Thanksgiving in Estes Park

Spending the holidays in Estes Park is an excellent way to celebrate this season! Start planning your holiday getaway and enjoy Thanksgiving in Estes Park. Take part in fun and festive events, savory dinners, and recipes that you can enjoy in your own cabin at Rocky Mountain Resorts!


The weekend before Thanksgiving light up the season at Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place at the George Hix Riverside Plaza, from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. The event is free and is a great evening event for the entire family!

When: November 17th, 2018

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade & Celebration

Holiday magic kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with the Catch the Glow Christmas Parade. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with bands playing your favorite Christmas music, festive floats, and dancers lining the streets of Estes Park. Families can enjoy hayrides and visit Santa Claus in nearby Bond Park.

When: November 23rd, 2018

Thanksgiving dinner

Several restaurants in town will offer a bountiful Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. Relieve the stress of cooking a large meal and let the talented chefs in Estes Park do the work for you!

Nicky’s Restaurant

Join Nicky’s Restaurant for their most popular event of the year! The Traditional Thanksgiving buffet served Thursday, November 22nd from noon to 4:30 PM. Reservations required (970-586-5376).

Hunter’s Chop House

Savor old-fashioned mountain fare at Hunter’s Chop House. This casual steakhouse takes pride in serving their aged, hand-cut in-house daily, steaks, chops, and unique wild game dishes. Join them on Thanksgiving for a festive buffet from 12 PM to 7 PM that will include a charcuterie board, baked mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, and so much more! Cost is $45 a person, $15 children 11 years or younger. Reservations are suggested.

Latitude 105

Savor the flavors of Thanksgiving at Latitude 105 with their special plated dinner. Dinner will include all the classics; turkey or ham, stuffing, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and of course pumpkin pie. Reservations are not required and dinner is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Stanley Hotel

Start your day off with a Thanksgiving brunch at The Stanley Hotel. For $69 (children, ages 5-12 $29) enjoy a turkey and a ribeye carving station, chilled seafood bar, and traditional side favorites. Reservations are required.


Be sure to pick up a pie at Estes Park Pie Shop & Bakery to enjoy in your Rocky Mountain Resorts cabin for a delicious way to savor the Thanksgiving holiday!

Holiday Recipes

One of the reasons for booking a cabin with Rocky Mountain Resorts is your best choice, are the convenient kitchens. Perfect for preparing your own meals and holiday treats! Enjoy some of our favorite quick and easy holiday recipes that are easily made in the comfort of your own cabin!

Where to stay in Estes Park


Our spacious cabins are perfect for your holiday celebrations while visiting Estes Park. Most cabins and condos are equipped with a full kitchen, perfect for making your Thanksgiving meal and holiday treats! Or explore Estes Park during this plentiful holiday. Our accommodations are located just minutes from downtown Estes Park, so you aren’t far from all of the festivities.

Ring in the holidays with Rocky Mountain Resorts, check out our specials and book your stay with us today!