Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration

November 25 and 26, 2016

As dusk falls the day after Thanksgiving, the magic begins to unfold! Bands come down the street playing favorite Christmas songs with tiny white twinkly lights reflecting in the bright polished brash. Dancers sway to music. Floats loom from the night, huge and ethereal, with more and more lights that add to the mysteries and magic of Christmas legends and solstice dreams.

The annual "Catch the Glow" parade the day on November 25 caps a day of full activity in downtown Estes Park. With holiday music broadcast outdoors throughout the town helping set the scene, visitors can interact with strolling animal characters, enjoy family hay rides and visit with Santa Claus in Bond Park from noon to 4pm.  The lighted Christmas parade begins at 5:30 pm and runs the length of Elkhorn Ave. All activities are free.

On Friday, Nov. 26, don't miss Santa's Workshop being held at the new Estes Park Events Complex! Santa will be at his workshop to entertain kids with many fun hands-on holiday themed activities! Kids can see the Catch the Glow Parade floats up-close, decorate kid-friendly trees, create their own gingerbread house from the candy construction station, ride in the barrel train, get creative at Santa's construction work station, and much more!

With all of this activity, you'll want to be sure to stay for the entire Catch the Glow Weekend celebration! Browse Estes Park lodging to find your perfect place to stay. Create new Thanksgiving traditions and weekend memories with your mountain getaway in Estes Park!