It’s the time of year when we begin to think about preparing the Thanksgiving meal, shopping for Christmas gifts, and finding the perfect New Year’s get-together. As we spend our days in a rush, it’s nice to think of the things that make the holidays special. Towns and communities throughout Douglas County are hosting events that celebrate the nostalgia and traditions of this time of the year. Here’s what’s going on in Parker.
The annual Carriage Parade in downtown Parker will feature dozens of all-equestrian carriages, wagons, surreys, and stagecoaches. All of the participants will be dressed in holiday attire that relates to the theme, “A Storybook Christmas”. Other festivities include ice sculpting, a petting zoo, and pony rides. The parade is on December 12th and begins at noon. The pony rides and other activities are operating from 11am-3pm. Kids can also get their pictures with Santa (for $5) from 1pm-3pm. After watching the parade, be sure to visit the Holidays Winter Market, which is open from 10am-4pm.
More information: http://www.parkeronline.org/826/Christmas-Carriage-Parade
For those who want to venture to the Wildlife Experience during the holidays, they can participate in the Breakfast with Santa. This meal includes bacon and eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit salad, pancakes, muffins, and more. Kids get a chance to visit with Santa, while they enjoy a great breakfast. This event runs December 12th, 19th, 23rd, and 24th from 9am-11am. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $14 for children (kids under 3 are free) and includes the price of admission into the museum. After families visits Santa, they can explore the Wildlife Experience.
More information: http://www.ourparkercolorado.com/breakfast-santa-wildlife-experience/
O’Brien Park will be filled with Christmas spirit during the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony. This celebration is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and allows the community to experience the joys of the season. The mayor of Parker, the Town Council, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to kick off the event. Festivities include special performances and a town sing-along of Silent Night. The ceremony takes place on November 27th at 5pm, and is the perfect way to ring in the Christmas season.
More information: http://www.parkeronline.org/172/Mayors-Holiday-Lighting
Fun events like these help residents of Douglas County slow down and enjoy the holiday season. They also remind us of the importance of being connected to our community and giving back to others. Make sure you check out all of our post about what’s going on in the different towns in Douglas County at scottfutahometeam.com and posts on this blog!