Celebrate your Thanksgiving in the Rocky Mountains. Estes Park has Thanksgiving meals, events, shopping, and of course the breathtaking outdoors.

Thanksgiving Meals

The Other Side Restaurant

Thanksgiving Buffet

November 22, 11am-7pm

Call (970) 586-2171 for reservations

Latitude 105

Thanksgiving Plated Dinner - View Menu

November 22

Call (970) 586-2332 for reservations

Estes Park Resort

Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet - View Menu

November 22, 11am-6pm

Call (970) 577-6400 for reservations


Thanksgiving Events

A Display of Lights During Catch The Glow Holiday Parade & Celebration, Friday After Thanksgiving

Catch the Glow

November 23, 5:30pm, Elkhorn Ave

The annual illuminated parade through the heart of downtown Estes Park. The perfect way to kick off the Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving.

Turkey Trot 5k

November 22, 8am, YMCA of the Rockies

Make room for all those calories by starting your day with a 5k Turkey Trot.

Turkey Buster

November 23, 9-11am, Estes Valley Community Center

Use the extra calories from Thanksgiving to fuel your fitness with our two-hour blended fitness event including Zumba, Total Body Fitness, HIIT, and Yoga.

Photos with Santa

November 24, 10am-2pm, Believe Inn (behind the police station, 170 MacGregor Ave)

Get a photo with Santa, and don't forget your list!


Opt Outside

Take advantage of the cool, crisp mountain air in Estes Park and opt outside on the day after Thanksgiving (or day of, if you so choose!)

Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Picturesque BackcountryGrab your snowshoes, cross-country skis, micro-spikes, or backcountry set-up to Opt Outside the day after Thanksgiving. Or just stroll around downtown admiring the lights and getting in your Black Friday shopping. Don't forget to book your lodging to spend this Thanksgiving in the Rocky Mountains.