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, two-story Christmas tree, Hanukkah menorah lighting, carriage rides, FREE gift wrapping and story time with Mrs. Claus. Here’s a look at what’s planned starting November 18, 2023.
Saturday, November 18 — 4 p.m. to 7:30 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
December 2 to 24
Families can take their own photos with Santa in his house near 3 Margaritas. He will be in residence on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 2 to 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 to 17
On Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 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.
Here’s the schedule:
- Saturday, November 18 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, November 26 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, December 8 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, December 10 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, December 15 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, December 17 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cocoa & Carols with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 9 — Noon to 2 p.m.
Mrs. Claus will be at 3 Margaritas to read stories and sing carols with a cup of hot cocoa from noon to 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 — 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate Hanukkah 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.
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.