Welcome to the winter wonderland that is the Sioux Empire this weekend! Check out all the fun things for you and your family to do as it snows this weekend:

SIOUX EMPIRE COMMUNITY THEATER PRESENTS ‘THE HOBBIT”… 11am and 4pm Saturday and 4pm on Sunday at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls.

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…Friday 7pm at the Sioux Falls Arena.  The Force return to the Arena for a four game home stand beginning with Erie.

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL…Visit downtown Sioux Falls this Saturday and see carolers, strolling instrumental groups, carriage rides and Santa visits.

SANTA AT THE ZOO…10am-Noon this Saturday at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum.  Bring your Christmas wish list and chat with Santa.  Parents, bring your cameras and take free pictures of the kids with Santa.  Enjoy cookies and apple cider with Mrs. Claus.  The event is free for Zoo members or with your paid zoo admission for non-memebers.

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…Saturday 7pm at the Sioux Falls Arena.  The Force take on Texas in their 3rd home game of the season.

MIRACLE ON 41ST STREET TOY DRIVE…Now through December 24th in the Empire Mall. Drop off a new toy or cash donation in the sleigh in the Macy’s Wing. All donations will be given to the Children’s Inn, an abuse shelter providing shelter, counseling, support groups and more for children and families.  Your donation qualifies you to win a $500 Empire Mall gift card.  Great Plains Dental will make a $5 cash donation to the Children’s Inn for every toy donated on the weekends through December 23rd.  Don’t forget to have your presents wrapped at the Children’s Inn Gift Wrapping booth.  Your donation will benefit the Children’s Inn.

WINTER WONDERLAND AT FALLS PARK...the 10th annual Winter Wonderland at Falls Park is a dazzling display of holiday lights for all ages. Falls Park will “light up” nightly from now January 6, 2013. See thousands of lights throughout the park turned on for the season, Santa & Mrs. Claus, reindeer and animal friends, music and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Falls Park entrances will be closed throughout the evening to drive through traffic.Park downtown and ride the free trolley to Falls Park on Saturdays from 10am-8pm.

CHRISTMAS AT THE WESTERN MALL…Now through January 1st.  See the digital light display set to holiday music.  Free-will donations support Make-A-Wish of South Dakota.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND LANES. Get into the Christmas spirit this weekend by taking a tour of the wonderful Christmas lanes throughout the Sioux Empire.

A GRASSLAND CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW…Now throught January 1st at 2805 North Lyme Grass Avenue.  Nightly from 5-10pm.  See a musical display of holiday lights.  Free-will donations will be accepted with 100% of the proceeds going to the Sioux Falls Humane Society.