NOVEMBER 18TH – DECEMBER 29TH

45TH HOLIDAY ART MARKET

Make it a “hip holiday” for those on your holiday shopping list by heading to Golden for Foothills Art Center’s beloved annual Holiday Art Market (HART). Featuring the creations of more than 100 local Colorado artists working in the highest standards of handcraft, including fine ceramics, fiber, glass work, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and more, HART is a hip and cool holiday art market and an ideal shopping destination for unique gifts. HART hours are Mondays – Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays: noon – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.

 

NOVEMBER 30TH – DECEMBER 21ST

THE STORY OF THE NUTCRACKER

Come learn the Story of the Nutcracker in this perfect for ALL AGES show, recurring weekly on Saturday at Miners Alley Playhouse. https://www.minersalley.com

 

NOVEMBER 24TH – DECEMBER 29TH

TASPEN'S CBD HOLIDAY SALE

Come in for CBD hot chocolate, regular hot chocolate, or chocolates and enjoy the Taspen's Holiday Sale! 33% off of all Taspens & Dragonfly Products with code: Oldegolden,  Recurring every weekend. https://dragonflyhempcbd.com

 

NOVEMBER 25TH - FEBRUARY 15TH

HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN GOLDEN

Plan to visit Golden during the holiday season for the thousands of lights that decorate the City! the lights will be up right around Nov. 25th and the official date for the lighting is during the Candlelight Walk on Dec. 6th. Visitors can enjoy the City lights through the end of the Stock Show (around Jan. 26th). Some of the lights will stay up until Valentine's Day. 

 

NOVEMBER 29TH - DECEMBER 22ND

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation uses only five actors to bring Dickens' most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this brand new adaptation that is destined to become your favorite holiday celebration! Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at Miners Alley Playhouse, https://www.minersalley.com

 

NOVEMBER 30TH – DECEMBER 18TH

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

All profits from the annual Christmas Tree Sale fund the bicycle repair/recycle program, food banks, school supplies, and programs for youth. Special thanks to USBank for use of their lot! Sale will continue until trees run out at 1801 Jackson St, Golden, CO 80401,  http://Www.goldenoptimists.org

 

NOVEMBER 30TH – DECEMBER 14TH

LETTERS TO SANTA

US Postal Box for Santa's letter is located at the Golden Visitors Center. Drop your letters to Santa off M-F, 9-5, S, 10-4 at the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

 

DECEMBER 2ND – DECEMBER 31ST

HOLIDAY CARD HAPPY HOUR

What's one way to spread some cheer this holiday season? Send some snail mail and let your loved ones know you're thinking of them! Stop by Period Six between 3-6pm, Monday thru Saturday in the month of December and get 15% off all your holiday cards! Enjoy our letter writing station and even pop that snail mail goodwill into our mailbox to make sure it gets out the next day! (stamps complimentary for up to 3 cards mailed and purchased same day). Period Six Studio, 720 Golden Ridge Road, Unit B, Golden, CO 80401,  https://www.facebook.com/events/819452891802778/

 

DECEMBER 4TH - DECEMBER 25TH

TRIBUTARY FOOD HALL-I-DAYS

Join us for fun activities, food, drinks, and specials every Wednesday this holiday season! Tributary Food Hall and Drinkery,  701 12th Street, Golden, CO 80401

 

DECEMBER 7th, 14th, 21st

HAYRIDES WITH SANTA

Picture yourself on a crisp winter day bundled up in blankets on a Hayride with Santa and his elves as you sing along to Christmas music in downtown Golden. After your hayride with Santa you can pop into Gold Mine Cupcakes and warm up!  Their cupcakes are delish! Coffee and cupcakes for purchase. Gold Mine Cupcakesm 700 12th Street #130, Golden, CO 80401 from 11:30 PM to 12:30 PM

 

DECEMBER 7th, 14th, 21st

HOLIDAY DOG CART RIDES

For more than 20 years, Newfoundland dogs and their owners have shared the magic of the holidays by providing cart rides for children after the Olde Golden Christmas Parades.  Again this year, these gentle giants will be offering rides from 12-2 (after the parades).  Rides are free but donations to help support Golden's fire department are gratefully received.  Come join the fun at the Golden Visitors & Information Center, 1010 Washington Ave, 1010 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401

 

DECEMBER 7th, 14th, 21st

HOLIDAY PARADES

Head into Golden for the parades on several Saturdays before Christmas at 11 a.m.. Be a part of this festive holiday time as you watch floats, holiday characters, Newfoundland Dogs, and Santa Claus on the firetruck  parade down Washington Avenue.,  https://www.visitgolden.com/olde-golden-christmas/holiday-parades/

 

DECEMBER 7th, 14th, 21st

SANTA AT THE STATION

This December Santa is making a special stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum to pose for photos with visitors during the day from 9:00AM-1:00PM!* Take a fun & unique family holiday photo this special season! Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids (2-17), $8 seniors. Museum Members, active military personnel and Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, no reservations required. *Santa will take a short lunch break around noon. https://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/event/santa-at-the-station-2/

 

DECEMBER 13th

HEALTHY SKIN CLUB - HOLIDAY PARTY!

Our annual Healthy Skin Club part with fun give-aways, holiday food, drinks, prizes, and more! If you haven't attended a FREE Healthy Skin Club meeting, you won't want to miss this fun party as our way of saying THANK YOU for a fabulous year! The event is free, however, registration is required, 1224 Arapahoe St, Golden, CO 80401, Golden, CO 80401, Website: https://www.earthsweetbotanicals.com, Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

DECEMBER 13th

PAINT AND SIP IN THE SADDLE

Gather in the Saddle to sip hot toddies and learn how to paint. Presented by Art on the Brix. All ages welcome (N/A beverages will be available) Theme: Winter. Please make arrangements through Art on the Brix. Check back for detais. All supplies, and initial beverage, are included in the cost of the event. https://www.facebook.com/windysaddlecafe,  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

DECEMBER 15th

THE GOLDEN ELF ACADEMY

Visit with Santa then decorate a cupcake with Mrs. Claus, Make a reindeer craft, Learn the Elves Christmas dance, Take a selfie with an Elf and learn how to play the Kazoo in Santa's Elf band. Time slots: 9:30 - 10:30, 11:00 - 12:00, Tickets $18.00 per child. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com search key words Golden Elf Academy (tickets available after November 1, 2019), Location: Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401

 

DECEMBER 15th

ORNAMENT MAKING IN THE SADDLE

Supplies and instruction included. All ages welcome. Hot cocoa and hot toddy happy hour. Food and beverage are sold separately for the ornament making event. Windy Saddle Cafe, 1110 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401, Website: http://windysaddle.com/, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Price: $10 per person

 

DECEMBER 16th

MAKE SOMETHING: LIGHT-UP HOLIDAY CARDS

Create a light-up LED holiday card and dazzle your friends and family with a fun, festive gift! Supplies provided. Golden Public Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401, Website: https://jeffcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/5cbf49ba2c24ad3a00c7c0c6,  4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

 

DECEMBER 19th

CIDER & COCOLLECTIBLE BOOK SALE

The American Alpine Club Library will be having a book sale for 11th hour gift buyers and mountaineering bibliophiles. The sale will be taking place in the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. Hot cider and cocoa will be available to warm up visitors. The selection of books will include everything from rare collectible books to reading copies you can bring along on your next adventure. American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401, (303) 384-0112, Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/488773908375084/, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

DECEMBER 19th

ON THE ROAD AT THE TOAD

The Cheese Ranch is packing up cheese and heading to Mountain Toad Brewery for a pairing of fine cheeses and beers. Plan for the third Thursday of the month! $10 cheese boards. Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401, https://cheeseranch.com/events,  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

DECEMBER 20th – 23rd

ONCE UPON A COLORADO CHRISTMAS

Golden is the perfect setting for an evening out and The Buffalo Rose has the classic Holiday Dinner Theater experience that will leave you with all your Yuletide yearnings satisfied! Guests will enjoy a festive meal while being entertained with 'Once Upon A Colorado Christmas,' a live theater production that promises to be the most fun family event you’ll have this Holiday! You will be transported back in time to Golden in the late 1800’s on Christmas Eve where a night of elegant entertainment has been promised at The New Haas Saloon. With a winter storm raging, the night does not go as expected, but with a little Christmas magic, the show will go on with an eclectic mix of Holiday music, dance and colorful characters from Colorado’s past. Perhaps even a visit from Father Christmas! This one-of-a-kind Holiday Dinner Theater experience is for the whole family complete with a Christmas feast and an atmosphere that is undeniably merry! Performances run December 20-23. Doors open at 6 PM. Show ends aprrox. 9:30 PM In the Spirit of the Season, a percentage of your ticket sales supports local participating Arts Organizations. BuffaloRose1209 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401,  http://www.coloradochristmastheater.com, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

 

DECEMBER 21st

JERRY BARLOW HOLIDAY CONCERT AT MEYER HARDWARE

Annual Holiday Celtic Guitar Concert Featuring Jerry Barlow at Meyer Hardware, 1103 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO 80401, Website: https://www.doitbest.com/, Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

DECEMBER 21st

COOKIE DECORATING DAYS

Learn how to decorate Christmas cookies and leave the mess to us. All ages welcome. Hot cocoa and hot toddy!  All supplies are included in the cost of the event. Food and beverage are sold separately for the cookie making. Windy Saddle Cafe, 1110 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401,  https://www.facebook.com/windysaddlecafe, : 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, $6.00 per person

 

DECEMBER 23rd

DECORATE A CUPCAKE FOR SANTA

Adults and kids alike can come decorate a cupcake to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve night, or just have fun making their own creation with Christmas sprinkles and Holiday fun. Hot Chocolate and Coffee free with purchase. Price includes 1 Regular Size cupcake (Chocolate or Vanilla) with decorating station and choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting. Gold Mine Cupcakes, 700 12th Street #130, Golden, CO 80401

Website: http://www.goldminecupcakes.com

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM