The holidays are a time of family, celebration, and cherished memories. However, these magical moments can also come with chaos, tantrums, and high expectations. But don’t let that bring you down. Instead of facing this time of year with dread – embrace it!
Yes! Be the crazy holiday person! Be the neighbor with the elaborate holiday decorations and light display in front of your house! Wear crazy holiday sweaters and matching socks to the office all month long! Organize Secret Santa gift exchanges, ugly sweater parties, and ornament-making projects! Be the person who makes this special time of year THAT much more special. The joy, laughter, and all-around merriment you get in return is worth every minute of effort.
And if you’re going to rally around the ho-ho-hos and the auld lang synes, you can start by attending Stepping Stone’s fun holiday-themed events. Dress up and bring your pro-holiday attitude!
COOKIES WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 2, 9am-4pm, Lantern House
Come indulge in some sweet sugary carbs and meet the famous Man in Red himself, Santa Claus! Residents will be able to sign up in advance for time slots and have their pictures taken with Santa.
CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE PARADE
Saturday, December 9, 12pm, Downtown Parker
Come see this all-equestrian parade made up of dozens of horse-drawn carriages, wagons, surreys and stagecoaches from across Colorado, all festively decorated. You will also find a farmer’s market, a petting zoo, pony rides, ice sculpting, and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
The Nutcracker of Parker
Saturday-Sunday, December 17-18, 2pm/7pm, PACE Center
The Colorado School of Dance welcomes the entire family to their 13th anniversary production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. The ballet includes local casting combined with professional dancers. Purchase tickets here.