Winter in Watertown is full of fun, family-friendly events! Join us this year as we celebrate the season with our annual Winter Fest! Enjoy the winter festivities taking place from November 23, 2018- December 31, 2018.

Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm

  • The Holiday Lighted ParadeDowntown Watertown 6:30 p.m., Kemp Avenue, Watertown, SD
    What better way to kick off the holiday season than a parade? This event led annually by the Watertown Business Association takes place the Friday evening after Thanksgiving at 6:30 p.m. downtown along Kemp Avenue. Santa makes an annual appearance, much to the little ones’ delight while the beautiful lighted floats draw “oohs and aahs” from young and old alike!

Saturday, November 24, 2018 6:00-9:00 pm

  • Watertown Optimist Winter Wonderland- Stokes-Thomas City Park
    Continue your holiday festivities by enjoying the Winder Wonderland hosted by the Watertown Optimist Club. Load up the car and come to Stokes-Thomas City Park on Lake Kampeska for this annual lighted holiday display. Drive through this magnificent display of lights between 6:00 pm- 9:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday  beginning Saturday, November 24th through December 25th. Free will donations welcome. *This year the display will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day*

Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • Christmas at the Redlin Art Center featuring the Holly Rocka Rollaz
    The Redlin Art Center is thrilled to announce that The Holy Rocka Rollaz will return to the Redlin Art Center on Saturday, December 1st! Their show features classics from the 1950's - and all with a holiday twist! The Redlin Art Center will kick off the holiday season with the return of "The Holy Rocka Rollaz". This classic '50's band brings their high energy, toe-tappin' sound to the Redlin Theater each year. Performance times will be 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, call toll free 1-877-TREDLIN.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

  • Magic of Christmas Quartetto Gelato
    Immerse yourself into Christmas music by listening to the Quartetto Gelato at the DD Miller Auditorium. Selections range from secular to sacred, classical to popular, traditional to contemporary and are performed as instrumentals and vocals in a theatrical setting that also includes poetry and dialogue. Quartetto Gelato presents a holiday program that travels throughout America, Italy, England, France and Germany. Hosted by the Watertown Concert Association. Additional details here.

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • “Christmas Times A Comin’!” with Sherwin and Pam Linton (2:00 pm- 3:30 pm) and (7:00 pm-8:30 pm)

​The Redlin Art Center is proud to present The Sherwin & Pam Linton Christmas Show on Friday, December 7th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  From the opening lines of the classic Bill Monroe Bluegrass song, “Christmas Times A Comin’!” to the show’s closing number, “Merry Christmas Day”, The Sherwin & Pam Linton Christmas Show has deep roots and is well steeped with holiday spirit and tradition. Tickets are $15 per person and are available today. Call 605-882-3877 now to reserve yours!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

  • Breakfast with Santa at the Bramble Park Zoo

Visit Santa and his animal friends at the Zoo and enjoy breakfast provided by Burger King. Please wear proper winter attire to view animals outside. Make a holiday craft to take home. Photos with Santa, reduced zoo admission, and canned food drive. Pre-sale tickets are available at the zoo the Friday before Thanksgiving.  Hurry! Get your tickets before they are gone!  Only 250 meal tickets are available! Additional details here.