The holidays are sure sneaking up on us! And there’s no snow on the ground in Deadwood yet, and visitors and residents alike are enjoying the extended fall.

Thanksgiving is next week already … it seems like yesterday we were out on Main Street listening to Ron Dante and Davy Jones during Kool Deadwood Nites. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

Speaking of having fun (and there’s plenty to be had in Deadwood), but if you are looking to start, or continue, a tradition, think about cutting down your own Christmas tree this year. With a couple million acres of public land, the Black Hills has plenty of Christmas trees to choose from. And all you need is a permit from the National Forest Service. The permits are $10 and are sold throughout the Black Hills, including at the History and Information Center here in Deadwood. Call us at (605) 578-1876 for more details.

There’s just something about cutting down your own tree! Give it a shot – it’s a great family activity!

Have a great week everyone,