Holiday Celebration and Winter Market

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 | 2 to 6 p.m.
Usher in the holiday season with a festive celebration, including ice skating, tree lighting, Santa Claus’s arrival and musical performances to delight young and old alike. Shop the Winter Market, featuring a collection of local vendors where you are sure to find that perfect handcrafted gift. 

The Holiday Celebration & Winter Market is free and is held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and the Festival of Lights Parade.

Come #shopsmall with us during Small Business Saturday, which coincides with the Holiday Celebration. Visit the Downtown Business Group’s booth at the corner of Sixth and Main streets for free hot coffee, Small Business Saturday swag, and a guide to Small Business Saturday specials at participating businesses. For a complete Holiday Shopping directory, visit

Schedule of Events
10 to 10:55 a.m. Black Hills Figure Skating Club Performance
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ice Rink Open
2 to 6 p.m. Winter Market Open
2 p.m. Santa Clause Arrives at Main Street Square, escorted by the Rapid City Fire Department
2 to 5 p.m. Visit Santa in the Santa House
3 p.m. Potter Family Holiday Performance
5 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony and Small Business Saturday Proclamation with Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender (promptly)
6 p.m. Festival of Lights Parade

Free Parking in Downtown Rapid City
Enjoy free parking all day in all Downtown public spaces on the street with an hourly time limit or meter, including the metered spaces in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, Nov. 25. The permit does not include free parking in any leased parking spaces downtown. On-street parking on Main and St. Joseph streets, from Fifth to Seventh streets, and Seventh St. between Main and St. Joseph streets will be closed for the Festival of Lights Parade at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25. Vehicles left on the street past 5 p.m. will be towed.

To view photos of the 2016 Holiday Celebration & Winter Market, click here.

If you’re interested in vending at this event, please contact Main Street Square at 605-716-7979 or

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