We know you may be cold but we believe that there’s snow better place to spend a winter day than right here in Brrr-ookings!
Take in Frost Fest during the third weekend in February. Families can enjoy outdoor activities throughout the community like snow fort building at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, cross country skiing at Dakota Nature Park and plenty of frosty surprises at McCrory Gardens. Check the visitbrookingssd.com website for a full list of Frost Fest activities.
Throughout the winter, residents and visitors can bundle up and make the most of the brisk weather by renting snowshoes or a fishing pole at Dakota Nature Park, or hitting the ice at Larson Ice Center or the Lions Park outdoor skating pond.
Seasonal fun and excitement are also a highlight for the town during the winter months.
Stroll down main avenue and warm up by popping into one of the many boutiques or coffee shops that line the streets. Shop small and support local business owners by picking up your all of your winter essentials!
If you happen to be in town in the month of December you are in for a treat. McCrory Gardens puts on the month-long Garden Glow event which illuminates the south portion of the gardens with over 200,000 holiday lights. Attracting visitors of all ages, this is a wintertime must-see.
“My favorite part is the people,” said Lisa Marotz, director of operations at McCrory Gardens. “It’s coming out in the cold of a December night and hearing people’s voices … it’s the generations coming together.”
While wandering through the majestic garden, sipping hot chocolate and humming your favorite Christmas tunes, you can’t help but feel that nostalgia of the holiday season set in.
From Frost Fest to Garden Glow, and everything in between, you don’t want to miss out on all of the fun that Brookings has in store for you this winter season!