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Frost covered the trees at an overlook at Mobridge ~ Photo by Carissa Aberle
South Dakota Mines Music
40th Annual Holiday Cathedral Concert
Saturday, Dec 3 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 4 | 2:30 PM 

Welcome to the 40th annual Holiday Cathedral Concert featuring University Choir, Concert Choir, Master Chorale, and guests Honors Brass. Join us for a carol sing-along as part of a beautiful program with music by Rutter, Rachmaninov, LaBarr and others. See you in person at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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Great Small Works V Artist's Reception

Friday, Dec 2 | 4 – 6 PM
Prairie Edge

The 2022 Artists of the Black Hills Holiday Miniature Show at Prairie Edge opens November 25th and runs through the holidays, giving collectors a great chance to add a new piece of quality work to their walls or to give the gift of art this season.

A reception will be held December 2nd from 4-6 pm at Prairie Edge, upstairs in the Fine Art Gallery.

Come meet the artists and learn about their artwork, processes and inspirations involved in creating beautiful pieces.

Black Hills Symphony Orchestra

Legend of the Northern Lights Concert
Saturday, Dec 3 | 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

The Legend of the Northern Lights is a fusion of science and fantasy that captures the imaginations of all ages, seamlessly combining music, film, narration, and animation.
Films by KV 265 -- "Communicating Science through Art"
There are several holiday parades throughout the Black Hills that are coming up soon! ❄️

Sturgis Parade of Lights (December 2)
Custer Christmas Parade (December 3)
Holidazzle Light Parade in Spearfish (December 4)
Hot Springs Christmas Parade (December 5)
The Christmas season has again filled the capitol building in Pierre with festively decorated trees. Viewing of Christmas at the Capitol is open
8 am to 10 pm daily
through December 26.
Storybook Island
Christmas Nights Of Lights

December 2,3,4,9,10,11,16-23 and 26-31
$4 Per Person Admission (all Ages) Cash and Credit accepted
Train and Carousel $3 per person
We have hot cocoa, milkshakes, rooter floats and cookies available at the ice cream shop.
Santa and Mrs Claus will be in the park Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Please NO Pets and no outside food or drink
This is a huge fundraiser to keep the park free admission in the summer.
Saturday, Dec 3 | 9 AM – 4 PM

Santa's Village Craft Fair
Custer High School

Join us for our Annual Santa's Village Craft Fair!
Come and do your Christmas shopping in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! There will be hourly door prizes, concession foods for lunch and donuts and burritos for breakfast shopping.
Bring your child from 10-11 from pictures with Santa!! 🎅🏼⛄️🎄
This is a free entrance event, be one of the first 20 shoppers in line that day to receive a $5 coupon to spend at any vendor booth or at the concession booth!

Experience the magic as you take a one-hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. All kids will receive a bell to ring for Santa and be able to talk with Mrs. Claus and Santa.
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Kountry Junkin' Christmas Market

Saturday, Dec 3 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Central States Fair

Mark your calendars for the Kountry Junkin' Christmas Market!
Here's what you need to know:
-Admission fees are $5 per adult. Children under 12 are free
-Early Bird tickets are available for $21 and allow you to shop for 1.5 hours before general admission. This is huge!
-Located in the Events Center at the Central States Fairgrounds.
-For more information including parking, strollers, food, etc please visit
Come support our wonderful vendors who are working hard to put on the best vintage market!
Young musicians! The deadline to apply for the Young Artist Competition is December 5th!
Please visit our website for application forms and instructions.

Dakota Choral Union

Christmas at the Cathedral
Sunday, Dec 11 | 3 – 4:30 PM
Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

DCU's Annual Christmas at the Cathedral is your official musical kick-off to the holiday season - choral arrangements of carols, hymns, traditional and new - in a stunning setting. For admission, bring nonperishable food items for donation. A freewill donation supports DCU.

Holiday Gift Exchange

Sunday, December 11 | 12 – 8 PM
Main Street Square

The Holiday Gift Exchange is your chance to make a difference this season! In partnership with the Black Hills Toy Drive, every toy brought in will be exchanged for a free Skate Pass and Skate Rental for the day during skating hours on December 11th.
*Please make sure all gift donations are unwrapped and appropriate for children and do NOT contain small parts
The Bells of the Hills is back after 2 years of not meeting...
We have had an initial meeting to plan a Christmas concert for December. Watch for notice of it here...
The Family of Verle (Fritzi) Goehring has established an endowment through the Allied Arts in the loving memory of this wonderful woman.

Verle Bernice Shurtleff was born October 30, 1922, in Olney, Illinois. She lived on the family farm in Bone Gap, Illinois with her parents Clarence Ellsworth Shurtleff and Harriet Charlotte (Williams) Shurtleff, and sister Maurice Amelia. Verle attended Bone Gap High School, where she was in the choir and played tuba in the band. After graduation, she began nursing school in Chicago, where she met Oscar Goehring from Lowry, South Dakota, who was serving in the Army Air Force. He gave her the endearing name of Fritzi, and it stayed with her for life. They married at the First Presbyterian Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 11, 1943.

Fritzi was a volunteer Grey Lady at the hospital and was active in 4H, The Extension Club, Bridge Club, and the Rapid City Motel Association. She was a life member of AAUW, which awarded her “The Woman of Worth Award.” She and Oscar were founding and session members of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

After Oscar died in 1970, Fritzi continued teaching. She filled her summers working at the 1880 train as the Office Manager. She obtained her real estate license and worked for Century 21. Upon retiring from teaching, she operated gift shops in Keystone, and later, two shops in Hill City. In 1991 she established and managed Travel Connection with her daughter Linda. She became a resident at West Hills Village and became involved by serving as a volunteer and board member.

Because of Fritzi’s love of the arts her family has established this fund to support student and senior art opportunities through our Share-a-Seat program.

Memorials may be directed to the
Allied Arts Fund, PO Box 4080, Rapid City, SD 57709.

Rapid City Concert Association Ticket Information

All performances are at the Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center), 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) - Open Seating

Groups of 20 or more may purchase individual adult tickets for $20 each. For further information email us at

Membership/Ticket Locations

The Monument
Box Office
(605) 394-4111
Credit cards accepted

Single Event Ticket prices vary by performance

Tickets to individual shows will be available at the following locations:

The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center) Box Office
(605) 394-4111
(Credit cards accepted)


We Are Almost There!

We have collected $100,000 in eligible receipts and we only have $50,000 more to go!

The Direct Your Dollars™ program is one of many ways in which Family Fare partners with our retail communities to help our neighbors. The program is built on the concept of shopping with purpose – meaning, our store guests can use their purchasing power to support their favorite nonprofits.

Through the Direct Your Dollars program, eligible nonprofit organizations can earn $1,000, simply by collecting $150,000 in eligible receipts from participating SpartanNash-owned retail stores and fuel centers in eight states.

Please mail your receipts to:

Allied Arts
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

Thank you!


Your Contributions To The Arts Are Greatly Appreciated!
Donate Here ~ Thank You!
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