Estes Park shines brightly throughout the year as the top destination when visiting Colorado. But it really sparkles during the holiday season. Our quaint downtown, local hotels, and businesses light up with decorative Christmas displays and colorful lights. So, gather up the family and take a drive or enjoy an evening stroll and discover below where to see Christmas lights in Estes Park.
Yuletide Lights Driving Tour
Neighbors and businesses in Estes Park came together to create the Yuletide Lights Driving Tour. Where visitors and locals alike can drive through beautiful Estes Park and enjoy the lights displayed throughout town. Download the map, which will provide everything you need to hit the road this holiday season. On this page as well, individual addresses are also given. There are 20 different locations to see on the driving tour, so allow some time to stop and see the lights!
Walk Elkhorn Avenue
A simple walk down Elkhorn Avenue will bring so much holiday cheer with its light display. The trees are decked out with lights from root to tip and area fire-rings offer a great place to warm your hands and chat with your family and friends. Stop in at Inkwell & Brew for some hot chocolate or coffee to warm your tastebuds. Be sure to also visit the George Hix Riverside Plaza for even more Christmas lights in Estes Park and live music.
Castle Mountain Lodge
At Castle Mountain Lodge you can extend that holiday cheer through the new year with their Christmas light display up until Valentine’s Day. Walk along the covered bridge decorated in lights and discover a rustic mountain setting with a colorful light display throughout the property. They even serve fresh cookies, mulled wine, and hot chocolate.
McGregor Mountain Lodge
McGregor Mountain Lodge is another place you can enjoy the beautiful light displays, plus stop in the lodge for free fresh cookies, hot chocolate, and fresh-mulled cider until 9 pm.
YMCA of the Rockies
YMCA of the Rockies offers a full drive-through Christmas Village through January 15, 2022. The village features hundreds of festive lights where you can enjoy an evening of holiday cheer from the warmth of your car. The Flower Circle area is adorned with lights and decorations and is the main attraction on display.
Map to the Flower Circle to experience it here.
Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts
Complete your holiday stay in Estes Park and book a cozy cabin or cottage at Rocky Mountain Resorts. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations at one of our several locations in town. Whether you are bringing a group or traveling solo, we have the perfect property for you.
Enjoy studios and vacation homes with hot tubs, fireplaces, and cozy beds, your must-haves for a winter getaway. Also, this season, be sure to check out our cabins with hot tubs and take advantage of our winter special – book a two-night stay, now through May 21, 2022, and receive a third night FREE!