Christmas Carriage Parade Presented by Xfinity

2017 Christmas Carriage Parade
Saturday, December 9, 2017 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.

Join 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. 17. 

Mounted Parade Entry Application.2017
Driven Parade Entry Application 2017
Combined Parade Entry Application 2017

New this year, the Parker Christmas Carriage Parade is opening up the theme to individual entries. Each entry is encouraged to be creative and unique.  The only themes/characters entries cannot use are Santa and Mrs. Claus because the Town of Parker and Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care have already extended the invitation to them and they will be the final carriage in the parade!


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, a petting zoo and pony rides, ice sculpting and visiting time and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Ice Sculpting, the petting zoo and pony rides will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pictures with Santa will be $5, cash only after the parade from 1 to 3 p.m.

Limited Handicap-Accessible parking will be available at the Schoolhouse at Mainstreet, 19650 E. Mainstreet.


Looking for a unique and powerful way to market your business or organization while showing the Parker community your holiday cheer? Consider becoming a 2017 Christmas Carriage Parade Sponsor. Click here to view the 2017 Holiday Sponsorship Opportunities.

Contact Us

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

2016 Christmas Carriage Parade Winning Entries

Over 35 entries joined us on a beautiful Colorado day for the 2016 parade that thousands came down to watch. The 2016 Theme was "Magic on Mainstreet". The winning entries each received a framed picture of their entry.

Best Themed Riding Group: Sedalia Spurs 4-H Club
Best Themed Carriage: Drifters Hearts of Hope
Best Themed Mini: Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding
Grand Prize Judges Favorite: Lakewood Riding Club