Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Downtown Boulder relies on many holiday elves and helpers to make our holiday events a success. Volunteers are needed to help switch on the holiday lights, help out with our visits with Santa, stage floats in the parade and help out with arts and crafts at Freezie Fest. Check out the descriptions of each opportunity and click the buttons below to sign-up.

All volunteers receive a Downtown Boulder Volunteer t-shirt.  If you've volunteered this year and already have one, bring it along! 

Thank You
We think it's important to say thanks to all of our volunteers - so for each shift you work during the holidays, we'll provide a CofFREE, courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Capital One Cafe, good for one free beverage at the cafe!

St. Nick on the Bricks

Friday, November 26, 2021; Saturday, November 27, December 4 & December 18 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Kids of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE outside on the 1300 Block of the Pearl Street Mall. Visits with Santa are going to be a little different this year. Help Santa and Mrs. Claus safely see visitors in their outdoor living room throughout the event. Work closely with Santa and Mrs. Claus and visiting community members as they make sure they are comfortable for their visit. Although masks are optional outside, Santa will wear a mask upon request.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Lights of December Parade

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | Various Times (See shifts linked below)

Join us for the 34th Annual Lights of December Parade! Spectators are invited to enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches, schools, community groups and nonprofits. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus! 

Happy Holidays!

Freezie Fest

Saturday, December 11, 2021 | Various Times (See shifts linked below)

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

Volunteer here!


Have any questions or want more information? Contact Downtown Boulder Events.