RAPID CITY, S.D. — The annual holiday celebration at Main Street Square will kick off the season in downtown Rapid City this weekend.
The event will kick off with a performance from the Black Hills Figure Skating Club at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, with an encore performance slated for 4:45.
The Winter Market will feature a collection of local vendors showcasing hand-crafted goods such as custom wood carvings, ornaments, jewelry, home décor, wreaths, jams, honey, and salsas. Local musical group Trap Kit will perform throughout the event, and a large NS Inflatables Snow Globe photo booth will provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday memories.
Mayor Steve Allender will lead the countdown to light the Main Street Square Christmas tree, a blue spruce standing at over 30 ft. tall, promptly at 4:45 p.m. The tree arrived at Main Street Square on Monday, Nov. 16, from Rapid City community member Alvin Lei .
Allender has proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday, joining the Downtown Rapid City Business Group in a nationwide effort to steer shoppers towards local, independently-owned businesses during the holiday season. He will present this proclamation in conjunction with the tree lighting.
“The Holiday Celebration at Main Street Square is the quintessential downtown Rapid City holiday tradition,” said Domico Rodriguez, executive director of Main Street Square. “This year we want to share the joy of the season while promoting our local businesses.”
The Downtown Business Group will have a Shop the Block booth at Main Street Square during the Winter Market, where patrons will be offered free coffee, hot chocolate, Small Business
Saturday reusable totes, and a chance to enter into downtown holiday giveaways, including a $50 and $500 downtown Rapid City gift cards. Parking will be half-price all day starting Saturday.
During this time, Main Street Square highly encourages attendees to wear masks and practice social distancing.
You can tune in for the live event and Tree Lighting Ceremony right here on NewsCenter1.
For more information, visit Main Street Square online here, or call 605-716-7979.