Bicycle Build Night – Holiday 2023
November 28 at 5pm
Help us get prepared for the coming holiday season by fixing up some bicycles for kids in our community! No previous maintenance skills required as guidance will be provided and we need help getting them sparkling clean & ready for gifting too! Tools and snacks provided– bring more to share if you like!
Feel free to post in here with additional questions for all to see. Thank you for your continued support!!!! We are so excited for another year of holiday bicycles!!!!!!
Bak BMW CFMOTO at 1926 Lewis Blvd.

Homestead Holidays
December 1st at 5pm
Take a walk through the homestead site at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and enjoy all the Christmas lights. This is a free and enjoyable event for all ages. Santa may even show up! Stop by every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from December 1-24 and take a step back in time and experience the beautiful lights!

Shop our Holiday Market!
December 2 from 9am-1pm
Wakefield Civic Center
Breakfast with Santa and Local Vendors

The Prince Experience
Dec. 2 at 8pm
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City
Must be 21 or older

Christmas Vendor and Craft Fair
December 2 form 10a-2pm
Entry fee
Dakota City Fire Department in Dakota City, NE
Come and shop and enjoy treats sold by the Dakota City Fire Dept. Auxiliary

Merry TUBA Christmas!
December 2 at 2pm
The Betty Strong Encounter Center will host “Merry TUBACHRISTMAS,” a concert featuring Siouxland area tuba and euphonium players, at 12 p.m., Saturday, December 2. The audience will hear traditional Christmas carols arranged by composer Alec Wilder who died on Christmas Eve 1980. In addition to composing music for the tuba and euphonium, Wilder was a loyal supporter of the efforts to improve the literature and public image of these instruments. TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone, and euphonium, though some participants bring rarer members of the family such as the helicon, ophicleide, serpent and double bell euphonium.

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

Holiday Festival and Tour of Homes
December 10th
Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk, NE

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!

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

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.

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
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

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

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

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

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

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