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"Gnome" Bench Pillow Class at Quilt Time


October 24, 2020    

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On Saturday October 24th at Quilt Time in Hill City there will be a "Gnome" Bench Pillow Class from 10 am to 55 pm.  This is a fun pillow!  There is a bit of prep work needed for this class if you intend to get it finished in the class!  Applique experience advised!  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 605.390.3153.  If outside the class size will be limited to 8-12 people.  If the class has to be held inside the class size would be 4 people.  Since I keep my class size small, it gives my customers the opportunity to schedule a get-together that suits their schedule.  If there's a class you'd like to take, but my schedule doesn't work with yours-call me and we'll work something out.

Event Location:

Quilt Time

Hill City Children's Boo Bash at the Hill City Information Center


October 31, 2020    

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Two-hour family-friendly event. Free. Non-scary.
Trunk-or-Treat.  Pictures in the "Pumpkin Patch."   Time TBD. More details to come.

Event Location:

Hill City Visitor Information Center

Girlfriends' Weekend


November 6, 2020  - November 8, 2020   

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Need a girls getaway this year?  Especially this year?

The Eighth Annual Girlfriends' Weekend will begin on Friday, November 6th and continue into Sunday November 8th.

 
Make your plans now!  Join us for a "Hot time in Hill City!"   Three days that sizzle with fashion, activities, food, fun, comedy, brunch, shopping, friendship and more!
 
In addition to casually strolling through Hill City to enjoy shopping and in-store happenings at participating businesses, you can check out your dining options, sit back and relax and enjoy the wine or beer tastings while catching up with your BFFs.
 
Mark your calendar to save the date and gather your girlfriend gal-pals now for this smokin' hot time in Hill City!
Friday Nov. 6
Fashion Show at High Country Guest Ranch
Saturday Nov. 7
Comedy at Naked Winery
Sunday Nov. 8
Brunch at Mangiamo!
 
Stay tuned for details as we update this event here and on Facebook , or give us a call at 605 -574-2368.  See you soon!

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Flannel Panel Rag Quilt at Quilt Time


November 14, 2020    

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On Saturday November 14th there will be a Flannel Panel Rag Quilt Class at Quilt Time.  The class will be from 10 am-5 pm and class fee of $35.  Because we are starting with a panel this rag quilt goes together fast!  Prep work required. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 605.390.3153.  If outside the class size will be limited to 8-12 people.  If the class has to be held inside the class size would be 4 people.  Since I keep my class size small, it gives my customers the opportunity to schedule a get-together that suits their schedule.  If there's a class you'd like to take, but my schedule doesn't work with yours-call me and we'll work something out.

Event Location:

Quilt Time

Totally Triangular Throw at Quilt Time


November 21, 2020    

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On Saturday November 21st Quilt Time will be having a Totally Triangular Throw class from 10 am-5 pm.  The class fee is $25.00.  This is a half square triangle pattern so it goes together quickly.  You may have noticed-I like one day classes.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 605.390.3153.  If outside the class size will be limited to 8-12 people.  If the class has to be held inside the class size would be 4 people.  Since I keep my class size small, it gives my customers the opportunity to schedule a get-together that suits their schedule.  If there's a class you'd like to take, but my schedule doesn't work with yours-call me and we'll work something out.

Event Location:

Quilt Time

Hill City Olde Tyme Christmas Parade & Celebration Kick-off


November 27, 2020    

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This free family-friendly event happens every year the day after Thanksgiving!  Enjoy shopping, specials and old-world charm in Hill City as we start the month-long festivites that comprise Hill City's Olde Tyme Christmas! Take a ride on the 1880 Train to the North Pole and add some sparkle to your day by viewing the Trees & Trains exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum.   On Friday, November 27th, bring your loved ones to gather at the Alpine Inn at 5pm for roasted chestnuts and cider, followed by our home-town lighted parade at 6pm.  Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance in the parade and afterward, they take a break from toy-making duties to hand out apples to children and hear their fondest wishes for Christmas at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum.  Take a break from the hustle-and-bustle all through December and make Hill City's Olde Tyme Christmas part of your regular family tradition this year with us!

Event Location:

Downtown Hill City

Holiday Express on the 1880 Train


November 27, 2020  - November 28, 2020   

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Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. Santa will hand out a small sleigh bell to each child on the trip.

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Holiday Express
$39 Adult, $18 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE
Group rates are not available for special event rides.

Holiday Express

  • Assigned Seating
  • Train Ride
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Small bell for each child
  • Visit with Santa

Book your tickets now!

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1880 Train

Holiday Express Spiked! on the 1880 Train


November 27, 2020  - November 28, 2020   

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Holiday Express Spiked passengers enjoy everything received with a regular ride along with spiked hot cocoa in a keepsake mug! Adults only (21+), limited runs. Check out our new, Spiked only departures on November 27 & 28 and December 5 & 12. This is a great office Christmas party outing or the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Call 605.574-2222 today or purchase online!

Holiday Express – Spiked!

  • Train Ride
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Keepsake thermal cup
  • Assigned seating in adult only car
  • Visit with Santa

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Kris Kringle Homemade Craft Fair & Bazaar


November 27, 2020  - November 28, 2020   

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November 27th 9-5 (staying open until parade starts) and November 28th Saturday 9-2.

Great place to start your Christmas shopping.  All items are homemade and local.

We have everything from: embroidered towels, wooden signs, mittens, hats, agate jewelry, quilted items, aprons, earrings, baked goods, waling sticks, memory books, bake potato microwave bowls, place mats, scarves, bottle wind chimes, character drawer, candles, and much more. Don't want to wrap your purchases, there will be a free goodwill gift wrapping table  The event is being held at the Hill City Middle School Lunch Room.

Admission fee: any non perishable food item for the Hill City Food Bank.

Event Location:

Hill City Middle School

Trees and Trains Exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum


November 27, 2020  - November 28, 2020   

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Trees and Trains is for the entire family.  Walk around the beautiful decorated South Dakota State Railroad Museum to view the different Christmas trees on display.  The Christmas tree have been decorated by different organizations and local people. Photo with Santa will be available. Times are 10 am to 6 pm.

Event Location:

South Dakota Railroad Museum
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