It's a full day of seasonal fun at Winterfest 2013 in Luverne, MN. Activities include an arts & crafts show at the Luverne Elementary School and commons from 9 am to 3 pm; free trolley rids from 5:30 to 7 pm; a tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm; a 5K run begins at 6 pm, The Sounds of Christmas will be performed at the Palace Theatre at 7 pm and a dance at the Blue Mound Banquet Center starts at 9 pm.
Get into the Christmas spirit during the Festival of Trees at Newell City hall. A tree preview goes from 9 am to 4 pm with a complimentary lunch served at 11:30 am. Afternoon activities include a visit by Santa Claus, a bike giveaway, live music, skating and an auction with proceeds going to the Newell Fire Department & ambulance service. Admission to the festival is two cans of non-perishable food for the food pantry.
The Augustana Choir & Orchestra present Christmas Vespers at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The vespers are at 3 & 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for students. Our Savior's Lutheran is located at 33rd & Summit.
South Dakota Woodcarvers present their 30th annual Christmas Show & Sale at the Park Ridge Galleria in Sioux Falls. Hand-carved wood sculptures and Christmas items will be for sale from 9 am to 4 pm. A silent auction will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Park Ridge Galleria is located at 26th & Western.
Join Santa in his workshop for cooking decorating, carolers and hot chocolate at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls Cookies with Santa from 10 am to 4 pm also includes pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Zookeeper Talks about reindeer. The cost is a paid zoo admission, free for zoo members.
Kids between the ages of 7-12 can make a Gingerbread House and a Hot Cocoa Gift Jar at the Hy-Vee at 26th & Sycamore. This hands-on session goes from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the store's club room. The cost is $12. Call 605-334-4570, or stop by customer service to pre-register.
Sanaa's 8th Street Gourmet is hosting a dinner to raise money and food for Feeding South Dakota. The dinner goes from 5-8 pm. The cost is two cans of food and $10. Sanaa's is located at the 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls.
Live piano music, free coffee and treats plus unique holiday shopping are all part of a Holiday Open House at Fibber McGee's in Harrisburg. The open house goes from noon to 4 pm. Fibber McGee's is located two-miles south of 69th & Cliff.
Hometown Christmas in Parker includes a craft & vendor fair from 11 am to 3 pm; turkey bowling; a parade at 5:30 pm; a free meal at the school at 6 pm and community bingo.