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Where to Visit with Santa in the Boulder Area 2018

by Rachel Daly
things to do in Boulder in November

Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa will be attending all kinds of events from Boulder to Longmont to Superior, including photos with Santa (for kids and pets!), ice skating with Santa and even breakfast with Santa! Check out this extensive list of events and places to visit good old St. Nick this holiday season.

St. Nick on the Bricks

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When: Friday, November 23, 2018 & Saturdays November 24 – December 22, 2018, from 11 AM – 2 PM

Head to Pearl Street where kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

Find Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center, 1301 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302. Cost: FREE.

Santa HQ at Flatiron Crossing

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When: Throughout November & December. Hours vary, see schedule here. Make reservations here (optional).

Santa is available for photos and visits at Santa’s Headquarters presented by HGTV, located at the base of Flatiron Crossing‘s Grand Staircase. Reservations available, but not required! Exciting Features include Elf-Ray Vision, Naughty-or-Nice ‘O Meter, Holiday Fun Photo Options & More! Reserve your time with Santa here.

Santa will be at Flatiron Crossing Mall, 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021. Cost: Photo packages start at $34.99.

Holiday Open House at The Flower Bin

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When: Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 1 PM – 3 PM

Check out The Flower Bin of Longmont’s Holiday Open House featuring live entertainment, holiday cookies, apple cider and visits with Santa! The Flower Bin will have all the essential holiday decorations on hand for sale including live Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, poinsettias and more.

The Flower Bin is located at 1805 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Cost: FREE.

Christmas Extravaganza

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When: See Santa Weekends from November 24 – December 24, 2017

Duran’s Hobby Acres is hosting a holiday experience to remember, Christmas Extravaganza. Choose your Christmas tree and take part in these fun activities: wreath decorating, visits and photos with Santa, letters to Santa, kids crafts and more!

Duran’s Hobby Acres is located at 15591 N 107th St, Longmont, Colorado 80504. Cost: Entrance is free. Free pony ride with purchase of Christmas tree. Petting Zoo $3. Barrel train is $2. Carriage rides $15 per family.

Erie Country Christmas & Parade of Lights

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When: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Erie is hosting its annual Country Christmas & Parade of Lights, featuring Santa’s Workshop, Local School Choirs, complimentary s’mores, living Nativity scene, free hayrides and a Parade of Lights followed by visits with Santa!

This event is held in Historic Downtown Erie, Briggs St & Moffat St, Erie, CO 80516, and is FREE.

Louisville Parade of Lights

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Photo Courtesy of Louisville Chamber of Commerce

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 9 PM

Join Louisville in its annual Parade of Lights. Enjoy musical entertainment provided by local schools & churches, a living nativity, petting zoo and visits with Santa.  The Parade begins at 7:00 PM at the south end of Main Street and ends on South Street. Enjoy choirs singing, the living nativity, visits with Santa, carolers, ice skating and lots more!

This event will be held at Main St, Louisville, CO 80027. The event is FREE.

Callahan Holiday Open House

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When: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 3 PM – 7 PM

Come to the Historic Callahan House for the Holiday Open House to tell Santa what you want for Christmas! Parents, bring your own cameras to capture the memories. The house will be open for tours as well so you have an opportunity to enjoy the holiday decorations. The public is welcome and admission is free.

This free event will be held at the Historic Callahan House, 312 Terry St, Longmont, CO 80501.

Santa’s House Boulder

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When: December 1 & 2, 2018 from 10 AM – 4 PM

A holiday tradition since 1972, Santa’s House is a community event hosted by the women of Boulder Area Alumnae Panhellenic for kids and families in the Boulder and North Metro area. Kids will enjoy meeting Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Christmas Bear & Puppy, and Mother Goose. Games with prizes, music and storytelling are also available – bring your camera to capture the magic of the holiday season. Proceeds benefit local charities Imagine! and EFAA.

Pi Beta Phi University of Colorado at Boulder, 890 11th St, Boulder, Colorado 80302. Tickets $5 (cash only).

Superior’s Skate with Santa

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Photo Courtesy Superior Chamber of Commerce

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 3:15 – 4:45 PM

The holiday festivities begin at the Superior Sports Stable for Superior Chamber’s Skate with Santa. Skate with Santa at the Sport Stable from 3:15-4:45 PM. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available as well as an opportunity to have your photo with Santa. NEW THIS YEAR: we will have a small business owners “shop” set up at the event as well so plan to look for a few gifts while you are getting in the holiday spirit.

The Superior Sports Stable is located at 1 Superior Drive, Superior, CO 80027. This event is FREE.

Breakfast with Santa in Broomfield

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When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8 AM – 10:30 AM

Join Santa in a free breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit and pastries at the annual Broomfield Lions Club‘s Breakfast with Santa. The Lions Club will host Santa as well as playing Christmas movies for the kids at the Broomfield Community Center Lakeshore Room.

 Broomfield Community Center is located at 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020. This event is FREE.

Lafayette’s Home for the Holidays

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When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Join Lafayette for this free event, Home for the Holidays featuring a tree lighting, caroling and more. Visit with Santa and Jingles D. Checker, kids crafts, High Peaks Twirlers performance, caroling, and see the tree lighting.

This event will be held at Festival Plaza, 311 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Photos with Santa at Gunbarrel Brewing Company

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When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 PM to 4 PM & Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Bring your children to visit with Santa at Gunbarrel Brewing Company! For two magical hours Santa will hear all of their wishes and take photos with your children and pets.

This free event will be held at Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 3506, 7088 Winchester Cir, Boulder, CO 80301

Santa at Lyons Christmas Bazaar

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Photo by Edward Bruder, Courtesy Lyons Holiday Craft Bazaar

When: Santa will be available on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 3 PM – 5 PM & Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 2 PM – 4 PM

Santa will be at the Lyons Annual Christmas Bazaar talking to children, taking photos and enjoying all the goodies and fun on Saturday, December 1 from 3 PM – 5 PM and Sunday, December 2 from 2 PM – 4 PM. All weekend long, stop by the craft bazaar, featuring 60+ local artisans.

This free event will be held at Lyons Elementary School, 338 High St, Lyons, CO 80540.

Holiday Mountain Market in Nederland

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When: Visits with Santa from 12 PM – 3 PM, Market Hours: December 1 & 2, 2018 from 10 AM – 5 PM

Visit Nederland’s Holiday Mountain Market, held the first weekend in December at the Nederland Community Center. In addition to photos with Santa, this annual arts and crafts festival features local mountain artists, unique gifts, festive food, a silent auction, and holiday music.  Photos with Santa 12PM – 3PM each day.

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Santa Station: Niwot

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When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Come see Santa at the Mountain View Fire Station, Niwot Station 4! Share a cup of cocoa, write a letter to Santa and see the fire engines at Santa Station: Niwot. Please bring a non-perishable food donation.

This free event will be held at Mountain View Fire Rescue, 8500 Niwot Rd, Longmont, CO 80503

Santa Station: Mead

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When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1 PM – 3 PM

Come see Santa at Mountain View Fire Station, Mead Station 3. Share a cup of cocoa Santa, make a holiday craft and see the fire engines at Santa Station: Mead. Please bring a non perishable food donation to support the Mead Food Bank.

This free event will be held at Mountain View Fire Station, Mead Station 3, 441 3rd St, Mead, CO 80542.

Photos with Santa Fundraiser

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When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM

Help the Hyland Hills Hockey Bantham Black youth hockey team in their Photos with Santa Fundraiser on Sunday, December 2 at the Ice Centre at the Promenade.

This fundraiser will be held at Ice Centre At the Promenade, 10710 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020, cost: $10 for a digital photo with Santa. Only $5 with a toy donation for Precious Child (value $15 or more). Proceeds benefit local youth hockey.

Niwot’s Holiday Fayre

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When: Santa will be available on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1 PM – 3 PM

Sponsored by Women’s International Niwot ClubHoliday Fayre features over 22 vendors selling a variety of items. One highlight is the bake sale of homemade cookies, cakes and so much more — including many favorites rarely seen in our small town. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to visit with the children from 1 PM – 3 PM, while hot cider is served by Niwot community youth. All proceeds benefit local charities.

This free event will be held at Left Hand Grange No. 9, 195 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544.

Santa at Louisville Winter Market

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When: Saturdays December 8 – 23, 2018 from 10 AM  – 3 PM

Shop and enjoy handmade, homemade and local products at the Louisville Winter Market and enjoy fun activities like photos with Santa and kids crafts. The market will also feature food, gifts, and Christmas trees!
This free event will be held at Bittersweet Cafe & Confections, 836 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027.

Santa & Elf Hot Wheels at Holiday Open House

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Photo Courtesy Longmont United Hospital

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Join Santa, Elf Hot Wheels, Caring Clowns, Therapy Dogs, face painting, Longmont Chorale and more with eggnog and cookies at Longmont United Hospital‘s Holiday Open House.

This free event is open to the public and will be held at Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501.

Longmont Lights Holiday Festival

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When: Santa will be available  Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5 PM – 8 PM, the festival will continue Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5 PM with ice skating and a parade

Join Longmont in its annual weekend holiday celebration, Longmont Lights! The festival begins on Friday at Roosevelt Park with Santa’s Workshop, a free craft area for kids and visits with Santa, live reindeer, holiday ice show, open skating, hot cocoa carts, fire pits and food truck sales. The evening culminates in a fireworks display. On Saturday, enjoy open skate ice skating and the Jingle Bell Rock Parade down Main Street. For the full schedule of events, click here.

Longmont Lights will be held at Roosevelt Park & Downtown Longmont, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501. The event is FREE.

Santa at Longmont Ace Hardware

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When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10 AM – 2 PM

A Longmont tradition for over 10 years, visit with Santa and Elf Hot Wheels at Ace Hardware in Longmont and receive a free photo as well as take your own.

This free event will be held at Ace Hardware Longmont, 1727 Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501.

Neptune’s Climb with Santa

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When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 2 PM – 6 PM

Stop by Neptune, where Santa’s going to belay kids* on the new climbing wall. If your little one gets to the top, Santa will have a gift for them and a little something for you, too! The Climb with Santa event at Neptune Mountaineering will be part of the Table Mesa Shopping Center’s Holiday Stroll and Scavenger Hunt. *Climb with Santa is recommended for kids age 12 and under.

This event will be held at Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305.

Pets with Santa

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Photo Courtesy Society 1902

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 12 PM – 3 PM

Come join the Society 1902 group for a drink at Rayback Collective and get an awesome picture with your pup and Santa – sounds like a great holiday card opportunity! This will be a fun event to raise funds for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

This event will be held at the Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304.

Visit Santa & Help Toys for Tots

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When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 4 PM – 7 PM

Santa will be visiting Stevinson Hyundai of Longmont! Bring in gifts for Toys for Tots to help a child in need. All gifts must be in the original, unopened packaging.

This event will be held at Stevinson Hyundai of Longmont, 600 S Main St, Longmont, CO 80501.

Tiny Tots and Breakfast with Santa in Estes Park

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Photo Courtesy Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Head up to Estes Park for the 62nd annual Tiny Tots and Santa: a free pancake breakfast, Christmas music, crafts and have your photo taken with Santa. All children will receive a free gift from Santa! Sponsored by: American Legion, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District,  and the Estes Park Lions Club.

This free event will be held at American Legion Post 119, 850 N Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Cocoa with Santa: Erie (Grandview)

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When: December 15, 2017 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Come see Santa at Mountain View Fire Station, Erie Station 6. Share a cup of cocoa with Santa, make a holiday craft and see the fire engines at Cocoa with Santa: Erie (Grandview). Please bring a non perishable food donation to support the Mead Food Bank.

This event will be held at Mountain View Fire Station, Erie Station 6, 50 Bonanza Dr, Erie, CO 80516

Cocoa with Santa: Erie (Vista Ridge)

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Photo Courtesy Mountain Fire Rescue

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 1 PM – 3 PM

Come see Santa at Mountain View Fire Station, Erie Station 8. Share a cup of cocoa with Santa, make a holiday craft and see the fire engines at Cocoa with Santa: Erie (Vista Ridge). Please bring a non perishable food donation to support the Mead Food Bank.

This free event will be held at Station #8, Mountain View Fire Rescue, 400 Bonanza Dr, Erie, CO 80516.

Holiday Festival at Longmont Museum

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Museum and Cultural Center

When: December 16, 2018: Santa Reception at 3 PM and Concert at 4 PM

The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition continues with the 4th Annual Holiday Festival. Join the Longmont Museum for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region. Featuring the Heath Walton Jazz Quintet, the Boulder Klezmer Consort, Longmont’s Centennial State Ballet in excerpts from the Nutcracker, Venezuelan rhythms from Gonzalo Teppa, and much more. Matinee ONLY: Special Santa reception with complimentary cookies and hot chocolate before matinee performance only, beginning at 3 PM. Concert begins at 4 PM.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center is located at 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501, Cost: $20 Adult, $15 Seniors & Students. Tickets available here.

Santa’s House at Village at the Peaks

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When: December 15 – December 22, 2018 from 12 PM – 4 PM

Visit Santa’s House at Village at the Peaks this season! Bring your own camera or cell phone to capture the magic. Visits with Santa are first come, first served. No reservations or appointments are available.

Village at the Peak is located at 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501. This event is FREE.

Santa at The Legion

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When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2 PM – 5 PM

The jolly guy is coming to The Legion, and we’re all invited! Please RSVP here so Santa’s elves can make sure his bag is properly stocked. This event is hosted by Pack 179 & the Boulder American Legion.

This free event will be held at the Boulder American Legion, 4760 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Storytime with Santa at Used Book Emporium

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Photo Courtesy of Used Book Emporium

When: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 4 PM – 7 PM

A Longmont tradition for over 10 years, Santa will be reading and telling Christmas stories to children at the Used Book Emporium‘s Storytime with Santa. There will also be time for children to talk with Santa and for photos.

This free event will be held at Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501.

Storytime & Brunch with Santa

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When: Friday, December 21, 2018 at 9 AM – 10:30 AM & 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Celebrate the magical holidays at a Storytime and Brunch with Santa. Kids will enjoy yummy food and holiday cheer as Santa entertains your whole family with stories. Make sure to bring your holiday wish lists and camera for this special event! This event will sell out, please pre-register. Register online here.

This event will be held at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501, Cost: $12/person. Tickets available here.

About Rachel Daly

I am Rachel, Boulder writer, mother and animal lover. It is my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I've learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, is a local Realtor and neighborhood expert. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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