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, Chanukah menorah lighting, carriage rides, FREE gift wrapping, a place to drop off letters to Santa and a giving tree. Here’s a look at what’s planned starting November 12, 2022.
Saturday, November 12 — 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Orchard’s annual tree lighting celebration is on Town Center Drive. Santa lights the two-story tree to kickoff the holiday season. He’ll be bringing all the fun with caroling, live reindeer, ice carving and more. After Santa lights the tree at dusk, he will be in his house to take photos.
Photos with Santa
November 12 to December 24
Families can take their own photos with Santa in his house under The Orchard’s tree. He will be in November 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and November 18 to 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and December 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Friday nights from 4 p.m. to 8 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 December 2 to 18.
Cocoa & Carols with Mrs. Claus
Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mrs. Claus will be at the Orchard’s Holiday Handmade Market to read stories and sing carols with a cup of hot cocoa from 11 a.m. to noon. Then she will roam the marketplace to take photos from noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20 — 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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.
Letters to Santa
Write a letter to Santa! 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. November 12 to December 20.
Free Gift Wrapping
Any customer who spent over $20 at The Orchard can have their presents wrapped for FREE at guest services with custom holiday gift wrap.