Celebrating 30 years of Christmas on Broadway our theme is “Christmas Then & Now”
Christmas on Broadway depends on our Sponsors. Check out the list of those who make this wonderful event possible.
The Christmas on Broadway Parade brings the holiday spirit to historic downtown Eagle. Come see and be IN our parade!
Join the crowd and follow the parade to the Town Park to enjoy the bonfire, live music, Santa and a live Nativity.
Our Beloved Holiday Tradition
For 30 years the season in Eagle has begun with Christmas on Broadway. The photo (courtesy the Eagle County Historical Society) shows the scene around 100 years ago
Said the Vail Daily: “Christmas on Broadway is so charming that if Norman Rockwell was still alive he’d paint it.”
On the first Saturday of December, Eagle’s Christmas on Broadway transforms downtown Eagle into a Christmas village. Three decades ago, a group gathered for lunch at an Eagle Chamber of Commerce meeting and came up with the idea for a Christmas celebration in downtown Eagle… and it’s still going strong 30 years later! To celebrate 30 years our Parade Theme this year is Christmas Then & Now.
The Christmas spirit fills the air, inspired by WassailFest that runs from Thursday through Saturday. That afternoon the traditional parade down Broadway features many participating groups. The creative design of the floats and the decorated vehicles amazes us as they get better each year. Santa Claus arrives in a 1904 carriage drawn by two Percheron horses (thanks to Ed Oyler); what a breathtaking sight!
The Eagle Chamber of Commerce has coordinated Christmas on Broadway since the beginning. These days we have more activities than ever, including a Santa’s Workshop, a Live Nativity, a blazing bonfire and live music in the Town Park following the parade.
We are especially grateful to the event sponsors (see below) and our partners at the Town of Eagle who make the event possible.
Volunteers are the backbone of this event and a special ‘thank you’ goes to the coordinating committee, parade participants, volunteers and first responders, for their assistance in creating this memorable event.
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Eagle; come experience it in December and enjoy our lovely mountain town throughout the following year! Find us on Facebook!