As winter drapes Estes Park in a glistening blanket of snow, the town awakens to the joyful melodies of the holiday season. Embrace the magic as we guide you through a thrilling lineup of the Estes Park winter festivals and events, promising to infuse your days with festive cheer.

Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 18th

The enchantment begins on November 18th with the grand kickoff – the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bond Park. Picture this: the crisp mountain air, snow-kissed trees, and the collective gasp of awe as the majestic Christmas tree bursts into a radiant glow. This annual spectacle transforms Estes Park into a winter wonderland, marking the official start of the festive season.

Catch the Glow Parade – November 24th

Fast forward to November 24th, where the magic continues with the Catch the Glow Parade a cherished Estes Park tradition. Downtown comes alive with a dazzling procession of brilliantly lit floats, marching bands, and the jolly presence of Santa Claus himself. The streets twinkle with holiday lights, and the air is filled with the infectious spirit of the season.

Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest – December 16th

For those seeking a more refined celebration, the Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest on December 16th offers a delightful escape. Picture yourself savoring exquisite wines amid the winter chill, accompanied by live music and delectable bites. It’s a sensory experience that transcends the ordinary, inviting you to unwind and indulge in the flavors of the season.

Estes Park Holiday Trail – November 18th to December 31st

Running from November 18th to December 31st, the Estes Park Holiday Trail beckons adventurers on a self-guided tour of festively decorated locations around town. Venture through shops, lodges, and public spaces adorned with holiday cheer, creating a picturesque and fun experience.

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and just minutes from exploring the Estes Park winter festivals. Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area after enjoying great picnics in Estes Park. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. In addition, guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts! Book with us today.