How to Get the Most Out of the Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival

Ready to find a new favorite wine? The 2nd Annual Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival combines wintery charm with local and regional wineries in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Each general admission ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, wine tote, and unlimited tastings. Food, activities, and entertainment will be provided for young attendees, and tickets are free for children under 5 (who could even get their picture taken with Santa!). The event features at least 15 wineries and over 100 wines for tasting, plus a variety of delicious local food and artisanal wares to shop and enjoy.

Tourists flock from all over to explore the expansive Estes Park wilderness and experience the cozy charm of downtown. Before the wine fest on Saturday, enjoy the town’s first Christmas event of the year at the Catch the Glow Parade on Friday evening. The parade takes place along Elkhorn Avenue and is famous for attracting 30 thousand spectators annually, with a display of local custom floats, a jolly appearance from Santa Claus himself, and the official lighting of the town’s Christmas lights.

Make a weekend out of it by staying at one of Estes Park’s several lodging accommodations. Book a room in a classic mountain lodge, or stay close to the action at a hotel downtown. Making a mini-vacation out of the event on Saturday will add more hours of fun to your adventure, and it will help you avoid any mountain traffic that is bound to pop up on a holiday weekend. Be sure to find a place to stay soon, as reservations are bound to fill up quickly.

Tickets to the Holiday Wine Festival are $25 for general admission or $10 for designated drivers, non-drinkers, and children 6 and up. Since the event was canceled last year, tickets from the 2020 wine festival will be honored for this year’s event on November 27th. You can purchase tickets through the Estes Park Holiday Wine Festival website.

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