Holiday Happenings in Downtown Boulder
Downtown Boulder is transforming into a winter wonderland for locals and visitors of all ages to enjoy. People stroll along Downtown Boulder's streets lined with hundreds of locally owned unique boutiques, fantastic restaurants and diverse businesses, brimming with holiday cheer. Over the next several weeks, special events will draw our community together to share in the spirit of fun and goodwill.
From our Switch on the Holidays ceremony and the Lights of December Parade to the weekly Saturday visits with St. Nick on the Bricks, Downtown Boulder welcomes one and all to share in the spirit of the season!
November 28 / 6 p.m.
Switch on the Holidays is Downtown Boulder's annual lighting ceremony taking place in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on the 1300 block of Pearl Street. After holiday caroling from The Yultiders, Santa will count down to the grand illumination of the Pearl Street Mall, the Boulder County Courthouse and the star on Flagstaff Mountain. At 5:45 p.m., head over to the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza for Light up the Ice, a holiday ice show starring Tweedles the Elf.
Santa will also be making multiple appearances on the Pearl Street Mall this holiday season. During Downtown Boulder's St. Nicks on the Bricks, kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center (1303 Pearl St.). Whether you are asking for a fire engine for Tommy, a new doll for Molly or a diamond ring for mommy, bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories. (November 28 & Saturdays from November 29 - December 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
December 6 / 6 p.m.
Downtown Boulder's 21st annual Lights of December Parade is a wonderful community event and one of Boulder's best holiday activities for the entire family. This year, the parade kicks-off Boulder's 2009 Sesquicentennial celebration. Parade posters recognize the 150th birthday of Boulder and the parade itself will incorporate the Sesquicentennial theme. Spectators will enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Local Boy and Girl Scout troops will march through Downtown dressed as gifts, candy canes and reindeer. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself - Santa Claus!
The parade begins at 15th and Pearl streets going south to Walnut Street and west to 11th Street. The route then heads north on 11th Street to Spruce Street where it goes east ending at 15th and Spruce streets. There are two stages, one located at 14th and Walnut streets and the other at 11th and Pearl streets.
For additional information on these events visit BoulderDowntown.com or contact Downtown Boulder at 303-449-3774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Boulder's Switch on the Holidays and St. Nicks on the Bricks sponsors: The Camera, City of Boulder Parking Services and Downtown Boulder, Inc. Downtown Boulder's Lights of December Parade is produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and sponsored by: Tebo Development Co., Vectra Bank, City of Boulder Parking services, the Camera, KBCO FM