Fort Sisseton offering Christmas Light Display

FORT SISSETON, S.D. ( – COVID may have canceled the Frontier Christmas event at Fort Sisseton this winter, but didn’t dampen Christmas cheer at the state park located about 60 miles northeast of Aberdeen.

A Christmas Light Display is currently underway at the facility. Ali Tonsfeldt, Park Manager, provides the details.

The event also includes food donations and the chance to send letters to Santa and law enforcement, medical workers and military members.

Tonsfeldt said there are close to two dozen displays set up.

Visitors will need a current state park permit to enter, which can be purchased any evening at the park entrance. Tonsfeldt said the display has been popular in its first week. It runs through Christmas.