Catch the Glow Nov. 23 in Estes |

Catch the Glow Nov. 23 in Estes

Combine a mountain village with holiday spirit, Santa Claus, Dickens Carolers, hayrides and an evening parade where all the floats are decked out for the season and you’ll find the largest holiday celebration kick-off in Northern Colorado. It all happens on Friday, Nov. 23 in Estes Park and there’s no fee for any of the activities.

A 5:30 p.m. parade is the highlight of the day after Thanksgiving when the community’s long tradition of treasuring family outings is particularly magnified. Festivities in downtown Estes Park begin at noon with strolling Christmas carolers, free pony rides, hay wagon rides and visits with Santa. The streets of Estes Park are filled with costumed life-sized characters – from native wildlife like Mr. Elk, Mr. Moose, and Foxy Lady to story time favorites like Raggedy Ann and Andy, Mr. & Mrs. Frosty and The Three Bears. And of course, there is Rudolph – greeting children and adults before he leads Santa’s sleigh to bring gifts and presents to all good boys and girls.

Estes Park’s free shuttle system will be operating from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (excluding parade time) on parade day. For moreinformation call 1-800- 443-7837) or visit


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