Here Are The 8 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns in South Dakota

Are you in need of some holiday cheer? South Dakota’s Christmas towns offer just that, with plenty of festivities and displays to brighten your holiday. Whether it be an annual parade, a historic trolley ride, or a magnificent light display, these towns have something for everyone. Here are the eight best Christmas towns in South Dakota to experience the magic of the holiday season.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

There are so many delightful Christmas events in South Dakota. If we left out your favorite, we would love to hear about it! What do you think are the best Christmas towns in South Dakota? Tell us in the comments!

Address: Deadwood, SD 57732, USA
Address: Spearfish, SD, USA
Address: Brookings, SD 57006, USA
Address: Custer, SD 57730, USA
Address: Huron, SD 57350, USA
Address: Rapid City, SD, USA
Address: Brandon, SD 57005, USA
Address: Pierre, SD 57501, USA
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Best Christmas Towns In South Dakota

November 24, 2021

What are the best holiday lights display in South Dakota?

To find the best of the holiday lights in the state, read our post on 11 Christmas Displays In South Dakota That Are Pure Magic. In no time, you’ll be making plans to see Storybook Island’s Christmas Nights of Light, the Festival of Trees at the Historic Homestake Opera House, Winter Wonderland at Falls Park, and more!

Are there any drive-thru Christmas light displays in South Dakota?

Yes! There’s Watertown Winter Wonderland which is held at Stokes-Thomas Lake City Park and has thousands of lights and plenty of displays to help make your season merry and bright! 

Are there any botanical gardens or zoos that have lights or holiday events during the Christmas season in South Dakota?

In early December, the Great Plains Zoo hosts a Santa at the Zoo event when children can have a one-on-one with the jolly old elf himself! Bramble Park Zoo hosts breakfast with Santa that is so much fun for kids and adults alike. McCrory Gardens hosts its annual Garden Glow from early December through early January. It’s an event you shouldn’t miss!

Address: Deadwood, SD 57732, USA
Address: Spearfish, SD, USA
Address: Brookings, SD 57006, USA
Address: Custer, SD 57730, USA
Address: Huron, SD 57350, USA
Address: Rapid City, SD, USA
Address: Brandon, SD 57005, USA
Address: Pierre, SD 57501, USA