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    Holiday shopping on Pearl Street

    Shopping Is More Than What You Bring Home

    Meandering through a historic, brick-paved downtown under twinkling lights,
    chatting with independent shopkeepers and local makers along the way, taking in fresh mountain views...
    this sure beats powering through the mega-mall under the glow of fluorescent lights. 

    This season, head on over to Boulder to make your holiday shopping something to look forward to. Treat yourself to a hot cocoa whipped up just for you by an expert chocolatier, check out some public art along the way and enjoy an unforgettable meal.

    This is holiday shopping as it was meant to be. 

    The Boulder Gift Guide
    Gift something with love from Boulder
    Insider's Guide to Pearl Street
    Explore this famous shopping street
    Shopping with a View
    Twenty Ninth Street has big-name brands and epic views
    Must-Shop Hot Spots
    Browse Boulder's shopping districts
    Upcoming Artisan Markets
    Boulder's best gift and holiday markets to shop

    Parking Deals! Park in any city parking garage after 3pm and leave before 3am and you'll be charged a flat rate of just $3 for your entire stay. No special tickets or codes are required, and anyone who leaves the garage after 3am will be charged the normal hourly rate ($1.25/hour for the first 4 hours, $2.50/hour after that). As always, parking in city parking garages is free Saturdays, Sundays and city-recognized holidays. 

    Pre- and Post-Shopping Fun

    When you've finished your shopping list, make some unforgettable family memories this season out on the trail, at Boulder's museums or over an amazing meal in America's Foodiest Town. Boulder was named in this list of the 20 Best Places to Spend Christmas in the USA.

    Where to Eat Right Now
    Explore 6 mini dining guides and more
    Winter Outdoor Recreation
    Winter's best outdoor activities
    Winter Bucket List
    This year, hit all the highlights for a winter to remember
    What to Do Over Thanksgiving
    5 Winter Hikes
    Beautiful in any weather
    Boulder's Holiday Traditions
    From a parade of lights to annual holiday concerts
    Ski Like a Local
    Discover Eldora Mountain Resort
    Fun Places to Sled
    Plus where to get hot cocoa after
    Before Winter Is Over
    Adventures to try before it's too late
    The Beer Trail
    Over 20 Boulder breweries are waiting with samples to taste
    An Art-Filled Walking Tour
    An easy tour of downtown's public art
    More Winter Activities
    Including top winter events
    Spa Time
    Let the holiday stress melt away
    Plan a Weekend of 'Me Time'
    Book some time for self care

    Only-in-Boulder Holiday Events

    These cherished festivals and events—from annual traditions to new opportunities—bring the meaning of the holidays to life.

    A Walkable Light Display
    See 275,000 LED lights in dazzling displays
    Lights of December Motorcade
    Watch decorated floats and vehicles online this year
    Find Freezie Downtown
    A holiday scavenger hunt with big prizes
    Winter Lights and Art at Chatuauqua
    See cute bear sculptures, decorated in lights
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