Winter Time Activities Abound In Sioux Falls…

With arrival of winter and holiday season, Sioux Falls South Dakota offers a variety of activities ranging from outdoor recreation to performances. Come see what we have to offer. . .

Falls Park is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the banks of the Big Sioux River. Winter Wonderland at Falls Park runs from mid-November to the first week in January each year. The park becomes a spectacular “Winter Wonderland”, with breathtaking lights throughout the entire park. Don’t miss this enchanting winter attraction. Take a stroll through the park to enjoy the sights and sounds as you celebrate the spirit of the season.

Sioux Falls offers something for everyone! From Broadway musicals to concerts to local theater, check out our upcoming schedule for holiday shows, dinner theater and more! Home to the 1,800 seat Mary W. Sommervold Great Hall at the Washington Pavilion and the Orpheum Theater with seating for nearly 700.

Great Bear is home to skiing, snowboarding, and tubing fun for everyone. Located just 3 miles east of Sioux Falls, they offer 14 downhill trails, 1 quad chair lift, 2 handle tow lifts, a terrain park, and Eastern South Dakota’s only tubing park and lift. With the latest snowmaking techniques, a recently remodeled chalet, and a qualified ski school staff, Great Bear is the place to experience the exhilaration of winter!

Are you looking for a unique outing for a hot time at a cool place? Sioux Falls is well known for its parks and has six beautiful ice skating rinks around the city. Each ice rink has a warming house, concessions, and skate rentals available. Another popular venue is the Sherman Park hockey rink! It is available for open use when not being used by scheduled groups.

Did you know that Sioux Falls has three Nordic ski trails within the city limits? All trails offer a variety of skill levels, scenic wooded areas, and a surefire way to get some exercise. The Great Bear trail location also offers lessons for the beginning skier. So grab a friend, dust off those skis, and head for the trails.
Snowshoeing is a very easy and enjoyable way to get outside during the snowy winter days. All you need is a sense of adventure and good boots. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. If you do not have your own snowshoes, you can borrow them from South Dakota State Parks. The parks have snowshoes that fit anyone from youth to adult, and they are free to check out for a day or a weekend.

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