Sioux City Christmas


Christmas this year is on Monday, December 25th, and there is tons of festive local fun planned. As I hear about it, I'll post it here, so bookmark this page!

Here are free Christmas related events and activities in and around Sioux City:

  • Sat Nov 11 
    • noon-4pm: Christmas at the Homestead at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve featuring free snacks, live music, crafts and activities, as well as vendors selling holiday gifts and more. Santa will be in attendance and visitors can take pictures with him.
  • Mon 11/20 
    • 3-5pm: FREE admission to Launchpad Children's Museum with donation of toiletries or hand warmers for the Sioux City Warming Shelter
    • 5pm: Free hot chocolate at Evolve Yoga, 411 Pearl
    • 6:15pm: Downtown Holiday Lights Parade
    • 6:15pm: Festival of Trees kick-off at Ho-Chunk Center
    • 7pm: Santa's House Grand Opening (admission and some activities free, some activities have an added cost) at 409 Nebraska
  • Fri 12/1 
    • 7:30pm: Christmas at Morningside featuring vocal and instrumental music in Eppley Auditorium
  • Sun 12/3 
    • Sloan Christmas Festival including Soup Supper from 3:30-6pm, Santa at the Sloan Library from 2-4pm, and a Holiday Lights Parade at 6pm. For more info see the Facebook event page
  • Sat 12/1
    • 1-3pm: Gingerbread cookie decorating at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

And here are Christmas related events and activities in and around Sioux City that are not free:

  • Sat 11/4 
    • 10am-noon: Christmas rock painting at Michael's Crafts Kids Club, $2
    • 1-3pm: Mini Tree decorating MAKEbreak at Michael's Crafts, free with purchase of tree
  • Sat 11/11 
    • 10am-noon: Craft Stick ornament making at Michael's Crafts Kids Club, $2
    • 1-3pm: Slime ornament MAKEbreak at Michael's Crafts, free with purchase of ornament
  • Sat 11/18 
    • 10am-noon: Holiday Banner making at Michael's Crafts Kids Club, $2
    • 1-3pm: Wreath MAKEbreak at Michael's Crafts, free with purchase of wreath
    • 7:30pm: A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play by Briar Cliff University, $5 (Free for BCU students, faculty, and staff)
  • Sun 11/19:
    • 2pm: A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play by Briar Cliff University, $5 (Free for BCU students, faculty, and staff)
  • Sat 11/25 
    • 9am-11am: Breakfast with Santa including a meal, craft, and cookie decorating at Long Lines Rec Center, for all ages, under 2 attend free (register on Sioux City Parks and Rec website)
  • Fri 12/1 
    • 7pm: Jill Miller "Believe" Concert benefiting Sunrise Retirement Community
  • Sat 12/2 
    • 10am-4pm: Santa's Whistle Stop Tour at the Sioux City Railroad Museum featuring fun games and activities, plus the option to purchase hot food and drinks or ride on the motor coach. Santa will arrive by train at 12:30 and leave at 3:45. (Depending on weather, the Grand Scale Railroad may also be giving rides. Their website doesn't specify yet, but it is scheduled to open at Halloween unless something unexpected delays it!)
  • Sun 12/3 
    • 6pm: Siouxland Civic Dance presents The Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theater
  • Sat 12/9 
    • 10am-4pm: Santa's Whistle Stop Tour at the Sioux City Railroad Museum featuring fun games and activities, plus the option to purchase hot food and drinks or ride on the motor coach. Santa will arrive by train at 12:30 and leave at 3:45. (Depending on weather, the Grand Scale Railroad may also be giving rides. Their website doesn't specify yet, but it is scheduled to open at Halloween unless something unexpected delays it!)
    • 7:30pm: Christmas with the Symphony at the Orpheum Theater
  • Sun 12/17 
    • 7:30pm Tonic Sol-fa at the Orpheum Theater

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