Castle Rock Starlighting Ceremony

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Fire Department have been “illuminating” the famous, giant star on top of Castle Rock for 79 years and this annual event is the most anticipated holiday landmark in all of Douglas County each November.

Be there to see the Star high atop the Castle ROCK turn blue!

Castle Rock Starlighting atop the rock that marks the road to Denver Colorado.

November 22, 2014

The Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving

There are carriage rides, hot chocolate and caroling, while children eagerly await Santa Claus’ annual visit. The Starlighting Ceremony takes place at 5 p.m. on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 17, on Wilcox Square to usher in the holiday season. Fireworks will follow the ceremony and new this year, Ice Skating at the Rock,.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 (Events will run from 2 pm-7 pm) in Downtown Castle Rock.
Actual star lighting ceremony begins at 5pm at Historic Wilcox Square
Tune into FM 97.7 at 5:25pm to hear music accompany to the Fireworks Display!
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Parking Garage 1 & 2 levels (open Parking) 3rd level for Firework show viewing only

Activities 2 pm—7 pm Skating under the STAR!

Rink at the Rock – Carriage & Trolley Rides from 4 different locations.

Santa & Santa’s Workshop Entertainment & Performances, Puppet Shows, Carolers’, Live Nativity Scene, and much more…

Starlighting Ceremony: 5 pm
Star Lighting and 30 minute fireworks show: 5:30 pm

Chili Dinner at the CR Fire Department: 4-7pm

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Make This Event Your New Family Tradition for years to come.

~Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents for over seventy five years, dating to 1935 when plans were developed by a group of community-minded residents.  The same spirit of volunteerism and generosity that exists today has kept this tradition alive and binds residents with a mutual conviction to preserve their history and traditions.In 1935, the Star was planned as a symbol welcoming residents and travelers alike to Castle Rock.  The Star has played an important role in the lives of generations of townspeople, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the Denver Broncos Super Bowl championships to 9-11.

Call 303-688-4597 or visit for details and schedule of events.


Sign up for the store front decorating competition here.

Register your non-profit organization for a booth here. *Some Restrictions Apply.

Request to be a part of entertainment or performances throughout the day here.

Sponsorships are available, contact Alicia at the Chamber or call 303.688.4597.

Please sign up for 79th Starlighting 2014 – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot