In years past families who wanted to partake of the carriage rides were asked to pay a small amount for each rider. This year the Parker Chamber has taken over the event and through the generosity of local Chamber members who are sponsoring the event, the carriage rides are free as long as you get a ticket from one of the participating businesses. Please thank them for their generosity when you visit to pick up your family pass.
Parker, CO (November 18, 2011) – A family holiday tradition is about to begin with the Old Town Parker Holiday Carriage Rides & Walk presented by the Parker Chamber of Commerce and The Town of Parker. The popular annual event brings 1000s people to Old Town Parker each year for free carriage rides, live entertainment, light displays, storytelling, and a chance to meet Santa. Many of the stops down Mainstreet will be open late and offering holiday specials.
The event kicks off with the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at O’Brien Park on Friday, November 25th. Carriage Rides run from 4 – 8 PM with food vendors opening at 5 PM, entertainment starts at 5:30 PM followed by the Mayor’s Tree Lighting at 6 PM.
The Holiday Carriage Rides will continue to be offered each Saturday beginning Novmeber 26th through December 24th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Carriage Stops will be at Goodwill, Vines, Warhorse, Parker Station Professional Offices, PACE Center, and Servino’s Bistro & Underground. All riders need to pick up their free ticket at one of the participating businesses to ride.
Tickets and information maps on the carriage ride stops, entertainment locations, Santa and story locations may be picked up at over 30 Parker merchants, including Goodwill, PACE Center, Servino’s Bistro & Underground, Vines, Warhorse Inn, Affiliated Real Estate Group, Ameriprise Financial Services, Meineke Car Care Center, Parker Library, Farmer’s Insurance/Peggy Carter, Fika Coffee House, Gooseberry Pottery & Arts Studio, Indochine, Mainstreet Brokers/Parker Real Estate, Mainstreet Dental, Mainstreet Flower Market, Mainstreet Marketplace, Nomeli Cupcakes, Parker Panache, Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services, Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo, Search Parker Magazine, Summit Pilates, Swirls Frozen Yogurt, Travel Leaders – All Points Travel, The Warhorse Inn, Trusted Advisors Insurance and Wild Iris Salon – Susie Mayes, IREA, Parker Station Professional Offices, and Twenty Mile Center & Parker Central Building. RE/MAX Professionals/The Bandy Team, Stewart Therapy Systems, LLC.
For more information contact the Parker Chamber at 303.841.4268 or visit www.ParkerChamber.com.