Rediscover Your Holiday Spirit!

Happy Holidays from Downtown Boulder! Tie up this holiday season with a bow by visiting downtown Boulder during the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy holiday happenings with family and friends. Find that perfect gift as you stroll throughout the district to shop at over 100 specialty retailers.  While you're here, sip on some holiday cheer and treat your taste buds to delicious offerings from a variety of restaurants. Remember, the downtown district is made up of over 75% locally owned and operated businesses. Rediscover the magic of the holidays in the heart of Boulder!

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Saturdays, December 4, 11 and 18, 2021

St. Nick on the Bricks

From 11 am - 2 pm, kids of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE outside on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall - and enjoy a FREE ride on the 100% Electric Tebo Train aka Snowflake Express!


November 21 - January 9

Snow Much Fun

Take in the sights and lights throughout downtown Boulder and the Civic Area! In addition to these holiday light destinations, finish your tour in the Civic Plaza next to the Dushanbe Teahouse where you can enjoy warm refreshments, caroling, free train rides around the park, and self-guided tours each Friday, Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 5 - 7 pm.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Chanukah on Pearl

The Boulder JCC and Boulder County Center for Judaism present the Community Menorah Lighting on the 1300 block of Pearl Street Mall. This annual, all-ages, outdoor event is open to the entire community and has become a fun holiday tradition for many local families. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm and include the Menorah lighting, music, sufganiyot (jelly donuts), hot chocolate, and Chanukah favors.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Lights of December Parade

Starting at 6 pm, enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches, schools, community groups and nonprofits as they make a loop around downtown. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Freezie Fest

Join us from 11 am - 4 pm for a celebration of winter and all things snowmen! This snowman extravaganza includes train rides, visits with Santa and free Reindeer Games (crafts and other activities) for all! Plus, play Find Freezie Bingo (November 26 - December 11) and turn in your completed Bingo card during Freezie Fest for a free mini-snowman and a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder gift card.


(PAST: Sunday, November 21, 2021)

Switch on the Holidays

Starting at 5 pm, kick off the holiday season as we to flip the switch that illuminates lights along the Pearl Street Mall, Civic Area and around the Boulder County Courthouse! Includes a performance by the Boulder Ballet and FREE visits with Santa following the performance.


(PAST: November 26 - 28, 2021)

Small Business Saturday (Weekend)

Small businesses are like snowflakes, each one is unique. One small purchase can make a big difference. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Downtown Boulder businesses are over 75% locally owned and operated - please support local shops and restaurants who call downtown Boulder home this holiday season.


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