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Celebrate the Holidays at Chautauqua

There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays and create new memories with family and friends than at Chautauqua! Start the festivities by attending the 31st Annual Historic Homes for the Holidays Tour and craft boutique. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Dining Hall or attend our holiday concert December 13 featuring melodies from around the globe. Need an extra guest room? We’ve got you covered with 58 charming and cozy cottages. Tickets and reservations are filling up fast so make your plans soon!




Historic Boulder’s 31st annual tour comes to Chautauqua – December 6 & 7

One of Boulder’s most enduring holiday traditions, Historic Boulder’s 31st annual Historic Homes for the Holidays features the charm, history and architecture of the Colorado Chautauqua – a National Historic Landmark. Tour cottages, long-time community gathering places, shop the holiday boutique and enjoy the sounds of the season performed by the Boulder Chorale. Featured cottages, lodges and buildings on the tour will include: Gwenthean Cottage (Cottage 29, b. 1899),  the Rest Cottage (#410, b.1900 ), Morning Glory Cottage (#306, b. 1914), the San Antonio Teachers Cottage (#501, b. 1901), Chautauqua Dining Hall (b.1898), Missions House Lodge (b. 1911), and Chautauqua Community House (b.1918). A complete map of privately-owned and Chautauqua cottages and lodges on the tour will be available at the Community House day of event.

Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7. 11 AM – 4 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.




A Winter’s World of Song – December 13

Join us to celebrate a world of holiday song and music. Steve Mullins (acoustic guitar) has assembled an amazing group of vocalists and musicians to perform this special concert. Featured artists include Julie Lancaster (director of Planina), Meagan Chandler (flamenco and Middle Eastern vocalist), Beth Gadbaw (Celtic vocals),Gloria Vera(South American vocals) and Sandra Wong (violin, nyckelharpa).
Saturday, December 13, 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.



Host your holiday festivities at Chautauqua

For intimate family gatherings or larger work parties, consider the historic Chautauqua Community House or the newly restored Dining Hall for your holiday event this year! Don’t worry about driving home from the festivities, our charming cottages and Missions House Lodge are the perfect close to an evening of fun and fellowship, ideal for your out-of-town guests too! For more information or reservations, please contact us at 303.952.1611 or



Thanksgiving service

The Dining Hall is currently accepting names for a Cancellation Wait List on Thanksgiving. Open from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, the Thanksgiving menu will include a family style appetizer course, salad, a choice of five entrees including a vegetarian option, and a choice of five dessert items. Pricing is $36 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under and does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.

Afternoon Tea service  November 24  –  January 4

Relax with family & friends over Afternoon Tea. Served daily from 2 – 4 PM Monday, November 24 through Sunday, January 4. Afternoon Tea service includes a classic, three-tiered assortment of fresh baked sweet & savory pastries, scones, tea sandwiches, sweet cakes and a pot of premium tea. $22 per guest, reservations required 24 hours in advance.

To make reservations at the Chautauqua Dining Hall,  please call 303.440.3776 or click here.



Schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today!

This week’s fresh snow has set the mood for the holidays and the season of giving! Tuesday, December 9th is the fifth annual Colorado Gives Day. Last year, Coloradans made an astonishing show of support for local nonprofits, including Colorado Chautauqua Association, by donating $15.4 million in just 24 hours.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Colorado Chautauqua Association relies on your generosity to help sustain the 116 -year-old National Historic Landmark that enriches the community and the lives of all who visit. On average, CCA spends half a million dollars a year on routine and capital projects to maintain the 67 historic buildings and 26 acres of grounds.
Help CCA continue its mission to preserve and perpetuate the Colorado Chautauqua for future generations by scheduling your donation today for Colorado Gives Day.  Click here now to schedule your donation.



Now hiring full and part time year-round positions

Work where you play! We’re looking for some creative, dedicated people to join our team. Check out these full and part time year-round positions all based onsite at the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark.
•    Box Office Assistant Manager I
•   Technical Manager
•    Public Events Administrative Assistant
•    Hospitality Assistant
•    Housekeeper I
Learn more here.

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