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In Your Own Backyard: Frontier Christmas


PIERRE, S.D. – Experience holiday traditions at an authentic 1864 military outpost.  The Fort Sisseton Frontier Christmas is being held Dec. 13-14 in Fort Sisseton State Park from 12 – 4 p.m. 

“A Frontier Christmas offers visitors the chance to experience history, culture and the holiday season all at once,” said Katie Bogue, manager, Fort Sisseton Historic State Park. “The park will be offering horse drawn sleigh rides, craft making, great music and holiday cheer.”

In addition, A Frontier Christmas will feature demonstrations on the arts of bread baking, butter churning, carpentry, and blacksmithing.  A Tree Candle Lighting will take place at 3:45 p.m. and the gift shop will be open from 12 – 4 p.m. each afternoon. 

Contact Fort Sisseton State Historic Park at 605-448-5474 for more information.

The In Your Own Backyard series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique areas and attractions all across South Dakota.  Click on the special “In Your Own Backyard” link at to access the complete list of articles.

The In Your Own Backyard series is part of Goal 1 of the 2010 Initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota.  The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.