2022 Macaroni KID Douglas County Family Spotlight Award Winners!

November 1, 2022

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 LESSONSPerforming Arts Academy, Highlands Ranch

GYMNASTICS/MOVEMENT – LITTLE KIDS: Peak Athletics, Highlands Ranch

GYMNASTICS/CHEER/PARKOUR – TWEENS/TEENSPeak Athletics, Highlands Ranch — 10-time winner! 🌟

MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO: Impact Taekwondo, Highlands Ranch

MUSIC LESSONS: Performing Arts Academy, Highlands Ranch

SWIM LESSONS (TIE!): SafeSplash Swim School, Castle Rock, AND SwimLabs Swim School, 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 OUTDOOR FUNPhilip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock


 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 ENTERTAINERCastle Rock Foam Parties, Castle Rock

PARTY SWEET TREATSEileen'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 PLACESnooze an AM Eatery, Lone Tree

COFFEE/TEA SHOPFestive 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

ORTHODONTISTParker Orthodontics, Parker

CHIROPRACTOR: Hatch Chiropractic and Wellness, Parker

HOSPITAL (TIE!)Children's Hospital Colorado, Highlands Ranch, AND Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree

URGENT CARE: OnPoint Urgent Care, Highlands Ranch

PRESCHOOLSt. 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 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 RESTAURANTLa 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 for more information about this contest or about Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree (covering all of Douglas County).