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Celebrating the New Year in Crystal Valley!

POSTED December 31, 2020

This year, to celebrate the ending of a very challenging 2020, there will be a fireworks display in Castle Rock that can be viewed from many locations in the area! Get the New Year started in a great way by starting out with a First Day hike at one of the area state parks. Most of all, celebrate all the good things in your life!

TODAY/TONIGHT, December 31

Shop yourself into a great deal for the New Year! The Outlets at Castle Rock are offering a special promotion that will kickstart your savings in 2021! This is the last day of the biggest and best after-Christmas sale.

If you shop today, you’ll receive a reward for later—spend $100 now and receive a $10 gift card voucher to use in January. Spend $250 and your gift card voucher increases to $25! You can redeem multiple purchases or receipts from December 27th-31st for a maximum of $50 in gift cards per household. Receipts must be dated December 27th-31st, 2020.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-688-4495

If you’d like to get out and about and let the kids celebrate New Year’s Eve a little early, with lots of play time, craft time, and making New Year’s resolutions, here’s a short trip to Highlands Ranch for some NYE fun! Kids ages 1 to 8 will enjoy their own party with festive decorations and party hats! 

Play Street Museum, 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-2, Highlands Ranch
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Register: $14
Phone: 303-357-3024 

Another one of those “silver linings” of 2020—Castle Rock doesn’t normally do fireworks on New Year’s Eve, but because of the fire restrictions this past Fourth of July, the town has some fireworks to set off!

The year will end on a bang with a fireworks show being launched above the Red Hawk Golf Course. There will be no gatherings of groups due to COVID-19, but the fireworks will be visible from almost anywhere in the area! 

Launched from the Santa Fe Quarry Butte
Viewing throughout the Castle Rock area
7:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Information: FREE

Thursday-Friday, December 31 – January 1

If your kids need to work off some excess energy and have fun with friends, this Slime Session may be just the ticket! In addition to play time, kids will get to make their own batch of colorful slime. They can choose their own colors and mix-ins. It is amazing how a few simple ingredients can come together to make something so cool!

Play Street Museum, 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-2, Highlands Ranch
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Register: $17
Phone: 303-357-3024 

This is your last chance to view the lovely old-fashioned holiday lights of Schweiger Ranch! It’s a short drive out to the countryside to behold one of the best holiday light displays in the area! Since the Ranch property is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you can view the display from the parking lot and along the trail.

Schweiger Ranch, 10822 Havana St., Lone Tree
5:00 – 8:00 p.m
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-790-0557

There’s nothing like the sweet voices of a children’s choir to give you hope for the future. The Colorado Children’s Chorale is presenting their special holiday concert online this year, where you can enjoy it from the comfort and safety of your home.

They will be performing music from many different cultures as well as some holiday favorites—and you can tune in from home. What a wonderful way to start out the new year on an optimistic note!

Colorado Children’s Chorale Online Link
Cost: $25 per household

Thursday-Saturday, December 31 – January 2

With all the holiday lights still up in your house, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some relaxing holiday music that you might not have had time for before! This evening of soulful interpretations of holiday classics is combined with the banter and fun of a variety show, and you can stream it right into your home. 

Holidaze Harmony Online
Unlimited viewing through Jan. 2
Tickets: $35

Thursday-Sunday, December 31 – January 3

Start the New Year with a burst of energy and tons of fun! Grab your friends and family and head down to the Rink at the Rock for some old-time ice skating adventures! Rentals and lessons are available.

Rink at the Rock, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 – $10

It’s the final weekend for what many consider the best holiday light show in the area! No reservations or tickets are needed, and you can drive through the massive display or park and walk on the trail through Frosty’s Forest.

Tune into the synchronized music through your FM dial to get the full effect of the millions of dancing lights! Say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with this illuminating tribute! 

Deerfield Neighborhood, 575 N. White Tail Dr., Franktown
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Friday, January 1

What a great way to start off the New Year—with a nature hike! Bring the family out for a self-guided hike and don’t forget to pick up your First Day Hike swag at the Campground Services Building!

To make it even more fun, enter the Photo Scavenger Hunt, where you take pictures and share them for a chance to be featured on the Chatfield State Park Instagram page.

Chatfield State Park, 11500 N. Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Information: FREE (State Parks Day or Annual Pass Required to Enter Park) 

For teens and adults who want to tackle a 6.3-mile hike on the first day of 2021, register for this First Day Hike to Carpenter Peak with Naturalists Paul Bleau and Dave Thomas. At 7,175 feet, it is the highest point in the park and provides a spectacular 360-degree view spanning downtown Denver to Pike National Forest. All vehicles need a pass to enter the park.

Roxborough State Park, 4751 N. Roxborough Dr., Littleton
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register: FREE ($10 Day Pass or Annual Pass Required to Enter Park)
Phone: 303-973-3959

Saturday, January 2

This is a great course for older children and teens (ages 10-15) who are home alone for short periods of time—and perfect for babysitters! Topics include safe decision-making, constructive time management, and personal safety . The basics of first aid treatment and prevention for burns, cuts, fractures/sprains, and choking are also covered. When you register online, use Activity #17723.

Parker Recreation Center, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register: $68-$73
Phone: 303-841-4500

For the wannabe chefs in your family, this Cooking For Kids class is limited to only 5 participants, allowing for individualized instruction and attention. Kids ages 4-7 will learn some basic baking techniques but mostly have fun making delicious treats to share! Register online with class #441341.

Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Cir., Lone Tree
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: $23-$26
Phone: 303-708-3500

Treat the family to a New Year’s tea in a real castle! This event is perfect for adults, teens, and children ages 10 and over. You can get dressed up in your holiday best and enjoy the decorated castle while you sip tea and try the tasty finger foods. Don’t forget to take plenty of family photos!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $58
Phone: 303-688-5555

Saturday-Sunday, January 2-3

It’s a fun day for kids as well as adults at Breckenridge Brewery’s Winter Wonderland, with an outdoor Farm House Beer Garden with great brews and comfort food, as well as tubing for the kids on the premises! You get five free tickets for the tubing hill when you access the Beer Garden, and you can buy additional tickets for just a buck!

Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Ln., Littleton
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $1 each or in bundles of 10 for $7 or $15 for $10

Ring in the New Year in Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Century Communities, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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