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In the words of Eddard Stark, “Winter Is Coming”. It is clear from the frost-covered Flatirons, the sleek icy roads, and people bundled all over town, that winter is upon Boulder! It seems that temperatures have dropped drastically in the past two weeks and there is no turning back. Boulder is in winter-mode, which means more layers, fresh snowfall, holiday lights, and a sudden craving for hot cocoa. Wintertime doesn’t slow Boulder down, and it shouldn’t slow you down either! Here are some great activities that will excite you about the snowy season ahead and evoke the Holiday Spirit in you.

  1. Boulder’s 50th Annual Christmas Home Tour

There is no better showcase of Boulder’s Holiday Spirit than the magical sight of homes adorned in colorful lights. On Friday, this event will take place through Boulder and Longmont and will tour through cozy, beautiful, and spirited homes. Not only will you be able to snag some holiday inspiration, but seeing the beautifully lit homes will excite you for the holidays. Along with the tours, there will be snacks and refreshments served that is included in the price of your ticket! Proceeds of the Home Tours will benefit charities for the homeless in the Longmont area. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.


  1. Ride the Polar Express!

This is an event that you do not want to deprive your kids of this winter! The Colorado Railroad Museum is putting on a special Polar Express performance sponsored by Rocky Mountain PBS. The performance is an immersive experience into the world of the Polar Express; through sights, sounds, and intrigue of this classic children’s tale! Prepare for a unique experience while being surrounded by the magic and wonder of this holiday season. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.


  1. Santa’s House at Pi Beta Phi

Visit the Pi Phi house this Saturday for a special philanthropy event featuring Santa Claus! This philanthropy has been a holiday tradition for the girls of Pi Beta Phi since 1972 and continues to serve a fun, festive, and charitable cause. Santa’s House will be open to the public for the small donation price of $4. The ticket includes an opportunity to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, their friend Christmas Bear, Christmas Puppy, and Mother Goose. Refreshments and snacks will be served at story time. There will also be games to play and prizes to win. For more information on the event, click here.

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Copyright: Helga Wigandt

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