Downtown Boulder and the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation department have partnered to create a self-guided holiday lighting tour that's perfect for the entire family. Take in the sites and lights throughout downtown Boulder and the Civic Area this season with beautiful lighting displays planned throughout the district from November 22, 2020 through January 10, 2021.
Home Team Grove | West end of the 1100 block with the Buffalo
Stop by Monarch of the Plains, the Buffalo statue on the West End of the Pearl Street Mall and root, root, root for the home team. In addition to the Buffalo recognizing our CU Buffs, we're celebrating our Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and the Denver Broncos. Go Team!
Gumdrop Lane | 1100 block, near the Split Rock and Weeping Rock
The iconic split rock on the middle of the 1100 block of Pearl is a wonderful photo op - and for the holidays your pictures will be even more vibrant with the dazzling display of candy color as your backdrop.
Purple Rain | 1200 Block, near Lush Cosmetics
A Boulder lighting display wouldn't be complete without a musical interlude. Celebrate the music of Prince at our Purple Rain inspired tree (singing encouraged!).
Rainbow Bridge | Family Gathering Area Bridge, middle of the 1200 Block
You and your little ones will love running over the rainbow at the Rainbow Bridge in the Family Gathering Area.
Holiday Bear Picture Op | Courthouse Lawn, West
Don't miss your opportunity to grab a photo with your loved ones as a Family of Holiday Bears!
Reindeer Family Picture Op | Courthouse Lawn, East
Your Snow Much Fun adventure wouldn’t be complete without an accompanying photo as a Family of Reindeer!
Woodland Animals Pond | 1400 Block, near Boulder Arts & Craft Gallery
No visit to Pearl Street Mall would be complete without checking in on the woodland creatures who call this "pond" home year-around.
Tulip Fairy Garden | 1400 Block, south of Bear Hugs
Bear Hugs mama and babies have some visitors for the holidays! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, hand-made Tulip Fairy Garden celebrating our spring tulips and the Tulip Fairy tradition that is very much "only in Boulder."