Christmas Carriage Parade Presented by Xfinity

2019 Christmas Carriage Parade
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Noon
Downtown Parker


The Parker Christmas Carriage Parade is a valued tradition held annually in downtown Parker in celebration of the holiday season. The Town of Parker and the Colorado Driving Society present this exciting event on the second Saturday of December each year and the parade is free to attend.

Come and experience that holiday feeling in the air and enjoy this all-equestrian parade made up of dozens of horse-drawn carriages, wagons, surreys and stagecoaches from across Colorado, all dressed up for the occasion.  Event-goers also enjoy a holiday farmer's market.

The Town hosted photo opportunity with Santa will now be part of the North Pole Pass Experience, which requires pre-purchase. (parents bring your own camera - there will not be a professional photographer onsite!)

​New for 2019: Purchase a North Pole Pass 
($20 R/$23 NR; limited availability, purchase online)


New to the Parker Christmas Carriage Parade – a memorable experience for kids ages 2-10!  This unique and exclusive pass will create a day of holiday memories for kids on Saturday, December 14, 2019! 

Passes are $20/Resident and $23/Non-Resident.  Those that purchase this pass will be able to visit the petting zoo, ice skate at the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, learn secrets of the North Pole from one of Santa’s elves, spend time creating holiday arts and crafts, refresh with milk and cookies and most importantly spend time with the big guy himself!  With this pass, kids will not only be able to share their Christmas wish list with Santa and Mrs. Claus but will hear a story read by Jolly Ole St. Nick himself. They will also walk away with an autographed (by Santa right in front of their eyes) storybook.  Parents and guardians – there will be time for informal pictures so make sure to bring your cameras/phones!

Your registration will include:

  • Petting Zoo (unlimited anytime between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) (Value: $4.00)
  • Ice Skating at the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park (skates included – anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.) (*parents must pay to skate) (Value: $10)
  • One hour reserved session at the North Pole (Inside Douglas County Libraries in Event Rooms A and B) 
    • 30 minutes inside Santa’s Workshop (Event Room A)
      • Activities and magic with one of Santa’s elves inside Santa’s Workshop 
      • Crafts courtesy of Cross Family Church
      • Milk and cookies in Santa’s Workshop Room courtesy of Cross Family Church
    • 30 minute Storytime and with meet and greet with Santa (Event Room B)
      • Storytime with Santa
      • Christmas book to take home that you can ask Santa to autograph (courtesy of DC Libraries)
      • Informal picture with Santa (parents bring your cameras)
North Pole Pass Rules/Restrictions
    • Those under 2 are admitted with purchase of a sibling’s pass.
    • On event day, pick up your North Pole Pass wristbands at the Discovery Park Ice Trail Skate Rental Building to pick up your North Pole Pass wristbands.  You will need those wristbands to access all activities including Santa’s Workshop and Storytime with Santa.   
    • No refunds will be given for cancellations, late arrivals or no shows.  
    • The Christmas Carriage Parade and the North Pole Pass activities will happen snow or shine and in cold or warm weather.
    • Please be on time for your specific reservation to visit Santa’s Workshop and Storytime with Santa.  You will not be given access to these two activities for any other time other than your pre-reserved time slot.
    • Unlimited access to the petting zoo and ice skating is between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Parking is not included. The library parking lot is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  Town Hall, PACE and Discovery Park lots will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to parade staging.

Be in the Parade! ​

Be more than a spectator this year and enter the parade! Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to enter the parade. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure.Commercial entries are $100 and may display advertising for their business on their hired carriage or horse group. The parade is open to equestrian and marching band entries only, no motorized vehicles. There will be no entry fee charged for private entries that do not charge for their services and do not display any type of advertising, other than for a not-for-profit group. Parade space is limited and all entries will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications are due by Nov. 15. Click here to view the 2019 Parade Application.    

For government and band entries, please contact Brooke Spain to receive the correct application. 


Looking for a unique and powerful way to market your business or organization while showing the Parker community your holiday cheer? Consider becoming a 2019 Christmas Carriage Parade Sponsor.

Contact Us

For additional event details or information on sponsorship, please email us at or call 303.805.3253.

2018 Christmas Carriage Parade Winning Entries

Best Themed Driven Entry

Rocky Mountain Miniature Horse Club – Celebration Toyland

Best Themed Mounted Entry

Lakewood Riding Club – Believe In Your Elves

Judge Favorite Entry

Sedalia Spurs 4-H Club – Nativity