Congratulations to the Kyle Eicher family and Robin and Henry Reed.
What a year this has been so far. In lieu of the parade, we will be producing a virtual holiday concert featuring the Woodland Park Wind Symphony with sponsor logos and holiday promotions. This virtual holiday promotion will run throughout the holiday season beginning Saturday, Nov. 28 throughout the holiday season.
To view concert: The Soundz of Christmas Virtual Concert.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Woodland Park Wind Symphony and the Woodland Park Main Street organization.
Woodland Park Wind Symphony (WPWS) Now in its 26th year, the 60 Piece Woodland Park Wind Symphony has become a popular musical cornerstone of Woodland Park. A rarity for a small community, the WPWS and supporting ensembles perform throughout year for many local events, civic organizations and facilities including the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Woodland Music Series, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, and The Holiday Home Tour. Besides free formal concerts, the WPWS is highly recognized for its Spring Thematic Concerts such as the “Jurassic Travel through Sight and Sound” concert which featured a display of a 40 Foot T-Rex provided by Dinosaur Brokers. The WPWS is an “all-volunteer” non-profit organization funded by donations and grants.
Woodland Park Main Street (WPMS) Woodland Park Main Street is part of a nationwide movement striving to revitalize historic buildings, foster community among businesses, and create a place where people feel connected. WPMS does not build, buy or finance new development. They are contributors. Through their status as a Designated Main Street organization, they have access to grant monies for historic preservation and downtown revitalization. Their goal is to work in collaboration with key partners and organizations in planning for the future of downtown Woodland Park. Their volunteers help make it all possible! If you’re located in the Main Street District, one of their representatives will be contacting you for your sponsorship this year.
We will be continuing to increase our social media presence again this year. Please be sure to “Like” our Facebook page. We are also adding an Instagram page. We will be doing multiple posts for sponsors throughout the holiday season.
The annual treasure hunt kicks off on November 18 this year. Gold sponsors ($200 or more) will receive clues each Friday to hunt for the hidden “Golden Trombone” in Woodland Park. This is a great way to get customers into local businesses each week to get the coveted clue for the $1000+ value gift basket. For Treasure Hunt Contest information Treasure Hunt Contest.
A NEW EVENT happening this year will be the Outdoor Decorating Contest. This is an opportunity for individuals or neighborhoods to participate in spreading the Christmas cheer throughout the area. For more information on this new contest click on link Outdoor Decorating Contest.
Click on links to open clues
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!
“Christmas in the Stars”. The 2018 LSOC Parade theme.
The Lighter Side of Christmas Parade Committee is in full swing planning for the 2018 Parade – “Christmas in the Stars.” This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Lighter Side of Christmas Parade.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the LSOC Parade as well as the Ute Pass Honor Guard (American Legion, Eric V. Dickson Post 1980 and VFW, Thomas Kelly Post 6051) whose members have lead the LSOC parade for many years.
There are lots of celebrations surrounding space related films this year, including but not limited to: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spaceballs, Avatar, WALL-E, The Fifth Element, Apollo 13, Lost in Space, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Space Jam, Men in Black, Stargate, Mars Attacks, Lost in Space, Muppets in Space, and a whole lot more! (Are you getting the picture here???) Our goal is to have fun, let our imaginations run wild, and have the best event EVER in our community.
We are continuing to increase our social media presence each year. Please be sure to like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lighter-Side-of-Christmas. Also, share any holiday specials with us so we can help promote on our page.