To many, traveling to Sioux Falls is simply a means to get from one destination to another. For the lucky few that call this bustling city home, Thanksgiving travel plans are begging to be made.
Sioux Falls is an exciting place during the holidays. Downtown comes to life, local events draw in large crowds and the generosity of locals draws you to, leaving you with a need to stay longer.
Whether you are visiting Sioux Falls to be with friends and family or you’re returning home for an extended holiday stay, here are our top three things to see and do in the area.
27th Annual Parade of Lights
Friday, November 23rd at 7:30 pm. Holiday floats and music flood the streets of Sioux Falls every year during the Parade of Lights. The festivities start on historic Phillips Avenue from 13th Street to 5th Street.
An after party and awards ceremony featuring live music and holiday cheer will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre.
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park features over a mile of garland, over 250 decorated trees, nearly 300 light poles and over 25 miles of lights. But the best viewing point is the five-story tower in the Visitor Information Center to catch a 360-degree view.
Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, November 24th at Fawick Park. Throw on your favorite holiday garb and come out to support The Arthritis Foundation during their Jingle Bell Run. Bring a team of friends, family, and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.
Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic
It’s a family event that’s perfect for the holidays. See Mickey and the gang as they celebrate the 100th year of Disney.
Thursday, November 29 @ 7 pm
Friday, November 30 @ 7 pm
Saturday, December 1 @ 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm
Sunday, December 2 @ 1 pm
Tickets can be purchased through Denny Sanford Premier Center