Santa is Coming to Town November 18 to Switch on the Holidays in Downtown Boulder

Category: Press Room

Sunday, November 18 Santa flips the switch illuminating the County Courthouse & Pearl Street Mall

Boulder, Colo.  [November 8, 2012]:  On Sunday, November 18, the Boulder Chorale will perform for holiday revelers starting at 5 p.m. on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall.   Shortly thereafter, Santa will stop by to flip the switch that will have Downtown Boulder shining bright for the holiday season. 

Flipping the switch will light up the Pearl Street Mall and Boulder County Courthouse, as well as help the Boulder Chamber of Commerce light up the star on Flagstaff Mountain.  This year, the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District will decorate trees along the pedestrian mall with over 35,000 LED bulbs and 300 colorful lighted ornaments! 

Immediately following Switch on the Holidays, the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza will present Light up the Ice, a holiday ice show starring local skaters.  Snowplow Sam and members of the Fairview High School drum corps will escort attendees from Switch to the ice rink.  Following the skate show, the ice rink will be open to the public for a special $5 ice skating session (includes skate rental) between 6:30-10 p.m.

Downtown Boulder’s Switch on the Holidays is a free event and open to the public. This annual event is produced by Downtown Boulder, Incorporated and sponsored by Citywide Banks, Broadway Suites, the Daily Camera and City of Boulder Parking Services. 

About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)

Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.

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CONTACT:    Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Communications – Downtown Boulder | 303.449.3774 |


For information about the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza / Light Up the Ice: Please contact the Skate Office: 303.209.3732 or Skate Shop: 303.209.3722 | |