Boulder catches the holiday spirit
Although there is not the holiday snow yet, everything else needed to make the season jolly is in place.
“On Thanksgiving my family has a tradition of getting a Christmas tree and then decorating,” said sophomore Daniel Aupperle, a finance and management major. “So I like that holiday decorations are out early. I want them to stay for awhile too!”
Holiday decorations seem to be everywhere. There are many stores, restaurants and houses getting their festivities out early.
Here are just a few places to check out with great decorations.
Before Thanksgiving even arrived, the trees on the Hill were lit up at places like The Sink and Half Fast Subs. The holiday lights are around for all of December and through early January.
“I love the lights on the hill, and I’d keep them up all year long,” said Brittany Jaramillo, a sophomore open-option major.
Buchanan’s Coffee Shop
The little coffee shop on the Hill has become a place of holiday cheer. It is decked out in garland, holiday lights and ornaments of all shapes and sizes.
To top it all off, the drink counter holds a small Santa Claus that sings when its belly is touched. Talk about spirit.
“The little Santa is hilarious,” said Maryfrances Griffith, a junior international affairs major.
The 29th Street Mall, which opened last year, is more festive than ever. Not only are most of the stores that encompass it having holiday sales, but there are lights on the trees and ornaments in the windows. Victoria’s Secret is currently having a holiday sale, the Mac Store is adding some red to their usual green and Starbucks has their famous red holiday cups in stock.
“The 29th Street Mall normally has some great decorations this time of year,” Jaramillo said. “I love walking around and looking in the windows.”
These are just a few places to go to catch the Christmas craze. Whether you are window-shopping or just grabbing some coffee, take a minute to appreciate the season!
Contact CU Campus Press Writer Emily Sturges at Emily.Sturges@Colorado.edu