The historic downtown area of Parker is a step back in time to a kinder gentler world during the holiday season with scenes like this that remind you of Little House on the Prairie, Mayberry, Stars Hollow and Walton’s Mountain. We are OK with that.
Holiday Events for friends and family in Douglas County
There are so many things to do this holiday season in the area, it’s hard to keep track. Hopefully, this list of “things to do” for this weekend will help you to create your new simpler Christmas holiday traditions. This year many residents are working to reduce the “getting” and increase the giving, not of things necessarily, but your time, attention and care to those in your life that really matter the most. Let’s step back to smell the holly instead of rushing from store to store buying things instead of memories.
2020 Holiday Events from the Town of Parker
Hometown Holiday Experience Presented by Xfinity
Thanksgiving Weekend: Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 29
Usher in the holidays on Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Parker while taking in the sights and sounds of the holidays from O’Brien Park to Discovery Park! As you walk between the parks, you’ll be able to grab a selfie or a family picture by the Town tree, enjoy the holiday lights, listen to holiday music and enjoy other holiday accents!
A variety of festive activities will take place throughout the weekend, including ice sculptures up-lit with holiday colors along Mainstreet in the evenings, and walk-around characters like Scrooge, Frosty the Snowman, Santa’s elves, a toy soldier, and maybe even Rudolph strolling throughout downtown during the days. After a stroll and some shopping, visit one of the many downtown Parker restaurants, tasty treat shops, or grab something from one of our food trucks on-site for the festivities. More information coming soon!
Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club Christmas Events
Pictures with Santa
All Proceeds Benefit for Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker service projects. Reservations for pictures at www.beneformaphoto.com $20 Package includes 6 -4×6 photos and 2 Holiday Photo strips. You will also be able to write your letter to Santa! Masks Required – exception
when eating or having pictures taken! Please provide YOUR email address in notes when making your reservation!
* Please note due to the pandemic, children will not be able to sit on Santa’s lap.
Nov. 22nd Parker Petit + CO 19555 Mainstreet A, Parker 80138
Get your picture with Santa! Make your reservation online at parkerpetit.com/Santa. $20 sitting fee includes one edited image and unlimited download of that image. Free gift wrap for
purchases made during this time.
Nov. 28th – Holiday Inn Parker (12 – 4:00 pm)
Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Pictures using the Beneforma Photo Booth. This event benefits for Parker Pays It Forward
Dec. 4th – Colorado Community Banks (1:00 – 3 PM Open House) 12907 S. Parker Rd, Parker 80134.
A picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Write your letter to Santa with our letter form and box of crayons! 1 free picture with Beneforma Picture Booth per family.
Dec 5 – Holiday Inn Parker 9:00 – Noon 19308 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 80138
Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Pictures using the Beneforma Photo Booth. You will also be able to write your letter to Santa! Masks Required – exceptions. This event benefits for Rotary Satellite Club of Parker-
Cherry Creek Valley United.
Dec 13 – Holiday Inn Parker (12 -4:00 pm)
Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Pictures using the Beneforma Photo This event Benefits Colorado Miss Amazing!
Dec. 19 – Parker Senior Center (9 – 10:30) 10675 Longs Way, Parker 80138
Drive-By Santa with Cinnamon Rolls for the first 150 attendees. No reservations needed. Stay in your car! This event benefits the Parker Senior Center.
Dec. 21 – Rory’s Diner (7 am – 10 am) 11020 S Pikes Peak Dr., Parker 80138
Buffet Breakfast w/Santa & Pancakes too! Reservations at (720) 708-2889. $17 per person. Letter & Crayons for children & family games at your table. Must wear a mask when not at your table and during pictures. BRING YOUR OWN CAMERAS! This event benefits the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club.
Below you will find a few things that are quite inexpensive and that you can enjoy with your loved ones that have happened in the past and maybe happening in 2020. We will update links when we have more information.
- Turkey Day 5K Fun Run / Walk
- Castle Rock Starlighting
- Mayor’s Tree Lighting at O’Brien Park
- Parker’s Christmas Carriage Parade – Horse-drawn carriage rides in Parker Colorado
- Community Messiah Performances (you can still join the 100 voice choir)
- Elf Jr
- Milk & a Movie at CU South fka Wildlife Experience
- Martini & A Movie at the Wildlife Experience
- The Annual Nutcracker of Parker (Click to purchase tickets)
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Services (will update when information is available)