Colorado is an amazing state to be in during the 2021 holiday season! If you are in and around Boulder, you might want to check out this list with great options for family-friendly events and things to do during this magical time. From meeting Santa to enjoying holiday art classes, and more, there are many fun options you will not want to miss!

Santa is arriving at the city and you can celebrate it with him and a tasty and free breakfast provided by Eggland’s Best!

Families will get to welcome Santa back, enjoy a delicious breakfast and entertainment by the Jackman Brothers, cookies, hot cocoa, a performance from Broomfield School of Rock, face painting, giveaways, and more!

Where: Flatiron Crossing
When: November 13, 9.30 AM

Families will enjoy the annual lighting of the entire Pearl Street Mall, Civic Area, and around the Boulder County Courthouse.

You will be joining youth and adult members of the Boulder Ballet, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and downtown Freezie the Snowman!

Where: 1300 BLOCK OF PEARL STREET
When: November 21, 5 PM- 7 PM

Nothing like a Christmas activity other than to meet Santa and take pics with him!

Kids can visit Santa’s winter wonderland starting November 12. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase!

Where: Flatiron Crossing
When: Always free and photo packages are available for purchase!
November 12: 12 PM-7 PM
November 13: 11 AM-7 PM
November 14: 12 PM-6 PM
November 15-21: Mon – Thur: 2 PM-7 PM | Fri – Sat: 11 AM-8 PM | Sun: 11am-6pm
November 22 – 23: 12 PM-7 PM
November 24: 11 AM-8 PM
November 25: Closed
November 26 -30: Mon– Sat: 10 AM-8 PM | Sun: 11 AM-6 PM
December 1 – 23: Mon – Sat: 10 AM-8 PM | Sun: 11 AM-6 PM (December 19: 11 AM-7 PM)
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 10 AM -5 PM

In this art camp, Kids ages 5-12 years old can enjoy 3-days of fun and art-making!

They will work with a variety of materials and techniques during the popular Thanksgiving Break Camp.

Where: Tinker Art Studio
When: November 22,23,24: 9 AM- 12 PM

Get your camera ready and head to Pearl Street Mall with your kids!

Children of all ages will get to meet Santa for free! A great way to celebrate this holiday season with your loved ones having a great time!

Where: 1300 BLOCK OF PEARL STREET MALL
When: Friday, November 26, and Saturdays November 27 – December 18, 2021, | 11 AM- 2 PM

Kids will get to spread some cheer this holiday season with new decorations and gifts!

Featuring a famous reindeer and our favorite snowman, there is something for everyone in this class.

Where: Kidcreate Art Studio- Broomfield
When: November 29, December 6, 13: 4:30 pm – 5:30 PM

Families can enjoy this amazing event where they’ll find floats created and decorated by local businesses, schools, churches, nonprofits, and community groups.

The parade will end with an appearance of Santa Claus himself!

Where: Downtown Boulder
When: December 4, 6 PM- 7 PM

Jeff and Paige have a playful spirit and passion for ecological awareness.

They reach children (ages 3-9) using songs, storytelling, and interactive play and engage them with nature, music, and movement.

Where: Chautauqua Community House
When: December 10: 4 PM- 5 PM, 5 PM- 6 PM

Jeff and Paige have a playful spirit and passion for ecological awareness.

They reach children (ages 3-9) using songs, storytelling, and interactive play and engage them with nature, music, and movement.

Where: Chautauqua Community House
When: December 10: 4 PM- 5 PM, 5 PM- 6 PM

Freezie Fest is a celebration of winter and all things snowmen!

Kids will have a blast at this snowman extravaganza that includes FREE train rides, visits with Santa, and Reindeer Games (crafts and other activities) for all!

Where: PEARL STREET MALL AND BEYOND
When: December 11: 11 AM- 4 PM

The enchanting L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells: A Lyric Fantasy in Two Parts) is an hour-long Opera, sung in French with subtitles and it’s recommended for ages 6 and up.

Where: DAIRY ARTS CENTER
When: December 17, 18, 19: 7 PM – 9 PM

Hotel Boulderado’s Tea service is offered seasonally to guests set on the historic Mezzanine overlooking the hotel lobby.

Families will enjoy beautiful views of the hotel’s famous renovated stained glass canopy ceiling and irresistible menus!

Where: HOTEL BOULDERADO
When: December 11- 20: 11 AM – 2 PM

Have a unique and unforgettable Winterfest adding a cozy carriage ride pulled by majestic horses to your day!

You and your loved ones can enjoy hot cocoa while enjoying the mountain air, festive lights, and fantastic views of the Flatirons.

Where: Chautauqua Green
When: December 11,12: 12 PM- 5 PM

Families will get to experience Boulder’s most beloved holiday event!

Among the many amazing and fun activities, you will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Chautauqua Green, a visit to Santa’s Cottage, the fun cyber-Scavenger Hunt, festive crafts for children, a keepsake polaroid, Marvel at the Festival of Lights, the chance to pick your favorite beer at the stunning Art-in-the-Park public art installation, a “history tour” of the beautiful Chautauqua campus, and more!

Where: Chautauqua
When: December 11, 12: 12 PM – 5 PM

This 2021 holiday season, you will have the chance to peek behind the doors of six charming cottages specially selected for the WinterFest Historic Cottage Tour!

The tour includes the recently restored Mary H. Galey Cottage, the long-time home of Mary Hindman Galey, who was instrumental in preserving the Colorado Chautauqua.

Where: Chautauqua Box Office Kiosk
When: December 11, 12: 12 PM- 5 PM

Rocky Mountains Revels is planning a live show in 2021.

This year the show is Celtic Roads, which explores the Celtic folk music and culture of the British Isles and Brittany.

Where: Gordon Gamm Theater
When: December 18-22: 2 PM- 3 PM

In this art camp, Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy 3-days of fun and art-making!

They will work with a variety of materials and techniques during the popular Winter Break Camp. Each day also includes open art exploration time, a snack break, and outdoor playtime on the patio.

Where: Tinker Art Studio
When: December 20-22: 9 AM – 12 PM