Through Feb: Ice Skating Rink, Downtown Estes at corner of Riverside Drive & Elkhorn Avenue. Open Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon.
On Demand: Wintertime Wonders Bus Tour. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Registration required. 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org
Dec 14: Dasher Holiday 5K. Town Hall & Bond Park. Registration starting at 10 am at Town Hall. Race at 11 am
Dec 14: Tinsel Tavern Tour. Starting at the Estes Park Resort. 7 pm
Dec 20-22: Last-Minute Luminary Holiday Shop-a-thon, Downtown Estes Park. 5 pm
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, Downtown Estes Park
Dec 31: New Year's Eve Crystal Ball & Dinner. The Stanley Hotel. 7:30 pm
Jan 25, Feb 8 & 15, Mar 8 & 22: Winter Ecology - A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Advance Registration required. 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org
Feb 1 & 22, Mar 15: Winter Subalpine Ecology & Cross-country Ski Adventure. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Advance Registration required. 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org
Feb 28 - Mar 2: Light & Snow - Winter Photography. Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Advance Registration required. 970-586-3262 or www.rmna.org
Live Music around town at Rock Inn, Nicky's Restaurant, Lonigans, Coffee on the Rocks, Estes Park Resort, Twin Owls Steakhouse
Dec 13 & 14: Christmas in Estes. Estes Park Chorale, Mountain Men’s Barbershop Chorus & Estes Valley Changer Singers. Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. 7 pm
Dec 20: A Colorado Christmas III Benefit. Christmas music by various artists. Cultural Arts Council. 5 pm
Sandzen in Estes Park Exhibit. Estes Park Museum. Through Aug 3, 2014.
Watercolor Expressions Exhibit. Art Center of Estes Park. Opening Nov 8 through Dec 30
Celebrating the Season: Holiday Art Exhibition. Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. Through Jan 4, 2014
In the Park
Dec 17, Jan 15, Feb 14 & March 16: Full Moon Walks with a Ranger. Reservations are necessary - call (970) 586-1223 to reserve a spot.
Dec 28 - March 8: Beginner Snowshoe Programs on the West side of the park. 1 pm Saturdays. Bring your own snowshoes and call (970) 627-3471 to reserve a place in advance.
Dec 28 - Jan 5: Winter Skiing Programs with a Ranger. Ski Kawuneechee Valley. 9:30 am Saturdays. Reserve your place by calling (970) 627-3471 up to one week ahead of time.
Dec 29 - March 9: Intermediate Snowshoe Programs on the West side of the park. 1 pm Sundays. Bring your own snowshoes and call (970) 627-3471 to reserve a place in advance.
Jan 4 - March 23: Winter Ecology Walks at Bear Lake. 12:30 pm Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday. Bring your own snowshoes or traction devices depending on snow conditions. Reservations required - must be older than 8 years of age. Call (970) 586-1223.
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 2 pm (weather permitting) Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Ranger Led Programs are offered daily & include tundra nature walks, talks about wildlife, children's programs, elk patrol, and more!
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center - Open 8 am - 4:30 pm daily. 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. Call 970-586-1206 for more specifics.
Fall River Visitor Center - Open 9am - 5pm daily. 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.
Alpine Visitor Center - Open 10:30 am - 4:30 pm daily, weather permitting. Features exhibits on alpine tundra, gift shop & restaurant, and beautiful views!
Moraine Park Visitor Center - Closed for 2013.
Kawuneechee Visitor Center - Open 8 am - 4:30 pm daily. 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 Lonigan's.
The Wheel Bar specializes in Texas Hold Em, and Twin Owls Steakhouse hosts a magic show. Cooper's Highland Pub hosts a Trivia night.
Every Week - call for current shows and times
Reel Mountain Theatre 970-586-4227
Park Theater 970-586-8904