Holiday Festival of Lights

Join in on the Holiday fun with Yankton’s Festival of Lights!

On November 30th, the Yankton community will come together to celebrate the start of the holiday season! The Meridian District will illuminate with classic cars, floats, boats, fire trucks and thousands of Christmas lights.

Meridian District businesses and retailers will provide additional activities.  visit for more information.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome! 

This year’s theme: Winter Wonderland

WJ Ranch Cowboy Christmas

Join the WJ Ranch for a Cowboy Christmas Event!

16th Annual Cowboy Christmas at the WJ Ranch (located 7 miles south of Yankton, SD) Arts & Crafts from over 50 sources, buggy rides, pony rides, hayrack rides, petting zoo, bale maze, crafts for kids and much more. Santa Claus will be at the ranch on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. No admission charge. Bring the whole family and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas! See