The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Fire Department have been “illuminating” the famous, giant star on top of Castle Rock for 78 years and this annual event is the most anticipated holiday landmark in all of Douglas County each November.
Be there to see the Star high atop the Castle ROCK turn blue!
The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents dating back to 1936. The same spirit of volunteerism, generosity and love of tradition exists today as Castle Rock businesses and residents prepare to celebrate Starlighting downtown on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The 2020 Castle Rock Starlighting is Saturday, Nov. 21 from 2 PM to 7 PM in Downtown Castle Rock at Historic Wilcox Square.
As one of Castle Rock Chamber’s signature events, this year’s Starlighting celebration will again include: hot chocolate, nonprofit booths, strolling entertainers, live entertainment and of course Santa will be present for photos and visits. Don’t forget to enjoy the Rink at the Rock, an outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Castle Rock as well. Non-profit groups are invited to participate in this well-respected community event to spread the word about their organization. Click below to register, space is limited.
The Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving
Hot chocolate, Non profit booths, Strolling entertainers, Live entertainment, Fireworks and of course Santa!
2020 Castle Rock Starlighting
Saturday, November, 21, 2020
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Historic Wilcox Square – Downtown Castle Rock
The Starlighting ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00 pm and the lighting of the Star will be at approximately 5:30 pm, it may be earlier. This year our ceremony emcee is TBD.
Santa will be available for visits at the PS Miller Library 2-4 pm and at the Fire Station 2-6pm.
This event is presented by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.
The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents for over seventy-seven years, dating to 1935 when plans were developed by a group of community-minded residents. The same spirit of volunteerism and generosity that exists today has kept this tradition alive and binds residents with a mutual conviction to preserve their history and traditions.In 1935, the Star was planned as a symbol welcoming residents and travelers alike to Castle Rock. The Star has played an important role in the lives of generations of townspeople, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the Denver Broncos Super Bowl championships to 9-11.