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Posted on: November 2, 2009

[ARCHIVED] “Go to Town” This Holiday Season!

“Go to Town” this holiday season!
The Town is working to help our residents and visitors to live, work, shop and play locally through our “Go to Town” campaign! Kick off your holiday season with Parker’s festive events and shop local this holiday season!

Holiday Shopping
From groceries for your special holiday dinner to pies to treat the tummy afterwards, from gifts for that sports enthusiast to gift cards for your loved ones far away, Parker businesses have everything you need this holiday season! Keep your stress level down by shopping for your children, spouse, relatives and friends all here in town.

With the time you’ll save commuting and trying to park at crowded area shopping malls, you’ll have time to rest your feet and stop at one of the local Parker bakeries or coffee shops for a sweet holiday treat. Or, take a stroll down the beautifully decorated Mainstreet to see what the unique shops have to offer this holiday season.

To see a full listing of retail shops, grocery stores, and restaurants in Parker, visit the Town Web site at

Holiday Events
After you’ve done your holiday shopping, gather your friends and family to enjoy one of the Town’s upcoming holiday events. The Mayor’s annual Holiday lighting will kick off the season on Friday, Nov. 27 at O’Brien Park. Festivities will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., with the lighting at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., the Christmas Carriage Parade will travel down Mainstreet in downtown Parker and put everyone in the holiday spirit! The Carriage Parade is one of the largest horse-drawn carriage parades in the country. And, Santa Claus and his reindeer will be making a special appearance for children young and old.

For more event details, see the cover story or visit the Town’s Web site at

Holiday Spirit
You can show your holiday spirit this year to those in need by donating canned goods to the Parker Task Force Food Bank. You may drop off your donation of canned goods at the Parker Task Force, 20118 E. Mainstreet, Unit D. On Saturday, Nov. 14, you may also donate food items at Parker King Soopers, Safeway and Walmart locations as part of the 9Cares/Colorado Shares food drive. The Task Force is also seeking donations for their Thanksgiving Meal and Christmas Adopt-A-Family programs. Visit for more information.

Shop Parker FIRST!
Our local merchants provide reliable products, great service and they know their customers! They also employ your friends, neighbors and kids. Plus, they pay the local taxes that pave our streets and finance our schools. On top of this, they often donate their time, talents and money for many community causes.

So, before you spend money out of town, do your homework and check locally first. You’ll save a trip, find a bargain and boost our local economy.

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