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Guide to Arbor Day Farm

If you've driven into Nebraska, you may have seen signs proclaiming it "the home of Arbor Day" and wondered what that meant. Arbor Day was started in Nebraska in 1872, and since then, millions of trees are planted each year all around the world as part of Arbor Day celebrations! The Arbor Day Foundation plays a huge role in making this happen, and in preserving the history of Arbor Day. So, I was super excited to work with them to write an article for  Living Here Midwest  magazine about the history of Arbor Day, and to find out more about how Arbor Day started and about what the foundation does now to continue their mission into the future. And spoiler alert: they do this largely through tons of fun at their spectacular Arbor Day Farm and attractions including the Tree Adventure, Porter's BBQ and the Apple Market, the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, and the Lied Lodge Hotel. Thank you to the Arbor Day Foundation for covering my admission to

Christmas Road Trips for Siouxland Families

The Midwest is full of festive holiday events, and many of the best holiday events and light display happening in the coming weeks in nearby cities and rural communities. Here are some of my top picks for Christmas events within about 4 hours or so of Sioux City that could make a really fun day trip or weekend trip for families in the Siouxland area!  Now updated for Christmas 2023! Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Winter Wonderland at Falls Park, photo courtesy of Sioux Falls CVB Winter Wonderland at Falls Park features over 300,000 lights on hundreds of trees and poles, and will be lit every night from 11/17/23 to 1/7/2024 The 31st Annual Parade of Lights  is on Friday, 11/24 at 7:30pm, on Phillips Ave from 13th to 5th Enjoy Carols + Cocoa with the Premiere Playhouse before the parade, from 6:30 to 7:30pm on Friday 11/24 Tis the Season Christmas concert with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra  live at Washington Pavilion on December 9th and 10th  Miracle on 34th Str

Sioux City & Siouxland Christmas

Christmas is coming! The Sioux City area has so many fun and festive events to celebrate the Christmas season, and this post will be updated throughout the coming weeks as new events and details announced. I'm thrilled to share all the festive fun with you! You might also enjoy my posts on Christmas Road Trips (Christmas fun in Omaha, Sioux Falls, Okoboji, and more!) Christmas Tree Farms in Siouxland , Family Friendly New Year's Eve , Experience Gifts for Siouxland Families , and Last Minute Christmas Gifts You Can Buy in Siouxland ! This post features the best Christmas events in Siouxland, the best places in Siouxland to see Christmas lights , and some of the best places in Siouxland to see Santa !  Sioux City & Siouxland Christmas Events November 2023 Christmas at the Homestead  at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Saturday 11/11/23 November 11th from noon to 4pm at  Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve  in North Sioux City, South Dakota Historical building