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2013 Holiday Season in Estes Park – Welcome!

We have made amazing recovery inroads since the September 2013 Flood. More than 90% of our businesses are open, and more reopen every day! Rocky Mountain National Park is open and gorgeous this time of year. The Elk and Deer are back to wandering through town.  (Maybe they’re window shopping?)


We are happily filling up quickly as many friends of our majestic mountain village are already booked for their holiday getaway.  Please do plan ahead this season – We’ve made it easy to extend your stay without extending your budget — Our Buy-Two-Nights-Get-One-Free Promotion is available on line with Promo Code “free”.


Give the whole family a beautiful, gracious and relaxing holiday retreat in Estes Park this November. Festive events and delicious Thanksgiving options will allow everyone to relax, enjoy the mountain scenery and get deep into the holiday spirit.


November 22 – December 1 — Fall Back Festival, Holiday Market, Tree Lighting, Thanksgiving & Catch the Glow Parade


First Annual Fall Back Beer Festival, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 1p-5p Downtown in Riverside Plaza:  Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in great company with good brews. Learn about the brew process at the homebrew “show and tell”. Compare, learn, and enjoy in seminars and tastings. $30 entry fee includes unlimited tastings from micro breweries of Colorado and a sampling mug.   Live entertainment – 1-2:30pm Chain Station; 3-5pm Railsplitters;  Homebrew Seminar – 1:30-2:30pm (no additional cost); Beer Pairing Tasting – 3-4pm (available at additional cost, limited quantity)


First Annual Holiday Market, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 23-24, 2013   9a-6p and 10a-4p Estes Park Resort, 9-6 Sat. & 10-4 Sun.


Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, November 23, 2013  4:30p – 6:30p  Riverside Plaza at the intersection of Rockwell Street and Riverside Drive


Enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate, radio flyer wagon rides, stocking, ornament decorating and visits with Santa from 4:30p to 5:15p. Tree lighting promptly at 5:30p.


Catch the Glow Lighted Christmas Parade, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013  5:30p Downtown Estes Park


Holiday House Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 9a – 3p Estes Park Conference Center