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Welcome to Your Holiday Happy Place!

Light Up the Holidays

Starting November 24, 2024

Downtown Boulder lights up the holidays late November through December with special events, activities, and promotions throughout downtown.

The kick-off event happens Sunday, November 24, 2024 with Switch on the Holidays and continues throughout the holiday season.

Downtown Boulder Holiday Gift Guide

The perfect gift awaits for you downtown. Get gift inspiration, insider knowledge on specials & support your local businesses with the Downtown Boulder Gift Guide.

Check back in November for our 2024 Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday (Weekend) 2024 happens Friday, November 29th - Sunday, December 1st. 

Why wait?  Shop Small in downtown Boulder year around!

Teton Gravity Research
Jackalope & Co. International
Active Imprints
Flower Wild

Upcoming Holiday Experiences

Get these events on your calendar and bask in the charm and wonder sure to warm your spirit this winter downtown.

Switch on the Holidays

Sunday, Nov 24, 2024
5pm - 7pm

Kick off the holiday season by joining us for the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall.

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St. Nick on the Bricks

Friday, Nov 29, 2024
11am - 2pm

Kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Visitor Information Center on the Pearl Street Mall for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

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Lights of December Parade

Saturday, Dec 7, 2024
6pm - 7:30pm

Join us for floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Includes marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!

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Freezie Fest

Saturday, Dec 14, 2024
11am - 3pm

Join us for a celebration of winter and all things snowmen! This snowman extravaganza includes FREE train rides, visits with Santa and Reindeer Games (crafts and other activities) for all.

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