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Find the Magic of the Season in Estes Park!

Holiday magic is easy to come by in the idyllic Colorado mountain town of Estes Park. Every week from mid-November leading up to New Year’s Eve there is something special to experience that will reignite the joy and wonder of the winter holidays for young and old alike.

Tree Lighting ceremony

When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Where: Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO

Gather with friends and family to experience this special tradition that kicks-off the holiday season as we light the magical holiday tree!

Activities for all ages include:

  •  Nostalgic carriage rides at Bond Park
  • A petting zoo with gentle llamas in their “winter coats”
  • Holiday performances by local dancers and singers
  • Winter-themed cookies from local bakers, You Need Pie
  • Festive crafts for kids
  • A walk-thru light display with life size photo backdrops and a spectacular LED light show set to music that runs every 30 mins at night for 7 weeks

Catch the Glow Parade

When: Friday, November 24, 2023, starting at 5:30 PM

Where: Downtown along Elkhorn Avenue

Join 20,000 other festive folks for the annual Catch the Glow Parade in downtown Estes! The town comes alive with twinkling lights and holiday cheer as the whimsical parade winds through town. Come for the afternoon to stroll through shops and visit with Santa.

This event is not to be missed if you and your loved ones want to catch the holiday glow!

Holiday Makers Market

When: Saturday and Sunday, November 25 & 26, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Bear and Bee Makers’ Studio, 541 Big Thompson Ave, Suite 201

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season?  Then join us for our 2-Day Holiday Makers Market filled with:

  • stunning handmade items made by local artists
  • fun crafts to make and enjoy
  • gift baskets
  • and even gift wrapping services.

You will be sure to find something special for everyone on your list! Shop Local & Support Local Artists!!

Frosty Beer Fest

When: Saturday, December 9, 2023

Where: Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO

Head up into the mountains for a festive adult date night at our Frosty Beer Fest! Enjoy a rocking and playful atmosphere including:

  • Live music by Estes Park band, Stepmother Nature
  • Local brews and wines
  • Delicious selection of food trucks
  • Ugly Sweater fashion show
  • Ice cream eating contest

Glow in the Park Family Day & Sweets Stroll

When: Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Where: Begins at Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO

Bring the whole family to Estes Park for a daytime family celebration! Highlights:

  • share your Christmas wish list with Santa
  • meet Disney’s Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen
  • visit with Nikki DeLoach, beloved Hallmark movie star
  • ride on a mechanical reindeer
  • slide down a wintery-fun inflatable slide
  • delight in furry friends at the petting zoo
  • walk through a display of favorite Catch the Glow parade floats
  • play lots of entertaining games!

Afterwards, indulge every type of sweet tooth in the family by exploring the charming downtown of Estes Park with our mouthwatering Sweets Stroll! With a punch card in hand full of free treats, you’ll be lead through all of Estes Park’s delectable candy stores, ice cream shops, chocolatiers and bakeries.

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