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Octoberfest Express

September 23, 2017    


Wilkommen to our German inspired event that brings together our favorite German foods, tasty seasonal beer and of course live polka music! When you combine all of this together with a scenic steam train ride through the Black Hills, you have the perfect outing for a group of friends, family and more.

Purchase your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Last Evening Lighting Ceremony

September 30, 2017    


Each evening, May through September, a ceremony is held in the park's outdoor Amphitheater. It highlights the making of this national monument with a video, flag lowering ceremony, a salute to veterans and lighting of the memorial.

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore National Memorial

Autumn Volksmarch

October 1, 2017    


5th Annual Fall Volksmarch - October 1, 2017
This autumn hike on Sunday, October 1 is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volksmarch Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day

October 20, 2017    


Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Hill City Merchant Trick or Treat and Halloween Carnival

October 27, 2017   4:30 pm


Calling all goblins, ghosties and ghouls! This Halloween festival is a spooktacular event for all ages of goblins and their kooky families. So dust off those cobwebs and come out for this fun aftenoon-to-evening event that begins with Merchant Trick-or-Treating and winds up with the Halloween Carnival at the Boys & Girls Club.

Main Street Hill City and participating Hill City businesses and Boys & Girls Club – 297 Walnut Ave, Hill City, SD 57745

Event Location:

Boys & Girls Club

Girlfriends Weekend

November 3, 2017  - November 4, 2017   



Spend a weekend in Hill City with your best friends.  Take in a fashion show on Friday night and play shopping games throughout town on Saturday. (www.facebook.com/hillcitygirlfriendsweekend).

Event Location:

Hill City

Holiday Express

November 24, 2017  - November 25, 2017   


Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes: Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small gift for each child and a visit with Santa.

Experience the magic and a spiked hot cocoa as you take a one hour 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, Visit with Santa

Dress for Success: Train cars are enclosed and slightly heated, but the boarding area is outdoors so dress appropriately.

Event Location:

1880 Train

Olde Tyme Hill City Christmas Parade / Activities

November 24, 2017  - November 25, 2017   


Olde Tyme Christmas
Thanksgiving weekend

A family-friendly event that welcomes Christmas with a parade, Christmas tree lighting, roasted chestnuts, hot cider and cookies, and special guests and events throughout the town’s shops, attractions and train museum.  An old-fashioned small-town lighted parade kicks off at 6p sharp.  Santa visits with children and hands out apples at the SD State Railroad Museum following the parade.  A wonderful tradition to enjoy with your family!

Event Location:

Hill City

Trees & Trains Exhibit Open Thru December

November 24, 2017  - December 31, 2017   


Talk about the best and most convenient location for a railroad history and interactive experience in South Dakota - right next to the Black Hills Central Railroad's depot in Hill City! The museum focuses on educating the public on the railroad companies that have served South Dakota from 1872 to the present time through educational experiences, memorabilia and collections.
Receive $1 off museum admission with an 1880 Train ticket!

Questions regarding the Museum can be directed to Rick Mills at 605-574-9000 or sent to sdsrrm@gmail.com

Event Location:

SD Railroad Museum

Shop Hill City Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017    


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