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    New Year's Eve in Boulder

    Wahoo! It's the eve of a fresh, new year. Things are still changing quickly in Boulder right now, and we encourage you to reference our What to Expect in Boulder Right Now page, but we've still got some ideas for a memorable New Year's Eve.

    See a Winter Light Display

    During Snow Much Fun (which runs late November-early January), hundreds of thousands of colorful LED lights illuminate Boulder’s Civic Area, next to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and throughout downtown Boulder, including all along historic Pearl Street. It's all free to enjoy on foot! 

    Snow Much Fun Light Displays Downtown Boulder

    Go for a Winter Hike

    The hush that comes over Boulder's foothills in winter is something to behold. In fact, for many locals, it's secretly our favorite time to hike. Put on your boots, a few warm layers that can be shed (you might warm up fast here in famously sunny Boulder) and head out for some winter wonder. There are plenty of winter hikes to try.


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    Eat Some Amazing Food

    You don't get to play host city to "Top Chef" and earn the titles of America's Foodiest Town (Bon Appétit) without having some of the country's best chefs turning out incredible dishes, starring flavorful local ingredients. Come indulge at dozens of acclaimed restaurants! Check out these Mini Dining Guides for ideas.

    Aerial of Food in Boulder

    Stay the Night Somewhere Special

    From hotels with year-round pools to those with swanky lounges with roaring fireplaces, each of Boulder's hotels offers a mini escape to look forward to. Check out special offers

    First Day Hikes

    Offset all the indulgences of the season with a refreshing winter hike! You’ll see lots of locals out on the trails doing the same, and many of Colorado’s State and National Parks host free, guided First Day Hikes on Jan. 1.