80th Castle Rock Starlighting Ceremony Saturday, November 19th
This Saturday marks the 80th Castle Rock Starlighting Celebration in downtown Castle Rock. Since 1936, thousands have gathered downtown to kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the town’s famous star that sits atop The Rock.
The Castle Rock Starlighting festivities start with the season opening of Rink at The Rock at 11am. After a day of skating, enjoy music, hot chocolate, stroll downtown and visit vendor booths and local shops, you can even take your kids to see Santa. The holiday celebration is from 2-7 pm and culminates with a fireworks show and the lighting of the star on top of The Rock at 5 pm. You can view it all from the Historic Wilcox Square.
New This Year! A Shuttle To and From The Meadows
This event gets a little crazy downtown; literally the entire town shows up and downtown streets are blocked off for the celebration making parking a challenge. This year, Meadows residents can avoid the hassle of driving/parking downtown and instead take a shuttle from Castle View High School (5254 N. Meadows Drive). There will be two shuttles taking families downtown throughout the afternoon and evening from 1:30- 8:30 pm. Shuttles will pick you up in the North Lot (student parking lot at) CVHS and then drop you off at 5th and Jerry Streets. When leaving the event, please look for the buses labeled MEADOWS as other shuttles will be transporting people to various locations.
Mark it on your calendar to spend the day downtown and get into the holiday spirit with the 80th Castle Rock Starlighting ceremony in downtown Castle Rock. Get the entire events schedule and learn more about the history of this tradition here.