This holiday season brings all sorts of events – outside, in person, and virtual – to beautiful Boulder. Traditionally, Boulder’s restaurants, retailers, and performing art centers boast a busy schedule of events during this celebratory time. However, with COVID restrictions, Boulder’s businesses are getting creative to provide activities, events, and community to our city. Here’s what we’re getting into this December.
When: 11/28 – 12/19, 2020
Where: Pearl Street Mall
For three wintery weeks, Boulder residents have the chance to win $25 gift cards to local businesses by finding a plush, 7.5 inch snowman hiding along this historic promenade. Download your Freezie bingo and stop by our city’s charming stores to snag a photo of the white snowman.
When: 12/1, 12:00 – 1:00
In an effort to focus on what really matters, the JCC is showing a film centered upon stuff – where it comes from, what it takes to make it, and how it impacts our environmental and social spheres. Tune in to increase your own awareness during the peak of American consumption and learn how to support small businesses while being mindful of waste.
When: streaming available from 12/4 – 1/11
Instead of filling Macky Auditorium with holiday carols and cheer, CU’s College of Music students will fill our speakers with its beautiful music. All month long and into the new year, stream this treasured event while you sip cocoa, hang lights, or even work remotely, with a little added cheer.
When: 12/13 11:00 – 5:00
Where: Mapleton Center YMCA
Shop for everyone on your holiday list at this much-anticipated, annual Boulder holiday extravaganza. Stroll through over 100 booths and shop locally-made goods. Not only will your gifts be unique, but they will also help bolster the local economy and minimize waste from packaging and shipping.
When: 12/14, 8:30 pm
For trivia buffs who have sorely missed their standing weekly competition, hop online for a virtual game of trivia. Rounds will consist of five questions and are best suited for adults and older children. Get on the web, pop some popcorn, and test your miscellaneous knowledge against other community members and library patrons.
It’s time to get creative this holiday season and show up for the businesses, restaurants, and retailers that make our city so special. Participate in these events, shop locally, and continue spending as much time outside to support Boulder and its residents as we make it through this pandemic and out the other side. Happy Holidays!