Published: Dec. 5, 2019

Hot chocolate, sledding and holiday cookies, oh my! There are so many fun things to do this winter season. Here are just a few ideas to get you and your friends in the holiday spirit.

Person drinking hot chocolate out of a Santa mugIce skating at The Rec

Grab or rent a pair of ice skates and come visit the only ice rink in Boulder. Don’t be afraid to show off your tricks to some fellow Buffs! 


Did you know you can rent snowshoes from the Outdoor Program? Snowshoeing is the perfect outdoor activity to experience winter in Colorado. Check out the many trails to explore.

Hot chocolate

There’s no better way to celebrate winter than indulging in a cup of hot chocolate—or two! Stop by The Bakery on the first floor of the C4C or I Love Mondays on Dec. 9 to enjoy this seasonal drink.

Gingerbread house decorating

Build gingerbread houses, eat sliders and plenty of snacks at CU on Friday on Dec. 6 in the UMC Aspen Rooms.

Seasonal events around Boulder and Denver

Celebrate all-things winter at these local events:


There’s plenty of fun-tastic places to go sledding in Boulder. Check these local sled spots out.

Baking cookies

’Tis the season to make holiday cookies. Get together with a friend to make and decorate these sugar cookies. Curl up under a blanket, grab a glass of milk and enjoy a sweet treat this holiday season.