The holiday season is upon us! Celebrate with the Town of Parker at these popular annual events.
Mayor’s Holiday Lighting presented by Xfinity
Bundle up and bring your family and friends to kick off the holiday season at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting presented by Xfinity on Friday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. in O’Brien Park. Enjoy a festive lineup of holiday entertainment and then experience the magic when you join the Mayor, Town Council, Xfinity, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the Parker Chorale at 6 p.m. for a Town sing-a-long of Silent Night before the grand park lighting. Concessions will be available for spectators to enjoy during the show. Visit www.ParkerOnline.org/MayorsHolidayLighting for more information.
Free Holiday Carriage Rides
Enjoy the beauty of downtown Parker during the holidays! The Town is providing free carriage and wagon rides every Saturday night between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a special opening night at the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting on Friday, Nov. 27 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). Rides are free, but participants will need to pick up a ticket at one of our two Ride Stations to get on the carriages. Visit
www.ParkerOnline.org/CarriageRides for more information on ticket pick-up locations.
Free visits with Santa are also being offered at the PACE Center sponsored by the Foerster Team, Cherry Creek Properties, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Carriage Rides are sponsored in part by the Foerster Team, Cherry Creek Properties and Parker Flats at Old Town and Klingbeil Capital Management.
Christmas Carriage Parade
Continue the holiday tradition in downtown Parker at the Christmas Carriage Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon! See spectacular marching bands, equestrian entries and catch a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Come early and stay after the parade to experience holiday ice sculpting sponsored by Kneaders Bakery & Café and Huntington Learning Center and a petting zoo and pony rides sponsored by Westerra Credit Union and Swingle Lawn and Tree Landscape Care from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Home for the Holidays Winter Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there will be pictures with Santa sponsored by Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from 1 to 3 p.m.!
The 2015 parade is themed “A Storybook Christmas” and will begin heading west on Mainstreet at noon. Parade spectators are asked to remember that Mainstreet and Victorian roads will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and those parked in this area will not be able to exit until roads are reopened. Parking outside of these limits is advised. Visit www.ParkerOnline.org/CarriageParade for maps and more information. You may also call 303.841.0353.
Many thanks to the sponsors that help make this event possible: Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kneaders Bakery & Café, Swingle Lawn Tree and Landscape Care, Westerra Credit Union, Parker Station Professional Offices, Escalade Financial Partners and Spradlin Printing. A special thank you to our Town Partners: Huntington Learning Center and Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors.