Downtown Boulder, always a fun destination, really shines during the holidays. Festivities begin Sunday, November 24 at 5 p.m. with “Switch on the Holidays” when the Art Deco Boulder County Courthouse and the plaza in front of it (1300 block of Pearl Street) are illuminated. The Colorado Caroling Company sings in the holiday season.
Santa, assisted by Mrs. Claus and downtown’s very own Freezie the Snowman, count down to the grand illumination of the courthouse, the Pearl Street Mall and East and West Pearl. Stick around for FREE visits with Santa until 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to park for FREE in one of the five City of Boulder parking structures.
Lights decorate the trees along the Pearl Street Mall (between 11th and 15th Sts.), and the lighted star high on Flagstaff Mountain is an annual feative beacon. Remember, on Saturday & Sunday, parking is free in City of Boulder parking garages and FREE on Sundays at meters.