December 2017 Siouxland Kids Events List


Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months.

free events


  • Fri 12/1
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library
    • 6-8pm: Evening Hike at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center-dress warmly and wear sturdy boots or shoes!
  • Sat 12/2
    • 9am-noon: Gingerbread house building at Home Depot, ages 5+, Register online to ensure you get a kit!
    • 10-11:30am: Holiday Craft make and take event including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and winter themed crafts, at the Sioux City Public Museum
    • 11am: Snow themed First Saturday Family Storytime at Sioux City Aalfs Downtown Library
    • 1:30-3:30pm: Rock Painting at Sioux City Aalfs Downtown Library-all ages welcome, all supplies needed will be provided! (read more about the rock painting trend here!)
    • 2pm: Merry TUBAChristmas at the Betty Strong Encounter Center

  • Sun 12/3
    • 1-4pm: Christmas Open House at the Pierce Mansion
    • 1-5pm: Open Gym for k-12 students at the Sergeant Bluff High School gym
  • Mon 12/4
  • Tues 12/5
    • 11am: Library storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
  • Weds 12/6
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 12/7
  • Fri 12/8
  • Sat 12/9
    • 10am-3pm: Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center featuring crafts, snowshoeing or hiking, and other indoor and outdoor activities

  • Sun 12/10
    • 1-3pm: One Smart Cookie gingerbread cookie decorating event at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center-cookies and decorating materials are free!
    • 1-3pm: Snow slime at Michael's Crafts, ages 3+
  • Mon 12/11
  • Tues 12/12
    • 10am: Nature Tales at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers, call or e-mail to register
    • 11am: Library storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
  • Weds 12/13
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 12/14
  • Fri 12/15
  • Sat 12/16

  • Sun 12/17
  • Mon 12/18
  • Tues 12/19
    • 11am: Library storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
  • Weds 12/20
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 12/21
    • 3pm: Winter Solstice Hike or Snowshoeing at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center-call to reserve a pair of snowshoes!
  • Fri 12/22
  • Sat 12/23


  • Sun 12/24
  • Mon 12/25
    • Merry Christmas!
  • Tues 12/26
    • 11am: Library storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
    • Weds 12/27
      • 10:30am: Library storytime at Morningside Branch Library
    • Thurs 12/28
      • 1pm: Survival Shelters: learn to make a survival shelter and tie knots at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, ages 10+
    • Fri 12/29
      • 1pm: Fire Starters: learn to make and use fire starters at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, ages 10+
    • Sat 12/30


    • Sun 12/31
      • SCPL closing at 5pm for New Year's Eve

    events with a cost

    • Fri 12/1
      • 7pm: Jill Miller Christmas Concert at the Orpheum
      • 7:30pm: James and the Giant Peach at LAMB theatre
    • Sat 12/2
      • Holiday Workshop at Sioux City Art Center, call to register. Read about project options here.
      • 10am-noon: Unicorn slime making at Michael's Crafts, $2, ages 3+
      • 10am-4pm: Santa's Whistle Stop Tour at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
      • noon-3pm: Rock On rock climbing competition at Long Lines Rec Center
      • 1-3pm: Gingerbread House decorating at Michael's Crafts, free with purchase of gingerbread house kit
      • 1pm: Shopkins Live at the Orpheum
      • 4-7pm: Paint with Santa at Pickled Palette
      • 7:30pm: James and the Giant Peach at LAMB Theatre

    • Sun 12/3
      • 1-3pm: Wreath decorating at Michael's Crafts, decorating materials free with purchase of wreath
      • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Cardinals at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+
      • 6pm: Siouxland Regional Dance presents the Nutcracker at the Orpheum
    • Mon 12/4
    • Tues 12/5
    • Weds 12/6
      • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Thurs 12/7
      • 5:30pm: Storybook Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Fri 12/8
    • Sat 12/9
      • 10am-noon: Christmas photobooth prop making at Michael's Crafts, $2, ages 3+
      • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Tree Assemblage at Sioux City Art Center for ages 6-12
      • 1-3pm: Christmas t-shirt decorating at Michael's Crafts, decorating materials free with purchase of t-shirt.
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers vs Omaha at Tyson Events Center
      • 7:30pm: Christmas with the Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre

    • Sun 12/10
    • Mon 12/11
    • Tues 12/12
    • Weds 12/13
      • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Thurs 12/14
      • 5-7pm: Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Fri 12/15:
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Bloomington at Tyson Events Center
    • Sat 12/16
      • 10am-noon: Candy candy crafts at Michael's Crafts, $2, ages 3+
      • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Mixed Media Houses at Sioux City Art Center for ages 6-12
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Bloomington at Tyson Events Center

    • Sun 12/17
      • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Winter Landscapes at the Sioux City Art Center
    • Mon 12/18
    • Tues 12/19
    • Weds 12/20
      • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Thurs 12/21
      • 5:30pm: Smart Art at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Fri 12/22
    • Sat 12/23
      • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Dioramas at Sioux City Art Center for ages 6-12


    • Sun 12/24
    • Mon 12/25
      • Merry Christmas!
    • Tues 12/26
    • Weds 12/27
      • 9am-4pm: Ozobots! Community of Coding at LaunchPad Children's Museum
      • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • Thurs 12/28
    • Fri 12/29
    • Sat 12/30
      • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Firework Paintings at Sioux City Art Center for ages 6-12
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Lincoln at Tyson Events Center

    • Sun 12/31
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Omaha at Tyson Events Center


    We do not run any of these events and encourage you to call or visit the websites of the hosting locations, organizations, or stores with any questions and to confirm details. Many paid events and some free events require tickets or registration in advance and some may sell out or fill up quickly or very far in advance. Age and other recommendations are general guidelines provided by the event or activity organizer and should not be considered legal or medical advice and may not apply well to all children.

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