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Dazzling November Events in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • Dazzling November Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
Monday, November 9, 2020
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From full turkey dinners and warm, fragrant pies fresh from the oven to holiday season preparations stocked with gifts, garlands and snowflakes, there's a lot to enjoy about November. November in the Black Hills means Ponderosa Pines draped in delicate blankets of snow, festivals abound and strings of lights popping up everywhere. The weather's as cold as ever this fall, but the Black Hills and Badlands have the events that are guaranteed to warm you with seasonal cheer!


Holiday Parades and Festivals

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

Hill City Olde Tyme Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration
Friday, November 27, 2020

Create a new tradition with your family and loved ones:  Come to Hill City for our Olde Tyme Christmas!

Holiday Express
Friday, November 27, 2020

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.

Christmas Nights of Light at Storybook Island
Friday, November 27, 2020

November 27-29, December 4-6, 11-23, & 26-31 — Storybook Island is transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland with over 16 miles of lights and Christmas cheer. $3.00 per person, 5:30pm to 8:30pm every night we are open.


Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 28, 2020

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.

Trees and Trains Exhibit
Friday, November 27, 2020 to Saturday, November 28, 2020

Holiday Celebration & Winter Market
Saturday, November 28, 2020

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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