November 16th, 2014

Thanksgiving in Estes Park

Looking to ditch the kitchen and spend some quality time with family this Thanksgiving? Let us do the cooking! Many Estes Park restaurants are offering bountiful Thanksgiving meals this holiday. During your free-from-cooking-time, enjoy shopping in the unique boutiques in Downtown Estes Park, take a Thanksgiving hike in Rocky Mountain National Park or grab a cup of coffee from a local coffee shop and just soak in the views.

Start off your weekend staying with us here at Wildwood Inn. Choose a beautiful suite with private hot tub and then start your Thanksgiving day by running in the YMCA of the Rockies Turkey Trot 5K! On Thanksgiving morning, lace up your running shoes and head to the start line to get a bit of exercise in this family fun run. The free run is open to the public, free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the YMCA Day Camp. Registration starts 7am, Race begins at 8 am.

The Other Side Restaurant
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
11am – 7pm, Thursday, Nov. 27th
Adults: $33.50, Kids (ages 8 – 15) $14.95, Kids (7 and under) $2/Year
Reservations Highly Recommended, (970) 586-2171
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Cascades Restaurant at The Stanley Hotel
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
11am – 4pm, Thursday, Nov. 27th
Adults: $62, Kids (ages 5 -12) $29, Kids (ages 5 and under) Free
Reservations Required: 970-577-4001
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The Restaurant at Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa
Traditional Thanksgiving buffet with game meats and vegan and gluten free options. Participants can take a sleigh or wagon ride (depending on snow conditions) after their meal for a nominal additional fee. Riders will be dropped off at the lobby to enjoy our 25ft Christmas tree, a roaring fire and homemade spiced apple cider.
11am – 3pm, Thursday Nov. 27th
Adults: $36.95, Kids (11 and under): $16.95
Reservations Required: 970-586-8133
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YMCA of the Rockies
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
11 am – 2:30 pm, Thursday Nov. 27th
Adults: $35, Kids (6 – 12) $15, (6 and under) Free
Reservations Required, 970-586-3341 x1378
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Nicky’s Steakhouse
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
12 pm – 4 pm, Thursday Nov. 27th
Adults: $29.99, Kids (10 and under) Half Price
Call for Reservations, 970-586-5376
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The Estes Park Resort
Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet, with live pianist
11am – 5pm, Thursday Nov. 27th
Adults: $42, Kids (5 – 12) $21, (4 and under) Free
Call for Reservations, 970-577-6400
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Lonigans Saloon 
Thanksgiving Pot Luck Supper, Lonigans provides the turkeys (usually 3, 1 roasted, 1 fried, 1 smoked), homemade corn pebbling, stuffing and cranberry sauce. All the rest is pot luck whoever wants to bring a dish of their choice. We will have a sign up sheet at the bar to note who brings what dish, or they can call in.
4pm – 7pm, Thursday Nov. 27th
Bring a dish and eat for free. No dish to share? We ask for a $10 donation to charity
No Reservations Required
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Don’t miss the great events Thanksgiving weekend, including the Catch the Glow Parade & Celebration on Friday, November 28th & 29th. Festivities begin Friday afternoon with Santa, carolers and holiday festivities, then at 5:30pm, the Catch the Glow Parade begins with twinkling holiday floats making their way down Elkhorn Ave in Downtown Estes Park. Stick around to visit Santa’s Workshop at the Estes Park Events Complex on Saturday November 29th and start your holiday shopping in the unique shops & boutiques among the beautiful holiday lights on Elkhorn Ave.