Estes Park Christmas Parade, Come Catch the Glow

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Come Catch the Glow Christmas Parade

Every year Estes Park, Colorado hosts its annual "Come Catch the Glow Christmas Parade" drawing almost 40,000 people to the area. Visitors from all of the Front Range communities come to Estes Park to enjoy one of the area's major events of the year.

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Organization: Town of Estes Park
Dates: 11/25/2016 - 11/26/2016 update info
Time: 5:30:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Downtown in Estes Park,CO
Contact: Town of Estes Park
Phone: (970) 577-9900
Event Details:

As dusk falls the day after Thanksgiving, the magic begins to unfold! Bands come down the street playing favorite Christmas songs with tiny white twinkly lights reflecting in the bright polished brash. Dancers sway to music. Floats loom from the night, huge and ethereal, with more and more lights that add to the mysteries and magic of Christmas legends and solstice dreams.

The annual "Catch the Glow" parade the day on November 25 caps a day of full activity in downtown Estes Park. With holiday music broadcast outdoors throughout the town helping set the scene, visitors can interact with strolling animal characters, enjoy family hay rides and visit with Santa Claus in Bond Park from noon to 4pm.  The lighted Christmas parade begins at 5:30 pm and runs the length of Elkhorn Ave. All activities are free.

On Friday, Nov. 26, don't miss Santa's Workshop being held at the new Estes Park Events Complex! Santa will be at his workshop to entertain kids with many fun hands-on holiday themed activities! Kids can see the Catch the Glow Parade floats up-close, decorate kid-friendly trees, create their own gingerbread house from the candy construction station, ride in the barrel train, get creative at Santa's construction work station, and much more!

  • Band members march down the street playing favorite Christmas songs.¬†
  • Join us on the day after Thanksgiving
  • The parade marches throughout downtown Estes Park

Overview: Come Catch the Glow Christmas Parade is the kickoff to a full month of special holiday events in this mountain community. After a full day of activity in downtown Estes Park, the annual Come Catch the Glow Christmas Parade takes the stage as the grand finale.

Where: Downtown Estes Park

When: Magic begins on the day after Thanksgiving.

Cost: Free for the community

Details: Band members march down the street playing favorite Christmas songs. Dancers sway to the music and floats roll by lighting up the street with thousands of dazzling lights. The floats are decorated in themes from around the world, adding to the mysteries of Christmas legends and solstice dreams.