If it's the second Saturday in December,
then it's time for one of my favorite holiday traditions:
the Parker Christmas Carriage Parade.
The Town of Parker and the Colorado Driving Society
present the parade annually,
and the theme for this year was "Let It Snow."
Fortunately, it didn't snow,
and the weather was mild,
which meant for an enjoyable time
for the parade watchers lining the streets.
What makes this parade special
is that it is an all-equestrian event
with participants from all across Colorado.
And of course there is music!
The parade has horse-drawn carriages,
wagons, surreys, and stagecoaches,
as well as riders and beautiful horses.
Parker's high school marching bands
are always a crowd favorite.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are always crowd pleasers
Following the parade there are lots of other things to enjoy,
including a farmer's market, a petting zoo,
pony rides, ice sculpting, visits with Santa,
and festive shops and restaurants in the town.
Thanks to all the special people
who contribute their time and energy
to make this holiday event a great success.