Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Downtown Boulder! We have some fantastic holiday events that are fun for the whole family! 

Switch on the Holidays | Sunday, November 22 | 5 pm

Downtown Boulder's holiday season begins with Santa flipping the switch that illuminates lights along the Pearl Street Mall and around the Boulder County Courthouse during Switch on the Holidays, Sunday, November 22 at 5 pm.

See the Lights

St Nick on the Bricks | Saturdays 11 am - 2 pm | November 28 - December 19

While Santa's elves are busy at the North Pole, he and Mrs. Claus carve out time each Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm (this year between November 28 - December 19) to visit kids of all ages at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center during St. Nick on the Bricks. Cameras are strongly encouraged for holiday photo ops!

Visit Santa

Small Business Saturday | Saturday, November 28

On Saturday, November 28, downtown will join small businesses across the country to celebrate, Small Business Saturday®. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it’s a day dedicated to helping support the small businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

Shop Local

Lights of December Parade | Saturday, December 5 | 6 pm

Keeping the small-town charm of holidays gone by, the Lights of December Parade on December 5th features no big balloons floating high in the sky, but instead dozens of adorable kids (and adults) dressed in costumes, high school marching bands and homemade floats celebrating our community. This is Boulder, so the parade wouldn't be complete without cyclists, puppies and more!

Join the Parade

Freezie Fest | Saturday, December 12 | 11 am - 4 pm

On Saturday, December 12, join us for Freezie Fest, a celebration of winter and all things snowmen. Free face-painting, train rides, photo booth, carolers, holiday crafts and more!

Freezie the Snowman

Event Photos

Highlights from the 2018 Downtown Boulder Holiday events