First, thank you to all our customers. We truly appreciate supporters of local, independent business, those who choose to keep their dollars close to home to promote a stronger, more robust community.
Hey Boulder and beyond: you have built quite a community, and we are proud to be a part of it, as we have been for almost 60 years. We've got big plans for 2014, and we look forward to continuing this legacy for a long time to come.
It's the time of year when we are reminded what really matters: being close to those you love. So we want to wish everyone happy, healthy, festive and cheerful holiday season!
Thank you and cheers,
Barry Hight, President
Holiday Fun at Mcguckin Saturday, December 6th, 11am-2pm
Make your own snow globe Kids 8th grade and younger can come in, learn to make their very own snow globe, and take it home for free!
Pizzelles with Barb Try our Green Vest's Italian waffle cookies- she'll be making them fresh in Housewares!
CU Engineering Bio-diesel Truck The CU-based team will be here explaining their eco-friendly model and advocating for alternatives to petroleum based fuels!
Pinewood Springs Flood Book Members from the Pinewood Springs Fire Department will be on hand promoting their new book about the 2013 floods and the impact it had on their community. All proceeds will go towards a new fire station and community center for the town of Pinewood Springs.
Saturday, December 13th, 11am-2pm
Make your own Menorah Learn how to create your very own Hanukkah lights with a few simple items!
Latkes with Jim Cohen (owner of Empire Lounge and Restaurant and Pizzeria da Lupo) Uncle Jim knows his stuff, and he'd like to share this holiday favorite with you! Sour cream and apple sauce will also be provided, of course.
Pinewood Springs Flood Book (see above)
Saturday, December 20th, 11am-2pm
Santa Jim in Tools Want to meet Santa?One of our very own Green Vests will be in his big red suit here taking wish lists and spreading cheer! Bring the kids for a special Saturday!
Pinewood Springs Flood Book (see above)
Live Holiday Music Throughout the month of December
It's that time of year again, and nothing gets customers in the holiday spirit like some live music! We'll host "A Touch of Class Trio," some longtime musician friends, in the center of the store throughout the month, including a harpist, violinist and cellist!
Their soothing renditions of holiday favorites and even classic rock tunes flood the aisles of the store, and people love to listen while they shop!
Christmas Department Sales December 15th: Take 15% off all items from the Holiday department December 22nd: Take 25% off all items from the Holiday department December 26th: Take 50% off all items from the Holiday department
Festival of Trees Through December 18th Be sure to check out our six trees packed with giftable products -- you'll find them throughout the departments of our store! Here's how it works:
peruse the trees and pick one (or more) that has products you desire, or would gift to others
Try to win a tree! Winners will be announced Friday, December 19th!
All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels, a community organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community.
Slim Shadey (in Electrical) A tapering tower of lamp shades, this tree sports products that will help an outdoor enthusiast see the light! Includes thermos, flashlight, spotlight, collapsible shovel, sleeping pad, slackline, Nite Ize GearTies, and more! (Retail Value: $560)
Heavy Metal (in Automotive)
This chain-themed tree comes complete with home and auto products geared toward the maintenance aficionado and Do-It-Yourselfer. Prizes include tool sets of various sizes, fuel and oil additives, strap sets, flashlights, spot lights, a winch, and a garage organization kit. (Retail Value: $1227)
Joyeux Pelle (in Garden)
French for “Happy Shovel,” this tree celebrates the triumph of maintaining a lawn and garden. It’s constructed with a frame of snow shovels wrapped with hose garland and topped with a golden sprinkler. Prizes include gardening gloves, a chrome shelving unit, watering can, handheld garden tools, fall cleanup gadgets, a kneeling pad, and more! (Retail Value: $631)
Joy to the Jars (in Housewares)
The tree made of glowing green mason jars caters to the homemakers and cooks in all of us! Prizes include a myriad of Cuisinart appliances and cooking accessories, just in time for the holidays! (Retail Value: $1237)
Screwge (in Nuts and Bolts)
This studded, corkscrewing tree reminds us to keep the holiday spirit strong and our inner child alive and kicking. Prizes include fun things like games, toys, Radio Flyer items, puppets and puzzles! (Retail Value: $468)
Merry Mishegoss (in Tools)
This blue tree is aglow with love for furry friends. Prizes include a sampling of dog and cat foods, pet toy favorites, and a FURminator de-shedding tool! (Retail Value: $639)
Want to learn about everything from fall clean up to pumpkin activities? Check out our blog!
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