Tree-Lighting Ceremony

The Town of Estes Park will kick off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony this Sat., Nov. 23 at George Hix Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. Festivities start at 3:30 p.m. with the official tree lighting taking place at 5:30 p.m. Festive live music will be sung by the Estes Park Elementary School Mountain Echoes Choir at 5:15 p.m. and Mayor Todd Jirsa will flip the tree lighting switch at 5:30 p.m. All activities are free of charge.

Attendees at this family-friendly event can decorate cookies, write letters to Santa, and take photos with Santa and his elves. Kids can enjoy the Bubble & Glow Station, where they’ll receive free bubbles and glow-in-the-dark necklaces, and hot chocolate, cookies and candy will be provided. For more information on the Tree Lighting festivities, please contact the Town’s Events Division at 970-586-6104 or

Donations of non-perishable food, hygiene products, and monetary donations will be accepted for the Blue Santa program by Police Department Auxiliary members. These donations are delivered to disabled, shut-in, and elderly community residents in mid-December. For more information on Blue Santa, please contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or

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