Happy Holidays from the City of Casper!
The City is celebrating the holidays with a number of special events. At the same time, certain city buildings, facilities, and services will have restricted hours over the holidays. Please see the list below for specifics.
Holiday Gift Baskets
Available until December 16th at 3:00 PM
The auction is now closed, but it raised more than $1,000 for the Totes of Hope program. Our thanks to everyone who participated. To see the baskets once more and view the winning bids, visit the Gift Basket webpage.
Hogadon Ski Area
Hogadon will be open for Winter School Break!
Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 8, 2012
Come up and enjoy the great outdoor sport. Want to learn? Call the Snow Sports School at 307-215-4054 and pick from several packages to fit you and/or your groups needs. We also have equipment rentals and a full food service lodge to warm up in! More info at www.hogadon.net.
Skate with Santa
Dec 18, 1-3pm
Admission: $4 includes skate rental
Santa Claus will be stopping by the Casper Ice Arena on Sunday, December 18th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Come in and celebrate the season by skating to holiday music, taking a sleigh ride on the ice and visiting with Santa. All ages are welcome and admission is only $4.00 per person with FREE skate rental! Don’t miss out on the holiday fun, stop by the Casper Ice Arena and skate with Santa!
Skate All Day
Dec 22 through Jan 3, 10am-3pm
Admission: $5 includes skate rental
Skate All Day Sessions will be offered on Thursday, December 22, Friday, December 23, Saturday, December 24, and Monday through Saturday, December 26- 31, 2011, and then on Monday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 3. These cool sessions will run from 10:00am-3:00pm each day. Admission is only $5.00 and skate rental is FREE! Participants can come and go throughout the sessions or they can stay and skate all day! Walkers/trainers are available for an additional $3.00 per person and helmets are provided, free of charge. Children 4 and under are FREE with a paid admission.
Skate All Night
December 26 and Jan 2, 5:30 pm - 10:30pm
Admission: $5 includes skate rental
Pay one admission and skate all you want between 5:30-10:30pm. Skate to holiday music and play on ice games with the chance to win prizes! Participants can come and go throughout the sessions or they can stay and skate all night. Walkers/trainers are available for an additional $3.00 per person and helmets are provided, free of charge. Children 4 and under are FREE with a paid admission.
Visit the City's Ice Arena Webpage for more information.
Holiday Safety Tips and Information
Holiday Safety Tips:
Candle Safety Tips:
Cooking Safety Tips:
Video: Christmas Tree Fire
Christmas Tree Safety:
Sports with Santa
December 17, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa will be dropping by the Casper Recreation Complex on Saturday, December 17, so you can participate in your favorite activities with Santa and still have a chance to get those last-minute wishes to him!
Santa will be at the Recreation Center from 3:00pm - 4:00 pm for Sports with Santa. He will then head to the Aquatic Center from 4-6 pm so families and friends can Swim with Santa. Santa is a lot of fun to be around; he shoots hoops, plays air hockey, and rides the water slides, so whatever you like to do, you can do it with Santa! Admission is just $3 per person, and children under 5 will get in free with paid adult admission. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available.
There’s nothing like a photo of you and Santa, in action on the court or in the pool, so be sure to bring your camera!
December 23 through January 3, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
For ages 5-11: Children will participate in arts and crafts, games, sports, ice skating, swimming, and more! Register for the full program or one day at a time.
General Holiday Hours at the Rec Center:
The Recreation Center will close at 3:00 pm on December 24 and 5:00 pm on December 31. We will be closed all day on December 25 and January 1.
Visit the City's Recreation Center webpage for more information.
Swim with Santa
December 17: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
$3 per person
Join Santa in the pool or watch him on the waterslides! Cookies and hot chocolate will be available. A perfect time for pictures with Santa!
School’s Out Special Swim
Friday, December 23, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Special $3.50 admission price
Spend your day out of school in the pool! Must be at least 8 years old or accompanied by an adult in the water.
General Holiday Hours at the Fort Caspar Museum:
Fort Caspar Museum will be open for its regular hours throughout the holiday season. The museum is always open Tuesday through Saturday, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Admission is free for Children 12 & Under, $1.00 for Youth 13-18, and $1.50 for Adults. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.
A View From Center Street Exhibit:
The photographic exhibit “A View from Center Street” will be open, featuring Thomas Carrigen’s images of Casper and its residents from the 1920s through the 1950s. This exhibit is available for viewing through January 2012.
Visit the Fort Caspar Museum Homepage for more information.
Trash collection will not be interrupted by the holidays.
Trash will be collected on Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd even though city offices will be closed.
Visit the city's trash collection webpage for more information.
Balefill (City Landfill)
General Holiday Hours at the Balefill:
December 24th: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
December 26th.: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
December 31st: 7:30 a.m. - 4p.m.
January 2nd: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn more at the City's Balefill / City Landfill webpage.
Take your tree to a drop-off location available December 20th until January 31st. (multiple locations)
To make tree recycling easy, the City of Casper, Mills, and Evansville have made several drop-off locations available.
Learn more at the City's Balefill webpage.
City Hall will be closed on December 26th and January 2nd.