SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Christmas is this week and that means time with family and for many a break from work. However, the week can be pretty hectic. We developed this guide with everything you need to know for Christmas 2019.
This story will update through Christmas Day. Be sure to share with family and friends.
What to know:
There could be snow on Christmas Day. Jump down to our winter weather resources section to watch the latest forecast update.
115.6 million Americans are expected to travel this week, according to AAA. That is a record and almost 4% higher than last year.
Want some Christmas spirit? We have photo galleries, maps of holiday displays and what’s happening on KELOLAND TV.
Looking to dispose of your Christmas tree? Here’s where to go.
Winter Weather Resources
Here is the latest forecast update from the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center:
Learn about the approaching storm in-depth from the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center in the latest forecast update from our meteorologists:
For a full list of weather alerts in KELOLAND, click here.
The latest holiday-related headlines from KELOLAND.com:
- ‘Alexa, what’s happening in South Dakota?’ How to get local news and weather updatesAmazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo Dot was the top Christmas gift on the retail giant last year and its popularity continues to grow, even as people choose to buy local. Other than getting the smart home device to compile your grocery list, turn on the lights or sing a song – you can also hear your KELOLAND News and Live Doppler HD Storm Center teams.
- Got a new phone this Christmas? Here’s how to get the most up-to-date weather and news Did you unwrap a new phone this Christmas? You probably have to begin the painstaking work of transferring contacts, photos and calendars.
- Here is a list of everything that is open on Christmas Day 2019Forgot something for Christmas dinner? Did an unexpected relative show up? There aren’t many, but some stores and restaurants are open on this Christmas Day.
Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Falls Park in Sioux Falls
Christmas at the Capitol
November 26 – December 26, 2019
The display is then open to the public daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
500 E Capitol Avenue Pierre, S.D.
Christmas tree drop-off
In Sioux Falls, Christmas tree drop-off will begin on Thursday.
When: Thurs. Dec. 26 to Sun. Jan. 12 (closed on New Year’s Day)
Who: Sioux Falls Residents. In addition, residents from Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties may bring their broken or unwanted holiday lights to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at no charge for proper disposal.
Where: Two locations in Sioux Falls:
East Side: 1015 East Chambers Street
West of Cliff Avenue by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Access is available from North Drive to East Ash Street to Chambers Street, and from North Cliff Avenue to Chambers Street. The driveway just west of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be the only access point.
West Side: 100 North Lyon Boulevard
West of W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Access is available from West 12th Street to North Lyon Boulevard, and from West Madison Street to North Lyon Boulevard. The driveway just north of the railroad crossing will be the only access point.
According to the city, large loads and commercial loads will not be accepted and must go directly to the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill. The customer must remove all accessories from the Christmas trees, including lights, ornaments, decorations, and stands. Artificial trees, bags, leaves, rubble, or household garbage will not be accepted.