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Visitors tour the Christmas lights at Storybook Island in 2015. This year's event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3, Dec. 8-23 and Dec. 25-31.

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Rapid City

Nov. 28

7 p.m.: Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers, Performing Arts Center; tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Nov. 30

1 p.m.: Dance to Chuck & Roy, Minneluzahan Senior Center; $4

7 p.m.: Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, Gaslight Restaurant and Saloon, Rockerville

Dec. 1

6 p.m.: The Cabin Sessions with Lucas Olson, Pure Bean Southwest

9 p.m.: Sophia Beatty, Tinder Box

Dec. 2

7:30 p.m.: Wilt Brothers Band, Viking Hall, Canyon Lake Senior Center

7:30 p.m.: A Baroque Christmas — Concert, hosted by Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.: An Evening with Kacy and Clayton, Performing Arts Center of Rapid City; $17.50

9 p.m.: Sophia Beatty, Tinder Box

Dec. 3

2 p.m.: Bells of the Hills Christmas Concert, South Canyon Lutheran Church

3 p.m.: Sounds of the Season presented by the Rapid City Children’s Chorus, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center

Dec. 6

Noon to 1 p.m.: Holiday concerts, Dahl Fine Arts Center

Dec. 7

7 p.m.: Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, Gaslight Restaurant and Saloon, Rockerville

Dec. 8

9 p.m.: Tom Watson, Tinder Box

Dec. 9

7 p.m.: Selah, First Assembly of God Church, Rapid City; $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $40 VIP

7:30 p.m.: Stringbean Svenson Family Band, Viking Hall, Canyon Lake Senior Center

9 p.m.: Tom Watson, Tinder Box


Nov. 29

7:30 p.m.: Charlie Parr, Miner Brewing Company, $14 or $16


Nov. 30 & Dec. 6

7:30 p.m.: The Potter Family, Deadwood Gulch Convention Center. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Dec. 3 & Dec. 10

2 p.m.: The Potter Family, Deadwood Gulch Convention Center. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.


Dec. 1

6 p.m.: Larsen/Renner Duo, Romas Ristorante


Nov. 29

5:30 pm.: Acoustic Showcase: Kate Baum-Fjelstad, Loud American Roadhouse


Nov. 24-Dec. 23: 1880 Train Holiday Express, Hill City. Times vary. Cost: $35 adults, $16 kids 3-12, $45 "spiked"

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: Storybook Island Christmas Nights of Light, Storybook Island, Rapid City. $3 per person; $2 for train rides.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: Trees & Trains exhibit and photos with Santa, South Dakota Railroad Museum, Hill City. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24-25; from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 17, 22 and 23.  Cost: $6 adults, children 10 and under free.

Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Festival of Trees, Spearfish Park Pavilion. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 2. Cost: Can or boxed food item donation for Spearfish Food Pantry.

Dec. 1: Ugly Sweater Skate Party, Main Street Square, Rapid City, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Christmas in the Hills, Journey of Lights Parade and tree lighting, Hot Springs, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Parade of Lights, Sturgis, 6 p.m.

Dec. 2: Newell Festival of Trees, 9 a.m., Newell City Hall. Tree preview, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free lunch, 11:30 a.m.; holiday activities, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; entertainment, 2 to 4 p.m.; wine and cheese tasting, 3 p.m.; tree auction, 4 p.m.; skating, 6 to 9 p.m.; live band, 9 p.m. Cost: Two cans of a non-perishable food item per person. Proceeds go to the Newell Ambulance and Fire Department.

Dec. 2: Holidazzle Parade and Christmas Stroll, downtown Spearfish. Parade at 6 p.m.

Dec. 2: Custer Christmas Parade, downtown Custer, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 2: Hatchery Holidays Wine & Hot Chocolate Tasting, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Historic Booth House at D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, Spearfish. Short, historical interpretive tours of the Booth House, live music, wine and light tapas provided by Prairie Berry Winery. Gift shop open noon to 9 p.m. Sat, Dec. 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Sun, Dec. 3. 

Dec. 1-2: Festival of Trees Vintage Holiday Celebration, Homestake Opera House, Lead, 1 to 9 .m. Cost: Donation to opera house, food for The Lord's Cupboard Food Pantry or pet food for Twin City Animal Shelter.

Dec. 7: Festival of Trees, First Interstate Bank, Belle Fourche, 6 to 8 p.m.

Dec. 9: Black Hills Cowboy Christmas, Historic Homestake Opera House, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $30 or $35.

Dec. 23: Skates and a movie, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Main Street Square, Rapid City, 5 to 7 p.m.


Nov. 17-Dec. 16

7:30 p.m.: "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," Firehouse Theatre, Rapid City. Shows Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20 per person.

Dec. 9-10

7:30 p.m.: "The Wizard of Oz," Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $49.50 to $59.50 per person.

Dec. 10

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2 p.m.: "The Wizard of Oz," Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets $49.50 to $59.50 per person.

Dec. 14-Dec. 16: "Fezziwig's Feast," Hilton Garden Inn, Rapid City, 6 to 10 p.m.,  $72 per person


Through Dec. 16: Disarticulation exhibit by northern Idaho artist Megan Atwood Cherry, Ruddell Gallery, Black Hills State University campus, Spearfish.


Nov. 29: "The Simpsons" trivia and bingo, from 6 to 8 p.m., Wobbly Bobby British Pub. What is Millhouse's last name? If you know the answer, join other trivia wonks downtown for a chance to win prizes. Cost: Free.

Nov. 30: Ladies Night Out at Belle Joli, Sturgis, from 6 to 8 p.m. It is an evening of inspiration, focusing on motivation, wellness, beauty and creativity for the holiday season. Cost $25 per person ($20 for wine club members). Includes your favorite glass of wine and appetizers Please RSVP by Nov. 22 at 605-347-9463. Tickets are transferable and non-refundable

Dec. 1: Motown Party, Gotta Dance, Rapid City. "Get Down, Get Down" and dance to the funky beats of this unique style. Pre-party lesson is at 7:30 p.m., dance party is 8:30 to 11 p.m. Cost: $12 for pre-party lesson, $8 for dance party, $15 for party package (includes lesson and party).

Dec. 9: Home Sweet Home, from 1 to 3 p.m., John T. Vucurevich Event Center, Dahl Arts Center. It's the annual make-and-take gingerbread house craft at the Dahl. With special music, art and an edible craft, it will be a buffet of holiday fun. All supplies are provided. Cost: Free. 


Nov. 30- Dec. 2

Christmas in the Hills Marketplace, Hot Springs. Nov. 30: Italian dinner served at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Dec. 1: Christmas gathering and sing-along at Evans Motel followed by town Christmas tree lighting and parade of lights at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2: Christmas in the Hills Handcrafters Marketplace, Mueller Center, 801 S. Sixth St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 1-2

Y Art for the Holidays, YMCA Church Building, Rapid City 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, and 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. 

Dec. 2

Julefest, Scandinavian Christmas Festival & Bazaar, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Spearfish, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swedish pancakes, aebleskiver, smorgasbord lunch. Please bring a can of food for the Spearfish Food Pantry.

Destiny Foursquare's 3rd Annual Craft and Vendor Show, Destiny Foursquare Church, 927 E. Philadelphia St. (behind Kmart), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch available for purchase. 

Holiday craft show and bake sale, First Wesleyan Church new location, 3040 Marlin Drive, Rapid City, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 

Deadwood History’s annual Holiday Open House, Days of ‘76 Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s activities, holiday gifts, tours of the museum, photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments served. Admission free. Info: 605-722-4800

34th annual Cathedral Angel Bazaar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handcrafted items for sale.


Registration opens for art show

SPEARFISH | Applications are now available for the The Matthews Opera House's 39th Winter Art Show.

Applications are available in the art gallery or online. Patrons can be professional or amateur, ages pre-kindergarten and up. There is no geographical requirement to enter the show.

The dates for artists to register their work, with the completed application, is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 10-13. Fees vary depending on age group.

The 39th Winter Art Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 17-25 in the art gallery.

Hospital holding window-painting contest

Regional Health Rapid City Hospital invites all elementary schools in Rapid City to participate in a window-painting contest at the hospital’s emergency department. 

Each school could win $500 for a charity of their choice and $500 toward art supplies to their school. The theme for the window-painting is “My Favorite Holiday Tradition.” 

"The students will be helping us brighten our emergency room during construction by painting the windows in the waiting room," says a news release from the hospital.

Winners will be chosen based on the number of votes received on Regional Health’s Facebook page. Voting will start Dec. 4 and go through midnight Dec. 14. The winner will be announced Dec. 15 on Facebook.

Painting schedules are being coordinated with Regional Health’s communications department. Contact Brianna Pesek at bpesek1@regionalhealth.org or (605) 755-9166 for more information

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