Rapid City adjusts schedules for Christmas, New Year’s holidays

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The City of Rapid City has announced the adjusted schedules for city offices and trash collection for the upcoming holidays.

For the Christmas holiday period, the Rapid City Landfill will be open until noon on Friday and will be closed on Saturday for Christmas Day.  For the New Year’s Day holiday period, the Landfill will be open Friday, December 31, however there will be no city trash collection and administrative offices will be closed.  The Landfill will be closed Saturday, January 1.


  • Monday: Normal collection
  • Tuesday:  Set out on Monday, leave out until collected
  • Wednesday:Set out on Tuesday, leave out until collected
  • Thursday: Set out on Wednesday, leave out until collected
  • Friday: Set out on Thursday, leave out until collected

The Rapid City Public Library will be closed Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Day.

Rapid Transit Services – including RapidRide and Dial-A-Ride services – will not operate Friday and Saturday as well as Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 in conjunction with the federal holiday observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day this year.

The Monument Arena facility will be closed Friday and all day, Christmas Day.  On both New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Day, administrative and box offices will open at noon and remain open during event hours.

The Roosevelt Swim Center will close at 5 p.m. Friday and will be closed Christmas Day.  The facility will operate normal hours with extended open swim hours starting at noon from December 20-24 and December 27-December 31.  The facility will close at 5 p.m. December 31.  The facility will open at 8 a.m. New Year’s Day and will operate normal hours January 1-2.  No fitness classes will meet December 22-January 2.

The Roosevelt Park Ice Arena will host public skate from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. The facility is closed Christmas Day. On Sunday, December 26, the facility will be open for public skate from 2:45-5 p.m.  For New Year’s Eve, the facility will close after the conclusion of the Badlands Sabres game. The facility will host public skate on New Year’s Day from 1:30-3:30 .m. and 2:45-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 2.

The Streets Department will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1 in observance of the holidays, however crews will be dispatched for a storm event.

Rapid City Regional Airport will be open both holidays, however administrative offices will be closed this Friday and Saturday, and December 31 and January 1. Travelers are advised to check the status of individual flights with the airlines.

Both Rapid City Police and Rapid City Fire departments will be operating regular shift schedules during the holidays with administrative offices closed Friday and Saturday, and December 31-January 1.

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