November 2011

29 Nov

Nov 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

It’s a busy week in store! Holiday happenings continue in Deadwood, and this week … ELVIS hits the Deadwood Gulch Convention Center with a Christmas show along with all of his hits, on Wednesday, Nov. 30. .

Thursday-Sunday, A Grand Christmas continues at Deadwood Mountain Grand. The Christmas show featuring song, dance and grand entertainment runs daily. –

Festive Fridays at the Homestake Research Center, part of Adams umbrella. This is a program designed for kids, and a great evening in store – check out

And free sleigh rides on Saturday, based at the History and Information Center – come on out and enjoy a ride! From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


21 Nov

Nov 21, 2011 at 05:09 pm

Wanted: YOU to be part of Great American Country’s Deadwood Christmas special!

We need an audience! On Tuesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. The History and Information Center Parking Lot, join Big & Rich, Bradley Gaskin, Andy Gibson and others as they sing holiday tunes in front of a big Christmas tree! Great American Country (GAC) television are in town filming for a Christmas special that will air next month, and this singing in front of the Christmas tree will be part of the show … and WE NEED YOU to help fill up the History and Info Center parking lot! Simply be at the parking lot by 6 p.m. for the entertainment. The more the merrier, so stop on by and show your support!

Thank you, and we hope to see you tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. at the History and Info Center parking lot!

10 Nov

Nov 10, 2011 at 03:48 pm

Neil Diamond to Perform on Mount Rushmore’s American Pride Float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

PIERRE, SD– Grammy winning artist Neil Diamond, recent inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 2011 Kennedy Center Honorre, with more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, will be performing on Mount Rushmore’s American Pride float in the 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.

Neil Diamond and the American Pride float will make its national appearance on NBC-TV on Thursday, November 24, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., in all time zones.

The float is the second state float in history to be accepted into this world famous parade. Highlighted on the float will be Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills National Forest, Badlands National Park, and natural beauty depicting South Dakota’s infinite variety.

“We’re thrilled that we’ll be able to show off South Dakota as a unique destination to millions of people again this year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Jim Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism. “We couldn’t be more pleased that Neil Diamond will be performing on the float this year. He has world-wide appeal and is a great match for our state.”

This is the Department of Tourism and partners’ second year in a three year campaign with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The goal of the campaign is to drive new and repeat visitors to the state in addition to creating brand awareness. It is estimated that more than 3.5 million spectators on the streets of New York and over 50 million television viewers nationwide will watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

08 Nov

Nov 08, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Deadwood’s Holiday Winter Wonderland

November 20 – December 25, 2011

Location: Deadwood – Deadwood
Enjoy the holidays in the Wild West!

Starting November 20 and continuing through Christmas Day, the historic community of Deadwood will transform into a winter wonderland. A number of events are planned throughout the holiday season, and the entire town will be decorated with lights and other holiday creations. There will also be live performances, children’s activities, sleigh rides a parade of lights and MUCH MORE!

Here’s a schedule for Deadwood’s Winter Wonderland

November 20-22 – GAC filming ‘A Grand Christmas’
Great American Country will be in Deadwood filming footage for ‘A Grand Christmas,’ a one-hour holiday special to be aired during the 2011 holiday season.

Thanksgiving through Christmas – Free Parking
FREE Parking – at all metered spaces in Deadwood with the exception of the Main Street parking ramp.

November 25 to Christmas Day – A Grand Christmas at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Imagine a 9 foot Mr. and Mrs. Claus surrounded by their elf family. Imagine the snow covered Black Hills rolling across the stage. Imagine a steam locomotive roaring its way to the North Pole. Imagine a rowdy saloon Christmas celebration in Deadwood circa 1876. Imagine the Christmas party of a lifetime. Imagine the smiles, laughter and applause of the audience as their holiday dreams come to life.

You don’t have to imagine any of it, because it will all come to life before your eyes on the stellar stage of the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Don’t miss this Christmas celebration. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm. A Grand Christmas at Deadwood Mountain Grand

November 25, December 2, 9 & 16 – Four Festive Fridays for Children
Children, grades K-6, are invited to make a craft, play games and shop in Santa’s Mouse Hole at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) in Deadwood on Four Festive Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on November 25, December 2, December 9 and December 16, 2011.

November 25, 2011
Ornament Making

December 2, 2011
Cookie Decorating

December 9, 2011
Gift Making

December 16, 2011
Kids Caroling

Snacks will be served. Contact Chelsie Bauer at 605/578-1928 or email her at for more information.

December 10 – Free Potter Family Performance
The Potter Family performs at the History and Information Center Parking Lot from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23-24 – Wild West Weekends
Deadwood has plenty of shopping too! Look for holiday specials around town at participating Main Street retail shops

December 3 and 18 – Sleigh Rides at the History and Information Center Parking Lot
Hop on Santa’s sleigh and go for a ride around Deadwood!
December 3 – 4:30pm-6:30pm
December 18 – Noon-3pm.

December 9 – Deadwood Parade of Lights
Don’t miss Deadwood’s Parade of Lights on its historic Main Street at 6pm on Friday, Dec. 9.

December 10 – Cowboy Christmas at the Deadwood Pavilion
A staple in the Old West, the Cowboy Christmas Ball returns to Deadwood! Join the best singers in the Black Hills for a memorable experience. Two shows will take place on Saturday, December 10, a matinee at 1 p.m. and the evening performance at 7 p.m. This fundraiser will help the Days of ’76 museum project. Call 1-800-344-8826 for more information.

December 13-15 and 20-22 – Trolley Tour of Lights
Hop on the Deadwood Trolley and take a look at the holiday lights in the area. The tours run 5:30pm-6:30pm each evening; the cost is one can of food for the local food pantry. Courtesy of Neighborworks. Call 578-1401 to reserve your space!