With cooling temperatures and changing foliage, the Fall season brings new festivals and seasonal events to Winter Park, Colorado you will be sure to enjoy. This transitional period marks the beginning of ski season, holiday markets and festive celebrations fit for all ages. Purchase gifts for everyone on your list, try out new autumn beers and watch as the towns light up for the holidays. Below, we’ve listed a few Winter Park Fall festivals and events coming up!

Winter Park Fall Fest

The 15th annual Winter Park Fall Fest will feature fun for the whole family with live music, games, face painting, adult beverage tasting, farmers market and more. The festival will take place in three different locations including the Rendezvous Events Center, Headwaters Center and Rendezvous Tent in Fraser. The event is free, but some activities require tickets.

Date: Sep. 15, 2018

Time: 12-5 p.m.

Location: 78841 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482

Pimp Your Pumpkin

Enter the Pimp Your Pumpkin adult decorating contest at the Creekside Eatery at the Crooked Creek Saloon. Listen to live music, sip autumn beers and compete for cash prizes! Participation is $20 at the door.

Date: Oct. 26, 2018

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Location: 401 Zerex St, Fraser, CO 80442

Halloween Bash

Trick or treat at Cooper Creek Square businesses for the annual Halloween Bash. The event also includes a DJ and dance party, photo booth and games. This is a spooky event perfect for the whole family. The event is free.

Date: Oct. 27, 2018

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: 47 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park, CO 80442

Granby Tree Lighting Ceremony

Enjoy carriage rides, visits with Santa and carolers at Granby’s Tree Lighting at The Lot. Take a family portrait, enjoy gourmet s’mores and hot cocoa at this festive event. The event is free.

Date: Nov. 16, 2018

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: 516 E Agate Ave, Granby, CO 80446

20th Annual Holiday Artisan Fair

Shop for unique arts and crafts from regional and local artists at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center. Enjoy fun visits with Santa and food concessions.

Date: Nov. 17, 2018

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: 1 Main St, Fraser, CO 80442

Holiday Shopping at Karen Vance Studio & Gallery

Get started on your holiday shopping by browsing prints, cards and original artworks at Karen Vance Studio & Gallery. Enjoy refreshments as you shop for unique gifts. The event is free.

Date: Nov. 21 – 25, 2018 (closed Thanksgiving)

Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: 1 East Meadow Mile, Winter Park Ranch, 80442

Wonderland of Lights Celebration

Visit with Santa, watch street performers, enjoy treats and shop at Cooper Creek Square’s Wonderland of Lights show. Grab a free fiber optic wand while supplies last and get your holiday gifts! The event is free.

Date: Nov. 23, 2018

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: 47 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park, CO 80482

Holiday Market and Tree Lighting

Witness the annual lighting of Winter Park Resort’s Holiday tree. Starting at noon, visitors can shop handcrafted goods from local artists while listening to live music. Vendors will be selling unique items ranging from jewelry to pottery to baked goods. The event is free.

Date: Nov. 24 – 25, 2018

Time: 12-7 p.m.

Location: 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park, CO 80482

Festival of Trees

Support local nonprofits at this seasonal festival featuring a silent auction of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and menorahs. The event includes raffles, visits with Santa and a dessert auction. The event is free.

Date: Nov. 30, 2018

Time: 4-8 p.m.

Location: 1 Main St, Fraser, CO 80442

Winter Park has numerous fall festivals to partake in each year. What better way to embrace the season? Book your Winter Park vacation rental with StayWinterPark to start enjoying these exciting fall events. We have accommodations for all types of travelers from condos and townhomes.