NOTE: Due to COVID-19, many of our annual events may be modified to ensure your safety. We are doing our best to keep the calendar information up to date, but please be sure to contact the event organizer(s) with any questions you may have. Thank you!
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Boulder Junction’s Christmas Tree Lighting
November 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Anyone who has visited Boulder Junction’s downtown during the holiday season, knows what a lovely and festive setting it is. Some refer to our small town, with Christmas lights twinkling and snow falling, as a Norman Rockwell scene.
Traditionally, Boulder Junction Chamber, downtown businesses and non-profit organizations have hosted the annual Christmas Walk on the Friday after Thanksgiving as a kick-off to the holiday season. This year, due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the traditional evening event as well as the arts and crafts show during the day, will not take place.
On Friday, November 27 we will be holding a simple lighting of the town Christmas Tree, located at the Veterans Memorial Triangle, along with downtown store fronts, at 4:30pm. Shops will be open throughout the day and until 5pm, some later. Prior to the tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus will travel down Main Street in separate vehicles with the Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department leading the way, ending at the Veterans Memorial Triangle for the lighting. Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be available for visits or close-up photos this year.
In past years, Santa’s elves have coordinated the Kids Christmas Shopping House and lunch with Santa on the Saturday following Christmas Walk at the Community Center. This event has also been cancelled but Santa still wants to hear from the children. A special mailbox will be placed along Main Street at Peeple’s Park from November 23 through November 28. Children are encouraged to drop their letters to Santa here and if a return address is provided, Santa will reply back to them.
We encourage everyone to support our businesses by shopping local as much as possible. Starting November 13 and running through December 13, select businesses will be participating in the “Shopping Home for the Holidays” giveaway. During this time, when you spend $50 or more at participating businesses you will receive a Shopping Home for the Holidays entry ticket. Simply fill out the form and drop it off for a chance to win a prize package of certificates, valued at $425.00, donated by the participating businesses. If you are not able to shop Boulder Junction in person, consider purchasing gift certificates from our local establishments for those on your Christmas list or consider Boulder Bucks through the Chamber. Boulder Bucks are certificates that can be used at any Boulder Junction businesses and are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
For further information contact the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce 715-385-2400.