Happy new year and welcome to 2021! Town staff is hard at work crafting what our 2021 event calendar will look like. While we hope there will be more opportunities to gather together as a whole in 2021, we know there will still be uncertainties ahead. Keep checking back here for updates on what the Town of Parker has planned for 2021!
While COVID-19 sidelined our traditional holiday events, we were still able to provide the community with some memorable experiences. We kicked things off Thanksgiving weekend with Hometown Holiday Experience, which invited residents to take a socially-distanced stroll or drive through Downtown Parker. Over the three days, visitors were treated to Parker’s holiday lights, pre-recorded holiday music playing along Mainstreet, ice sculpture displays and seasonal character appearances from Buddy the Elf, a toy soldier, a gingerbread man and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. A trio of decoration displays including Candy Cane Lane at Discovery Park, Toyland on Mainstreet and Santa's Workshop at O'Brien Park were also set up to explore.
Downtown festivities continued each weekend through Dec. 20 as the Town invited our holiday walk-around characters from Thanksgiving weekend to stick around and many of you (over 100 entries) spotted our real live Xfinity Elf and were entered the Elf Around Town Scavenger Hunt drawing for a chance to win a TV!
Congratulations to the Jaramillo family for winning that TV and thank you to Xfinity for coordinating with Santa and allowing Buddy the Elf and all his friends to come to Parker!
Throughout this past holiday season our community was invited to celebrate with the Town of Parker by decorating their front porches, yards, patios or balconies and unleashing their creativity to bring some holiday joy to friends and neighbors!
First Place Porch Parade Winner: 22120 Pebble Brook Lane
Second Place Winner: 19114 E. Oak Creek Way
Third Place Winner: 8538 Rabbitbrush Way
We want to take this time to say thank you to a very special group - our amazing sponsors. During a regular event season, sponsors play a large part in helping us bring events to our community. 2020 events would absolutely not have been possible without these partners and friends! This dedicated group rolled with all the changes and stayed committed to our community. The Town of Parker would like to thank: Camp Bow Wow, Care Now, Douglas County Libraries, Ent Credit Union, Jet’s Pizza, Mile High Kona Ice, Parker Party America, the Outdoor Channel, Patricia J. Stone, PC, Vitalant, WeChef Kitchen and Xfinity
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).