Parker’s O’Brien Park comes alive for the holidays on Friday, November 25, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting. Gather around the Town Tree and join the Mayor and the Parker Chorale in a sing-a-long to Silent Night to kick off the event. Then, the Mayor and Town Council will count down to the Town Tree and Grand Park Lighting.
Once the park is lit up, it’s time for more fun. Take in the sights of the fun holiday ice sculpture displays following a path to each of the displays.
Along the way, you are bound to run into some holiday characters (including magical elves, a winter wizard, a dancing tree, and a toy soldier) all of whom will have some sort of story to tell or an activity to show you.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be in town for this festive evening, as will Elsa and Olaf, and you may even spot the “Elf in a Tree!”
While you stroll through the park you can enjoy tasty food from local vendors including Archie’s Dog House, Bloom & Grow Kitchen, Kettle Corn, What Would Cheesus Do and WeChef.
The O’Brien Park Gazebo will also come to life with the sounds of the holidays as local high school choirs sing favorite holiday carols. The Colorado School of Dance performers will also be on their toes presenting a selection from “The Nutcracker.”
West Victorian Drive and the O’Brien Park parking lot will be unavailable for event parking and Victorian Drive from Longs Way to Mainstreet will be closed from 3:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. Event patrons can seek other public parking opportunities throughout the Downtown area.
Public parking is just a short walking distance from the park. Parker Town Hall, PACE Center, Discovery Park and the Schoolhouse parking lots are some great ways to stroll through Downtown on your way to and from on the East side of town.
Or you can park west of Parker Road and walk through Kieffer’s Crossing, an underground tunnel that helps pedestrians avoid crossing South Parker Road. The tunnel is between Taco Bell/Long John Silver’s and Colorado State Bank and Trust.