The holidays can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. Even though Thanksgiving is next week, some people in South Dakota are already counting down the days until Santa Claus comes to town.

There is something magical about the Christmas season. The streets are lit with colorful lights and you can sense the holiday spirit in the air, especially in South Dakota. In fact, a South Dakota town is being recognized as one of the most enchanting Christmas towns in the country.

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A recent article from Only In Your State argues that South Dakota is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to Christmas cheer. However, there is one town that stands out from the rest. The most enchanting Christmas town in the nation is...Mitchell, South Dakota!

Visit Mitchell! (via Facebook)
Visit Mitchell! (via Facebook)

So why is Mitchell considered one of the top Christmas towns in the state and nation? Only In Your State explains the town has a "dazzling" Main Street that will take anyone's breath away.

Mitchell's Main Street offers something special for everyone, including exclusive shows, holiday pop-ups, and unique shopping opportunities for everyone in the family.

The town of Mitchell also takes pride in its annual Parade of Lights. This small-town party is full of music, stunning lights, and entertainment to keep the fun going all through the night. Besides the Parade of Lights, the town of Mitchell also offers The Nights Before Christmas Holiday Tour, Small Business Saturday shopping, visits with Santa, and other fantastic holiday events.

In case you're wondering, this year's Parade of Lights in Mitchell will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at 7 PM. The theme is "Songs of Christmas." More details on the event can be found here. Other Christmas events in the area can be found by visiting Mitchell Main Street & Beyond.

Mitchell will surely put anyone into the holiday spirit! Ho, ho, ho!

A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.

Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.

So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:


Four Places to get a Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree Around Sioux Falls

When the decorations come out for the holidays are you faced with the task of hunting for that perfect fresh Christmas tree? Shouldn't be that difficult. There are plenty of tree farms in the area. But are there?

If you won't be the family to pull out the Christmas tree from a box, then let's go hunting for one. I've got just the place for you. Actually, four locations in the Sioux Falls area.

Gallery Credit: Dave Roberts

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