Sioux Falls, SD
Bring your camera to the Western Mall in Sioux Falls for Pictures with Santa. Santa will be at the Christmas at the Western Mall indoor holiday light display set to music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is a free will donation. The money raised is going to Make A Wish South Dakota.
Great Bear Recreation Park has reopened for skiing and snowboarding. Today's hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Great Bear is located on East Rice Street, two miles east of Interstate 229.
CK Stables is hosting a Pay It Forward Contest where the winner receives a free hour-long private horseback riding lesson. Bring non-perishable food items or kids clothing and toy donations to the stables between 2-5 p.m. There will also be free horse rides plus cookies and apple cider. Names will be entered into a drawing that will take place Christmas Eve. CK Stables is located a half-mile east of Harrisburg on 273rd Street.
The South Dakota Symphony presents Handel's "Messiah" at First Lutheran Church in downtown Sioux Falls. The performance is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church of Brandon presents a Live Nativity outdoors at the Arny Erickson farm between Brandon and Valley Springs. The program goes from 6-6:30 p.m. Warm refreshments will be served afterward. The farm is located east of Bethany Meadows in Brandon and north on 484th Avenue. Follow the lights.
Bring your camera to Dakota Scents Gift Boutique in Mitchell and get your picture taken with Elf on the Shelf, in-person , from 1-4 p.m. Dakota Scents is located at 2207 S. Mentzer in Mitchell.
An outdoor holiday light display set to music is raising money for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Grasslands Christmas runs from 5 to 10 p.m. at 2805 North Lyme Grass Avenue in Sioux Falls. The display runs through New Year's Day.
Enjoy more outdoor holiday lights at Falls Park. Winter Wonderland is a free light display running nightly through January 11.
Films playing at the Wells Fargo CineDome at the Washington Pavilion include Jerusalem, The Polar Express, D-Day: Normandy 1944 and The Light Before Christmas 2D.