We have two wonderful parades in Parker each year. One as a kickoff to the annual Parker Days Summer Festival in June and the other the picturesque horse and carriage parade that happens each December.
We will be updating this page for the current information on dates, and times along with who to contact to be a part of these community parades.
A Parker Christmas Holiday Tradition
“A Storybook Christmas” is the 2015 theme of the Parker Christmas Parade
Saturday December 12 at noon
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 grow in size and is a staple event for Parker.
Join the fun on this special afternoon when the streets are lined with families and eager children hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa.
A Parker Holiday Favorite
In celebration of the holiday season, the Parker Christmas Carriage Parade is a valued tradition held annually in downtown Parker. The Town of Parker and the Colorado Driving Society present this exciting event on the second Saturday of December each year. The parade is free to attend and will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon 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, surreys and stagecoaches from across Colorado, all dressed up for the occasion. With a different theme each year, the parade continues to grow in size and is a staple event for Parker.
Event-goers also enjoy two holiday markets, a petting zoo and pony rides, ice sculpting and visiting time and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
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. 20. Click here to view the 2015 Parade Application.
Looking for a unique and powerful way to market your business or organization while showing the Parker community your holiday cheer? Consider becoming a 2015 Christmas Carriage Parade Sponsor. Click here to view the 2015 Holiday Sponsorship Opportunities.
For additional event details or information on sponsorship, please email or call 303.805.3253.
Enjoy this video of the Parker Country Christmas Carriage Parade
Parker Days Parade June 11 2015
Join the fun with your friends and family at the Parker Days Parade on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m..!
The parade will travel from PACE Center West on Mainstreet to Victorian, then turn right or North on Victorian all the way around and back to Mainstreet then right again on Mainstreet heading East and returning to the PACE Center.
Having an entry in the parade is a great way to showcase your business, organization, non-profit, or general silliness (clowns, jugglers, fire twirlers, lawn mower riders, and sword swallowers — this is you).
Types of entries include:
- Marching Band Units
- Drill and Dance Teams
- Clowns, Jugglers, Fire Twirlers, … etc.
- Antique/Specialty Vehicles
- Equestrian Teams
- Horse Drawn Carriages
- Invited Guests and Dignitaries
One thing the Parker Days organizers would like to see more of in this year’s parade are a number of more traditional floats — decorated flatbeds behind a truck — so they are going to give your entry a discount if you develop a float for your entry. Applications will be available at parkerdaysfestival.com
Parker Days Parade Information & Application 2015 TBA