Special Events

Friday Night Bites

Back by popular demand and addition nights added!

Join us for a night of fun at the Papillion Landing. There will be a variety of food truck vendors, a beer garden, and games for all ages. No registration required, just show up ready for some fun. 

  • Session I:  Friday September 16th
  • Session II:  Friday September 23rd
  • Session III:  Friday October 21st
  • Session IV:  Friday October 28th

Time:  5:00-9:00 PM 
Location:  Papillion Landing Courtyard

Halloween Safe Night and Fall Festival

Spend an evening with us at Papillion-La Vista South High School for some Halloween fun!  Families are invited to a Safe Night and Fall Festival full of activities for all ages.

Event will include games, bounce houses and activities for all ages, opportunities to win prizes, and lots of candy! No registration is required; just show up in your costume ready for some fun!

Date:  Thursday, October 27th
Location:  Papillion-La Vista South High School
Time:  6:00-8:00 PM

Santa's Hotline

Santa’s Hotline is a joint effort between the Papillion Recreation Department and the North Pole to give the kids of Papillion and the surrounding communities the opportunity to talk with Santa Claus. Santa will be more than happy to call your son or daughter and wish them a Happy Holiday Season! If you have any questions, feel free to call 402-597-2061.

Santa will be calling the Papillion area on the evening of Wednesday, December 14th between the hours of 5:30-8:15 PM.


Breakfast with Santa

Get your picture taken with the one and only Santa Clause, but before you tell him your wish list, enjoy a delicious breakfast with us! Parents are asked to stay with their children at the event. 

Event starts at 9:00 am and includes breakfast, story time and a picture with Santa.

Registration is required by December 9th.

Date:  Saturday. December 17th
Time:  9:00-11:00 AM
Location:  Papillion Landing Chrysalis Ballroom
Fee:  $10.00 per person

Mom and Son Glow Dance - NEW!

Light up the night at our first Mom and Son Glow Dance. This fun night will include dinner, dance, glow sticks, and more. Open to mothers and sons of all ages.

Registration is required by January 12th. Semi-Formal attire requested.

Date:  Thursday, January 26th
Time:  6:15-8:15 PM
Location:  Papillion Landing Community Gym
Fees:  $30.00 per person ($10 off each additional child after one)

Daddy / Daughter Date Night

Spend a “night to remember” with the Recreation Department for our Annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night. These FUN nights will include dinner, dancing, pictures and more.  Open to fathers and daughters of all ages. Now offering (2) nights to choose from.

Registration is required by January 28th. Semi-Formal attired requested. Limited to one session per couple.

  • Session I:  Wednesday, February 8th 
  • Session II:  Thursday, February 9th

Time:  6:15-8:15 PM
Location:  Papillion Landing Community Gym
Fees:  $30.00 per person ($10 off each additional child after one)

Senior Valentines Day Luncheon

Hosted by City of Papillion and City of La Vista Recreation Departments. Open to ages 55 years of age and up. Registration required. More information TBA.

Date:  Friday, February 10th
Location:  Papillion Landing Community Gym
Time:  11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Easter Extravaganza

Our Annul Easter event happens each year one week prior to Easter at Halleck Park Shelter. Join us for this FREE family event! Walk through the Halleck Park trail with your Easter basket and collect goodies from local organizations placed along the trail! There will be photo opportunities Easter Bunny and sometime his friends.

Date:  Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Location:  Halleck Park Shelter

More details to come!

Senior Olympics

A day filled with competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Sharp Shooting, Soccer Ball Bowling, Trivia, Hockey and much more. Hosted by Papillion and La Vista Recreation Departments. Open to members of a Sarpy County Senior Center.

2023 Date TBA