Siouxland Community Events

12 Nights of Christmas
now through December 12th
The Sioux City Railroad Museum

Pop-Up at the Bistro
Featuring Guy Design Florals
December 7 from 5-7pm
Sioux City Convention Center
Yes, it’s time to decorate for the holidays! Come visit The Bistro on December 7th from 5-7pm. We will have Guy Design Florals ‘popping up’ to provide you with everything you will need to make your house warm and cozy this winter. After all, you are a product of your environment! Not a holiday decorator? That’s okay too! Guy Design Florals has decor for any time of year. Come see for yourself!

A Christmas Carol
Dec. 8 @ 7pm
Dec. 9 @ 7pm
Dec. 10 @ 2pm
$10 adult and $8 senior/student
The Little Red Hen Theatre
Wakefield, NE

Mega Strong!
In person total body workout
December 9th at 9am
Sioux City Convention Center
Workout for all ages and fitness levels
Megan & Dirk are coming to the Sioux City Convention Center on Saturday, December 9th at 9 am CST! This is a FREE, open to the public workout and your whole family is invited to attend. All you need is some dumbbells, a yoga mat and a water bottle to and you do not need to be a Mega Strong client. We are so excited to see you all there! Please RSVP in this event if you will be joining us and please help spread the word.

Holly Day in the Heartland
December 9 from 9-1pm
Heartland Counseling Services in SSC
18+ Vendors
Cash & Carry
Drawing Prizes
Christmas Music
PLUS … Santa is coming! Catch him from 10am-noon!
Entry Fee: Canned goods or paper supplies for The Life Center

Winter Fun Day and Artist Open House
December 9 from 10-2pm
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Shotgun Deer Hunting
December 9-17
Hillview Recreation Area and 5 Ridge
Hikers wear blaze orange and please keep your pets leashed

A Very Merry Y-mas
December 10
1-4pm at Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
Members – Free
Community is $5 per person

Sloan Public Library Festival of Trees
December 10 from 1-4pm
Sloan, Iowa

Holiday Concert by New Horizons Band
December 10 at 2pm
Betty Strong Encounter Center
Free admission and Reception to follow

Breakfast with the Grinch!
December 10 from 9-11am
Salvation Army of Siouxland
Green pancakes, Grinch crafts and games, photos with the Grinch and Grinch prizes and treats!

Holiday Festival and Tour of Homes
December 10
Dive into the enchanting past with the Tour of Historic Homes, where every doorway holds a story waiting to be discovered! ✨🌲 Immerse yourself in the charm of yesteryears, then step into the present at the Holiday Festival, filled with live music, delicious snacks, and tree lighting ceremony. Purchase your tickets online or in person at the Elkhorn Valley Museum!

War Eagle Award Ceremony & 60th Anniversary Celebration
Dec. 10 at 1pm
Join us in celebrating the deserving recipients of the War Eagle Award and celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Commission!

Santa Visit at the Library in Sloan, Iowa
December 10 from 1-4pm
Doors open at 12:45pm
Santa arrives at 1pm
Come visit Santa at the library and give him your Christmas Wish List. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
Orpheum Theatre

Nature Tales
December 12 at 10am
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Preschoolers join us with an adult for this special story time. In 2023 we are featuring author, Eric Carle. We will read Dream Snow, make a craft and take a short hike if weather allows. Prepare to be outdoors and dress for the weather. Limit of 20 people. Please pre-register by calling 712-258-0838 or email

Holidays for Heroes Party
December 12 at Long Lines Rec Center
Doors open at 5:#0pm
Please provide proof of military service to attend
Dinner, Live Music and Gifts from Santa

Holiday Wine Tasting
December 13 at 5pm
Join us at Flippin’ Vintage for a Holiday Wine Tasting on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:00-7:00 pm. We’ll sample five wines and enjoy some holiday treats. Sip and shop through the store too!

DIY Coffee Cup Suet Feeder
December 14 from 6:30-7:30pm
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Turn your unused coffee mugs into a bird feeder

The Bomgaars Invitational
December 14-17
The Arena Sports Academy and Tyson Events Center are excited to announce The 2023 Bomgaars Invitational, powered by CNOS. The premier basketball event will highlight youth, high school, and college competition on Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 17 at the Tyson Events Center!
Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa

Kids Night Out – Grinchmas
December 15 at 6pm
Pottery – Pizza – Movie
Register your little Grinch for Kids Night Out, an evening dedicated to painting and having fun. Each artist will complete a ceramic Grinch gnome! Don’t worry, dinner is on us! Pizza and drinks to be served while the children create and mingle. This is a drop off event for ages 6+, so parents enjoy the evening to yourself! Attendees are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled studio time to get settled in and smocked as well as to ensure group seating.

National Wreaths Across America Day
December 16th at Noon
Sergeant Floyd Monument
The public is invited to a wreath laying ceremony at the Sgt. Floyd Monument, 2601 S Lewis Blvd, Sioux City at Noon, Saturday, December 16. Hosted by the Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, along with the Sgt. Floyd Honor Guard and others, this event is in collaboration with the “National Wreaths Across America Day,” a day set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor, and teach about our veterans. The event will be held at the monument; attendees are encouraged to dress warmly.

Pop Up Fashion Show
December 16 at 3pm
A fashion show on The BLOCK is coming up! Pop Up Fashion Show, December 16th 1307 Pierce St! Pop Up merchants are selling and showing their favorite finds- creations at our BLOCK party fashion show! Best dressed contest!

Santa at the Center
December 16 from 1-2pm
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center. Join us for a visit from Santa Claus! We will have lots of treats, crafts, and music to celebrate the end of our fall programming. Register here:

Breakfast with Santa at Cone Park
December 16 & 17
Two sessions – 8-9:15am and 9:15-10:30am
$15 per person (under 2 yrs is free)
Purchase your tickets at or call 712-279-6126 ex. 1

Classic Langley Songs and Holiday Favorites
December 17 at 2pm
Free Admission
reception follows program
Betty Strong Encounter Center

Siouxland Soup Kitchen Holiday Dinner
December 20 from 4-5:30pm
Free for everyone, all are welcome. Santa will be there too! Free toys for kids in attendance

Christmas Chamber Coffee and Open House
December 20 at 9:30am
Primebank in Le Mars, Iowa

Winter Break Camp
December 29
7-9 year olds from 10a-Noon
10-12 year olds from 1-3pm
Kids on holiday break? Sign them up for a fun morning (7-9 years old) or afternoon (10-12 years old) at the Nature Center! We’ll spend time doing science experiments and other winter activities. Come prepared to go outside. Space is limited to 20 per age group. Please pre-register by calling 712-258-0838 or email

1st Annual West Baseball Winter Golf Tournament
December 30th at 10:30am
The Links Golf

Recreation Relaxation
Does the idea of the New Year stress you out? Do you feel like there’s too much stuff to do, or do resolutions intimidate you? If so, come to our New Year’s revitalizing program where all we do is sit and enjoy a relaxing hobby.
January 3rd: Journaling
January 10th: Crocheting
January 17th: Coloring/Drawing
January 24th: Jigsaw Puzzles
January 31st: Calligraphy
Materials are limited, so please register here (Registration begins on Dec. 6):

Winter Shake Up
January 5 & 6
This is Sioux City’s Winter indoor car/bike show! We thought it was about time Sioux City had one again. We will have the Sioux City Convention Center packed with hot rods and bikes, vendors and much more! It wouldn’t be a car show without a pinup contest, get ready to see these ladies dolled up for this winter event you won’t want to miss. This event will take place in January 5th and 6th 2024 at the Sioux City Convention Center. All make and models are welcome to apply. Look for the link to apply…/1Zesg4bjqenWfrr0…/edit…
or message our Facebook page and we’ll send you the link.
The show times are Friday evening from 6pm-9pm. Saturday the show is from 10am to 9pm.
Day pass $10
Weekend pass $15
***Look for online link for discounted tickets!
ages 10 and under free

Adult Curling League
January 9th
Adult Curling League on Tuesday evenings at the Cone Park outdoor ice rink. Sign your team up and chill out with your friends! Teams can be Co-Ed, all male, or all female. The 8-week season will be followed with only top teams going into the playoffs. Dates: January 9 – February 27, 2024
Register by: January 2, 2024
Ages: Must be 18 years and out of high school
Fee: $150/team
Location: Cone Park Outdoor Ice Rink, 3800 Line Drive
Register by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 712-279-6126, ext. 1

World Championship Ice Racing Series – Revenge Tour
January 13
Tyson Events Center

Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor with Glenda Drennen (Adult-Painting)
January 22 at 1pm
Develop and explore the foundations for making successful watercolor paintings under the guidance of watercolor expert Glenda Drennen.
Improve or refresh your painting skills in a supportive and creative environment. This class will provide guided instruction, demonstrations, and critique combined with encouragement of self-exploration within your work. Students are expected to bring their own supplies. The instructor will have paper available for purchase.
-Mondays, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
-(4 weeks) Jan 22 | Jan 29 | Feb 5 | Feb 12
-Tuition: Member $160 – Non-member $200
-High school students are welcome to register for Adult classes
-Registration closes two days before the start of a class.
-Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, the Gilchrist Learning Center cannot prorate students for missed classes or classes they cannot attend. The Gilchrist Learning Center strives to provide the highest quality art classes with various media for all ages. We value your feedback. If you want to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at
-Inclement weather: Classes may be canceled due to weather. A makeup class will be scheduled if classes are canceled due to hazardous weather conditions.
-The Gilchrist Learning Center course cancellation policy: Occasionally, the Gilchrist Learning Center may find it necessary to cancel a course or workshop due to low enrollment or other scheduling conflicts. If this occurs, registered students will be contacted and allowed to transfer to another class or be refunded the full course tuition and any additional fees.
-Student-requested withdrawal policy: Students will receive a 75% refund of tuition if the Gilchrist Learning Center Education Department receives a request to withdraw no later than seven days before the first day of the course. Requests to withdraw from a course less than seven days before the first class session will not be eligible for tuition refunds. This cancellation policy applies to registrations received less than seven days before the start date. Please email your request to withdraw to: You may also call and request to withdraw at (712) 279-6580.

Sioux City Stampede
PRCA Rodeo comes to Tyson Events Center
February 9 & 10
Complete with bull riding, barrel racing, broncos, roping, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Charlie Berens Good Old Fashioned Tour
February 23 at 8pm
Orpheum Theatre

Denim and Dreams
Feb. 24
Country Celebrations
Benefiting S.T.A.R.S.

Journey with Special Guest TOTO
Feb. 28 at 7:30pm
Tyson Events Center

Ward Davis Solo Acoustic
March 9th at 7pm
The Marquee in Sioux City

Come From Away
True Story. Hit Musical.
April 24 at 7:30pm
Orpheum Theatre