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"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold." - Aristotle

Dakota Choral Union

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

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 for Fiddles: A Benefit Concert to Support Youth & Family Services
Saturday, December 10 | 2 PM & 7 PM

Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Join us for a festive holiday concert and help raise funds to support the youth programs of Youth & Family Services!
This joyous and merry concert will feature performances from renowned musicians: Kenny Putnam, Tom Schaefer, Owen DeJong, Brian and Kaija Bonde, Mike Connor, Boyd Bristow, Al Remund, and Larry Rohrer. Together, these musical artists will put on a show that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased in-person, over the phone, or online through the Performing Arts Center (see contact information below).
A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to Youth & Family Services.
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Christmas Tours of the Historic Adams House

Historic Adams House
December 10 | 1 PM – December 11 | 5 PM

The Historic Adams House will be elegantly dressed during the Christmas season. The open house-style tour will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A kid-friendly scavenger hunt with prizes will be available for children. Unique gifts are available for purchase in the Adams House Gift Shop.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members, $5 for children 6 – 12, and free to children 5 and under.
General admission tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.
For more information please call 605-722-4800

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

Community Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 11 | 2 PM
Sturgis Community Center

Mark your calendar for the 43rd Community Christmas Concert. This enjoyable Sturgis community event is at the Community Center Theater.
Church choirs from our local churches will once again gather and share their love of choral and handbell music with our local music patrons.
The concert is free to the public with an opportunity to give a free-will donation at the door.

Winter Holiday Festival
Saturday, December 17 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Bear Butte Gardens

Join us for festive food and drinks, activities, and more!
Festive hot meal will be made by Joey Young and Patsy Lisko. Decadent desserts will be provided by Pastry Chef Sarah Frazier. Mulled wine by DesJarlais Winery will be available to sample or purchase.

We will have farm tours start at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Father Christmas will be making an appearance at 2pm!
We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends!

Bluegrass Christmas w/ Morning Dew
Saturday, December 17 | 6 – 8 PM

3468 Sturgis Road, Rapid City

Morning Dew is a fiddle band hailing from Rapid City, SD composed of sisters Amelia and Adelaide Morgan on fiddle, mandolin, and vocals and accompanied by Jack Morgan on guitar.
The band plays traditional fiddle music including bluegrass, old time, Irish/Scottish and American folk songs as well as a variety of contemporary cover songs ranging from Johnny Cash and Lyle Lovett, to John Prine and Tom Petty. Morning Dew has performed extensively in the Rapid City area. 
It will be a rock'n good time and all earnings and tips will be donated to Feeding South Dakota.

A Potter Family Christmas!
Best Western Ramkota Hotel

Sunday, December 18 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM

"A Potter Family Christmas" this year will be with The Potter Family (Clover, Natana, WoAbba, Orion & Stacey), Rushmore Music Festival, The Rapid City Children's Chorus, and special guest guitarist Josh Simpson!

It will be a holiday extravaganza of Christmas favorites, laughs, and nostalgia, and we can't wait to share it with you!
Dates for "A Very Potter Christmas" 2022 are Sunday, December 18, and Monday, December 19, with dinner beginning at 6:30pm each night.

We will be holding the Christmas show at the Ramkota Ballroom - Dinner & Show is $60, Show Only is $25.
This year's show is sponsored by Gene Hufford of American Family Insurance. Thank you, Gene!!
Don't wait to make your reservations - call 605-430-7671 and talk to Stacey!

The Most Wonderful Time

Thursday, December 22 | 6:30 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Howdy, friends
We are back!
The Most Wonderful Time returns to the Historic Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on December 22nd, 2022 with an all-star cast, taking you to Christmas' past in the present, and sharing space with all.

From traditional to modern, familiar and not, this years show will have something for kids from one to ninety-two.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 6:30, with one intermission, and an after party! (Free food)
We will be donating a portion of this years proceeds to Native POP and the Performing Arts Center programming.
Come on out to hear:
Kenny Putnam
Leslie Cline
Rowan Grace
Drew Gertsch
Randy McAllister
Sequoia Crosswhite
James Van Nuys
Chris Massa
Morgan Carnes
Dylan Lewis
Danny Thornburg
Molly Larson
Andrew Huot
Brandon Sterling
Alex Chapman
Tanner Johns
Bodhi Linde
Jack Taylor
Jimmy Reed
Kaleb Britton
Joe Cline
Sivan Hoch
Joel Adams
Jonathan Jacky
Pastor Herb Cleveland
and maybe some more familiar names 🙂

Adults - $25
Kids/Students - $15

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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 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.
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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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!
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