Winter in Estes Park is more than just about beautiful snow it also means a season full of fun events! So, mark your calendar for these Estes Park winter events and start planning your trip today!

Catch the Glow Parade and Celebration

Ring in the start of the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with the Catch the Glow Parade and Celebration. As the sun sets, the magic begins. Bands will fill the streets and the air with your favorite Christmas songs. Dancers and parade floats add to the excitement as Estes Park comes alive with the spirit of Christmas. The event is free and open to the public.

When: November 29, 2019

Where: Downtown Estes Park, Elkhorn Avenue

Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest

For the first time ever, Estes Park will be hosting the Estes Park Holiday Wine Fest. The festival will feature over 100 Colorado wines that visitors will be able to sample as they shop local retail and craft vendors for those loved on their list. Your ticketed entrance gets visitors a commemorative wine glass, wine tote, and unlimited tastings from Colorado wineries. Kids are welcomed as Santa will make an appearance at his workshop making plenty of opportunities for photos with Santa.

When: November 30 & December 1, 2019

Where: Estes Park Event Complex

Make a weekend of it and plan on attending the Catch the Glow Parade and wine fest the next day. Browse the accommodations at Rocky Mountain Resorts for the best place to enjoy these Estes Park winter festivals.

Winter Festival

Celebrate the best of winter in Estes Park with the Winter Festival. Enjoy sampling a wide variety of beers, shop local retail vendors, entertainment with live music. It’s fun for the entire family and it is a great weekend to discover what Estes Park is all about.

When: January 18 and 19, 2019

Where: Estes Park Event Complex

Wine and Chocolate Festival

Back by popular demand, the Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will continue with its third year in a row this February 2020. Visitors will get the chance to sample sweets from the area’s finest chocolatiers, taste a variety of wines from local wineries, all with a romantic weekend in Estes Park. Tickets include 10 chocolate samplings, complimentary wine pours, a souvenir wine glass, plus a tote bag to bring home all your goodies in.

Plus, Seasoned an American Bistro will be hosting a wine and chocolate pairing dinner with Snowy Peaks Winery on February 7, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

When: February 8, 2019

Where: Estes Park Events Complex

For more activities and events in Estes Park, visit our Activities page.

Rails in the Rockies

This one is designed with the kids in mind! Discover the trains from the steam age up to the present day at the Rails in the Rockies event. Organized and put on by the Estes Valley Model Railroads, the event incorporates working exhibits of all railroad gauges. Kids will enjoy Thomas the Train, run trains, and take part in the popular LEGO layout.

When: February 15 & 16, 2020

Where: Estes Park Events Complex

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

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Complete your weekend of events with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts. Our vacation rentals are ideally located just minutes from downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Our affordable rates can’t be beaten and are a great option for a budget-friendly romantic weekend getaway or family vacation. Whatever your reasons for visiting Estes Park, make Rocky Mountain Resorts your home away from home and book your stay with us today!