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Light Up the Holidays

Light Up the Holidays

Join Boulder Parks and Recreation as we Light Up the Holidays throughout Downtown Boulder. Experience a dazzling light display with over 270,000 LED lights around Boulder’s Civic Area / Central Park (Nov. 24 – Jan. 26) . Enjoy exciting special events and activities throughout the season.

Snow Much Fun – Dec. 6

Join us for Snow Much Fun in Boulder’s Civic Area from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.

Begin your journey at the Boulder Parks and Recreation tent (located on the Civic Plaza adjacent to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse). Pick up a park map, FREE cup hot chocolate (provided by the Dushanbe Teahouse), and receive a FREE holiday gift (while supplies last). Explore over 275,000 dazzling lights on display throughout Central Park. Guided walking tours leave every 30-minutes and are accompanied by strolling busker performers and seasonal carolers! Additionally, children and families can hop aboard the Tebo Train’s Snowflake Express for FREE train rides around the Candy Cane Forest (weather dependent).

Walk with a Doc (Winter Edition) – Dec.11

Join us and take steps for a healthier lifestyle: this walking program is for everyone. While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians. Join Dr. Nelson Trujillo for this annual holiday edition discussing “Food and Mood.” Enjoy over 275,000 dazzling LED lights on display throughout Central Park. Free refreshments (including top mood foods), prize drawings, and holiday cheer from our jolly elves will be provided. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy seasonal caroling!

Holiday Lights Happy Hour Hustles – Dec.4, 11 & 18

Lighten up your midweek routine this December with Boulder Walks on a Holiday LIghts Happy Hour Hustle! Meet up with fellow Boulderites on the first three Wednesday evenings of December for a short guided walk through the Civic Area to see the lights, then circle back to a festive downtown destination for happy hour. We'll even warm up along the way at a different local coffee shop each week. These walks are family friendly and welcoming to all. Each walk begins at 5pm at a different location.

More Events

Sunday, Nov. 24 - Switch on the Holidays (Pearl Street Mall)
Saturday, Dec. 7Lights of December Parade (Pearl Street Mall)
Friday, Dec. 15Holiday Make and Take (Boulder Public Library)
Saturday, Dec. 14Freezie Fest (Pearl Street Mall)
Nov. 30 - Dec. 21St. Nick on the Bricks every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pearl Street Mall)

Light Up the Holidays Map