Castle Rock Holiday Festivities
Annual Castle Rock Starlighting – Click for info
Celebrate the holidays with the annual Season of the Star event series in Castle Rock
Campfires and S’mores, sleigh rides, and hot chocolate. These are a few of our favorite things, according to the song, during the holiday season. And you will find them all during the Season of the Star, which kicks off the week after the annual Starlighting celebration and runs through Christmas Eve.
Now in its fifth year, the Season of the Star is an iconic community series of events that celebrate the spirit of the season, bring Town residents together Downtown and at Philip S. Miller Park, and offer up some good old-fashioned family fun.
Join friends, family, and neighbors as the Town, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Alliance help the community get into the holiday vibe.
Season of the Star events
Festival Park Starlight Market
Friday, Dec. 1, 3 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kick off your holiday shopping with Castle Rock’s premier craft and food market. Shop from more than 40 vendors including unique crafts, art, specialty items, roasted chestnuts, salsa, tamales and more. Get that impossible-to-shop-for person a gift while enjoying the 40-foot holiday tree, hot cocoa, food trucks, and holiday music.
Saturday, Dec. 2
1 to 4 p.m.
Philip S. Miller Park
It’s holiday fun for the whole family! Enjoy kid-friendly activities in a winter-themed wonderland including live reindeer, Santa (parents bring your cameras!), s’mores, hot chocolate, sleigh rides, train rides, outdoor games and an obstacle course. Kids will receive a prize at the end of the obstacle course while supplies last.
Storytellers and S’mores
Saturday, Dec. 9
5 to 7 p.m.
Santa and some of his friends are stopping by Festival Park to read holiday favorites from our giant Storytellers Chair. Enjoy roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, hot chocolate and other family-friendly fun at this free community event.
Downtown Trolley rides
Nov. 20 through Dec. 26
Mondays and Tuesdays
5 to 7 p.m.
Note: No rides on Dec. 25, 2023
See the Downtown holiday decorations in style with a free ride on the Town Trolley brought to you by the Castle Rock Downtown Alliance. Pickup/drop-off points are at the parking garage entrance on South St. between Wilcox and Perry Streets and the Douglas County School District parking lot entrance on Sixth St. between Wilcox and Perry Streets. The Trolley will pick up at each location every 10 minutes starting at the parking garage.
More information is available on the Downtown Castle Rock website.
Parker’s Holiday Events
- Turkey Day 5K Fun Run / Walk
- Castle Rock Starlighting
- Mayor’s Tree Lighting at O’Brien Park
- Community Messiah Performances (you can still join the 100 voice choir)
- The Annual Nutcracker of Parker (Click to purchase tickets)
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Services (will update when information is available)