SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Christmas is right around the corner, and there are plenty of events going on in Siouxland to help residents get into the spirit.

View the list below to find an event that might help December feel like the most wonderful time of the year.

Santa Paws: Pet Photos

Event by Southern Hills Mall

  • Dec. 20 at 6 until 8 p.m.
  • Bring pets to the mall for ‘a dose of holiday cuteness’ at the annual Santa Paws event.

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This document will be updated throughout the month of December.

Events already passed or *canceled will be moved here.

Clay Gnome Workshop

Event by Pickled Palette

  • Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.
  • Ideal for ages 10 and up to make a custom gnome at this event.

32nd Annual Santa’s House

Event by UnityPoint St. Lukes

  • Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.
  • During this event, admission to Santa’s House is free. Enjoy treats from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen for $2 or have pictures taken with santa for $3. There will also be games for $2.

Homestead Holidays

Event by Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

  • Dec. 10, and 11 at 5 p.m. on both days.
  • Free event to walk the trails and view Christmas lights.

*This event was canceled due to inclement weather. Lights will be back on Saturday and Sunday.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Event by The Sioux City Community Theater

  • Dec. 9 through Dec. 11 at 7:30, and Dec. 12 at 2.
  • Bring the family to see a Christmas Comedy. After performances, there will be activities including an ugly sweater contest on Friday, a Christmas bake sale on Saturday, and pictures with Santa on Sunday. Chili will be available before the Thursday performance from 6 to 7 p.m.

*Friday’s (Dec. 10) performance has been canceled due to inclement weather. Tickets purchased for the Friday night show will be honored at the Saturday or Sunday show.

To have your Friday night ticket honored on a different date, call the box office at 712-233-2788 and exchange the dates. The theater has a lower capacity implemented due to COVID-19, so exchanging the dates ensures the performances will not be overbooked.

Drive-in Movie

Event by Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

Dec. 10, at 6:30 PM

Free Holiday drive-in movie, watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the South Sioux City Outdoor Movie Complex.

A Very, Merry Y-Mas!

Event by Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

  • Dec. 16, at 6 p.m.
  • Siouxlanders can decorate cookies and ornaments, jump in a bouncy house, compete in ugly sweater contests and a ‘snowball’ fight, caroling in the Family Fun Pool, and more at this YMCA event.

Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating – Fundraiser

Event by Chiropractic First of Iowa

  • Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Proceeds from this event will go towards four families for Christmas gifts. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed attendee. $10 per person or bring a gift for kids 1 to 13 years old or parents/household.

Rockin’ Around the Gallery

Event by Art Sux Gallery

  • Dec. 17, at 5 p.m.
  • This holiday season event will feature music, food, drink, and local art.

Breakfast with Santa

Event by Sioux City Parks and Recreation

  • Dec. 18, at 8 a.m.
  • Enjoy a full breakfast during this event with christmas music, cookie decorating, craft making, and more. Bring your own camera for picture taking.

Santa Day

Event by Junior League of Sioux City

  • Dec. 18, at 10 a.m.
  • Annual Santa Day at the Discovery Shop. Children can get a picture with Santa and take home a free book.

Christmas Movie Night

Event by Sergeant Bluff Community Center

  • Dec. 18, at 5 p.m.
  • Join the SBCC for a movie. Refreshments and popcorn will be provided at the event.

Old Town Christmas

Event by Woodbury Central FFA

Visit with the Siouxland Grinch

Event by CT’s Custom Sportswear

  • Dec. 19, at 1 p.m.
  • Printed photo packages will be available to purchase at this event, with options to put your photo with the Grinch on a t-shirt.

Kid’s Saturdays: Holiday Make and Take

Event by Sioux City Museum & Historical Association

  • Dec. 11, at 10 a.m.
  • Children accompanied by an adult are invited to this free event where they can make holiday crafts including reindeer, pinecone tree, and more.

Sioux City Santa is coming

Event by Bomgaars Supply

  • Dec. 11, at 10 a.m.
  • Santa will be available during this event to take pictures with kids or pets (must be on a leash).

Jolly Jamboree

Event by Realty One Group Regency

  • Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Head to Whispering Creek Golf Club where they’ll have fun for everyone, including photos with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, holiday coloring, and more. The event will also serve as a hygiene item drive for Safe Place (previously known as CSADV).
  • It is asked that attendees RSVP.

Holiday Drop and Shop

Event by Hesse Foundation

Gingerbread Decorating

Event by Lewis & Clark Interpretive and Betty Strong Encounter Center

Holiday Open House and Bake Sale

Event by Siouxland Humane Society

  • Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Join the shelter for hot apple cider and treats. There will be a bake sale at the event and gifts for pets.

St. Nicks Village – Santa Visit

Event by Crescent Park United Methodist Church

  • Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
  • During this free event there will be crafts, music, a movie, games and cookies.

Christmas with the symphony

Event by Sioux City Symphony

  • Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.
  • Siouxland’s tradition of spreading Christmas spirit through a variety of music at the Orpheum Theater.

Round Board Class

Event by Poppin’ Bottles n Brushes

  • Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Get into the spirit of the season with a new handmade creation at this BYOB event.