A Town of Parker Signature Event
Celebrate the Season when Parker Lights the LIGHTS!
Bundle up and bring your family and friends to kick-off the holiday season at Parker’s Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 23 at a new start time of 5:30 p.m. in O’Brien Park.
Experience true Parker small town beginning with the Parker Chorale leading the Town Sing-a-Long to Silent Night followed by the countdown to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting. Once the park is lit, visitors can stroll around this festive community space to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays!
Along the way you are bound to run into some magical elves, Frosty the Snowman, a toy soldier, Ebenezer Scrooge and perhaps the Grinch all whom will have some sort of story to tell or an activity to show you. Santa and Mrs. Claus are also in town for this festive evening and you may even spot the “Elf in a Tree”!
Enjoy Illuminated holiday-themed ice sculpture displays and entertainment, caroling by local school choirs and tasty treats or even participate in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to stop by the Town tent before your walk to pick up a program and scavenger hunt key! Make your first scavenger hunt visit with the Parker Police Department at its annual Cram the Cruiser. If you obtain enough stamps on your scavenger hunt passport, you may even win a 50-inch TV from Xfinity. The Cram the Cruiser booth is a joint effort by the Police Department and Parker Task Force and benefits the Parker Task Force Backpack program which focuses on providing kids in need with food for the weekend. Each Friday, qualifying children pick up a backpack with food items to provide nourishment so that they are able to focus on their studies, instead of their hunger.
Bring a food donation to the Police booth (single serving food items such as, packaged snacks, Mac and Cheese and breakfast bars) and receive a stamp on your scavenger hunt passport.
Free carriage rides will be available at the park and around downtown Parker (based on availability and tickets required – signup at Holiday Carriage Rides) holiday caroling from our local high schools and the Parker Chorale and a Nutcracker performance by Colorado School of Dance. This evening is sure to be filled with wonderful holiday memories.
Volunteer Opportunities Click here for more information and to register to volunteer.