Mark your calendar for holiday fun!
SPEARFISH — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go in Spearfish.
To celebrate the season, there are a number of family-friendly events that are free or support local organizations, listed below.
Zonta Festival of Trees, Nov. 28-Dec. 1
The Zonta Club of Spearfish invites everyone to the 27th annual Festival of Trees at the W.S. Tretheway Pavilion in Spearfish City Park Wednesday through Saturday. The festival is open to the public free of charge from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, with Santa in attendance that day. Story time is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Entrants are asked to bring a can or boxed food item for the Spearfish Community Food Pantry. The Friday night auction has a social from 5:30-7 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m.; wristbands are available for purchase at the door.
Potter Family Christmas Concert: Nov. 30
Enjoy food and fun during the Potter Family Christmas on Friday at the annual High Plains Western Heritage Center “Friendraiser.” Starting with a social hour from 5-6 p.m., participants will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages by Cheyenne Crossing and Perkins. At 6:15 p.m., “The Potter Family Christmas Concert” begins. Tickets are $40 per person, and reservations are required by calling 642-9378.
Christmas Stroll, Holidazzle Light Parade: Dec. 1
Head to downtown Spearfish on Saturdayfor the Christmas Stroll and Holidazzle Parade. A host of activities are occurring in the downtown area, with gifts galore for purchase at the downtown businesses, carolers in the afternoon, a chili feed beginning at 5 p.m. at Common Grounds, and the Holidazzle Parade beginning at 6 p.m. at the rec center, traveling down North Avenue and Main Street to Grant Street.
Julefest Scandinavian Christmas festival and bazaar: Dec. 1
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, everyone is invited to the Julefest Scandinavian Christmas festival and bazaar at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Featuring a traditional smorgasbord, yuletide music, quilt sale, silent auction, homemade crafts, and more, the festival’s proceeds support the many missions of the Women of the ELCA, and everyone is encouraged to bring a can of food for the Spearfish Community Food Pantry.
Hatchery Holidays: Dec. 1
Come check out Hatchery Holidays at the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives Saturday. The Pond Shop is open from noon to 8 p.m., with the hatchery grounds decorated for the holidays, and there is a wine, beer, and hot chocolate tasting from 3-7 p.m. at the Booth House. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. Santa will also be on the grounds.
Santa’s visit and craft shop: Dec. 1
Head into Matthews Opera House on Saturday for Santa’s visit and craft shop. There will children’s crafts to create from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and time to visit Santa from 1-4 p.m., and parents are encouraged to bring cameras to take photos. Hot cider and candy canes will be on hand.
Pawprints in the Snow: Dec. 1
From noon to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, there is a fundraiser for the Western Hills Humane Society. There will be a silent art auction, raffle prizes, pet photos with Santa, snacks, and more, and all proceeds support the no-kill shelter.
Season of Giving: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
At the Northern Hills Cinema, there will be four Christmas movies shown the next four Saturdays, with show times at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Santa visits from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. The movies are free to attend, though a donation is requested for the following charities each Saturday: Dec. 1, showing “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” and proceeds supporting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Dec. 8, showing “A Christmas Story,” supporting Bella Pregnancy Center; Dec. 15, showing “The Polar Express,” supporting Meals on Wheels; and Dec. 22, showing “Arthur Christmas,” supporting the Western Hills Humane Society.
Holiday Piano Duets: Dec. 5
The annual Holiday Spearfish Piano Duets takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Matthews Opera House. This popular event is free and open to the public and features local musicians.
TubaChristmas: Dec. 8
All tuba, baritone, and euphonium players are invited to Meier Recital Hall on the Black Hills State University campus on Saturday, Dec. 8 for TubaChristmas. Registration will be at 12:30 p.m., with rehearsal at 1 p.m., and the concert, free to the public, at 3 p.m. There is a registration fee for musicians and there are limited amounts of music available for purchase. For more information, contact Steve at (303) 981-3944.
Christmas at the Fire Station: Dec. 8
Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Spearfish Fire Auxiliary, and the Spearfish Fire Department welcome all to an afternoon of Christmas cheer from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Fire Station 1, 622 Canyon St. The station will be fully decorated for Christmas, so bring the entire family for this free community event, complete with holiday crafts, cookie decorating, games, hot chocolate, apple cider, and of course pictures with Santa!
A Green Dolphin and Friends Jazzy Christmas concert: Dec. 14
A Green Dolphin and Friends Jazzy Christmas brings favorite local jazz quartet Green Dolphin to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and this year it’s being shared with special jazz musician friends. The Green Dolphin quartet includes Christopher Hahn, Janeen Larsen, Terry Rathbun, and Gary Renner, and special guests include: Jami Lynn, Ward Johnson, Rod Garnett, and Joel Adams. For tickets and more information, call 642-7973
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