A Parker Christmas Holiday Tradition
“ Magic on Mainstreet” is the theme for this family favorite small town USA holiday Christmas Carriage Parade
Saturday – December 8, 2018 at Noon Mainstreet in Downtown Parker
Come and experience that holiday feeling in the air and enjoy this all-equestrian parade made up of dozens of horse-drawn carriages, wagons, minis and marching bands, surreys, and stagecoaches from across Colorado, all dressed up for the holidays.With a different theme each year, the parade continues to stay small and give you that locals feeling that is becoming harder to find. Join the fun on this special afternoon when the streets are lined with families and eager children hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa.
Event-goers also enjoy a holiday farmer’s market, a petting zoo and pony rides, ice sculpting and visiting time and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Limited Handicap-Accessible parking will be available at the Schoolhouse at Mainstreet, 19650 E. Mainstreet.
Join the Parade
Be more than a spectator this year and enter the parade! Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to enter the parade. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure. Commercial entries are $100 and may display advertising for their business on their hired carriage or horse group. The parade is open to equestrian and marching band entries only, no motorized vehicles. There will be no entry fee charged for private entries that do not charge for their services and do not display any type of advertising, other than for a not-for-profit group. Parade space is limited and all entries will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. All applications are due by Nov. 16. Fill out a 2018 General Entry Application. For Government and Band entries, please contact Brooke Spain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.805.3253.
A Parker Holiday Favorite
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. Visit www.ParkerOnline.org/CarriageParade for maps and more information. You may also call 303.841.0353. Parking outside the parade route limits and walking in is encouraged.
2017 Christmas Carriage Parade Winning Entries
Best Themed Driven Entry
Rocky Mountain Miniature Horse Club – Santa’s Little Helpers
Best Themed Mounted Entry
Sedalia Spurs 4-H Club – A Storybook Christmas
Best Themed Combined Entry
Lakewood Riding Club – Blue Christmas
Judge Favorite Entry
Margie Liliestedt – A Very Beary Christmas
Parker Christmas Carriage Parade – Photos are copyrighted, do not use without permission and a link back.