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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, head to an artisan market filled to the rafters with artists' booths, break for a melt-your-muscles massage 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
    Upcoming Artisan Markets
    Boulder's best gift and holiday markets to shop
    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


    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.

    Where to Eat Right Now
    Explore 6 mini dining guides and more
    Boulder's Holiday Traditions
    From a parade of lights to annual holiday concerts
    What to Do Over Thanksgiving
    5 Winter Hikes
    Beautiful in any weather
    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
    Indoor Family Fun
    Don't miss a beat, no matter what the weather
    An Art-Filled Walking Tour
    An easy tour of downtown's public art
    More Things to Do in Winter
    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
    Holiday Tea at the Boulderado
    An elegant tea in a historic hotel
    Boulder Ballet's Nutcracker
    A holiday tradition with the Boulder Philharmonic
    St. Nick on the Bricks
    Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus downtown
    Lights of December Parade
    Floats, carolers, marching bands and more
    Switch on the Holidays
    Countdown and be the first to see this year's lights downtown (and Santa!)
    The Pavlova Project
    An astounding, family-friendly exhibit of miniature Ana Pavlova costumes
    Find Freezie Downtown
    A holiday scavenger hunt with big prizes
    CU Presents' Holiday Concerts
    Student choirs, bands and orchestras—along with world-class faculty performers
    Chanukah on Pearl Street
    Music, fresh soufganiot (jelly donuts) and the lighting of the giant menorah
    WinterFest at Chautauqua
    Carriage rides, ice skating, scavenger hunts and more at this historic site
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