The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Fire Department have been “illuminating” the famous, giant star on top of Castle Rock for 78 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!
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 the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The 2019 Castle Rock Starlighting is Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 from 2 PM to 7 PM in Downtown Castle Rock at Historic Wilcox Square.
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, on Wilcox Square to usher in the holiday season. Fireworks will follow the ceremony and new this year, Ice Skating at the Rock,.
The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents for over seventy six 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.