Merritt is busy designing costumes for a Christmas production at 'The North Pole,' still her heart yearns for the Black Hills this season...
The holiday spirit is alive in the majesty and mystery of the Black Hills, where travelers are enchanted by snow capped granite spires, Christmas strolls, lighting ceremonies, cavern tours and more.
Crazy Horse Memorial becomes a hub of all things Christmas with a stellar laser show with dancing festive lights accompanying the music of holiday favorite Mannheim Steamroller. The entire museum complex is decorated with beautifully adorned Christmas trees, and Santa is on duty to take Christmas wishes.
The 1880 Train, a restored steam train, is running Holiday Tours from the Black Hills to 'The North Pole.'
Rapid City has numerous Christmas caroling concerts and decorations to get you in a festive mood.
Mount Rushmore is open all year, except on Christmas Day - making it a great spot to visit over the holidays.
Custer State Park is open with limited facilities. They will be hosting a 'First Day Hike' on January 1 on the Creekside Trail.
Deadwood hosts concerts, Cowboy Balls and plenty of 'Wild West' Christmas Cheer for all ages:
Stay posted to 'The Inkspot' for more travel tips and be sure to download a copy of Murder in Custer State Park. We'll be doing more features on Custer State Park, Theatre and Costumes, and miscellaneous writing topics...