Tree Lighting

The Grand Lighting Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM (note the new start time). Governor Noem and special guests will entertain those in attendance and kick off 2021 Christmas at the Capitol!


As always, a special guest from "up North" will make an appearance at the end of the evening. Children can write their letters to Santa at home then bring them to the 1st floor of the Capitol and place them in the "Lettes to Santa" mailbox (no postage required), where they will be delivered to the North Pole before Christmas by special little helpers.

Cultural Heritage

Call (605) 773-6000 for information or visit

Find great South Dakota gifts at the Heritage Store.

The Cultural Heritage Center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Pie Day

We are planning to have Pie Day on December 4, 2021. Visit this page again or follow us on Facebook to stay informed about Pie Day.

For a complete listing of Holiday events in Pierre, visit the Pierre Chamber Website.