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
Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20
Downtown Parker will come alive for the 2020 holiday season. The Town of Parker has added some fun décor around downtown Parker for the holidays. Visit Candy Cane Lane at Discovery Park, Toyland on Mainstreet and Santa’s Workshop at O’Brien Park for a fun family selfie – it might even be a great addition to your family holiday cards!
The Town of Parker has also invited seasonal holiday characters to join us downtown this holiday season. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, one of Santa’s elves, a toy soldier, a gingerbread man and a Christmas tree and will stroll through downtown noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20. Please remember to keep a social distance of six feet from these characters as they entertain.
Where in Downtown Parker is the Xfinity Elf?
In addition to the festive holiday lights and décor the Town invites you to an Elf Around Town Scavenger Hunt! This holiday season, on Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas (Nov. 28 through Dec. 20), the Town of Parker and Xfinity invite you and your family to find one of Santa’s real live elves around downtown Parker. If you see the Xfinity elf around town, take a picture of him and post the picture on the Town’s Facebook page or email us sharing where around town you saw him! Everyone that does this will be entered into a drawing for a TV! *Town staff and families not eligible to participate.
Winter Holidays Porch Parade
- Dec. 3 through Dec. 20
Celebrate the season by decorating your front porch, yard, patio or balcony! Unleash your creativity, bring some holiday joy to your friends and neighbors, and have a chance at winning a drive-by appearance from Santa! The Town of Parker will produce a virtual map with the locations of all registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood and the community at large to see and share in the celebration.
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.
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.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at O’Brien Park Dec 24, 2020
December 24, 2020 6:00 – 6:45pm
Start your our Christmas celebration by joining Cross Family Church and our community as we sing carols, listen to the Christmas story, and light candles together to remember the hope Jesus gives to the world.
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 – CASTLE ROCK STARLIGHTING WILL BE LIVE STREAMED THIS YEAR. VIEWING LOCATIONS FULL, COVID-19 EVENT MODIFICATIONS IN EFFECT!
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)
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) Please check the church websites listed. 2020 Covid Restrictions make it a day by day decision by each church.