WinterFest 2020: December 11, 2020 – May 1, 2021

The Colorado Chautauqua presents WinterFest 2020, an extended event designed for your family’s safety in Boulder’s most magical setting!


“We had such a special time enjoying all of the WinterFest activities, hiking, and just relaxing as a family in the cozy cottage. We made some very magical memories with our two little boys at Chautauqua this year!” – Brigid, Louisville, CO

“Winterfest is now officially an annual event for my family.” – Sophie, Boulder, CO

“Winterfest was truly spectacular. My young boys spent all of Friday evening and Saturday during the day enjoying all Chautauqua had to offer.” – Lauren

WinterFest 2020 is made possible through the generous support of:


General Store


Gifts, coffee, ice cream, food to go, Chautauqua merchandise and more in Boulder’s most magical setting.

General Store Opening Hours:

Monday-Wednesday: Closed 
Thursday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM 
Friday-Sunday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM


Art in the Park



Artistic inspiration, civic engagement and safe outdoor fun for all ages with a spectacular Flatirons backdrop. Kids of all ages will love playing the accompanying cell-phone scavenger hunt!

These 15 whimsical bear cub statues featuring various partners, are a chance to showcase the talents of local artists, promote the admirable work of local nonprofits, and acknowledge the philanthropy of local sponsors.” – Debbie Stewart, Chautauqua Director of Development

Art In The Park is made possible through the creativity and generosity of –

Artists: Tabitha Benedict, Rick Dallago, Giovannie Dixon, Chelsea Gilmore, Jane Glotzer, Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith, Ryan Hughes, Joseph Jimenez, Kevan Krasnoff, Emanuel Martinez, Alice MessingerElizabeth Morisette, Jacob Neal, Samuel Reeves, DJC Murals

Nonprofit Partners: Blue Sky Bridge, Boulder JCC, Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project, El Centro AMISTAD, “I Have a Dream” Foundation Boulder County, Imagine!, LeaveNo Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Out Boulder County, RezDawg Rescue, Sister Carmen Community Center, Sober AF Entertainment, The Colorado State Firefighters Foundation, There With Care, Via Mobility Services, Women’s Wilderness

Sponsors: Flatirons Bank, FREIGHT Leadville, Google Boulder, Juniper Wealth Advisors, Linda Arroyo-Holmstom and Don Holmstrom, Magnus Anderson Hardwood Floors, Peter Spear, RE/MAX Alliance-Boulder, Star Waring and Dan Johnson, Trudy Turvey, University of Colorado Boulder, Winslow Foundation

“A Mary Galey Winter” – Virtual Event

Bring the wonder of Chautauqua winters into your living room and learn about the recent beautiful restoration of the historic Mary H. Galey Cottage. With special musical guests and culinary inspiration!

Make the recipes from the video!


Zucchini Wrapped Dates            Chocolate Truffle                        Roasted Pork Loin                    Roasted Brussels                        Bacon Wrapped Dates


All recipes courtesy Lenny Martinelli, Chautauqua Dining Hall and Three Leaf Concepts.
These recipes can be requested by Chautauqua guests and meeting organizers as part of catering packages for Mary H. Galey Cottage, Missions House Lodge and Community House.

To rent the Mary H. Galey cottage or Missions House Lodge, please visit Cottages and Lodges

Thank you to the sponsors of the Mary H. Galey Cottage restoration and “A Mary Galey Holiday” virtual event:

Sturtz & Copeland, ListenUp, Boulder FastFrame

A special thanks to all of the artists and contributors who donated their work to the Mary H. Galey Cottage: Betsy Cole, Alli Gerrish, Steven Hook, Kyonggeun Johnson, Jan Liverance, Nijole Rasmussen, Betty Schware, Evan Siegel, Robert Striffolino, Charles Tucker, Susan Weinreich


WinterFest Lodging Discount

Enjoy all WinterFest has to offer with a 15% lodging discount on our socially distanced cottages between December 11 2020 and January 31 2021. Use promo code WFEST when reserving your stay HERE!


COVID-19 Precautions

This event is intentionally extended over several months to facilitate social distancing. There is no need to come on opening day.
Please wear a mask on the Chautauqua campus when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
See below for specific event and location COVID 19 visitor instructions.

Art In The Park Bear Walk

• The bear map will be available on December 16.
• You may start your walk at any of the bears and proceed in any order.
• If there is already a party at a bear, please move on to a different bear or wait at least 6ft away.
• Masks are required when viewing the bears if you cannot maintain 6ft of distance from others.

Cyber Scavenger Hunt

• Download the Loquiz app, then use the QR codes on any campus sign to activate the game.
• Begin the game at any icon to avoid lines.
• If you see a party already at a PIN, please move on to the next PIN or maintain a six-foot distance.

Maps and Directions

• For maps and directions to Chautauqua, click HERE.


Daily Camera Article

December 10, 2020

General Store Press Release

December 2, 2020

WinterFest Press Release
November 17, 2020