Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, November 29, 2023

South Dakota Mines Annual Holiday Parade of Trees Open to the Public

The South Dakota Mines Parade of Trees kicks off today. The theme this year is Myths and Legends. 

Community members are invited to vote on their favorite displays at the South Dakota Mines annual holiday Parade of Trees from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-30, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in Surbeck Center’s Beck Ballroom on campus. This year’s theme is Myths and Legends.

The public vote will distinguish which team wins the “People’s Choice Award.” Other awards will include best theme fit, best lighting, best representation of department, and most unique. The winners of each category will be announced on Friday after the voting has closed.

The Parade of Trees is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement at Mines. Each display has been created by a student organization or department on campus. The Office of Student Engagement is also accepting donations of lightly-used books at the Parade of Trees for Black Hills Reads.


About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Dr. Jade Herman, Chief of Staff, (605) 394-1718, Jade.Herman@sdsmt.edu