We'd like to remind community members that the final evening for the memorial illumination of the Boulder Star will be April 1.

We hope the Star has provided the Boulder community with a bit of light and comfort during this difficult time. As we all continue to process the March 22 tragedy, please find a list of mental health resources here.

Out of respect for the challenging days ahead for our law enforcement officials, we ask that our community respect the “No Trespassing” signage and group gathering restrictions for the open space area around the Boulder Star.


Over 70 Years of Tradition

2020 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain. The beloved Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain was first lit in December 1947 and has made its holiday appearance every year since.

The Boulder Chamber is proud of its role as the steward of this community asset and thankful for the support it receives, through sales of the Boulder Star Card, Star Wine, and the generosity of other partners, to keep the Boulder Star shining bright.

2020 Boulder Star Lighting Ceremony

We were thrilled to relight the Boulder Star for the holiday season on November 11, 2020, in honor of our veteran community. Watch the livestream here

The Boulder Star held special significance this year, as it was lit out-of-season to provide hope to the community in the throes of the pandemic. Read more

Please note: No hiking or gathering permitted in the area around the Boulder Star, for the protection of the environment and to follow public health recommendations.

Help Support the Star

Celebrate our local history and tradition while bringing a smile to the faces of everyone on your holiday mailing list!

The 2020 Star Card design was created by local artist Julia Williams (aka The Designosaur). A portion of the Star Card proceeds will go towards the ongoing care of the Boulder Star.

This year's Star Card retailers include*:

  • Art Source International - 1237 Pearl Street, Boulder
  • Art Mart - 1326 Pearl Street, Boulder
  • Leanin' Tree Gift Shop - 6055 Longbow Drive, Boulder
  • Lucky's North - 3960 Broadway #104, Boulder
  • McGuckin Hardware - 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

**Please note: Online ordering for the Boulder Star Card is now closed. Please visit one of the above listed retailers to purchase cards. Some retailers may be sold out or low on inventory.

Special thanks to the Boulder County Arts Alliance for supporting the Call for Artists

and selection of the Boulder Star Card Artist.

Star Wine

Bookcliff Vineyards has bottled a special blend that features the 2020 Boulder Star artwork. A portion of the Star Wine proceeds will go towards the ongoing care of the Boulder Star.

The Star Wine will be available at the following vendors*:

  • Bookcliff Vineyards Tasting Room – North Boulder
  • B-Town Wine and Spirits
  • Boulder Wine and Spirits
  • Harvest Wine and Spirits
  • Hazel's Beverage World
  • PettyJohn's Liquor and Wine
  • Superior Liquor

*Please note: Some retailers may be sold out or low on inventory.

Boulder Star Wine
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