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Winter Wonderland at Falls Park 2023

Amazing rock formations illuminated by holiday lights

Dates: November 17, 2023–January 7, 2024

Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Falls Park is lit up nightly with thousands of dazzling lights
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The rock faces and waterfalls of Falls Park along the Big Sioux River are famous for their natural beauty. During the festive holiday celebrations, they are enhanced by thousands of lights. Every November, the park completely transforms into a Winter Wonderland full of colorful, dazzling lights and Christmas music. The festival runs every night from late November through early January. The event is free to attend.

The spectacular display features a total of 355,926 lights, more than 25 mi (40 km) of Christmas light strings, about 40 wreaths, 270 adorned trees, and 275 adorned light poles. The park is wrapped with more than half a mile of rope lights. Kids love multiple animated lighted displays in the park, and the 360‑degree view of the spectacular available from the Visitor Information Center will leave them in awe.

After a beautiful winter excursion through the mindblowing lights in Falls Park, stop by The Falls Overlook Café to warm up and enjoy a few more stunning views. The cafe is also hosting a Winter Wonderland Celebration on certain days with live music provided by the Beautiful Kingdom. There will be a chili bar, adult holiday drinks, ice cream, and treats for children available for purchase.

Falls Park is located at 131 East Falls Park Drive, just north of downtown Sioux Falls. Falls Park is open from 5 am through midnight.

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