No shopping center has the kind of outdoor space for holiday fun that The Orchard Town Center in Broomfield has, which is why it’s going big this year. There will be a big winter celebration, Channukah menorah lighting carriage rides, FREE hot cocoa, FREE gift wrapping, a place to drop off letters to Santa and a giving tree. Here’s a look at what’s planned.
Saturday, November 20 — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Orchard’s annual tree lighting celebration is back this year on Town Center Drive. Santa lights the tree to kickoff the holiday season. He’ll be bringing all the fun with hot cocoa, caroling, sweet treats, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. After Santa lights the tree at dusk, he will be in his house to take photos until 7 p.m.
On Friday nights from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., horse-drawn carriage rides will be available free of charge for Orchard shoppers. Pick-up and drop-off location will be at the Macy’s courtyard on W. 146th Ave. Runs November 20 and then December 3 to 19.
Free Cocoa Fridays
Cozy up and grab a free cup of cocoa on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 20 through December 18. Cocoa will be available near the Macy’s courtyard on W. 146th Ave. for shoppers and people waiting in line for the carriage.
Friday, December 5 — 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Come and celebrate Chanukah with The Orchard’s Grand Menorah Lighting Celebration. Enjoy live music, latkahs, donuts, hot beverages and a variety of performances. Hosted by The Chabad of NW Metro Denver in loving memory of Jessica Ridgeway on The Orchard entertainment stage. Reservations required. $5 fee. RSVP here.
Letters to Santa
Write a letter to Santa and he will write you back! Drop your letter in the mailbox under the grand holiday tree on the Splash Pad and you might even receive an early holiday present from Santa himself.
Free Gift Wrapping
Any customer who spent over $20 at The Orchard can have up to 4 presents wrapped for FREE at guest services with custom holiday gift wrap.