This is a list of restaurants in Estes Park offering special meals and menus to celebrate the holidays. Scroll to the bottom to find a list of restaurants opening their doors over the holiday weekend.

Looking to ditch the kitchen and spend some quality time with family this Christmas? Let us do the cooking! Dine at one of these Estes Park restaurants for the special holiday. During your free-from-cooking-time, enjoy family fun or take a Christmas hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Christmas Eve 2016: 

Twin Owls Steakhouse
Special Christmas Eve Menu
Reservations Highly Recommended: 970-586-9344
*Closed Christmas Day
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Christmas Day 2016:  

The Other Side Restaurant
Traditional Christmas Dinner Buffet
11am - 8pm, Dec. 25
Adults: $35.95, Kids ages 7-14: $14.95, Kids ages 6 and under: $2 for each year old
Reservations Recommended: 970-586-2171
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Christmas Day Brunch at The Stanley Hotel
Traditional Christmas Dinner Buffet
11am - 4pm, Dec. 25
Adults: $68, Kids ages 5 -12: $26, Kids ages 5 and under, free
Reservations Required: 970-577-4001
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Christmas Dinner To-Go from the YMCA of the Rockies
A delicious pre-made traditional Christmas dinner for eight persons, ready for pick-up for your family to enjoy in your cabin or lodge. Available for guests and non-guests of the YMCA. 
Reservations are required for this service, email to reserve
Full dinner for eight, $125
Pick-up available from 1pm - 6pm 
Full Details & To-Go Dinner Website

Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? As many of our locally owned shops & restaurants are spending time with their family on the holiday, you can still enjoy fun activities in Estes Park!

  • Catch a movie at Reel Mountain Theater, with a variety of movies showing. 
  • Take a scenic drive, snapping pictures along the way! View the top winter scenic drives in the area. 
  • Go snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park! Pick up your snowshoe rental the day before from one of our local outfitters and hit the trails! 
  • The family can enjoy a game of bowing at Chipper's Lanes, who open Christmas Day at 6pm!


More Restaurants Open Christmas Eve:

Poppy's Pizza & Grill: 11am-3pm

Mama Rose's: Lunch from 11am-3pm, Dinner from 4pm-8pm

Rock Cut Brewing Company


Cascades at The Stanley Hotel

Starbucks: 5am-7pm

Big Horn Restaurant: 6am-4pm

Nepals Cafe

Ed's Cantina: 11am-3pm

Mountain Home Cafe: 7am-3pm

Notchtop Bakery & Cafe: 7am-3pm

Trailhead Restaurant

Oppa Asian Bistro

Wapiti Pub: 11am-4pm

Cafe de Pho-Thai: 11am-7:30pm

Sweet Basilico Cafe: 11am-8pm

Grubsteak: 11am-3pm

Peppers: 11am-5pm

Tavern 1929 at Mary's Lake Lodge: 2-9pm

Thai Kitchen: 11am-8:30pm

China Garden: 11am-8pm

Smokin' Daves BBQ: 11am-4pm

Estes Park Brewery: 11am-2pm

Nicky's Steakhouse

Waterfront Grille: 7am-9pm

Egg & I: 7am-1:30pm

More Restaurants Open Christmas Day:

Rock Cut Brewing Co: 3-7pm

Starbucks: 7:30am-3pm

Nepals Cafe: 11am-5pm

Thai Kitchen: 11am-5pm

Nicky's Steakhouse: 8am-7pm