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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Celebrate the holidays with the third annual Season of the Star event series in Castle Rock

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Campfires and s’mores, sleigh rides and hot chocolate. These are a few of our favorite things, according to the song, during the holiday season. And you will find them all during the Season of the Star, which kicks off the week after the annual Starlighting celebration and runs through Christmas Eve.

Now in its third year, the Season of the Star is an iconic community series of events that celebrates the spirit of the season, brings Town residents together Downtown and at Philip S. Miller Park, and offers up some good old-fashioned family fun.

Join friends, family and neighbors as the Town, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Alliance help the community get into the holiday vibe.  

Season of the Star events

WinterFest
1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Festival Park, 300 Second St.

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. For more information check out: stridemob.com/winterfest

Registration for races:
Cycling race: coldwarclassic.com
WinterFest 5k: Stridemob.com/races


Storytellers and S’mores
5-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9
Festival Park, 300 Second St.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season with an evening around a campfire, listening to stories, and making s’mores. This event also includes kid-friendly fare, hot chocolate and more. Bring a lawn chair, or blanket, and make sure to dress for the weather.

Parking is available in the lot on Elbert Street, the parking lot surrounding the Douglas County Building on Wilcox Street, in the first floor of the County parking garage at Third and Jerry streets, and in the Town Hall parking lot at 100 N. Wilcox St. In addition, the Town trolley will run between Festival Park and the upper lot at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Reindeer Games
3-6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15
The Millhouse and Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 W. Plum Creek Parkway

It’s holiday fun for the whole family — enjoy kid-friendly activities in a winter-themed wonderland including live reindeer, Santa (parents, bring your cameras), cookies, hot chocolate, sleigh rides, outdoor games, and an obstacle course. The Winter Express train station will be at the Millhouse. The train will take passengers on a one-mile ride along paved trails in Philip S. Miller Park through a winter wonderland.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
6-7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 24
Festival Park, 300 Second St.

Calvary Chapel Church will host a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. The event is open to the public.

Parking is available in the lot on Elbert Street, the parking lot surrounding the Douglas County Building on Wilcox Street, in the first floor of the County parking garage at Third and Jerry streets, and in the Town Hall parking lot at 100 N. Wilcox St.

Carriage Rides and Carolers
The Season of the Star includes free carriage rides through Downtown, carolers, and other activities every Saturday. Carolers will be there every Saturday, roaming throughout Downtown from Nov. 25 to Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Carriage rides Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Pick up in Festival Park.

While currently under construction, Festival Park is expected to open just prior to Starlighting on Nov. 18. Learn more about the park’s renovation at CRgov.com/FestivalPark.

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