Just in time for holiday shopping, we are thrilled to announce the 2022 Macaroni KID Douglas County Family Spotlight Award Winners!
It was an exciting contest, with thousands of nominations and votes! I love seeing the enthusiasm our community has for local businesses! Every business that was nominated and voted for through this process deserves a heartfelt "Congratulations!"
A huge THANK YOU to all our subscribers who took the time to nominate and vote. This contest doesn't happen without your participation.
And CONGRATULATIONS to Douglas County Libraries, the business that received the most nominations and votes in one category and the winner of our $500 customized marketing package!
This contest featured some very close races, which resulted in first-place ties in a few categories. So many amazing local businesses were included. We hope you discover a few new ones!
Without further ado, the winners by category are...
Exhaust and Enrich Your Kids
ART LESSONS: Arts on Fire, Highlands Ranch — 10-time winner! 🌟
DANCE LESSONS: Performing Arts Academy, Highlands Ranch
DRAMA/THEATER LESSONS: Performing Arts Academy, Highlands Ranch
GYMNASTICS/MOVEMENT – LITTLE KIDS: Peak Athletics, Highlands Ranch
GYMNASTICS/CHEER/PARKOUR – TWEENS/TEENS: Peak Athletics, Highlands Ranch — 10-time winner! 🌟
MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO: Impact Taekwondo, Highlands Ranch
MUSIC LESSONS: Performing Arts Academy, Highlands Ranch
YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM: i9 Sports Denver Metro South, Douglas County
OTHER PROGRAMS (STEM, Cooking, etc.): Backcountry Wilderness Area, Highlands Ranch
Entertain Your Kids
WHERE TO GO FOR INDOOR FUN – LITTLE KIDS: Douglas County Libraries, Douglas County
WHERE TO GO FOR INDOOR FUN – TWEENS/TEENS: Main Event, Highlands Ranch
WHERE TO GO FOR OUTDOOR FUN: Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock
LIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES: Parker Arts/PACE Center, Parker
Celebrate With Your Family
PARTY VENUE – LITTLE KIDS: Play Street Museum, Highlands Ranch
PARTY VENUE – BIG KIDS (TIE!): Boondocks Food & Fun, Parker, AND Main Event, Highlands Ranch
MOBILE PARTY ENTERTAINER: Castle Rock Foam Parties, Castle Rock
PARTY SWEET TREATS: Eileen's Colossal Cookies, Highlands Ranch
OTHER PARTY SERVICES: Gather to Graze, Parker, AND Simply Savor, Highlands Ranch
WHERE TO BUY GIFTS: BOOKS, GAMES, TOYS: Festive Cup Coffee and Gift Boutique, Highlands Ranch
PHOTOGRAPHER (TIE!): Carly Roberts Photography, Castle Rock, AND Lindsey Mladinich Photography, Highlands Ranch
Dine With Your Family
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH PLACE: Snooze an AM Eatery, Lone Tree
COFFEE/TEA SHOP: Festive Cup Coffee and Gift Boutique, Highlands Ranch
PIZZA PLACE: Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse, Highlands Ranch
BURGER PLACE: Crave Real Burgers, Castle Rock
ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT: Gelato & Co. Cremeria Italiana, Highlands Ranch
Take Care of Your Kids
PEDIATRICIAN: Pediatrics 5280, Castle Rock
PEDIATRIC DENTIST: Sweetpea Children's Dentistry, Parker
ORTHODONTIST: Parker Orthodontics, Parker
CHIROPRACTOR: Hatch Chiropractic and Wellness, Parker
URGENT CARE: OnPoint Urgent Care, Highlands Ranch
PRESCHOOL: St. Luke’s Little School, Highlands Ranch — 10-time winner! 🌟
KIDS' HAIRCUT: Jack & Jill Children's Salon, Lone Tree
Take Care of Your Pets
VETERINARIAN SERVICES: Redstone Animal Hospital, Highlands Ranch
PET BOARDING SERVICES: Camp Bow Wow, Parker
PET GROOMING SERVICES: Wag N Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, Castle Rock
Take Care of Mama (& Papa) Bear
BREWERY/WINERY/PLACE TO GRAB A DRINK: Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten, Highlands Ranch
DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT: La Loma Mexican Restaurant, Castle Rock
MOMS' NIGHT OUT ACTIVITY (TIE!): Board & Brush, Highlands Ranch, AND Crush Wine Bar, Castle Rock
HAIR SALON: F.U.E.L. Salon & Spa Two, Highlands Ranch
PAMPERING PLACE FOR MOM: The Woodhouse Day Spa, Highlands Ranch/Littleton
FITNESS STUDIO/GYM/HEALTH CLUB (TIE!): Chuze Fitness, Highlands Ranch, AND Shred415, Castle Rock
One Last Thing (OK, Two!)
BEST KEPT SECRET: Douglas County Libraries, Douglas County
BEST NEW BUSINESS (Open 12 Months or Less): Gather to Graze Co., Parker
Winning businesses receive a Macaroni KID Family Spotlight Award Winner certificate to display at their place of business, the honor of knowing local Douglas County families think they are the greatest, and a free listing in our Business Directory through December 31, 2023, for year-long recognition by Macaroni Kid!
Our Business Directory is a wonderful place to find local, family-friendly businesses! Congratulations again, and thank you all for supporting Macaroni KID Douglas County!
The 2022 Macaroni KID Douglas County Family Spotlight Awards are a nominations-based contest. Businesses with the most validated nominations move on to the voting round. Businesses with the most validated votes win their category! See our Official Sweepstakes Rules and our Information Page for more details.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this contest or about Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree (covering all of Douglas County).