'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays! Join us as we kick off this festive season on Friday, Nov. 24 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 presented by RMREA
Friday, Nov. 24 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. | O'Brien Park
Join the Town of Parker and Presenting Sponsor Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors 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 Kick-off Saturday
Nov. 25 | Downtown Parker
Usher in the holidays with fun activities and accents to downtown Parker. Enjoy a winter market, sponsor booths and activities with Buddy the Elf and his friends Elsa and Olaf in O'Brien Park on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Make sure to bring your kids to check out the newly renovated O’Brien Park playground. Then, grab a selfie or a family picture by the Town Tree and view the beautiful park lights. Complete your visit with a leisurely stroll along Mainstreet to Discovery Park, enjoying fun holiday music and décor attractions along the way!
O’Brien Park Winter Market
Nov. 25 | Noon to 4 p.m. | O'Brien Park
Celebrate Small Business Saturday in downtown Parker by supporting our local business community! Visit vendor booths in O’Brien Park for tasty treats or holiday-themed items that would make great gifts for your friends and loved ones.
Downtown Holiday Activities
Saturdays/Sundays | Nov. 26 to Dec. 17 | Downtown Parker
Downtown Parker comes alive during the holiday season! Visit Gingerbread Lane at the Schoolhouse, Polar Bear Ice Land at Discovery Park 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. 17.
Where in Downtown Parker is Buddy the Elf?
Saturdays/Sundays | Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 | Downtown Parker
On Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas, the Town invites you and your family to find one of Santa’s real-life elves around downtown Parker. If you see Buddy the Elf, take a photo of him and post it on the Town’s Facebook page (@TownofParkerCO), sharing where you found him. All submissions will be entered into a prize drawing!
Holidays Home Decorating Contest
Dec. 13 to 21
'Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer! The community is invited to celebrate by decorating front porches, yards, patios or balconies. Unleash your creativity, bring some seasonal joy to your friends and neighbors, and enter to be named one of the best decorated homes in Parker! The Town will produce a virtual map with the locations of all of our registered homes, so you can plan a walk or drive around the community to see the lights and sights.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Our holiday events would not be possible without our sponsors: Bling Entertainment, Champion Bank, Colorado Cub Scout Pack 396, CORE Electric, Ent Credit Union, FirstBank, Joy Lutheran Church, Lotus Family Dental and Slim Chickens. We also would like to extend a special thank you to our Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Presenting Sponsor and Hometown Holidays Partner, Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors.