Christmas in the Black Hills

Posted: December 06, 2017

Although the Black Hills is well known for its pure, natural beauty during the busy summer months, there’s something magical about it once December hits, especially when covered in a fresh layer of snow.

Rapid City is just minutes away from all the awe-inspiring Black Hills’ winter experiences. View Mount Rushmore under a blanket of white. Jump on the 1880 Train’s Holiday Express. Watch the joy in your children’s eyes as your family walks around the winter wonderland of Storybook Island on Rapid City’s westside.

Here at the Hotel Alex Johnson, we’re steps away from the family-friendly Christmas activities downtown Rapid City has to offer. Go ice skating at Main Street Square one block down 6th Street. We suggest going after dark for the most memorable experience. The twinkling lights adorning the giant Christmas tree, the Christmas music that surrounds you, the peaceful backdrop of downtown Rapid City just beyond: this experience will be like no other and will please all the senses.

Head across the street and catch one of the several showings of It’s a Wonderful Life at Elks Theater on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Venture down the beautifully decorated streets of downtown Rapid City. Weather-permitting, this experience is most memorable during snowfall.

Take in the brilliant lights at Halley Park just a short four block walk from the Hotel Alex Johnson. To cap off the evening, sit high above the bustling streets below and take in the breath-taking views of the Hills at Vertex Sky Bar while comfortably sitting by the fire pits.

Outside of the history and beauty of this historic venue, the Hotel Alex Johnson gives guests full access to the sights, sounds, and experiences of the Black Hills during December. Book your winter getaway today!