I f your happy holiday does not include a domestic side with homemade goodies, don't fret.
Some of Boulder's local hot spots are staying open on Christmas to help out those less skilled in the kitchen.
Treat your visiting family and friends to a quiet Boulder experience by taking them downtown to dine. Short wait times and no cleanup are just a couple of the benefits of letting someone else wait on you this holiday season.
Check out these five catering to your Christmas needs.
1 Trattoria on Pearl
1430 Pearl St., Boulder
Get dressed up and head to Trattoria on Pearl for an Italian Christmas with options like Braised Colorado lamb shank, Alaskan King Salmon, Pork scaloppine or Filet Mignon. The holiday special is $20 per person.
Have some wine to celebrate the holidays while enjoying an immaculate Italian feast.
Trattoria will be open for dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Info: trattoriaonpearl.com, 303-544-0008
2 Pearl Street Pub
1108 Pearl St., Boulder
Let neon lights and beer taps don your holiday at Pearl Street Pub.
Wind down from the holiday fun with a burger and some pool this Christmas in the relaxed atmosphere on Pearl Street.
Whether you're looking to forget or relish your Christmas memories, Pearl Street Pub will be there for you.
The downtown pub will be open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will be serving their regular menu.
Info: boulderdowntown.com, 303-939-9900
3 Moongate Bistro
1628 Pearl St., Boulder
Picture "A Christmas Story" only without the bad singing and minus the waiter chopping off the duck's head at your table.
Okay, so it's not like that but it is yummy Asian food on Christmas.
Tofu, tempura, Tonkatsu, oh, my.
Moongate Bistro will be serving their regular menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas.
Info: moongateasianbistro.com, 720-406-8888
1739 Pearl St., Boulder
It's Christmas, splurge a little.
Break down and buy that bottle of wine you're usually too cheap to try and celebrate the holidays. Pair it with lobster or duck (don't worry, you'll never have to see the head).
L'Atelier is serving their regular menu from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: latelierboulder.com, 303-442-7233
5 Crepes a la Carte
2018 Broadway, Boulder
Get into the French holiday spirit and make time for some delicious crepes this Christmas.
Try a ham and mushroom crepe for lunch or treat yourself to a banana, Nutella crepe topped with some powdered sugar.
If you can't spoil yourself a little on Christmas... well just do it.
Crepes a la Carte will be serving their regular menu 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Christmas.
Info: boulderdowntown.com, 303-444-4191