Tree Lighting

The Grand Lighting Ceremony took place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7 PM. Governor Noem and special guests entertained those in attendance and kicked off 2020 Christmas at the Capitol. As always, a special guest from "up North" made an appearance at the end of the evening and revealed his new mailbox! Children can write their letters to Santa at home then bring them to the Capitol and place them (postage-free) in the "Lettes to Santa" mailbox, where they will be delivered to the North Pole 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

There will be no Pie Day this year. We're hoping to bring the event back for 2021. Visit this page again for more information in the future.

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