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A Parker Holiday Favorite

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. This year's parade was held on Saturday, December 10 and the theme was "Magic on Mainstreet".

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

2016 Christmas Carriage Parade Winning Entries

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

The Town holiday events also would not be possible without our many volunteers that assisted us. Special thanks goes out to Colorado Driving Society and Parker Trail Riders for their dedication to the Christmas Carriage Parade, The volunteers at Joy Lutheran Church who volunteered at our Library Carriage Ride Station; Rob Sanchez and Dave Rey our lead volunteers at the O’Brien Park Carriage Ride Station; the Rotary Club of Parker volunteers, the Girl Scouts of Parker, Troop 88 Boy Scouts, the many individual community members and high school volunteers and last but certainly not least our amazing group the Parker Unicorns who doubled as “Santa’s Helpers”.

Save the Date
2017 Christmas Carriage Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Noon
Downtown Parker


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. With a different theme each year, the parade continues to grow in size and is a staple event for Parker.

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 2015 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.