Holidays

Olde Golden Christmas

A longstanding tradition returns

Posted 11/17/16

Candlelight Walk

The annual Candlelight Walk takes place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 starting at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Participants will walk down Washington Avenue to the bottom of the hill at 10th Street where …

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Holidays

Olde Golden Christmas

A longstanding tradition returns

Posted

Candlelight Walk

The annual Candlelight Walk takes place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 starting at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Participants will walk down Washington Avenue to the bottom of the hill at 10th Street where Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan will be waiting to switch on the lights to illuminate historic downtown Golden.

This year, children can enter the Light the Lights drawing to help the mayor turn on the lights. The drawing is open to any child between the ages of 4 and 12 who lives in Golden — a parent or legal guardian must show proof of Golden residency. The drawing will take place Nov. 30, and the winner will be notified by phone. Enter the Light the Lights drawing at Credit Union of Colorado, 1800 Jackson St.

The Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave., will serve as a community hub during the Candlelight Walk.

A Santa’s mailbox has been set up for children to mail a letter to the North Pole. Letters may be dropped off Nov. 26 to Dec. 15. Children will receive a return letter from Santa.

The Golden Lions Club will be serving warm apple cider and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting to visit with children.

More Candlelight Walk activities include:

Fireplace, treats and family-friendly entertainment from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St. for free.

Holiday themed selfies at the new exhibit “Epic Events” and music played on a historic piano from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St.

Explore the inside of the Pearce/Helps Cabin, baked goods from the wood-fired oven, roasted chestnut or warm cider, live blacksmithing, and music and singing at from 7-8:30 p.m. at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe streets. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.Goldenhistory.org for more information.

Bruce Bouck and the Fat Fingers Quartet will perform 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Baby Doe’s, 1116 Washington Ave.

Holiday Parades

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, the annual Holiday Parades will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

The parades will start on 10th Street and continue on Washington Avenue in historic downtown Golden to 13th Street.

Honoring Golden's long history, this year's parades are Western themed.

For more information visit www.Goldenchamber.org.

Activities before and after the parade include barbershop quartets, hot cider, Victorian carolers and antique fire trucks.

Newfoundland Dog Cart Rides will be available for children after the parade until 3 p.m. in the Clear Creek History Park parking lot at 11th and Arapahoe streets.

The Golden Hayride will be available for rides after the parade until 3 p.m. with pickup at at 11th and Arapahoe streets. Cost is $5 per person and children under 5 ride for free. Visit www.goldenhayride.com for more information on the hayride.Candlelight Walk

The annual Candlelight Walk takes place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 starting at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Participants will walk down Washington Avenue to the bottom of the hill at 10th Street where Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan will be waiting to switch on the lights to illuminate historic downtown Golden.

This year, children can enter the Light the Lights drawing to help the mayor turn on the lights. The drawing is open to any child between the ages of 4 and 12 who lives in Golden — a parent or legal guardian must show proof of Golden residency. The drawing will take place Nov. 30, and the winner will be notified by phone. Enter the Light the Lights drawing at Credit Union of Colorado, 1800 Jackson St.

The Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave., will serve as a community hub during the Candlelight Walk.

A Santa’s mailbox has been set up for children to mail a letter to the North Pole. Letters may be dropped off Nov. 26 to Dec. 15. Children will receive a return letter from Santa.

The Golden Lions Club will be serving warm apple cider and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting to visit with children.

More Candlelight Walk activities include:

Fireplace, treats and family-friendly entertainment from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St. for free.

Holiday themed selfies at the new exhibit “Epic Events” and music played on a historic piano from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St.

Holiday Parades

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, the annual Holiday Parades will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

The parades will start on 10th Street and continue on Washington Avenue in historic downtown Golden to 13th Street.

This year’s parades are Western themed.

For more information visit www.Goldenchamber.org.

Activities before and after the parade include barbershop quartets, hot cider, Victorian carolers and antique fire trucks.

Newfoundland Dog Cart Rides will be available for children after the parade until 3 p.m. in the Clear Creek History Park parking lot at 11th and Arapahoe streets.

The Golden Hayride will be available for rides after the parade until 3 p.m. with pickup at at 11th and Arapahoe streets. Cost is $5 per person and children under 5 ride for free. Visit www.goldenhayride.com for more information on the hayride.

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