The holiday season is right around the corner! Estes Park transforms into a winter wonderland as the most wonderful time of the year approaches. Our Rocky Mountain town offers many fun opportunities for the family to guarantee an unforgettable time during the holidays. Prepare to immerse yourself in a magical world filled with the Christmas spirit this holiday season in Estes Park!

Turkey Trot 5K

Before digging into your Thanksgiving feast, take on the Turkey Trot 5k on the morning of November 24. Lace-up your running shoes and help a great cause this holiday. This 5K starts at 9:00 AM, and your canine companions can join in as long as they’re leashed!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

On November 19, join the Estes Park community at the Annual Tree Lighting in George Hix Riverside Plaza. The lighting ceremony will be held at 5:30 PM with horse-drawn wagon rides and fun holiday activities beforehand. This is a terrific free way to ring in the holiday season and be treated to a special visit by Santa!

Catch the Glow Christmas Parade

The Catch the Glow Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition for many years! On November 25, enjoy a magical evening filled with a dazzling holiday parade and other fun activities in Estes Park while it glows in vibrant and colorful lights.

Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival

On November 26, head to the Estes Park Event Complex to enjoy the Holiday Wine Festival. From 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM, the bazaar will host the perfect opportunity to find the unique present made by local craft makers. Hand-crafted items such as jewelry, artwork, and unique decor will be available. Not only can you do your holiday shopping, but you can also sample local wineries’ reds and whites!

Drive-Through Christmas Village

Another terrific activity in Estes Park is to feast your eyes on the drive-through Christmas Village. During the holiday season, The Flower Circle area of YMCA of the Rockies glows with vibrant lights. It’s a sight to see when driving through the area, especially as the lights illuminate the night sky!

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the town of Estes Park and just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area during the holiday season in Estes Park. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. 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!