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 19

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. The activities begin at 3:30 PM, with the official tree lighting at 5:30 PM. More info here.

Miracle on 7: a Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar

November 21 - December 31 at Cousin Pat's Pub & Grill

Miracle on 7 is Estes Park's very own Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit. Pop in for a Christmas cocktail!

Estes Park Holiday Trail

November 19 - December 31

Everywhere you go in Estes Park this season screams holiday. Downtown springs to life with twinkling lights. The local businesses deck their halls (and windows) with holiday cheer. And our local residents get in the spirit as well! Use this map to make sure you hit all the festive spots, making time to shop and enjoy sweet treats along the way.

Catch the Glow Parade

November 25

The Annual Catch the Glow Parade will brighten Estes Park at 5:30 PM the day after Thanksgiving!

Each year as many as 20,000 people line Elkhorn Avenue to “Catch the Glow” of this whimsical holiday parade, as well as spend the afternoon visiting Santa and strolling through downtown Estes Park. The parade features more than 40 units, including hand-crafted floats from the Town of Estes Park and nonprofits, marching bands, fire trucks and other specialty vehicles.

Subscribers to the Rocky Mountain Channel will be able to stream the parade live.

Holiday Wine Festival

November 26

The 3rd Annual Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival will feature Colorado wines to enjoy while you shop retail and craft vendors to take care of your holiday shopping. Your ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings from Colorado wineries. Buy Tickets Here.


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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