Here's where you can find some winter fun in the area this week.

  • *God bless us, every one! The Premiere Playhouse presents its third annual production of "A Christmas Carol," with nine chances to catch the holiday classic between Dec. 15 and Dec. 23. Tickets for the family-friendly tale of Ebenezer Scrooge start at $35, and the Dec. 21 performance will have an ASL interpreter. Find more details, showtimes and tickets here.
  • See Santa. The jolly old elf is continuing to make the rounds in Sioux Falls this week – this time with a lot of food-focused events. He'll be at Kidtopia, the Washington Pavilion, eating breakfast at Hy-Vee, brunchin' at Thunder Road, suppering at Chick-Fil-A and snagging a beer at Lupulin.
  • Fire and Ice. BronzeAge Art Casting is hosting its annual Fire and Ice molten iron pour Saturday evening at its location on Weber Avenue. And down the way at Little Stone Church on Sixth Street, the Fire and Ice Art Market will feature local artists, bingo, Woodgrain brews and yours truly (come say hi and grab some stickers and coloring sheets!) More details here.
  • It's time to light the lights. Luminary Lane is one of Sioux Falls' oldest Christmas traditions. Drive or walk through the Park Ridge neighborhood (Glendale Ave. to Hawthorne Ave. between 22nd and 26th Streets) on Sunday evening from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More details here.
  • A jazzy Charlie Brown Christmas. Dada Gastropub is hosting Studio B Jazz this weekend with live performances of songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Reservations are highly encouraged. Details here.
  • Party with the butterflies. Head to the Butterfly House and Aquarium for a Holiday Bash Saturday. There will be face painting, animal encounters, crafts, activities and Santa. Details here.
  • Shop local. The Jones Building is hosting a holiday market Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Find local vendors and makers throughout the building, and finish up your holiday shopping. Need more inspiration? Check out our Simplified Gift Guide.