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Dazzling November Events in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • Dazzling November Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Dazzling November Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
Monday, October 24, 2022
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Black Hills and Badlands

November in the Black Hills means ponderosa pine trees draped in delicate blankets of snow, festivals abound and strings of lights beginning to pop up everywhere. The weather may be starting to get colder, but the Black Hills and Badlands have the events guaranteed to warm you with seasonal cheer.

Deadwood's Big Whiskey
Saturday, November 12, 2022

Explore Deadwood and sample varieties of Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon at participating locations.

Mountain West Beer Fest
Saturday, November 12, 2022

South Dakota’s largest beer festival, Mountain West® Beer Fest presented by Mr. Liquor, the premier craft beer tasting event in the region, is held in November at the Rushmore Hall inside The Monument in downtown Rapid City, SD.


Holiday Parades and Festivals

Lights, parades, and magical rides on the 1880 Train! The Black Hills and Badlands is ready to get into the spirit of the season with sparkling lights, hot chocolate and visits from Santa as November comes to an end.   

Victorian Christmas in Keystone
Friday, November 18, 2022 to Saturday, November 19, 2022

Join us for a Victorian Christmas in Keystone!


The parade will be held on the evening of November 18th at 6 PM. The lineup starts on the west end of Swanzey St. at 5 PM. The parade will end at 1101 Madill St. at the Town of Keystone Community Center. 

Holiday Express Aboard the 1880 Train
Friday, November 25, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022

Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey on the 1880 Train from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way.

Holiday Express: Spiked!
Friday, November 25, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022

Get Spiked!

Holiday Express Spiked passengers enjoy everything received with a regular ride along with spiked hot cocoa in a keepsake mug!

Spiked-only departures will run on November 25 & 26 and December 3, 10, 11, 17, 18, 27 & 28, times varying.

Parade of Lights and Light up the Night in Belle Fourche
Friday, November 25, 2022

Belle Fourche is the place to be to get in the Christmas Holiday spirit! Kick off the Christmas season with us at the Center of the Nation - Belle Fourche, SD!

Rapid City Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Every year, there comes a magical evening when crowds gather and children’s eyes glow with wonder. In downtown Rapid City, floats strung with thousands of lights sparkle in the trees, twinkle on the buildings, and dazzle more than 30,000 spectators.

Shop Local Kickoff Party in Lead
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Start your Holiday Shopping off right at Miners & Merchants Trading Post and Lead Main Street!

Grab a bag of goodies and offers from Miners and Merchants then continue your shopping through Lead.

Holiday Celebration & Winter Market at Main Street Square
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Help us usher in the holiday season with a festive celebration, including ice skating, tree lighting, Santa Claus' arrival, musical performances to delight young and old alike and more.

There's a lot to be thankful for, so snuggle up with a mug of hot cider and take in the seasonal cheer this November in the Black Hills and Badlands.

For a full line up of festivals and events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Events Calendar.

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