'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays! Join us as we kick off this festive season on Friday, Nov. 26 at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting in O'Brien Park. There will be plenty of other opportunities for kids and adults alike to show their holiday spirit right here in Parker. Learn more about these wonderful community activities below!
Mayor’s Holiday Lighting
Friday, Nov. 26 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. | O’Brien Park
Join the Town of Parker for an enchanted evening in O’Brien Park. Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale as they kick-off the event with a Silent Night Sing-a-Long! Following Silent Night, the Mayor and Town Council will count down to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. After the lights have been lit, enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with walk-around entertainment, ice sculptures, food vendors, and stage performances from Parker area high school choirs.
Hometown Holidays Experience Kick-off Weekend
Nov. 27 - 28 | Downtown Parker
Usher in the holidays by enjoying a kick-off weekend of activities and accents to downtown Parker. Take a leisurely stroll from O’Brien to Discovery Park and grab a selfie or a family picture by the Town Tree, park lights or at one of the fun holiday décor attractions along the way! While you stroll along Mainstreet, enjoy the pre-recorded holiday music and accents to our beautiful downtown area. Activities will be spread out throughout the weekend, both day and night. Enjoy ice sculpture carvings along Mainstreet, 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.
The North Pole Pass Returns!
Nov. 27 or 28 | Must purchase a pre-paid pass
Welcome back to the North Pole! The North Pole Pass will create a day of holiday memories for kids ages 3 to 10. A pre-purchased pass will include an Ice Trail skating pass, a visit to a petting zoo, the chance to learn North Pole secrets from one of Santa’s elves while playing reindeer games, milk and cookies, and, most importantly, time with the big guy himself! Kids can share their Christmas wish list with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hear a story read by Jolly Old St. Nick. Parents—there will be time for informal pictures, so make sure to bring your cameras/phones!
Downtown Holiday Activities
Saturdays/Sundays | Dec. 4 - 19 | Downtown Parker
Downtown Parker will come alive throughout the 2021 holiday season. 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 holiday cards! The Town has also invited our holiday walk-around characters from Thanksgiving weekend to stick around on Saturdays and Sundays (from noon to 4 p.m.) through Dec. 19.
Where in Downtown Parker is the Xfinity Elf?
Saturdays/Sundays | Nov. 27 - Dec. 19 | Downtown Parker
On Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas, the Town of Parker and Xfinity invite you and your family to find one of Santa’s real-life elves around downtown Parker. If you see the Xfinity Elf, take a photo of him and post it on the Town’s Facebook page (@TownofParkerCO) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) sharing where you saw him. All submissions will be entered into a prize drawing!
Winter Holiday Porch Parade
Dec. 6 - 20
'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 of our registered porch entries, so you can plan a walk or drive around the community to see and share in the celebration.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Our Winter events would not be possible without our sponsors: The Goddard School of Parker, Natural Grocers, Renewal By Andersen, Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors, Vitalant and, last but certainly not least, our 2021 Events Partner Xfinity. We also thank our local Hometown Sponsors: Montane, Novus Glass, Parker Animal Clinic, Pride Auto Care, South Denver Digs Realty and the Veterinary Center of Parker.