The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents dating back to 1936. The same spirit of volunteerism, generosity and love of tradition exists today as Castle Rock businesses and residents prepare to celebrate Starlighting downtown on Saturday, November 20. The FREE event features caroling, dancing, Santa Claus, hot chocolate, a chili supper and more all along Wilcox Square.
Ongoing festivities around the square and at Festival Park are from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The actual Star lighting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m., with the star lit about 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by fireworks.
Santa Claus will be available for visits at the Fire Station (times to be announced).
The Emporium will be hosting activities throughout the day.
Enjoy live music by the Castle Rock Community Bell Ringers, Lindsey Giffey, Christie Gerwinat and Hatori.
FREE Shuttle Rides are available from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from the following locations:
CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Back North Lot (5254 N Meadows Dr.)
DOUGLAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
South Bldg. (2842 Front Street)
DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Lot 5 (500 Fairgrounds Drive)
Additional parking available at parking garages in downtown Castle Rock.