It's a Casper tradition and a free, fun way to kick off the Holiday Season. The Holiday Square Tree Lighting will take place this year on Sunday, November 18th, transforming Conwell Park into wonderland of Holiday lights.

"From the windows of Wyoming Medical Center, patients and their families enjoy the beauty of the holidays and, in the park below, children play, couples take romantic walks, and families create lasting memories," according to Keep Casper Beautiful.

The event will features visits with Santa, an outdoor patio with a food vendor, and free hot cocoa and cookies while supplies last. The Ice Princess, Snow Queen and Belle from Dream Upon a Princess will also be there.

The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. with the annual Reindeer Relay, which benefits the Angels Cancer Care program. The lighting ceremony happens at about 5:00 p.m.. Although they do have a countdown clock, the actual lighting may happen a little before or after that mark so organizers say it's a good idea to be there at least ten minutes beforehand.

Holiday Square Tree Lighting:

  • Conwell Park, Reindeer Run at 4:00 p.m., tree lighting approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • The line to visit Santa will close at 8:00 p.m., and all kids in line at that time will get to see Santa.
  • Conwell Street from First to Second Street and First Street from Washington to Wilson Street will be closed for the event. Parking is available at the Wyoming Medical Center and the surrounding area.
  • Holiday Square will stay up and lit until December 31st.

Reindeer Relay Information (from Keep Casper Beautiful):
This 5K run/walk is for teams of one to eight (enough for a full team of reindeer to pull Santa’s sleigh). Prizes will be given for individual male, individual female, and team first place finishes, and a team or individual prize will be given for best costume. Cost is $20 per racer. After the race, enjoy hot chocolate or a Schnocolate in a complimentary foundation mug.

All the money raised benefits the Angels Cancer Care Program which supports Wyoming cancer patients with non-medical needs while undergoing treatment.

You can register at www.eventbrite.com.