The holiday season in Boulder is a remarkable experience. Many of our city’s beloved public spaces come alive with twinkling lights and seasonal festivities, and there’s a winter activity for everyone here. If you’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays with your community, you may enjoy the events we share below and find a new annual favorite:
Lights of December Parade: December 1, 2018
Boulder’s 31st annual Lights of December Parade will commence on December 1 at 6pm, and includes musical performances by live marching bands, holiday carolers, and a grand finale featuring Santa Claus. This family-friendly holiday extravaganza is a Boulder favorite, and always draws an impressive crowd.
Jeff and Paige Chanukah Concert: December 2, 2018
To ring in the first night of Chanukah, join the Boulder Jewish Community Center for the Jeff and Paige Chanukah Concert at Levin Hall. This interactive performance welcomes all age groups to take part in the traditions of Chanukah, and attendees will enjoy an abundance of songs and stories. To learn more or purchase tickets, please visit this site.
Freezie Fest: December 8, 2018
The first annual Freezie Fest kicks off on December 8 at 11am. At this winter festival, attendees will have the opportunity to stop by a face-painting booth, hop on the Snowflake Express, and enjoy the photo booth at the Capital One Cafe. Freezie Fest is located in and around Pearl Street Mall, so it’ll be a convenient holiday adventure for the whole family.
Creekside Caroling in the Park: December 19, 2018
You’ll love Creekside Caroling in the Park, presented by Boulder Parks and Recreation. The caroling performances will begin at 5:30 pm in the Civic Area, and a guided walking tour begins shortly afterward at 5:45. Boulder is known for being one of the healthiest cities in America, and this event is a perfect example of why we top the list. In addition to the caroling, Dr. Nelson Trujillo will be onsite to offer practical tips for staying healthy throughout the busy holiday season. If you work up an appetite after exploring the beautiful Civic Area and singing along to your favorite seasonal songs, healthy refreshments will be available.
Boulder is a beautiful sight to behold during the holiday season, and the events mentioned here are just a small snapshot of what’s going on this year. If you’d like to find more festivities to enjoy, browse the Snow Much Fun schedule for a comprehensive look at our city’s holiday celebrations.