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Best Places in Boulder to Host Your Holiday Party

The holidays offer a fantastic excuse to dust off that festive sweater and invite loved ones together to mingle over decadent dessert, crisp champagne, and hearty entrees. This year, Boulder’s world-class restaurants and community spaces provide the perfect setting for your holiday party. Here are some of our city’s coolest locales for your lively affair.


Since opening in 2016, Arcana has continued to impress Boulder foodies. Its creative menu features seasonal, local ingredients and offers inventive takes on traditional dishes. Reserve the entire restaurant for your event or call ahead to book a table for your large dinner party. Let the esteemed chefs at this Walnut Street haunt do the heavy lifting while you enjoy spending quality time with your party guests.   

The Studio

For a one-of-a-kind location, reserve this Boulder co-working space and event venue. The Studio houses a vintage Air-Stream trailer, community kitchen, and plenty of open seating where guests can mix and mingle in view of our city’s great outdoors. This creative space breathes new life into the traditional holiday work party, but book soon as this is one of Boulder’s most sought after venues. 

Rembrandt Yard 

Stroll past Rembrandt Yard on any autumn weekend and you’ll see wedding guests milling about in fancy attire. However, this downtown venue may also be a perfect fit for your holiday celebration. Its interior space is well-lit, modular, and the space even allows events to BYOB, letting you spend that extra money on gifts for party goers. 

The Dairy Arts Center

This acclaimed Boulder center for the arts offers numerous spaces to rent out for your holiday party. Its McMahon Gallery can accommodate up to 80 people, whereas the MacMillian Family Lobby can host up to 250. For a cultured holiday experience, book either of these spaces for your event. 

Flagstaff House Restaurant

Nothing will make your party stand out from the rest quite like a gathering at Boulder’s famed Flagstaff House Restaurant. Guests will be treated to sweeping views of the city and surrounding towns from a tranquil perch amongst the Flatirons. Reserve this restaurant to enjoy a five-star dining experience and view.  

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Rent this beautiful space for a memorable celebration amongst contemporary artwork. BMOCA partners with Three Leaf Concepts to cater your special event so you can rest assured the food will be just as spectacular as the setting. As a bonus, this noteworthy museum is just a few blocks from Pearl and offers gorgeous views of Central Park. 

Rayback Collective

This cool beer garden is home to a spacious outdoor patio complete with fire pit, picnic tables, corn hole, and more. Reserve the entire space for a low-key holiday party outdoors. Guests may indulge in tasty eats from local food trucks while sipping cold brews from some of our state’s best breweries. Bring everyone together at one of Boulder’s best tap rooms. 

Frasca Food & Wine

Memorable holiday meals begin around a communal table, over hearty wines and gorgeous plates. Frasca Food & Wine never ceases to amaze even the most knowledgeable wine and food enthusiasts. Reserve your private space now to wow your guests with a beautiful dining experience that they’re sure to reminisce over for years to come.  

The greatest holiday gatherings begin with a creative, thoughtful space. Bring your guests together in a low-key, no-frills space to clink beer glasses or invite them to partake in a multi-course, five-star dinner. Regardless of your party planning desires, Boulder has something for all. 

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