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Come visit the
where you will find all things “PALMER LAKE”.

We have locally made souvenirs including Palmer Lake Mugs, Post Cards, Hand Crafted Angels, Purses, Photographs, Water Color Paintings, Soaps.  Also look for our own Palmer Lake Star Ornaments!


Palmer Lake Events


Palmer Lake Easter Egg Hunt
The Saturday before Easter
For the event, eggs are hidden in the Village Green and the little tykes get the first five minutes to find as many eggs as they can before the bigger kids join in. Since the Easter Bunny’s helpers hide them the morning of the hunt the town asks parents not to bring their kids to the event until the start time of 10 a.m. so as not to spoil the surprise of the location of the approximate 1,000 eggs.

Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast
On Easter Sunday
Come join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast! The Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. The department got its start in the mid-1930′s. Back then, the department’s equipment consisted of a hand-drawn hose cart stored at an automotive garage in the center of town. When a fire started, volunteers passing by the garage would pick up the cart on the way to the fire.


Independence Day Celebration
July 4th



Taste of Palmer Lake
Sample from each of Palmer Lake’s Unique Restaurants
Awake Palmer Lake – Fundraiser for Palmer Lake Restoration Fund

Advance tickets $18.00 – Limited! Only 400 tickets sold!
Tickets on sale August 4th at participating restaurants.

Funds raised go towards enhancing our town including, but not limited to, finding and funding solutions to the lack of water in our lake, playgrounds & picnic areas near the lake.  A long term project is to provide a safe passage across the railroad tracks, connecting the Santa Fe Trailhead to the downtown area.
Participating Restaurants:
Arlene’s Beans
Rock House Ice Cream
Bella Panini
La Rosa
The Sundance
The Depot
The Stube

This is a Fundraiser for Lakeside Improvements!


Fire Department Open House

Annual Christmas Craft Fair – Palmer Lake Little Art Group
Saturday, October   
Sunday, October
There are many fine crafters participating, as well as a bake sale. Come to the Town Hall in Palmer Lake on Hwy 105 and get your Christmas shopping started with unique gifts.


Palmer Lake’s Traditional Chili Supper and Annual Star Lighting Festival
The Saturday after Thanksgiving      5 pm to 8:30 pm at Palmer Lake Town Hall – 28 Valley Crescent

Join the tradition and enjoy homemade chili, potato soup, fresh baked cinnamon rolls and more! PROCEEDS GO TO PALMER LAKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.

There will be bucket drawings & silent auctions with one lucky winner chosen to Light the Star!  There will be hay rides, roasting marshmallows over an open fire, singing of traditional Christmas carols plus Santa who is ready to take down your Christmas wishes.


Palmer Lake Yule Log Potluck
The Tuesday before the Hunt (see below)

Santa’s Breakfast
Saturday, December 
Santa and his elves will be at Santa’s Breakfast!

Palmer Lake Yule Log Hunt
Two Sundays before Christmas
With red and green capes flying, hundreds of children and adults dash into the snowy woods near Palmer Lake, Colorado, scrambling up and down slippery slopes and laughing as they search beneath evergreen boughs and bushes for the town’s hidden Yule log.

Within 15 minutes, whoops and shouts of “over here” rise from a ravine where three boys stand victoriously over the treasure-an 8-foot-long pine log that has been notched and tied with a red ribbon.

Amid cheers and high-fives, the winner and friends straddle the Yule log for their victory ride into town. Other members of the hunting party attach two long ropes to the log and drag it a quarter-mile back to Town Hall, stopping frequently so other riders can hop aboard.

The December tradition is cherished in Palmer Lake, where the same two-man saw that cut the town’s first Yule log in 1933 is used today. Hunters saw the log in two and save half to start the following year’s ceremonial fire. The other half is carried into Town Hall and set ablaze in the stone fireplace built by Palmer Lake’s volunteer firemen in 1936 strictly for the annual celebration.