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Christmas Lights line Elkhorn Avenue in Downtown Estes Park

Holiday Happenings in Estes Park

From the moment the lights turn on at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony until the ball drops on New Year's Eve, Estes Park has what you need to get in the holiday spirit! Check out these upcoming events and special offers below.

For more winter events, check out our events calendar. Keep scrolling for holiday specials and meals from local businesses.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 18

Take part in a holiday tradition that dates back more than 60 years! Estes Park's Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature free holiday festivities, including pictures with Santa, holiday craft kits, horse-drawn wagon rides and llama photo ops.

Miracle on 7: a Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar

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Cousin Pat's Pub & Grill

Pop in for a festive cocktail at Miracle on 7, Estes Park's very own Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar!

Estes Park Holiday Trail

November 18 - December 31

Estes Park comes to life with twinkling lights and local businesses that deck their halls with holiday cheer. And our local residents get in the spirit as well!

Catch the Glow Parade

November 24

This annual parade illuminates Estes Park the evening after Thanksgiving, featuring over 40 units, including hand-crafted floats, marching bands, fire trucks, and more, with opportunities to visit Santa and explore downtown Estes Park.

Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest

November 25

Get ready to unwind and sip your way into the holiday spirit at the 4th annual Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest! Come for the unlimited wine samplings and stay for the Santa selfies and holiday crafting.


Holiday Deals & Discounts

Whether you're shopping for Christmas savings or looking for a festive meal, this list will be sure to point you in the right direction.

This list is not all-inclusive and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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