Mark your calendars for these special holiday events in 2023.
Friday, Nov. 24, and every Saturday from Nov. 25 through Dec. 23
1303 block of Pearl Street
St. Nick on the Bricks
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa outside on the 1300 Block of the Pearl Street Mall for free. Whether you are asking for a fire engine for Tommy, a new doll for Molly or jewelry for mommy, bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.
Through Jan. 31
North and east of the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Snow Much Fun Holiday Lights and Augmented Reality Experiences
Explore holiday lights both real and virtual throughout downtown! Check out twinkling lights near the library and take a self-guided, augmented reality (AR) tour throughout the district. Meet a snowman, polar bears, narwhal and more as you scan QR codes and journey around the East End, Pearl Street Mall, West End to the Civic Area and library. Take selfies and use Instagram filters as you follow this winter wonderland trail!
Saturday, Dec. 2
6 p.m. parade starts at 15th and Walnut streets and heads west to Broadway
Lights of December Parade
Spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, brightly lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!
Saturday, Dec. 9
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Pearl Street Mall
A celebration of winter and all things snowmen! This snowman extravaganza includes train rides, visits with Santa, carolers and free Reindeer Games (crafts and other activities for all).
Colorado Chautauqua WinterFest
The Colorado Chautauqua presents a weekend of holiday festivities in Boulder's most magical setting. Events include the WinterFest a tree lighting ceremony, horse-drawn carriage ride, Santa’s Cottage, a historic cottage tour, festive market, guided hikes and more! www.chautauqua.com/winterfest-22
Monday, Dec. 11
Chanukah Menorah Lighting on Pearl
This annual outdoor event on the 1300 block of Pearl Street Mall is open to the entire community and has become a holiday ritual for many local families. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and include the Menorah lighting, music, traditional food, hot chocolate and Chanukah favors. This event is co-sponsored by the Boulder Jewish Community Center and the Boulder County Center for Judaism.
Learn about other local events by visiting boulderdowntown.com and bouldercolorado.gov.