2019 Theme: Woodland Park’s Christmas Vacation
This year we are celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Lighter Side of Christmas Parade and the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy film, National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation.” As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property.
Our goal is to have fun, let our imaginations run wild, and have the best event EVER in our community. What’s the plan for your Christmas vacation?? Remember, this is the LIGHTER Side of Christmas … Have fun!
2018 Theme: Christmas in the Stars
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Lighter Side of Christmas Parade and lots of celebrations surrounding space related films.
2017 Theme: Jingle in the Jungle
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the original “Jungle Book” Movie and the 100th Anniversary of the Lions Club.
2016 Theme: “Rockin’ Around Your Favorite Park” – Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and the 125th Anniversary of the City of Woodland Park
2015 Theme: “Making Children’s Fantasies Come True” – Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Fantasia and the 100th Anniversary of Kiwanis
2014 Theme: “Here Comes the Sun Snow” – Celebrating 50 Years of Beatlemania
2013 Theme: “That’s All Folks”
2012 Theme: “A Colorado Christmas Cookie Carol”
2011 Theme: “Happy Trails to Christmas”
2010 Theme: “Celebrate 100 Years of Christmas”