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Saturday Boredom Busters

December 27, 2013, 8:00 PM by Perry Groten

Saturday Boredom Busters

Give blood and get a free submarine sandwich today.  Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is hosting the bloodmobile at Firehouse Subs as part of Heroes Behind The Badges.  If you donate from 11 am to 1 pm, you'll receive a free Fire Recue t-shirt and a free Firehouse sub.  Firehouse Subs is located at 3504 West 41st St. in Sioux Falls.   You can also donate blood on behalf of Fire Rescue or the Sioux Falls Police Department at Sanford Medical Center or Avera McKennan Hospital through January 3rd.  

This is your final chance to take in all the holiday lights at Christmas at the Capitol.  More than 90 decorated trees are on display throughout the capitol in Pierre.  This year's theme is "Christmas in the Great Outdoors."  The hours are from 8 am to 10 pm.

Make sure to get in on after-Christmas sales at shops in downtown Sioux Falls.  Downtown Holidays include free horse-drawn wagon rides from noon to 4 pm.  The rides leave from the plaza at 12th & Phillips.

Toss your Christmas tree for free at the city drop-off sites in Sioux Falls.  The eastside location is at 1015 East Chambers Street by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.  The westside drop-off is at North Lyon Boulevard west of the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.  The hours are from 9 am to 5 pm.   Make sure to remove all lights and ornaments, and no artificial trees.  The drop-off sites are open through January 19th.  They're closed New Year's Day. 

Elite high school basketball teams from across the country are competing in the 4th annual Mike Miller Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.  The action starts at 1:30 pm with a game between Mitchell Christian and Minneapolis Patrick Henry.  General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce takes on the Los Angeles D-Fenders in D-League basketball action at the Sanford Pentagon.  Tipoff is at 7:05 pm.

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 pm at 2805 North Lyme Grass Avenue in Sioux Falls. The display runs through New Year's Day.

Enjoy holiday lights outdoors at Falls Park for Winter Wonderland.  The park will light up every night through January 5th.

The indoor holiday light display Christmas at the Western Mall runs nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 through New Year's Day.   Your donations will help Make-A-Wish South Dakota grant wishes to sick kids.

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