Friday, December 1st

The Historic Olde Fashioned Christmas Parade of Lights! Free to all from 5pm to 6pm

Altrusa Cup of Warmth

5:00pm ($1.00 a cup) Slice O’Life Bakery

Lighting of the Tree

5:15pm Downtown Plaza

Taylor Christmas Carolers March

5:00pm from Methodist Church

Lighting of the Tower

At Palisade Fire station, will be at the end of the Parade

Saturday, December 2nd

Breakfast with Santa


Kids of all ages are invited to start the holiday season off with Santa himself!

Join us from 8:30am to 10am at Wine Country Inn


$25 One Adult + One Child
$15 for each Additional Guest

Gingerbread House Contest & Showcase


The Gingerbread exhibit is open at the Palisade Community Center from 11am until 4pm, and is a free public event. Winners announced at 3:45pm.

Soup Challenge

Downtown Plaza 11am – 2pm

Local Restaurants and the Palisade Fire Station will be compete for the most prestigious award of the year! 

$10 to taste all soups and place your vote. $5 for one cup of your choice of soup. Purchase tickets at the event.

All proceeds go to The Palisade Fire Department & Palisade Chamber of Commerce.


Clarks Carriage Rides

From 10am – 4pm

Stops at all the Olde Fashioned Christmas Locations:

Old Palisade High School Gym (Vendor Market)

Palisade Community Center (Gingerbread Contest & Showcase, 11am  – 4pm ONLY)

Main & 3rd (Candy Cane Train, Soup Challenge and Downtown Dining & Shopping)

Christmas in the Country Tours

Purchase tickets at

Wreath Auction, Palisade Sunrise Rotary Club

Palisade Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Village Market

At Old Palisade High School Gym at  341 W 7th St., Palisade, CO 81526

From 10am – 4pm

Kosi Lounge

Sponsored by Kosi events, at the Holiday Village Market.

Wine flights and gift packs sold by Restoration Vineyards, Storms Cellars, Vintner’s Collective, and Storm Cellars.

Santa’s Workshop & Kid Crafts

From 11am – 4pm

At Palisade Community Center

Candy Cane Train and Depot

Main Street

From 10am to 4pm

Want to Register your Float?

Bring your favorite cars, trucks and floats decorated for “A Colorado Christmas.” Fill out the form on the right to get registered today!  Entries must be submitted by Monday, November 28th.

Parade of Lights Registration

Want to be a Vendor?

Join the Palisade Chamber of Commerce and your community in celebrating this longstanding tradition. On Saturday December 2nd from 10  am to 4 pm we will host the Indoor Holiday Village & Marketplace featuring arts and crafts, dining, and family activities.