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Top 5 Black Hills and Badlands Events for a Dreamy December

  • Top 5 Black Hills and Badlands Events for a Dreamy December
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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There's so much holiday fun to be had in the Black Hills and Badlands in December! Lights, hot chocolate, ice skating, bigfoot and more are waiting for you to have a safe, happy holidays in the Hills. 

Skate to your heart's content in Rapid City at Main Street Square or in Deadwood at Outlaw square. Each rink is open air and provides equipment to rent with brilliant lights and decorations to set the holiday mood. Join in on Main Street Square's festive Ugly Sweater Skate Party on the 19th for entertainment, games and prizes.

Hop aboard the 1880 Train's Holiday Express for a magical winter tour through the Central Hills. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from the man himself—Santa Claus! It's sure to make your December one to remember.

Take a winter stroll through Storybook Island in Rapid City for a dazzling holiday display! Over 16 miles of lights have been strung throughout the fairytale park for all ages to enjoy. 

Bigfoot is big, but is he bigger than the new World's Largest bigfoot in Keystone? Join to find out with music, hot chocolate and big fun on the 19th.

Explore Hill City for holiday fun the entire month of December. Stroll down the lane of lights, explore the Trains & Trees exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum, and enjoy tasty food with takeout options available from local restaurants.

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

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