Experience the beauty of the holiday season while walking down Washington Avenue, candle in hand, singing holiday carols during Golden’s hometown Candlelight Walk, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, which offers an authentic way to open the season of lights. The Candlelight Walk is free and open to all. Gather at Foothills Art Center at 6:00 pm on November 30.


Gather at Foothills Art Center at 6 p.m. at 15th and Arapahoe Streets on Friday, December 1, for pre-walk caroling and music. Visitors can purchase candles and glow sticks for $1 each.


The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end in front of the Golden Visitors Center for the annual Christmas showcase and lighting of the tree and thousands of holiday lights all along Clear Creek. During the walk, you can listen and sing along with holiday songs. The City of Golden will then put on a brief fireworks show directly after the walk just above the Golden Hotel.

Then, stop by the Visitors Center after the walk to see Santa and his reindeer, sip some hot cider and see this year’s special holiday ornament. Don’t forget to visit Golden History Park to try a roasted chestnut and enjoy the trail of holiday lights. Hot beverages, cookies, and entertainment will be provided at several businesses and cultural facilities.