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Starlighting is presented by the
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
Watch the Video from a past event
As one of Castle Rock Chamber’s signature events, the community tradition continues on Saturday, November 23rd. The annual celebration will include: hot chocolate (both kids & adult versions), non pro t booths lining the streets of Wilcox Square, strolling entertainers, live entertainment and of course Santa will be present for photos and visits. For more information including Shuttle Stops, Road Closures, Entertainment Schedule and more details, please visit
Castle Rock Ornament Chamber of Commerce Starlighting
During the early 1970’s, the energy crisis brie y threatened the star lighting, but the tradition continued. For about 11 years, the ceremony was held at the Douglas County Courthouse. In 1978, the courthouse was destroyed in a  re. The starlighting was then held for a number of years on the “courthouse square”, where a new administration building for the county was constructed.
In 1999, the starlighting moved to the steps of the police station
on Perry Street in Castle Rock. After Denver Bronco Super Bowl
wins, the lightbulbs in the star were replaced so that they showed
blue and orange in celebration of the Denver Broncos victories.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the star was lit
for several weeks. The organizers of the Starlighting Ceremony chose a patriotic theme for their celebration, complete with  ags on all the advertising for the event. In 2015, the star was again lit with orange and blue bulbs to celebrate the Denver Broncos Superbowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers.
November 2019 • Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters” 10
Credit: and Valentine Brand

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