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December 2018 Sioux City Kids Events



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


  • Sat 12/1
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 11am: How to Catch a Snowman storytime at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 12/2
    • 1-4pm: Christmas Open House at the Pierce Mansion with refreshments, live music, and Santa!
  • Mon 12/3
  • Tues 12/4
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 12/5
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Aalfs (downtown) branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 12/6
  • Fri 12/7
    • 7pm: The Polar Express pajama party storytime and activities at Barnes & Noble with free cocoa & cookies
  • Sat 12/8
    • 9am: Christmas Bingo at Chick-fil-A

  • Sun 12/9
    • 1-3pm: Gingerbread Cookie decorating at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 12/10
  • Tues 12/11
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 12/12
    • 9:30am: Mommy & Me Morning: Christmas Party at Chick-fil-A on Sergeant Road
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Aalfs (downtown) branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 12/13
  • Fri 12/14
  • Sat 12/15
    • 10am-2pm: Santa at Bomgaars on Hamilton Blvd (free, but no photographer will be in attendance, so please bring your own camera or cell phone to take photos of your kids)
    • 11am: Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 7-9pm: Polar Express movie at Long Lines Recreation Center, hosted by the Sioux City Parks & Rec Department, bring your own snacks

  • Sun 12/16
    • 2-4pm: Santa at the Salix Community Center
  • Mon 12/17
  • Tues 12/18
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5-7pm: Special Needs Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum, limited number admitted, please pre-register online
  • Weds 12/19
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Aalfs (downtown) branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 12/20
  • Fri 12/21
  • Sat 12/22


  • Sun 12/23
  • Mon 12/24
  • Tues 12/25
  • Weds 12/26
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Aalfs (downtown) branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 12/27
  • Fri 12/28
  • Sat 12/29
    • 11am: The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors storytime at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 12/30
  • Mon 12/31

events with a cost


  • Sat 12/1
    • 10-11:30am: Holiday Make and Take Craft event at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1 per child
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club: Advent Calendars at Michael's Crafts, simple option for ages 3+ costs $2, more complicated option for ages 6+ costs $5
    • 4pm: Peppa Pig Live at the Orpheum--Tickets are Buy One, Get One Free with code "CYBER18" from 10/21 at 10am  to 10/26 at 10pm

  • Sun 12/2
  • Mon 12/3
  • Tues 12/4
  • Weds 12/5
  • Thurs 12/6
  • Fri 12/7
  • Sat 12/8
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club: Reindeer crafts at Michael's Crafts, simple option for ages 3+ costs $2, more complicated option for ages 6+ costs $5
    • noon-4pm: Santa's Whistle Stop Tour at the Sioux City Railroad Museum, children $8, adults $10, families $20
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 12/9
  • Mon 12/10
  • Tues 12/11
    • 6:35pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center
  • Weds 12/12
  • Thurs 12/13
    • 5:30pm: Grinch themed Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with paid admission or membership)
  • Fri 12/14
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: Taste of Christmas by the New Stage Players 
  • Sat 12/15
    • 8-11am: Breakfast with Santa at Hy-Vee on Hamilton Blvd.
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club: Christmas Frames at Michael's Crafts, simple option for ages 3+ costs $2, more complicated option for ages 6+ costs $5
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers: Santa Parachutes at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with paid admission or membership)
    • noon-4pm: Christmas at the Roundhouse at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • 1-3pm: Christmas T-Shirt decorating at Michael's, decorating supplies are free with purchase of a T-shirt (usually $2-5 depending on what sales and coupons are available that day)
    • 6-8pm: Cookies with Santa at the Southern Hills Mall
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center *Family 4-Packs Available*
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Symphony concert at the Orpheum
    • 7:30pm: Taste of Christmas by the New Stage Players 

  • Sun 12/16
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers: Santa Parachutes at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with paid admission or membership)
    • 2pm: Taste of Christmas by the New Stage Players 
  • Mon 12/17
  • Tues 12/18
  • Weds 12/19
  • Thurs 12/20
    • 5-7pm: Holidays around the World party at LaunchPad Children's Museum
  • Fri 12/21
  • Sat 12/22


  • Sun 12/23
  • Mon 12/24
  • Tues 12/25
  • Weds 12/26
  • Thurs 12/27
    • 5:30pm: STEM with a Scientist: Candy Cane Science at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with daily admission or membership)
  • Fri 12/28
  • Sat 12/29
    • 11:30: STEM Explorers: Fizzy Science at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with daily admission or membership)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 12/30
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers: Fizzy Science at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with daily admission or membership)
  • Mon 12/31
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the 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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