The tree is up, the lights are strung, and it’s time to celebrate the holidays and make memories with our family, friends and community. The Season of The Star is a magical and joyous time of year in our Town.
It starts the Saturday before Thanksgiving with the beloved Starlighting celebration hosted in Downtown by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Town. Festivities run from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, and the Starlighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m. More information is available at castlerock.org/castle-rock-starlighting.
Keep an eye on The Rock as The Star comes to light at approximately 5:30 p.m. with fireworks following immediately. The Star will light up our holiday season until it's turned off as the National Western Stock Show concludes in January.
But Starlighting is just the beginning. Make sure you experience all that Castle Rock’s Season of The Star has to offer. Join us for a family friendly holiday event or grab your mittens and scarves and enjoy a stroll, drive or trolley ride through the Town’s seasonal Downtown light displays. Just don’t miss your opportunity for family photos, community spirit and good cheer.
2022 Season of The Star events:
Festival Park Starlight Market
Friday, Dec. 2, 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, 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 live holiday music.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 1 to 4 p.m.
Philip S. Miller Park
Santa and his live reindeer are paying us a visit at the winter-themed wonderland at Philip S. Miller Park. Enjoy holiday fun for the whole family including free 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. Parents, don’t forget your cameras, Santa will be photo-ready.
Storytellers and S’mores
Saturday, Dec. 10, 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. 21 through Dec. 27
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.
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 Encore Parking Garage entrance on South Street between Wilcox and Perry streets and the Douglas County School District parking lot entrance on Sixth Street between Wilcox and Perry streets. The Trolley will pick up at each location every 10 minutes starting at the Encore Garage.
Start a new tradition or continue an old one while you enjoy everything the season has to offer in Castle Rock. More information is available at CRgov.com/StarSeason.
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