Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As Christmas approaches and the cold weather sets in, make sure to bundle up and check out the “Dakota Territory Gold Camp Holiday” window displays around Deadwood. Quite a few businesses already have their windows decorated and ready for judging! Call the Chamber at 578-1876 for details.

While you’re out enjoying the winter weather and viewing the creative window displays, take advantage of the amazing Deadwood holiday specials. With all the great Deadwood shopping deals and holiday events why go anywhere else for your shopping and entertainment needs?

Holiday specials in Deadwood:
Black Hills Gold by Coleman – Shop at Black Hills Gold by Coleman on Friday, Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., for 77 percent off Black Hills Gold Jewelry (excluding specials/layaways) and 10 percent off gift items. They are located at 644 Main Street in Deadwood.

Deadwood History, Inc. shopping – Deadwood History has gift items at a discount for DHI members at the Adams Brothers Bookstore (Adams Museum), the Days of ’76 Mercantile (Days of ’76 Museum), and the Adams Treasures Gift Shop (Historic Adams House).

Silverado-Franklin Gaming Complex – The Franklin Hotel will offer rooms for $29.99, Sunday-Thursday, through May. Call 1-800-688-1876 for reservations.

$5 bins at Madame Peacock’s – The $5 bins are back at Madame Peacock’s on Main Street Deadwood! Scarves, handbags, wallets, gloves and more. Selection changes often. We have a sale rack and half price sandals, too! We are continuing to collect tips and donations at the bar for Breast Cancer research, too. We have collected over $200 already! Hoping to reach our goal of $1,000 in no time. Beer N Bling!

Black Friday Sale at Deadwood Gulch’s Creekside Gifts Head for Creekside Gifts at the Deadwood Gulch on Friday, Nov. 29 for buy one item, get one for 50% off, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 578-1294 for more information!

Christmas Festival at the Bad Lands Complex – Head to the Bad Lands of Deadwood – 604-622 Main Street – for a Christmas Festival this holiday season! The event will be on weekends Dec. 6-Dec. 22, and includes vendor tables with gifts and goodies, free gun, coin and antique appraisals, and a play – “The Scrooge of Deadwood.” Each Saturday there will also be pictures with Santa, plus festive food and libation throughout the weekend!

Here’s a schedule of events:

Hours of the Christmas Festival:
Friday, Dec. 6: Noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 15 and 22: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Scrooge of Deadwood” play: Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Pictures with Santa: Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Special $10 Senior Sunday, on Dec. 15: Includes meal, dessert and play!

Save at Deadwood Tobacco Company
During the holiday season, Deadwood Tobacco will offer great specials, such as:
Save $30 on a box of Sturgis “Liberator” cigars, plus get a free shirt and hat
Save $10 on a Gurkha Black Gold Cigar
Save 10% on three boxes of Sweet Jane or Fat Bottom Betty cigars, or 10% off 2 boxes and a Sweet Jane humidor
Call 722-1510 for more information!

Shop at Berg Jewelry for your holiday gifts Save on all your holiday gifts at Berg Jewelry located in Historic Deadwood! Famous for Gold – Save 50% to 75% off all Black Hills gold. They are further discounting all Black Hills gold, so receive an additional 15% off. Even more savings, buy one, get one 50% off all Gifts, Apparel and Fashion Jewelry! The best of the best for less! Head to 650 Main Street in Deadwood for the deals!

Mineral Palace Stop for any entree on Tuesdays at the Mineral Palace and receive a bottle of wine for half price!

Bloomer’s Flowers and Gifts Holiday Open House Stop in to Bloomer’s on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon for their Holiday Open House! Stop in for Holiday cheer and Christmas specials. They will also have a senior gift tree if you would like to take a name.

Holiday Open House at Schade Winery Head to Schade Winery Tasting Room in Deadwood on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for wine tasting and specials. They look forward to seeing all their customers and new ones too!

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Christmas Show at Deadwood Mountain Grand Deadwood Mountain Grand will host Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers for a Christmas Show on Friday, Dec 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Deadwood Cowboy Christmas Ball Dec. 14 This old-fashioned cowboy dance at the Deadwood Mountain Grand highlights some of the Black Hills’ best performers playing everyone’s favorite holiday songs. The matinee (doors open at noon with performance beginning at 1:00 p.m.) includes a special visit from Santa Claus. The evening performance features live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, the National Finals Rodeo on big screens, musical performances and a cowboy dance. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets are $10 for the matinee; and $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight for the evening performance. All proceeds benefit Deadwood History. Call Black Hills Central Reservations at (800) 344-8826.

Holiday tours of the Historic Adams House The historic home will be elegantly dressed in Victorian holiday finery during the Christmas season. Guided tours offered every hour on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays,12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; $5 for adults, $2 for youth 7 to 14, free to members and children 6 or younger, November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Call 605.578.3724 for more information.

Sing-A-Long Dec. 19 at Deadwood Gulch Bring the whole family to the Deadwood Gulch Convention Center on December 19 for a Sing-A-Long, led by Les Karas. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., there is no charge and everyone is welcome. The event will continue until the last person leaves. Call Les at 920-1466 for more information.

Potter Family to Perform Christmas Show at Deadwood Gulch Convention Center Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort is proud to present The Potter Family Christmas. The shows will be held at Deadwood Gulch Convention Center. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 1-800-695-1876. Performances will be held Dec. 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, & 13.

Lead Opera House Kicks Off Festival of Trees with Holiday Jam Concert The Historic Homestake Opera House on Main Street Lead will host its 31st Annual Festival of Trees Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013.

This year’s Festival of Trees will kick off at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 6, when Santa Claus will make a special visit, posing for free professional pictures with children and pets. Additionally, while patrons are perusing the beautifully decorated trees, they may also enjoy a Holiday Open Mic session, as well as cookies, coffee and hot cocoa.

Then, at 7:00 p.m. Off-the-Cuff Stuff of Sioux Falls announces the popular Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers. Musical powerhouse Allison Nash will also join the group this year. For more information on the history of Holiday Jam, performance photos and music samples, go to holidayjam.com.

On Saturday, December 7 the fun will continue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Holiday Open Mic session will be featured at 4 pm, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Santa will once again visit for free professional photos. At 7:30 p.m., the opera house will host the 2013 live auction of the trees, wreaths, and unique items.

Admission to the Festival of Trees at the Historic Homestake Opera House is by donation, or by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry, and also pet food for the Twin City Animal Shelter. Donations and proceeds from the Festival of Trees will benefit operations at the Historic Homestake Opera House.

Admission for the Friday night Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers is $50 for limited premium seating with dinner at the Bumpin’ Buffalo restaurant on Main Street in Lead; or $25 general seating in advance; $30 on the day of show. Tickets are available at www.homestakeoperahouse.org, or by calling 605-584-2067.