User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


68° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Falls Park Lit Up For Holiday Season

November 16, 2012, 9:58 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Falls Park Lit Up For Holiday Season
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Winter Wonderland in Falls Park is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The holiday light display kicked off its Christmas season Friday night.

“It's a tradition. We love this. We come out every year,” Marti Lusk said, who came from Brandon for the lighting event.

More than 230,000 lights illuminate the park. Hundreds of people gathered before a fireworks show over the falls celebrating the anniversary. Even on a warm night with no snow, the crowd said the lighting ignited their holiday spirit.

“It does now. The lights are on and the music's playing. It's awesome. It makes me want to put my Christmas tree up tomorrow,” Bonnie Rippentrop of Sioux Falls said.

“When we created this ten years ago we said we want to bring excitement in the heart of the city. Whether a visitor or someone who lives here. And I think we've done that,” Teri Schmidt of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau said.

“They've added a lot,” Lusk said. “And the fireworks are really awesome!”

Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance along with the reindeer. No one seemed to mind it's still a week before Thanksgiving and the only ice you'll find is trucked in.

“The season for us just doesn't start until we can get out here,” Lusk said.

The display is up nightly through January 6.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

16-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teen Found

9/15/2014 10:53 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.

Full Story
Vikings' Peterson Indicted For 'Reckless Or Negligent Injury To A Child'

9/12/2014 4:14 PM

According to reports, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for ‘reckless or negligent injury to a child.&rs...

Full Story
Sioux Falls Officer Injured In Vehicle Crash

9/12/2014 10:55 AM

A Sioux Falls Police Officer was taken to the hospital by ambulance after a crash on his motorcycle this morning.

Full Story
Freeman Forfeits But Fights On

9/11/2014 10:00 PM

It looks like business as usual for the Freeman Flyers, running through drills and working on technique, but this week is anything but.

Full Story | Watch
Adrian Peterson Turns Himself In

9/13/2014 7:09 AM

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to authorities in Texas Saturday morning after he was indicted by a grand jury for ch...

Full Story


Events