Over 70 Years of Tradition

2022 marks the 75th 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.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

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Help Support the Boulder Star

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

The 2022 Star Card design was created by local artist Anne Gifford. 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 St, Boulder
  • Chautauqua General Store - 100 Clematis Dr, Boulder
  • Lucky's North - 3960 Broadway #104, Boulder
  • McGuckin Hardware - 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes - 2710 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
  • Ramble on Pearl - 1638 Pearl St, Boulder
  • Ramble Marketplace – 3075 Pearl Pkwy Unit 111, Boulder

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

**Please note: The 2022 edition of the Boulder Star Holiday Card, sold in a box of 10 cards. Available for in-person pick up at the Boulder Chamber on Tuesdays and Thursdays. CANNOT BE SHIPPED. You will be refunded if you purchase expecting them to be shipped. Order here.

Special thanks to the Boulder County Arts Alliance for supporting the Call for Artists and selection of the Boulder Star Card Artist. 

Learn more about Anne Gifford in this special edition Chamber Chat.

Call for Artists - 2023 Boulder Star Holiday Card: $1,000 Paid Commission

Help keep the beloved Boulder Star shining during the 2023 holiday season!
The Boulder Chamber seeks to commission a professional local artist, illustrator and/or designer in association with Boulder County Arts Alliance, to create an original image that it can license for the 2023 Boulder Star Holiday Card, a wine label, and possibly other items. Sale of items that carry the original image support the Boulder Chamber’s stewardship of the beloved Boulder Star.

The selected artist will receive $1,000 under the terms of a license agreement to create an image of the Boulder Star that is reflective of Boulder. Fresh interpretations of iconic Boulder imagery are welcomed. To learn more, visit here.

2022 Boulder Star Lighting Ceremony

The Boulder Chamber is kicking off the holiday season with a virtual community lighting of the Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain on November 11th. Tune in to our YouTube channel to commemorate this annual Boulder tradition, while honoring veterans on Veterans Day! Learn More here. 


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.

Star Wine

Bookcliff Vineyards has bottled a special blend that features the 2022 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
  • Hazel's Beverage World
  • PettyJohn's Liquor and Wine
  • Superior Liquor
  • Boulder Wine & Spirits

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

boulder star 2022 bottle

Important Reminder

The City of Boulder and the Boulder Chamber reminds everyone to view the Boulder Star from afar as it remains closed. No designated trail currently leads to the Boulder Star, which sees large gatherings during the winter.

The star is located on steep terrain that has sustained significant plant and erosion damage because of increasing visitation over the years, leading to numerous wildlife habitat disturbances. City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) invites community members to see the star from open space locations across the area: https://bit.ly/3bE67W0

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