Community Events and Activities

2021 Holiday Events Line-up

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting; Friday, November 26; O’Brien Park

O’Brien Park comes alive for the holidays! Join the Town of Parker for an enchanted evening in O’Brien Park. Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a Sing-Along to Silent Night to kick off the event. Following Silent Night, the Mayor and Town Council will count down to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. You will love the elegant look and feel as our Town Tree lights up and the park sparkles in white elegance!

Once the park is lit up, it’s time for the fun to begin! Stroll around O’Brien Park and take in the sights of the fun holiday ice sculpture displays following a path to each of the ice displays.

Along the way, you are bound to run into some holiday characters all of whom will have some sort of story to tell or an activity to show you. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be in town for this festive evening as will Elsa and Olaf and you may even spot the “Elf in a Tree!" While you stroll through the park you can enjoy tasty food from holiday food vendors.

The O'Brien Park Gazebo will also come to life with the sounds of the holidays as the Parker Chorale and our local high school choirs sing some of our favorite holiday carols. The Colorado School of Dance performers will also be at the event and will showcase one of their dances on stage as well.

This evening is sure to be filled with wonderful holiday memories.  For more information visit www.ParkerOnline.org/MayorsHolidayLighting 

Hometown Holidays Experience Kick-off Weekend; Nov. 27 and Nov. 28; Downtown Parker

Usher in the holidays enjoying a kick-off weekend of activities and accents to downtown Parker.  Take a leisurely stroll from O’Brien to Discovery Park and grab a selfie or a family picture by the Town tree, park lights, at Discovery Park or at one of the fun holiday décor attractions along the way!  While you stroll through downtown, enjoy the pre-recorded holiday music playing through speakers and accents to our beautiful Downtown Parker.  Activities will be spread out throughout the weekend both day and evenings.  From ice sculpture carvings along Mainstreet to activities with Santa’s elf, a toy soldier, a real live holiday tree, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, sponsor booths and food vendors in O’Brien Park.  

Visit www.ParkerOnline.org/HometownHoliday for more information. 

The North Pole Pass Returns!

Create a day of holiday memories for your kids on Saturday, Nov. 27 or Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021!  A pre-purchased pass includes a visit to a petting zoo, chance to learn secrets of the North Pole from one of Santa’s elves while playing reindeer games, milk and cookie refreshments, and most importantly, time with the big guy himself!  With this pass, kids will not only be able to share their Christmas wish list with Santa and Mrs. Claus, but will hear a story read by Jolly Ole St. Nick.  Parents – there will be time for informal pictures so make sure to bring your cameras/phones.

More information and the link to purchase North Pole Pass tickets, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/NorthPolePass

Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 4 through Dec. 19; Downtown Parker

Fun and festive holiday décor makes a return appearance in 2021!  The 2021 holiday season will mark the return of the fun holiday décor around downtown Parker.  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!

Holiday walk around characters to return in 2021 as well!  The Town of Parker has also invited our holiday walk around characters from 2020 back again on Saturdays and Sundays (from noon to 4 p.m.) through Dec. 19.   

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 the Saturday and Sunday’s leading up to Christmas (Nov. 27 through Dec. 19), the Town of Parker and Xfinity invite you and your family to find one of Santa’s real live elves around downtown Parker.  

Porch Parade Series; Winter Holidays 

Dec. 6 through Dec. 17

'Tis the Season to spread some Parker holiday cheer! The community is invited to celebrate with the Town of Parker by decorating your front porches, yards, patios or balconies!  Unleash your creativity, bring some holiday joy to your friends and neighbors, and have a chance at=winning prizes. The Town of Parker will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood and the community to see and share in the celebration. 

For more information and to sign up for the porch parade, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/PorchParade 

Contact Us

For more information about the these events or on how to get involved as a volunteer or a sponsor, please email us or call 303.805.3253.

To view a comprehensive listing of upcoming events, please visit our online community calendar.

Groups looking to plan their own community event will need a Community Event Permit. Non-profit community event in Parker may also qualify for limited publicity assistance from the Town. Please check out this list of tips for planning your community event (PDF).