Nov 22: Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Festivities. Enjoy decorating a stocking/ornament, enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate, or go on a candy cane scavenger hunt. Riverside Plaza. Festivities from 3-6 pm. Tree lighting at 5:30 pm
Nov 22-23: Estes Park Holiday Market. Estes Park Conference Center. Nov 22 at 9 am, Nov 23 at 10 am
Nov 25: Free 5K Group Run. Starts at The Stanley Hotel. 6 pm
Nov 26 - Feb 2015: Ice Skating Rink open on the corner of Elkhorn Avenue and Riverside Drive. Fridays 5-7 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm, with additional hours during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Nov 27: Turkey Trot 5K. YMCA of the Rockies. 8 am
Nov 28: Catch the Glow Parade & Celebration. Festivities from 12 to 4:30 pm at Bond Park. Parade along Elkhorn Avenue at 5:30 pm
Nov 29: Holiday House Christmas Bazaar. Estes Park Conference Center. 9 am to 3 pm
Nov 29-30: Santa's Workshop. Estes Park Events Center.
Dec 6: Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Movie Marathon. Estes Park Events Complex. 8 am to 5 pm
Dec 13: Dasher Holiday 5K. Starts at Bond Park. 11 am
Dec 13: Tinsel Tavern Tour. Around Town. 6 pm to 11 pm
Dec 19-20: Last Minute Holiday Shop-a-Thon. Downtown Estes.
Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, Longz Mountain Grill, Coffee on the Rocks, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse
Nov 22: The Four Horns & The Q2 Strings - Chamber Music. Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. 3 pm
Nov 23: Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel. William Westney (piano). For more information and a complete schedule visit www.estesparkmusicfestival.org 2 pm
Nov 30: Estes Park Winter Concert Series at The Stanley Hotel. Pan Nation (steel drums). For more information and a complete schedule visit www.estesparkmusicfestival.org 2 pm
Nov 21: Landscape, Still life & Abstract. Art Center of Estes Park. Exhibit continues through Dec. 29
Nov 22: Celebrating the Season. Holiday Art Exhibition & Sale. Continues through Jan. 3
Autumn Art Walk. Maps available at Cultural Arts Council. Throughout Estes Park. Exhibit Continues through Nov 23
Climb On! History of Rocky Climbing in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park Museum. Exhibit continues through Oct. 4, 2015
In the Park
Bear Necessities - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday
Amazing Beavers - Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 10:30 am Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
High Country Trails - Alpine Visitor Center (Closed for Winter) - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Ranger Led Programs are offered daily & include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, childrens programs, elk patrol, and more!
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open daily through winter 8 am - 4:30 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Stop by to learn more about wildlife, the junior ranger program, recreational opportunities, and more! Free 20 minute park film on the hour and half hour, bookstore, and general Park information. Every Wednesday - Art in the Park. 7:30 pm. Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.
Fall River Visitor Center - Closed for the Winter. Features general Park information, life-sized wildlife displays, a bookstore, and a discovery room where kids can touch objects and try on dress up clothes. Handicap accessible.
Alpine Visitor Center - Closed for the Winter. Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!
Moraine Park Discovery Center - Closed for the Winter. Junior Ranger Headquarters will be at this location. Handicap accessible. Discovery Days for families every Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open daily for the winter from 8 am - 4:30 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 1 mile north of Grand Lake on the Park's west side. Features exhibits on the Colorado River, books, and the 20 minute park film.
Estes Park at Night
For those night owls who don't go to bed when it gets dark, Estes Park has live entertainment galore. Nightlife rocks at local bars, lounges, nightclubs, and pubs.
Live music from jazz, country, rock and blues to easy listening can be found at Nicky's Restaurant, Mary's Lake Lodge, Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, Crags Lodge, Aspen Lodge, Time Out, Estes Park Resort, and Lonigan's Saloon. If you want to be part of the entertainment, open mics, open stage, or karaoke can be found at Wapiti Grill, Ed's Cantina, Mountain Tiki Bar, and Lonigans.
The Wheel Bar specializes in Texas Hold Em, and Twin Owls Steakhouse hosts a magic show.
Every Tuesday & Thursday - American Legion hosts Bingo. 7 pm
Every Wednesday - Longz Mountain Grill hosts a Trivia night. 7 pm
Every Wednesday - Lonigans hosts an Open Mic. 9 pm
Every Friday & Saturday - Lonigans hosts Karaoke. 9 pm
Every Week - call for current shows and times
Reel Mountain Theatre 970-586-4227
Park Theater 970-586-8904