The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Fire Department have been “illuminating” the famous, giant star on top of Castle Rock for 77 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!
November 17, 2012
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, Rink of the Rock Grand Opening.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Place: Downtown Castle Rock
Theme: Holiday Traditions around the World
Activities 2 – 7 p.m.
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: 5-7pm
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 CastleRock.org for details and schedule of events.
SIGN-UPS and REGISTRATIONS:
Sign up for the store front decorating competition here.
Register your non-profit organization for a booth here.
Request to be a part of entertainment or performances throughout the day here.
Sign up to VOLUNTEER at Starlighting here