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5 things to do in Parker this holiday season

Natasha Lovato

Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver

(Parker, Colo.) Parker is full of Christmas cheer, with events around town all holiday long. From a tree-lighting celebration to ice skating, there are activities for the entire family.

Here are five things to do in Parker this holiday season.

Mayor’s Holiday Lighting

5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr.

The Christmas activities kick off at O’Brien Park for the lighting of the Town Tree. Join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a sing-along to “Silent Night” followed by a night of fun, including ice sculpture displays, food vendors, a performance of the Nutcracker, choir performances, and more. 

Elsa and Olaf will make a special appearance alongside other holiday characters like magical elves, Scrooge, and Santa Claus.

The night will conclude with prize drawings for a big-screen television.

For more information on parking and other frequently asked questions, click here. 

Find the elf scavenger hunt

Every Saturday and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26 through Dec. 18 in Downtown Parker

Every weekend leading up to Christmas, Christmas characters stroll around town for meet and greets.

If visitors spot the Xfinity Elf, they can enter the scavenger hunt prize drawing by posting a picture on the town’s Facebook page.

The winner will be announced after Dec. 18.

Hometown Holiday Experience

Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 across Downtown Parker

Visitors are invited to step into a winter wonderland by taking a stroll down Candy Cane Lane at Discovery Park, Toyland on Mainstreet, and Santa's Workshop at O'Brien Park. The downtown Parker Christmas setting will feature ice sculptures and holiday music.

Visitors also can support local businesses by shopping at the winter market.

The North Pole Pass Experience

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 at The Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet

The North Pole pass will create a day of holiday memories for kids ages 3-10.

The pass allows guests to visit the North Pole and learn secrets from one of Santa’s elves while playing reindeer games, drinking milk, eating cookies, and spending time with Santa Claus while he reads a Christmas story.

Guests must pre-register for the timed entry. Pass prices range from $25- $30. Parents or guardians do not need to purchase a pass.

To view a complete list of activities and to register, click here.

Parker’s Ice Trail

Hours vary Nov. 25- Feb. 28 at Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet

Open seven days a week during the winter, and visitors are welcome to ice skate along the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park.

The Ice Trail reminisces a frozen river as it meanders through the park.

Visitors can stay warm next to any of the three fire pits adjacent to the ice trail or enjoy hot chocolate while watching skaters pass by. Concessions, skate rental, and restroom facilities are available for all park patrons.

Entry fees range from $7 to $9 per person, and skates cost $4 to rent.

To view the Ice Trail hours, click here. 

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