WELCOME KRIS KRINGLE
LOCATION: Downtown Casper
Ready to ring in the holiday season? Bundle up and head downtown for the annual Casper Christmas Parade Nov. 24. Chase away the shivers with free hot chocolate and cookies. Gaze at the lighted parade entries, sing along with the holiday music and keep an eye out for a visit from Santa himself! After the parade, cruise Casper’s cheerful, decorated neighborhoods to enjoy the twinkling of Christmas lights. Round out your holiday experience by planning an extra day for some yuletide shopping. Get more information about downtown Casper at DowntownCasper.com or call 307-235-6710.
SAVOR THE FLAVOR
LOCATION: Across Casper
Warm up during the chilly autumn months with a cuppa joe brewed to perfection from one of Casper’s favorite coffee shops. The creamy, butter rum flavor of Highlander Grogg will melt in your mouth as you sip it in front of the fireplace at Blue Ridge Coffee. For a local staple, visit Metro Coffee Company for a London Fog — the combination of vanilla and Earl Gray tea is perfection. In addition to these local treasures, Casper has all of your favorite familiar brews from Starbucks or City Brew Coffee.
CHECK OFF YOUR “NICE” LIST
LOCATION: Downtown Casper and surrounding areas
Your holiday shopping list may be long, but Casper has the big box selection and local flavor that makes it easy to cross every name off your list. With Wyoming’s premiere selection, value and proximity, holiday shopping is a breeze in Casper. Since you’ll never be able to finish all of your shopping in a single day, make it a weekend getaway. Find something for everyone in a big box store like Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as local treasures like Floral Rhino, Wind City Books, Lou Taubert’s Ranch Outfitters, Ugly Bug Fly Shop and Fashion Crossroads. Holiday fanatics will want to visit Sierra West’s specialty Christmas Store built inside an authentic old west hotel. You could spend hours wandering through more than 30 different holiday-themed rooms with over 90 Christmas trees and thousands of ornaments. With so many options in Casper, your weekend will feel like a Christmas memory.