Season of the Star

The Season of the Star events will be held in Downtown Castle Rock, at Festival Park, and at Philip S. Miller Amphitheater throughout December.


Start the season off right with Starlighting Saturday, Nov. 18. Join your friends, family and community as the Town of Castle Rock, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Alliance delight in the charm of our small town holiday activities. 

The spirit of the season begins in Downtown Castle Rock with the opening of Festival Park and the annual Starlighting ceremony.  The reimagined Festival Park opens the day of Starlighting with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony and short tour at 3:30 p.m.

Starlighting activities begin at 2 p.m. and include food, adult beverages, live entertainment and fireworks at 5 p.m. The Rink at the Rock also opens for the season this day.

Celebrate the season

The Season of the Star includes free carriage rides through Downtown, carolers, and other activities every Saturday. Carolers will be entertaining throughout Downtown from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov 25-Dec. 22.

Carriage rides

Enjoy free carriage rides from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Pick up is at Festival Park.

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Season of the Star Community Events

Elf on the Shelf
Nov. 17-Dec. 25

Downtown Castle Rock Rocky the Elf is back in November and visiting places in #DowntwnCastleRock for the holiday season.Check in to see what Rocky is up to! For more info check out Downtown Castle Rock’s Facebook event page.

Turkey ROCK Trot
Thanksgiving Day
8-11 a.m.

Fairground and Downtown Castle Rock “Run to Change Lives!” Come out trot, stroll, run, or walk, and join Castle Rock’s Thanksgiving morning tradition with the 13th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot presented by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

To register check out

Small Business Saturday
Nov. 25

Downtown Castle Rock
Check out Downtown Castle Rock’s Facebook Page this holiday season for great gift ideas, tips and ways to make 2017 the best holiday season yet!

Dec.  2 
1-5 p.m.  
Festival Park

Celebrate winter with your neighbors in the NEW festival park, there's something for everyone! Beer from our award winning local breweries, live music, a 5K run, cycling race, food trucks and local artisans ready to help you wrap up your holiday shopping.

Registration for races: 
Cycling race:  WinterFest 5k: 

Storytellers and S’mores
Dec. 9
5-7 p.m.
Festival Park

Bundle up and head over to Downtown Castle Rock to enjoy the holiday lights and check out the recently redesigned Festival Park. Santa and some of his friends are stopping by 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.

Reindeer Games
Dec. 15
3-6 p.m.
Philip S. Miller Amphitheater

Head over the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park to enjoy a winter-themed wonderland including reindeer, Santa photo ops, train and sleigh rides, dress up like an elf, outdoor games and more! Please bundle up as this is event is mostly held outdoors.

Dec. 24
5-6 p.m.

This annual event takes place on Christmas Eve and is hosted by Calvary Castle Rock Held in the beautiful setting of Festival Park, the Candlelighting ceremony is open to everyone and is a nice way to spend time with your family before the holiday. This is an outdoor event, so bring a blanket and lawn chair for your comfort. 

Candles for the candlelighting ceremony sponsored by Envision Counseling Clinic. More information.