Come enjoy the all-new 2014 light show in the center court of the Western Mall in Sioux Falls! For the ninth year in a row, a musical light show will help to make wishes come true for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota. Christmas At The Western Mall runs Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day nightly from 5:30-9:30.
The inside location in the center court area allows spectators to comfortably enjoy five songs dancing through thousands of twinkling lights and a fenced in snowy yard with a 24-ft tall castle structure. The show runs about 12 minutes with a three minute intermission between sets. The overall show sponsor is Scheels, along with several other area businesses who helped make the display possible. Find out more at westernmallchristmas.com.
Free-will donations support Make-A-Wish South Dakota. New this year is a kiosk for electronic payment with a credit or debit card.
The wishes of more than 30 South Dakota children have come true from proceeds of the light display over the past eight years. The 2013 event raised more than $16,000 for Make-A-Wish. Collectively the event has raised more than $187,000.
This year there are several special events at the show including:
December 12 – Case School of Music student performance, 5:00 pm
December 13 & 21 – Pictures with Santa for a free-will donation. Bring your own camera. 5:30-7:30 pm
December 19 - Make-A-Wish Kids and Family Night - meet kids and families who have received wishes. Kids, come dressed as your favorite Frozen character. There will be special characters to meet. Bring your own camera and get your picture taken for a free-will donation. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
December 20 - Kids, come dressed as your favorite Frozen character. There will be special characters to meet. Bring your own camera and get your picture taken for a free-will donation. 6:00-8:00 p.m.