A whole bunch attend Boulder’s annual Swap on the Holidays festivities

A whole bunch attend Boulder’s annual Swap on the Holidays festivities

Regardless of the nippiness within the air and snow on the bottom, tons of of individuals got here to Pearl Road on Sunday night to have a good time the annual Swap on the Holidays occasion and watch the lighting of the vacation lights in Downtown Boulder.

Odin Jung gazes on the lit-up fountain in entrance of the Boulder County Courthouse alongside his uncle John Motsinger, left, and cousin Raymond Motsinger, middle. (Amber Carlson / Workers Author)

The gang gathered in entrance of the historic Boulder County Courthouse at 1325 Pearl St. simply earlier than 5 p.m. Grown-ups and children alike huddled round a stage as Chip, CEO of the Downtown Boulder, delivered his opening remarks. After temporary appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus in addition to downtown’s Freezie the Snowman, dancers from the Boulder Ballet carried out two dances from “The Nutcracker” for a particular sneak preview of this yr’s efficiency.

At 5:20 p.m., after a 10-second countdown, it was time to modify on the lights. The courthouse and fountain space lit up in a rainbow of colours, and the Pearl Road Mall was crammed with mild and vacation cheer as the group started to disperse.

Swap on the Holidays has been an annual celebration since not less than the early 2000s, in line with Chip. Chip mentioned he was happy with this yr’s turnout and glad to see so many kids participating within the occasion.

Anna Salim and Chip of the Downtown Boulder Partnership pose in entrance of the Boulder County Courthouse. (Amber Carlson / Workers Author)

“It’s at all times so enjoyable to see. For lots of people, this can be a custom. You see quite a lot of little youngsters who that is the primary time they’re doing this custom. … It’s actually candy,” Chip mentioned. “It’s enjoyable to see little folks working round within the snow for the primary time and making reminiscences.”

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