gives Military Members Unique Perspective of SF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  A passenger train was making ground in Sioux Falls giving rides to military families Thursday. BNSF Railway uses the holiday season to give back to those serving our country. “All aboard for the train ride,” says BNSF conductor. From the conductor to the caboose the Holiday Express is in full force. “It’s pretty special to be…

5 Great Tech Gifts for the Holidays

They're easy, affordable, and definitely products you can use.

From gifts for the home to taking tech with you on the go, Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter stopped by the KDLT News Today studio with some of his favorite gift picks for the holidays. You’re going to want to check these out…   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, News,…

Christmas Tree Season: A Family Tradition

CANTON, S.D.-Now that Thanksgiving is over many of us begin the tradition of finding the perfect Christmas tree. While some go the store bought route others pick out and cut down the tree themselves. Just like that the pumpkins are gone and Christmas trees are here at Riverview Christmas Tree Farm. “It’s a pretty rapid transition,” said Todd Gannon. “But…

Black Friday Finances: How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- How much are you spending this holiday season? According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend on average over $1,000 shopping this holiday season. That’s 4 percent more than last year. It’s the season for deals and according to Christina Lynn with Lynn Financial, this will be  a good year for shoppers as the economy is…

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Available Through January 14th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the next few weeks the Sioux Falls landfill is offering two places where you can throw away your real Christmas tree for free. The drop-off sites are 1015 East Chambers Street and 100 Lyon Boulevard. You have to remove all accessories from your tree before disposing it and artificial trees won’t be accepted. The drop-off…

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The holiday brings about many traditions. The Sioux Falls Skyforce have been offering one to fans for nearly three decades. Holiday hoops on Christmas Day have kept the Sioux Falls Skyforce packing in fans for the last 29 years. Among those cheering is Becky Stueven who’s been going to this game with family for as long as…

Union Gospel Mission Serves Christmas Dinner

Sioux Falls, S.D.- The Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls hosted a Christmas day meal to the public. Over 70 volunteers were serving ham, sweet potatoes, carrots, salad and even ice cream to over 400 people that showed up to their door. After the meal, kids and adults got to pick out gifts that were donated to the mission. The…

Cluckin’ Good Chicken Providing Free Christmas Meal

Cluckin' Good Chicken Providing Free Christmas Meal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A local restaurant is opening its doors on Christmas to provide a breakfast meal on the house. Cluckin’ Good Chicken & BBQ, formerly Bob’s Café, is offering a free Christmas breakfast of pancakes and sausage Monday morning from 6:30-9:30. Co-owner Ben Weiland says this is a tradition once held at Bob’s. They’ve only been with the new…

Small Business Spotlight: The Carrot Seed

Check out how much easier (and fun) being in the kitchen can be with these great gift ideas

From an Angry Mama to a product called Beeswrap that keeps flying off the shelf, even a contraption that’ll have you enjoying using Saran Wrap, check out these last minute Christmas gift ideas. The owner of The Carrot Seed, a kitchen store in Brookings, joined KDLT Today on Friday morning in the studio with insight on the fun products her…

Home For The Holidays: Phoenyx’s Forever Family

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Phoenyx. This six-year-old girl loves to laugh, sing her favorite song, and play with her two pugs. Life wasn’t always easy for Phoenyx. When Phoenyx was only three-months-old, her biological mother’s boyfriend shook her, leaving her with severe brain trauma and in foster care. Yes, life hadn’t been fair to Phoenyx, but then Emily enters…

Bed Bath & Beyond 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s always a challenge to find the perfect gift for every member of the family, but we have some expert help in the studio today. Kari from Bed Bath & Beyond joins us.   Categories: Community, KDLT Kitchen Tags: Bed Bath and Beyond, christmas, gift, Sioux Falls