The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's (RMNP) 100th Anniversary continues through the holiday season! The following are a few events visitors can look forward to during the season:
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.
Friday, November 28: The Wonder of Christmas – Join Grand Lake for a 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 pm 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 details on these events, including times and locations, please visit Rocky's 2014 Centennial Calendar of Events on the park's website.