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Glow in the Park

November 18, 2023 - January 1, 2024

A new twinkling tradition is here! Watch as Bond Park bursts to life with seven weeks of holiday cheer and two special weekends of pure fun. From November 18 to January 1, you're invited to wander through breathtaking light displays, pose for life-sized photo opportunities, and marvel at the colossal pole light tree that dazzles with synchronized light and music shows every 30 minutes each night!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, 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. The activities begin at 3:30 p.m., with the official tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Bond Park
Date/Time: Sat, Nov 18 starting at 3:30 p.m.

Catch the Glow Parade

Friday, November 24

Each year, as many as 20,000 people line downtown's 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.

Location: Downtown, along Elkhorn Ave
Date/Time: Fri, Nov 24 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Glow in the Park Frosty Beer Fest

Saturday, December 9

Join us for the ultimate beer celebration at Bond Park, hosted by Visit Estes Park, The Stanley Hotel and Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation! The Frosty Beer Fest is a can't-miss FREE EVENT for beer enthusiasts and party animals alike - just register in advance below to claim your free admission ticket!

Get ready to indulge in a wide selection of ice-cold brews available for purchase from local breweries and a local winery while enjoying a winter wonderland filled with live music from Chain Station and Stepmother Nature, mouthwatering food trucks and an iconic ugly sweater fashion show.

Whether you're a craft beer connoisseur or just looking for a fun day out, this event has something for everyone. So grab your friends, raise your glasses, and let's toast to a frosty good time at Frosty Beer Fest!

Glow in the Park Family Day & Sweets Stroll

Saturday, December 16

Bring your whole crew to Glow in the Park Family Day & Sweets Stroll for a full day of FREE family-friendly fun, December 16 from 12-4 p.m. at Bond Park! All activities listed below are FREE to enjoy - just register below for your complimentary tickets!

You'll have the chance to meet beloved Hallmark movie star, Nikki DeLoach! Dance along with your favorite Ice Queen & Princess! And of course, Santa will be there for your must-have photo-op!

Experience the enchantment of Estes Park as you walk through a display of Catch the Glow Parade floats, take a ride down a giant inflatable slide and step into Santa's shoes on the reindeer ride!

Plus, indulge your sweet tooth with FREE treats as you explore charming downtown Estes Park with our mouthwatering Sweets Stroll!

Just pick up your free Sweets Stroll punch card in Bond Park at the Glow in the Park Family Day event, and let the sugary adventure begin! Your punch card will lead you to candy stores, ice cream shops, chocolatiers and bakers - each promising a free treat to punch off on your card.