Holiday / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Fun programs highlight Rocky’s Centennial through the holidays

The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues through the holiday season. For more details on these events, including times and locations please visit Rocky’s 2014 Centennial Calendar of Events on the park’s website at

Tuesday, November 18: The Big Burn: An Evening with Timothy Egan
Part of the One Book, One Valley program at the Estes Valley Library, this event will share insight about the events that started the conservation movement. Free tickets required.

Saturday, November 22: Estes Park Holiday Festivities and Tree Lighting
Guests can enjoy stocking/ornament decorating, sweet treats and hot drinks, radio flyer wagon rides, a trackless train, community sing-alongs, and an early visit from Santa. This year’s tree lighting is in honor of Rocky Mountain National Park. A surprise lighting element will recognize RMNP staff.

Friday, November 28: The Wonder of Christmas
Join Grand Lake for an RMNP Centennial Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bruce the Moose, the Mayor, and one of the town’s favorite singers, Juliette, will be there. RMNP rangers and volunteers will be serving up hot cocoa with all the fixings and there will be plenty of treats to go around as Christmas carols are sung. Bring an ornament to add to the tree!

Friday, November 28: Estes Park Catch the Glow Parade
Catch the glow from a beautifully lit parade and enjoy hay rides, s’mores, live carolers, and visits from Santa.

Friday, December 6 through Saturday, January 3: The Wonder of Art from the Park Exhibit
Local artists showcase their paintings and photography that highlight the Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wonder of RMNP at the Granby Library. Opening exhibition is 2 to 4 p.m. on December 6.

Saturday December 20 and Sunday 21: Home for the Holidays: The Wonder of Christmas in the Rockies
The Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater in Grand Lake presents a festive and heartwarming holiday tribute to celebrate the wonder of the Rocky Mountains. $15/tickets

Wednesday, December 31: Grand Lake New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Celebrate RMNP’s Centennial Celebration and ring in the new year with this fantastic fireworks display!

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206. Visit the park’s website for information about the park’s Centennial Celebration at or follow us on social media @Rockynps for updates on 100th Anniversary events and programs!

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