What better way could there be than to spend the holidays at the foot of the Rockies?
Few places are quite like Colorado in terms of holiday ambiance and charm, and Boulder is no exception. With a long history and plenty of holiday cheer, many families consider it one of the most welcoming, activity-packed destinations in the state to enjoy the season of giving with one another.
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For now, let’s take a look at 5 of the most festive events that take place every year during the holiday season in Boulder.
#1 – Lights of December Parade
The 2017 Lights of December Parade in Boulder is going to be a big one. The 30th anniversary is this year, and the locals are going all out. Visitors and their families will be able to look at a variety of parade floats designed by the local community, including businesses and churches.
The Boulder Fire Department will be out with their fire engines and you’re sure to hear more than a few classic songs by local caroling groups. It’s a big parade and there’s a lot to do—starting at 15th and Walnut, the parade makes a circular path through Broadway and Spruce streets.
Learn more about the Lights of December Parade and other great Boulder holiday events at the Boulder Downtown website.
#2 – The 1940’s Christmas Ball
If you want to feel like you’ve traveled in time this year, you can’t miss the superbly unique 1940’s Christmas Ball. This is a holiday party that takes place every year where dressing up in period clothing is encouraged.
Visitors will be delighted by a particularly gorgeous set of Christmas lights, live music, live re-enactments from the classic film White Christmas, and so much more. An array of classic vehicles and airplanes from World War II are also on display, which are absolutely worth checking out between dancing your socks off.
Learn more about the annual Boulder 1940’s Christmas Ball at the official website.
#3 – Meet Santa Claus on Pearl Street
If you want to delight your young ones, take them to meet Santa Claus in Boulder this holiday season. Dubbed by the locals as St. Nick on the Bricks, this annual event runs every Saturday until December 23rd. The best part? Meeting Chris Cringle himself is absolutely free—there’s no charge at all to have your children give Santa their Christmas List and take a picture with the big man and Mrs. Claus.
The event takes place at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center located at 1301 Pearl Street every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. You can learn more about this memorable activity here.
#4 – The Christmas Candlelight Festival
For a truly beautiful experience, the Christmas Candlelight Festival put on by the Tara school performing arts division is one of the most impressive annual events to attend in Boulder.
Light entirely by Candlelight, visitors will be greeted by ambiance and a choir singing seasonal songs at the Pine Street Church. Solos from the brightest young singers and a wonderful handbell choir are highlights.
Performances are twice daily at 5 PM and 8 PM from December 15th to the 17th. If the beauty of the human voice gives you the chills—and some holiday spirit—this is a very special and even touching event.
#5 – Klezmania
This fun musical event from the Boulder Jewish Community Center has a lengthy title—it’s formally known as Klezmania: A New Musical and Culinary Christmas Eve Tradition. In a nutshell, this special event features food and music for anyone who would like to attend! The food on offer is incredibly fun: it’s a full-on Chinese buffet.
Local radios tation KGNU will be presenting and broadcasting the music which is entirely from local musicians. This is the second annual Klezmania, back after a big success last year. If you’d like to attend this fun gathering and get to know the locals of Boulder, eat egg rolls, and listen so some great music, you can learn more here. This event takes place on December 24th at 7 PM at Levin Hall at the Boulder JCC.
Enjoy Boulder for the Holiday Season… Or Forever?
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