Boulder Chamber and city to relight Boulder Star as a symbol of caring and unity amidst COVID-19

The Boulder Chamber, in partnership with the City of Boulder, will illuminate the Boulder Star on Flagstaff Mountain on March 23, 2020, as a symbol of our community’s unity and caring in confronting COVID-19 and its impacts on the Boulder community.

While traditionally lit during the holiday season, the Boulder Chamber recognizes the Boulder Star’s power to help foster community resilience amid the COVID-19 response. This sentiment has been reinforced by the outreach of many community members who shared their desire to experience the Boulder Star’s shining light and “raise the hopes of our beloved community.”

Please note: While Boulder Star will be lit, the open space area around it is closed. The city has also issued an order prohibiting gatherings of groups of 10 or more on publicly owned areas, including OSMP-managed lands. 

Over 70 Years of Tradition

2019 marks the 72nd 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.


The star has been turned off for the season - we'll see you in Fall 2020 for the next Star Lighting Festival!

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 2019 Star Card design was created by local artist Kathleen Lanzoni. 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 Mart
  • Art Source International
  • Hotel Boulderado (limited stock available)
  • Leanin' Tree
  • Lucky's Market North
  • McGuckin Hardware
  • Puddles Carwash
  • Wonder Wonder

Or, purchase your Star Cards online through the Boulder Chamber and pick them up in person!

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


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

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Star Wine

Bookcliff Vineyards has bottled a special blend that features the 2019 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 beginning November 1, 2019*:

  • B-Town Wine and Spirits
  • Bailey's Wine and Spirits
  • Boulder Wine and Spirits
  • Hazel's Beverage World
  • Liquor Mart
  • PettyJohn's Liquor and Wine
  • Superior Liquor

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

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