Downtown Boulder Holiday Events

Downtown Boulder offers a number of festive events throughout the holiday season. Bring the family downtown to celebrate the holidays in downtown Boulder. Information for the 2020 season can be found below!


Switch on the Holidays

Sunday, November 22 | 5 pm

Join us for a holiday lighting celebration like no other! Holiday performances lead up to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall, with a special appearance by Santa himself! Then stick around for FREE visits with Santa until 7:00 p.m.


St. Nick on the Bricks

Friday, November 27 and Saturdays November 28 - December 19 | 11 am - 2 pm

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



Lights of December Parade

Saturday, December 5 | 6 pm

Spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches, and civic groups. As well as marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!