The holiday season is a magical time in our beautiful city. The trees along Pearl Street glow with bright, white lights, store windows are decorated with cheerful displays, and crisp, white snow covers the Flatirons and evergreens. Even though many of Boulder’s traditional events are cancelled or postponed this year, there are plenty of ways to enjoy our city, its natural beauty, fine dining, and lively community.
Order Take Out to Dine with Style
In keeping with social distancing guidelines and Boulder County’s COVID restrictions, restaurants are offering some awesome take out options both on Christmas Eve and throughout the holiday season.
Each month, this established Boulder restaurant has explored various international cuisine, inviting guests to travel to Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and more. December features authentic Italian cuisine – the perfect complement to family celebrations and chilly weather. Order dinner from Arcana for a Christmas Eve meal to remember.
Fine dining takes on a whole new vibe at Corrida. This exclusive restaurant’s wine list, Wagyu beef, and exquisite menu bring the Spanish Basque country to Boulder. Christmas Eve dinner will be particularly delicious with a meal from Corrida.
For a truly interesting experience, reserve a table at Frasca’s seasonal yurt. For a limited time, this outdoor dining option will give guests an Italian Dolomite experience and world-class meals. Take-out options are also available for an easy, mouth-watering Christmas Eve dinner.
Snowshoe through Boulder’s Foothills
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean hiking has to end. Boulder locals enjoy cross country skiing through the town’s parks after a fresh snowstorm. But those new to town looking to explore via foot can snowshoe through Brainard Lake Recreation area, Caribou Ranch, or at Fourth of July Trailhead in Nederland.
Historic Pearl Street’s four-block pedestrian thoroughfare provides all the holiday cheer. Windows are adorned with seasonal decorations, beautiful displays, and offer plenty of gift-giving inspiration or after-Christmas shopping. Plus, you can support local businesses by window shopping, then placing an order online.
While the opening of certain events are still being determined, Boulder residents can plan to attend outdoor gatherings or virtual concerts. The Boulder JCC and CU Boulder offer numerous concerts, plays, and online presentations throughout the month of December.
While this holiday season certainly has fewer in-person gatherings to bring us together, there are plenty of ways to support our community and stand together in support of Boulder.