Hot cocoa, sledding, holiday lights…you name it, we love it here at Rembrandt Yard! The holidays are our favorite time of year and Colorado is a pretty magical place to be. The ski lifts in the mountains begin to open and holiday music plays in the background in the grocery stores. What’s not to love about the holidays!? Us ladies here at Rembrandt Yard are excited to share with you all our favorite things to do when the holiday season rolls around!
Molly – Visiting Santa, of course! We took our little man to Village at the Peaks in Longmont last year, and got our picture taken with Santa Claus. I also love watching the Lights of December Parade here in Boulder as it goes in front of our gallery, shopping for family and friends at the Boulder County Winter Farmer’s Market at the fairgrounds in Longmont, and visiting the Boulder Star at night while all wrapped up and sipping on hot cocoa.
Heather – The holiday season officially kicks off for me the day after Thanksgiving. I love participating in Santa Con! Dressing up like Santa, parading down Pearl Street with friends singing Christmas carols and spreading rowdy cheer is the best way to burn off that turkey coma. I also love all the parties. From gift exchanges and potlucks to Winter Solstice gatherings, it’s all about being with the people you love. And eating delicious food of course!
Tracey – I love the holidays in Colorado! There is nothing quite like bundling up next to the fireplace with a big cup of hot cocoa after a long day of snowboarding. The holidays are about family, which is why I love having my parents in town every Thanksgiving and Christmas. We spend our evenings brewery hopping, blasting Christmas records, and playing highly competitive board games. This year, I am hoping for my first white Christmas in Colorado!
Erica – While I have an endless list of favorite things to do during the holidays, one of my absolute favorites is present shopping on Pearl Street with my friends. I try to support local business as much as possible and always seem to find cute meaningful gifts at the boutique shops downtown like Voss, Peppercorn and Ku Cha Tea. It has turned into a tradition for us and we make a whole day out of it. Although, sometimes the deals are so good it’s hard to not shop for yourself…one present for you, one present for me. Two presents for you, two presents for me…you know how the story ends.
No matter who you are or what you believe, I think we can all agree that this holiday season in particular is the perfect time to hold your loved ones close and give to those who need it the most. Start your own traditions that can be passed down and savor every minute of the memories created.