Community Events and Activities

2021 Holiday Events Line-up

Hometown Holiday Experience; Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 4 through Dec. 19; Downtown Parker

Fun and festive holiday décor makes a return appearance in 2021!  The 2021 holiday season will mark the return of the fun holiday décor around downtown Parker.  Visit Candy Cane Lane at Discovery Park, Toyland on Mainstreet and Santa's Workshop at O'Brien Park for a fun family selfie - it might even be a great addition to your family holiday cards!

Holiday walk around characters to return in 2021 as well!  The Town of Parker has also invited our holiday walk around characters from 2020 back again on Saturdays and Sundays (from noon to 4 p.m.) through Dec. 19.   

Where in Downtown Parker is the Xfinity Elf?  In addition to the festive holiday lights and décor the Town invites you to an Elf Around Town Scavenger Hunt!  This holiday season, on the Saturday and Sunday’s leading up to Christmas (Nov. 27 through Dec. 19), the Town of Parker and Xfinity invite you and your family to find one of Santa’s real live elves around downtown Parker.  

For more information, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/HometownHolidays

Porch Parade Series; Winter Holidays 

Dec. 6 through Dec. 19

'Tis the Season to spread some Parker holiday cheer! The community is invited to celebrate with the Town of Parker by decorating your front porches, yards, patios or balconies!  Unleash your creativity, bring some holiday joy to your friends and neighbors, and have a chance at=winning prizes. The Town of Parker will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood and the community to see and share in the celebration. 

For more information, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/PorchParade 

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting; Friday, November 26; O’Brien Park

O’Brien Park came alive for the holidays with record breaking weather and attendance!  Around 6,000 community members, families and friends joined the Town of Parker for an enchanted evening in O’Brien Park to join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a Sing-Along to Silent Night and kicked off the holiday season. Following Silent Night, the Mayor and Town Council counted down to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. 

Once the park was lit up, the fun began!  Event goers strolled around O’Brien Park and took in the sights of the fun holiday ice sculpture displays following a path to each of the ice displays.

Along the way, they ran into some holiday characters all of whom had some sort of story to tell or an activity to show. Santa and Mrs. Claus also came to town for this festive evening as did Elsa and Olaf.  An “Elf in a Tree" could be spotted and tasty food smells filled the air from our amazing food vendors.

The evening was filled with the sounds of the holidays as the Parker Chorale and our local high school choirs sang some of our favorite holiday carols. The Colorado School of Dance performers also showcased one of their dances on stage as well.

Mark your calendars for next year's cherished event - Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. We hope to see you there!

Hometown Holidays Experience Kick-off Weekend; Nov. 27 and Nov. 28; Downtown Parker

After the fun of the Mayor's Holiday Lighting, the Town continued to usher in the holidays with a kick-off weekend of activities and accents to downtown Parker.  Pre-recorded holiday music played through speakers and accents to our beautiful Downtown Parker were on display.  Activities were spread out throughout the weekend both day and evenings.  From ice sculpture carvings along Mainstreet to activities with Santa’s elf, a toy soldier, a real live holiday tree, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, sponsor booths and food vendors in O’Brien Park.  

This fun and festive weekend will return in 2022 as well - Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 and we are already planning some fun new additions!

The North Pole Pass Returns!

Nearly 300 children created a day of holiday memories with this pre-purchased pass.  The pass included a petting zoo, chance to learn secrets of the North Pole from two of Santa’s elves while playing reindeer games, milk and cookie refreshments, and most importantly, time with the big guy himself!  With this pass, kids not only were able to share their Christmas wish list with Santa and Mrs. Claus, but will hear a story read by Jolly Ole St. Nick.  

The North Pole Pass will return again in 2022 - mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022!

Contact Us

For more information about the these events or on how to get involved as a volunteer or a sponsor, please email us or call 303.805.3253.

To view a comprehensive listing of upcoming events, please visit our online community calendar.

Groups looking to plan their own community event will need a Community Event Permit. Non-profit community event in Parker may also qualify for limited publicity assistance from the Town. Please check out this list of tips for planning your community event (PDF).