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Posted on: November 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Christmas Carriage Parade - Event Information

Christmas Carriage Parade - Horse and Buggy

The holiday season is upon us! Celebrate with our annual festivities and events. Join us for the annual Christmas Carriage Parade presented by Xfinity on Saturday, Dec. 14!

Christmas Carriage Parade

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Downtown Parker for the Town’s annual Christmas Carriage Parade.  This all-equestrian parade starts prancing down Mainstreet at noon. Come and experience the holiday feeling in the air while you watch dozens of horse-drawn carriages, wagons, surreys and stagecoaches from across Colorado. Event-goers also enjoy a holiday farmer’s market. 

Please note that Photos with Santa are now a part of the North Pole Pass, which required pre-purchase prior to the day of the event. All available North Pole Passes were sold as of Wednesday, Dec. 11. Learn more about the North Pole Pass below.

For more information about this annual Parker holiday tradition, visit

North Pole Pass Experience

New to the Parker Christmas Carriage Parade this year-a memorable experience for children ages 2 to 10! This pre-paid unique and exclusive pass will create a day of holiday memories for kids. All North Pole Passes have been sold as of Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Those who purchase a North Pole Pass will be able to visit the petting zoo, skate at the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, learn secrets of the North Pole from one of Santa’s elves, spend time creating holiday arts and crafts, refresh with milk and cookies and, most importantly, spend 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 Old St. Nick himself. They will also walk away with an autographed storybook (by Santa, right in front of their eyes)! Parents and guardians, there will be time for informal pictures, so make sure to bring your cameras/phones.

For more information and to pre-purchase a North Pole Pass, visit

Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park

The Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park will kick off its season on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, with special hours on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The Parker Ice Trail meanders through Discovery Park, located next to Douglas County Libraries in Parker on Mainstreet and Pine Drive, and is reminiscent of a frozen river or canal. Skaters or spectators can stay warm next to one of the fire pits adjacent to the ice, or enjoy hot chocolate and other concessions while watching skaters pass by.

For additional information about the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, visit or email   

Ice Trail Hours

  • Monday through Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admissions and Rentals

  • Children 10 and under: $6
  • Adults: $8
  • Skate Rental: $4
  • 4-Visit Pass: $30 – can be used for any age and for multiple people; includes both admission and skate rental  
  • Group Rate (10 or more guests): $7.50/each, includes skate rental

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