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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. 


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.


Only-in-Boulder Holiday Events

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