Where to Visit with Santa in the Boulder Area 2019

by Rachel Daly
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Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa will be attending all kinds of holiday events from Boulder to Longmont to Superior, including photos with Santa (for kids and pets!), ice skating with Santa, scuba diving 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.

Santa at Downtown Boulder’s Switch on the Holidays

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When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 5 PM – 6 PM

Switch on the Holidays is back with a holiday sing-along performance led by the Colorado Caroling Company lead up to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall, with a special appearance by Santa himself! Then stick around for FREE visits with Santa until 7 PM.

This event will be held outside the Boulder County Courthouse on the Pearl Street Mall, Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302. Cost: FREE.

Santa at Santa’s Cellar Craft Fair

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When: Saturday, November 23, 2019, Santa visits from 10 AM – 12 PM, fair open 8 AM – 3 PM

Check out the Santa Cellar Craft Fair, held at the Broomfield Community Center. Our Annual Santa’s Cellar Craft Fair features five rooms filled with local crafters from Colorado. Santa visits from 10 a.m. until noon! Find something special for everyone on your list. The Ninth Reindeer Cafe will be open during the Craft Fair from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for your snacking needs. Located in the Lakeshore Room. Take a look at the Breakfast and Lunch menus.

Santa’s Cellar will be held at the Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020. Cost: FREE.

St. Nick on the Bricks

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When: Friday, November 29, 2019 & Saturdays November 30 – December 21, 2019, 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: November 29 – December 1, 2019, full schedule here.

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. Full schedule here.

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 23 – December 24, 2019

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 (weekends only), 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.

Santa at Winterfest Wednesday

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When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Winterfest Wednesday is The Orchard‘s annual kick-off to the holiday season, kicking off the holiday season and transforming Town Center Square into a child’s holiday dream. The opening show will offer families a tantalizing tale of fun as a cast of characters come to life before their eyes, dancing, singing and helping all of us to find the spirit of the holidays. Santa will make his grand arrival at 5:30 PM joining in the fun and bringing to life The Orchard’s 50’ Christmas Tree with lights and music. Festivities will continue through the evening with music and entertainment!

The Orchard Town Center is located at 14697 Delaware St #850, Broomfield, CO 80023. This event is FREE.

Santa at Longmont Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

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When: November 29, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Longmont kicks off the holidays! Bring your friends and family and celebrate with a ton of special events including: Santa, Holidays Around the World hosted by Patrick Paws from LMNO Puppets, Cultural Festivity, sing-alongs, caroling, warm drinks, crafts snacks & Goodie Bags.

This event is held in Downtown Longmont, 6th Ave. Plaza, west of 6th Ave. and Main St. Cost: FREE.

Santa at Niwot’s Enchanted Evening

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When: Friday, November 29, 2019 from 5:45 PM – 9 PM

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, the community of Niwot officially ushers in the holiday season with Enchanted Evening. The night will begin with the lighting of the community tree, welcoming Santa to town, presenting a Live Ice Sculpture demonstration in Cottonwood Square. Check out Ptarmigan String Quartet who will be performing Holiday music in the Grange with Santa from 6-8:30 PM. For full event info, click here.

Enchanted Evening will be held at Cottonwood Square, Downtown Niwot. This event is FREE.

Santa’s Photo Village

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When: November 30 – December 24, 2019, full schedule here.

Visit Santa at Santa’s Photo Village in Longmont! Kids will love the festive, hands-on atmosphere. Photo packages available.

Santa’s Photo Village will be held at The Village at the Peaks Mall, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501. Photo packages start at $16.68.

Holiday Photos with Santa at the Brunner Farmhouse

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When: November 30, 2019 from 11 AM – 2 PM and December 8, 2019 from 1 PM – 4 PM

Back by popular demand, the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities (BCAH) Holiday Photos with Santa event will return to the historic Brunner Farmhouse. Pre-reserve your time slot here. There will also be craft tables, holiday music, free hot chocolate, cookie decorating station and more.

The Brunner Farmhouse is located here. Photos with Santa are $25, reserve your spot here.

Santa & Elf Hot Wheels at Holiday Open House

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When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Join Santa, Elf Hot Wheels, Caring Clowns, Therapy Dogs, face painting, Longmont Chorale and more with apple juice and cookies at Longmont United Hospital‘s Holiday Open House. At 7 PM Santa will gather everyone for stories and songs from the North Pole.

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

Erie Country Christmas & Parade of Lights

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When: Friday, December 6, 2019 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.

Santa at Broomfield Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

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When: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 PM – 8:30 PM

All of Broomfield welcomes the arrival of Santa Claus at the George DiCiero City and County Building at the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy children caroling from the local schools, decorated Community Park trees, and the annual lighting of the community holiday tree by the Mayor. You can also ride the holiday wagon ride and talk to Santa. Bundle up and share in the Holiday Cheer!

George DiCiero City and County Building is located at 1 Descombes Dr, Broomfield, CO 80020. This event is FREE.

Louisville Parade of Lights

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When: Friday, December 6, 2019 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, December 6, 2019 from 4 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 line for Santa ends at 6:30 PM. 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.

Underwater Pictures with Scuba Santa

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When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Scuba Santa is coming to town! Ocean First is offering a special opportunity for you and your family to get professional underwater photos in our pool with Scuba Santa. Your holiday photos are guaranteed to make a splash! Call Ocean First to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Bring a bathing suit and your underwater smiles! Scuba certified-folks are welcome to take photos while diving. The cost is $30 per family and includes a small collection of watermarked digital photos.

Ocean First is located at 3015 Bluff St, Boulder, CO 80301. Call 303.444.7234 to reserve your spot.

Neptune’s Climb with Santa

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When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12 PM – 4 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 host Tinker Art Studio in its Cafe for seasonal crafts for kids – make a wooden block ornament that can be displayed on a tree, window, or anywhere in the home. The cafe will be open throughout the day for snacks, coffee for parents, and hot chocolate for kiddos. 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.

Santa’s House Boulder

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When: December 7 & 8, 2019 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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When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 3 PM – 5 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.

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: TBD

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 7, 2019

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

Santa at Lyons Holiday Parade of Lights & Craft Bazaar

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When: December 7, 2019. Full schedule here.

The bright glow of the holidays is once again coming to the Town of Lyons for the Lyons Holiday Bazaar & the Holiday Parade of Lights.  All weekend long, stop by the craft bazaar, featuring 60+ local artisans. The parade will will be filled with illuminated, colorful floats, many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year’s parade — Winter Wonderland. Live music and entertainment will follow the parade as well as a fireworks display!

The Holiday Parade of Lights will be held at Sandstone Park, Lyons, CO 80540. The event is FREE.

Holiday Mountain Market in Nederland

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When: Visits with Santa December 7 & 8, 2019 from 12 PM – 3 PM, Market hours: December 7, 2019 from 10 AM – 5 PM & December 8, 2019 from 10 AM – 4 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 12 PM – 3 PM each day.

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Santa at Longmont Ace Hardware

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When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 AM – 1 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.est

Holiday Festival at Longmont Museum

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When: December 7, 2019 at 3 PM , details here.

The Longmont Museum’s holiday tradition continues with the Holiday Show. Join the Longmont Museum for songs of the season and holiday cheer from some of the finest musicians and performers in the region. Featuring singer-songwriter Ayo Awasika, the Longmont All Star Jazz Band, the Rocky Mountain Ringers, and much more. Matinee 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.

Holiday Celebration at Broomfield Plaza

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When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12 PM – 2 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Broomfield Plaza! Bring the whole family and join us for some festive holiday cheer at the Holiday Celebration. FREE activities include carriage rides, Santa and his elves, photo ops, live music & entertainment, carolers, holiday crafts and holiday train rides!

Broomfield Plaza is located at 5015 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020.

Longmont Lights Holiday Festival

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When: Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM and Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 5 PM – 7 PM

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.

Boulder Concert Band – A Family Holiday

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When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 7 PM – 9 PM

Boulder Concert Band will be performing a special concert for the holidays! Get a family photo with special guest, Santa Claus. Arrive by 6:30 to hear special holiday music by the fabulous Flatirons Saxophone Quartet. Full schedule and details here.

The concert will be held at First Congregational Church UCC Boulder, 1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets $10/individuals, $20/family, $5/students & seniors.

Niwot’s Holiday Fayre

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When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 4 PM

Sponsored by Women’s International Niwot ClubHoliday Fayre features over 20 vendors selling a variety of items. One highlight is the bake sale of homemade cookies, cakes and so much more — including many British 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. All proceeds benefit local charities.

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

Storytime & Brunch with Santa

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When: Friday, December 20, 2019 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.

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