Hot chocolate, holiday carols and twinkling lights – all signs the holiday season is upon us. Make sure your holidays are full of memories, magic and merriment with the Town’s new event series, Season of the Star.
The series of events will help celebrate the warmth of our community and will make sure Saturdays truly shine in Castle Rock this season. Join friends, family and neighbors as the Town, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Alliance help the community get into the spirit of the season.
Starting the week after Starlighting, the Season of the Star events will be held Downtown and at Festival Park every Saturday, giving families new ways to enjoy the charm of Downtown and create new traditions.
The event series will continue through the first week of January. Each weekend is another festive opportunity, so be sure to check out the schedule below. More information is available at CRgov.com/StarSeason. Admission to all of the Season of the Star events is free.
Season of the Star events:
Elf House Experience
4-7 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 28-Jan. 2
Downtown Castle Rock will host an exhibit featuring “Selfies with Santa,” and “The Elves Dressing Room.” Bring the family and a camera. Take a selfie with Santa, or dress up like an Elf. More holiday lights Downtown this year will only add to the cheer and photo opportunities.
12 Stops of Christmas
4-7 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 12
Downtown Castle Rock
Castle Rock is a generous community, so we know your giving list is long. Take care of everyone with the 12 Stops of Christmas. Visit each business on the route to gather stamps and enter to win a prize package from the Chamber, Downtown Alliance and the Town. Plus, shopping locally helps fund needed services like fire, police, emergency medical, roadwork and more.
Storytellers and S’mores
4-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season with an evening around a campfire listening to stories and making s’mores. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and don’t forget to dress for the weather.
The Castle Rock Polar Express
4-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19
It’s the traditional story, Castle Rock style. Enjoy a short train ride from the Douglas County Fairgrounds to Festival Park, which will be transformed into a North Pole celebration with Santa. The event will also include food, vendors and live entertainment.
Christmas Eve Candlelight services
4 p.m., Christmas Eve
Join your community as several churches host various candlelight services.
Downtown holiday movie – Elf
4 p.m., Dec. 26
This holiday movie will be displayed outside on a giant screen. Bring the family and wind down after the Christmas holiday. Make sure to dress warm and bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
4-7 p.m. Jan. 2
Ring in the New Year with a variety of activities including, ice carving, a fun run, the Cold War Classic Cyclocross Race, a Resolution Run, and other outdoor activities.
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