About Light Up the Holidays in Downtown Boulder

Like most things in 2020, this year's holidays may look a little different for most of us.  Here in Downtown Boulder, the health, safety and well-being of community is our highest priority.  We've focused on coming up with ways that you can still enjoy the season with us safely.  Before you head downtown, check out our Visit Safe page for tips and updates on staying safe while visiting downtown Boulder.

Now, more than ever, our small business community needs all of your support. Visit LovetheLocal.com to see current store hours - and find all of the options for supporting your favorite businesses now and throughout the season. Even if you're not doing much shopping this holiday, you can support these small businesses by following them on social media and liking or sharing their posts. And keep your eyes peeled for details on our Holiday Window Contest to vote for your favorite holiday window displays!

Downtown Boulder's holiday wouldn't be complete without the gorgeous seasonal lights along the Pearl Street Mall and around the Boulder County Courthouse. This year, the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District will decorate trees along the pedestrian mall with over 35,000 LED bulbs and 300 colorful lighted ornaments! In addition, we've partnered with our friends at the City of Boulder Parks Department to bring you Snow Much Fun, that includes a map of the lights you won't want to miss throughout downtown, including in the Civic Area.  

Don't miss our seasonal contest, Holiday Freezie Bingo, November 28 - December 19, 2020.  Head downtown with your bingo card to find Freezie and get entered into our drawings for downtown business and Downtown Boulder Gift Cards throughout the promotion.

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. Look for merchant discounts and special holiday themed events throughout downtown. To help you support the 84% locally owned and operated businesses in downtown Boulder while maintaining your distance, the Downtown Boulder Partnership staff have put together some Gift Boxes that save you the shopping trip.

In addition to our amazing small businesses, downtown is also home to many specialty retailers that you just don't find everywhere else. From the largest selection of cookware and gifts at Peppercorn to specialty retailers like Volcom, Fjallraven, Todd Reed, Free People and prAna and not to mention Boulder favorites including Into the Wind and Boulder Book Store, Downtown Boulder is your one stop holiday shop.

Too many choices? How about a Downtown Boulder Gift Card? Available in amounts from $10 - $500 and accepted at over 150 downtown businesses - one size truly fits all!

Remember, year round, park in City of Boulder garages on Saturdays and Sundays for FREE! And, for the rest of 2020, parking in the garages is just $3 from 3 pm - 3 am (flat rate!). To learn more about all that Downtown Boulder has to offer, click here to view the electronic guide book.

Happy Holidays from Downtown Boulder!

All events and promotions on this site are produced by Downtown Boulder