Events

1880 Train Holiday Express *Spiked*

Nov 23, 2018 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Experience the magic and a spiked hot cocoa as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole! each ticket includes: Train Ride, Spiked Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, Keepsake thermal cup, Assigned seating in adult only car and a visit with Santa.

This option available on the following trips only:

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1880 Train Holiday Express

Nov 23, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm

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. Santa hands out a special gift to each child on the return trip.

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Learning Forum Series

Oct 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the Journey Museum & Learning Center for its Fall Learning Forum series every Sunday from Oct. 7th through Dec. 16! 

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations

Upcoming topics:

Oct. 7 - The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum

 Oct. 14 - Black Holes

Oct. 21 - 150 Years at SDSM&T

Oct. 27 - Bill Groethe Unfiltered

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Turtle Soup Lecture Series

Oct 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Feed your mind and your belly with your busy schedule in mind at Turtle Soup! 

Enjoy good stories, good food and good company on select Friday's from Noon - 1 pm. Every Turtle Soup will feature a history lesson on historical figures and events that influenced the Black Hills history and include a featured soup from Angel's Catering.

Turtle Soups are included in a regular admission to the museum or are 1/2 off for members. 

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Storybook Island Christmas Nights of Light

Dec 7, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Storybook Island gets turned into a winter wonderland during the Christmas Nights of Light event. Check out all of your favorite storybook characters dressed up in lights for the holiday season. 

Hot Cocoa, Apple Cider and cookies from Eileen’s available for additional charge.

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Geeks who Drink!

Nov 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Prepare for the (free!) pub-trivia to rule them all. Think you're a smart-ass? Prove it. Lost Cabin is joining the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes revolution! Teams compete weekly for street cred, swag, beer and prizes. Bring your A game, come up with a solid team name (puns encouraged), and get here early to lock down a seat for South Dakota's first Geeks Who Drink® trivia night.

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Scrooge of Deadwood

Dec 7, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER - - Mystery, Madams, Murder. Business as usual in Deadwood!  Can the spirit of the season touch the heart of the most despicable, ruthless man in town? Share the comedy and tragedy as we find out! Hosted at the Deadwood Comfort Inn, 225 CLIFF ST DWD catered by CHEYENNE CROSSING.  Live dinner music by Marv Barry. Full cash bar available.  Correctly guess the killer for a chance to win a  bottle of Black Hills wine.

Dinner @ 5:30 followed by the play!    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Performances are December 7, 8, 14, & 15 only. 

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Local Beer Night

Oct 22, 2018 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Celebrate South Dakota’s growing beer industry at Wobbly Bobby. Each Monday night, get $3 local taps!

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Firehouse Brewing Theatre presents: American Buffalo

Nov 23, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable Buffalo nickel. These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three—Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and “Teach,” a violently paranoid braggart—is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.

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Black Hills Showcase Chorus Christmas Show

Dec 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A festive mix of holiday music performed by a women's barbershop chorus, featuring the award-winning women's quartet from Denver, CO, De'Ja'Vu.

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History & Hops Trivia Night

Oct 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on Thursday nights at the Journey Museum and Learning Center for Fun, Family Friendly Trivia! Weekly prizes for the winning team and a season's winners prize package at the end of the year! Admission includes a complimentary beverage of your choice. 

October 18 - Universal Vs. Disney

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Nick Linn

Dec 7, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Come on down to Tinder Box and support this awesome local artist. He will be playing the piano and singing some of your favorite tunes. He takes requests …and loves crowd interaction.

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An Elf Christmas Party

Dec 8, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm

This open-house event features multiple stations placed throughout the winery, each inspired by a scene from Elf. Enjoy wine or beer expertly paired with food while listening to live music by The Lonely Rangers.

Be sure to dress up as your favorite character from the film or wear your ugliest Christmas sweater!

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Through The Woods Dinner

Dec 8, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the season and join us for Through The Woods Dinner, an old-fashioned Christmas dinner, on December 8 from 5-7p.m. at The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery.

Straight from grandma’s recipe book, enjoy a three-course dinner of your favorite holiday foods paired with your choice of Prairie Berry Winery wine or Miner Brewing Company craft beer.

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Trivia at Contraband Distillery

Oct 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come out Thursday Night starting Oct 4th 2018 and play a little trivia at the areas NEWEST and HOTTEST Bar Contraband Distillery! Try one of there amazing drinks and sit back while we challenge your brains with a little trivia!! Great Prizes given away each night!! Hope to see you Thursday nights at Black hills Contraband!

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A Kountry Junkin' Vintage Christmas Market

Dec 8, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm

Kountry Junkin' Christmas Market is a carefully curated market featuring artisans from around the country who offer the best shabby, chippy, rusty, and handmade wares that can be found for miles and miles and miles. Make it a day! Grab a coffee from the mobile coffee hut, The Fix Coffee. Eat great grub from local food trucks, take photos in front of the cute displays, and best of all, shop or dig for the best junk around!  Enjoy talking to and getting to know the vendors!  They are, after all, what makes Kountry Junkin' worth coming to! We hope to see you at the next market!

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Saturday Art Markets

Nov 17, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm

We welcome you to join us at our Saturday Art Markets, your weekly holiday one-stop shopping extravaganza! Each Saturday from 12-5 we'll welcome a variety of Local Artists, hot drinks to sip, and the best Saturdays for your holiday shopping pleasure. 

Saturday Art Market Dates
November 17, 24

December 1, 8, 15, 22

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Custer State Park Festival of Trees

Nov 23, 2018 9:30am - 3:00pm

The Festival of Trees is an opportunity for local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals to display a tree at the Custer State Park Visitor Center through the holiday season. Participants must supply their own tree and decorations, and are encouraged to decorate their tree in a way that promotes their business or services offered.

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Black Hills Cowboy Christmas

Dec 8, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

LEAD, SD | The popular Ninth Annual Black Hills Cowboy Christmas concerts and a dance return to the Historic Homestake Opera House in December with more than a dozen celebrated regional performers, an added performance and reserved seating.

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Law & Order Fairy Tale Unit

Dec 7, 2018 7:00pm - 11:59pm

In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy-tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

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Winter Trail Rides

Nov 8, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Every Thursday, bike rides leave Hay Camp Brewery at 6:15 PM. Either M-hill or Skyline is chosen and the crew rides! Bring your headlamp or let Acme Bicycles know you'll need a loaner.

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Santa Visits the Shops at Main Street Square

Dec 8, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Bring your Christmas list and Holiday cheer to The Shops at Main Street Square. Photos will be available with Santa Claus December 8 and 22.

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Wine Tasting

Dec 8, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Featuring 5 wines and hors-d'oeuvres, discounts on rooms also available for attendees. 

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South Dakota National Guard during World War II

Dec 8, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am

On Saturday 8 December 2018, the featured speaker of the South Dakota Veterans Forum will be well-known South Dakota National Guard historian and retired Chief Warrant Officer 5, Duke Doering.  He will share part of his photo archive and knowledge during a presentation about the service of the South Dakota National Guard in the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations

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Termesphere Gallery Holiday Open House

Dec 8, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saddle up the reindeer put on your jolliest grins and come to the Annual Termesphere Gallery Holiday Open House. World renown artist, Dick Termes, has created a rare opportunity for you - with his art and his gallery. There are lots and lots of gifts to choose from too. There is simply no place quite like it, "It's like diving into another world." Come for the remarkable spherical surroundings and stay for the snacks and the unique shopping experience.

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