Estes Park provides visitors with a wonderful mountain escape any time of year, but there’s something particularly meaningful about heading this way during the holidays. This year take your Thanksgiving dinner to one of our brand-new cabins where you will find a fully appointed kitchen to bake/grill your turkey and have enough plates and dishes for all of the fixings while being surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. When you’re in the process of putting together the ideal Estes Park Thanksgiving itinerary, be sure to add these events to the top of the list!

Holiday Shopping in the Village

When you find yourself in Estes Park for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to take full advantage of time spent at The Village. This area is packed with locally owned boutiques and shops, and during Thanksgiving weekend, guests will find a plethora of sales and specials waiting for them! While these deep holiday discounts can be applied to everything from jewelry and apparel to chocolate and souvenirs, be sure to pay particular attention to Festive Fridays. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in The Village on this day, it’s very possible that free chair massages and giveaway treats will be yours for the taking!

Thanksgiving Light Parade – Catch the Glow

Bring the entire family to the annual “Catch the Glow” parade this year which is held in Estes Park the day after Thanksgiving. Make your way downtown along with the other 20,000 visitors that are expected to attend this popular event. Guests at this parade will be treated to a display of floats, marching bands and more from the moment they arrive. The highlight of this Thanksgiving tradition is the fact that Santa arrives at the very end, reminding everyone that the end of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the exciting Christmas season.

Estes Park Thanksgiving Dinner

The Mountain View Gymnasium in Estes Park is the site of one of the area’s largest community Thanksgiving meals year over year. The doors are open to the public from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm Thanksgiving Day and the idea around this annual tradition is simply to bring strangers together over food to become lifelong friends. Meals are served up at the hands of volunteers and with more than 700 pounds of turkey on hand, it’s sure to be a Thanksgiving meal for the record books.

Book a Stay Today

Enjoy the authentic spirit of the Rocky Mountains with a stay in one of the beautiful new log cabins available with Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Contact our team today for more information and to begin planning your Estes Park Thanksgiving.