Most cities are magical during the holidays. The twinkling lights, the carolers, and the hustle-bustle are enough to bring out the child in us all. Boulder, Colorado, however, holds its own special kind of magic during this time of year. With the snow-dusted Flatirons towering over the town, Pearl Street buzzing with events and shopping opportunities, and the mountains beckoning skiers and adventures, there's truly not a more stunning place to spend the holidays in Colorado.
Topping out our list, St. Nick on the Bricks is the perfect opportunity for the family to see the sights of Pearl Street and visit Santa. Other festive events include, The Nutcracker and Boulder's famous Lights of December Parade where you can sip hot chocolate and watch 50 twinkling floats pass, as well as carolers, and marching bands.
For skiers and outdoor adventurers, Eldora Mountain Resort offer some awesome powder days and exciting terrain. If you're interested in backcountry skiing or snowshoeing, Indian Peaks Wilderness is a winter wonderland full of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Interested in shopping and dining exclusively? Pearl Street Mall of Boulder and 16th Street Mall of Denver are the perfect spots for spending some cash and stocking up on your Christmas gifts.