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FREE HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN IN GOLDEN

Golden’s old-fashioned holiday parade started in 2005 with a few a cowboys on horseback, an antique fire truck, and members of the Colorado School of Mines band, and today, it bursts with Colorado charm and delights children of all ages with its eclectic display of floats and holiday characters, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce.

ABOUT THE PARADE

Watch Santa zoom around in his sidecar motorcycle, heckle the Grinch as he drives by in his corvette, or cheer on elves as they race on unicycles during the weekly parade. Victorian carolers and snappy barbershop quartets serenade the crowds as Mr. & Ms. Claus hand out sweet treats to little ones.

Children cheer as cowboys ride by, parents ooh and ahh the Newfoundland dogs as they pull their carts, and Elvis Presley wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. It’s the perfect free family-friendly holiday tradition.

WHEN?

The parades are on December 1, 8, and 15 at 10:30 a.m. The parade route is down Washington Avenue from 11th to 13th Streets through historic downtown Golden. Each parade features different floats and entries providing the perfect reason to bring your family back to Golden again and again for all the fun!

PARKING

Parking is free all parade days and Sundays, and local shops and restaurants offer discounts and specials on parade days.

After the parade, kids can take a ride in the Newfoundland Dog carts for free, and while in town drop off the kids’ letters to Santa  inside the Golden Visitor Center.  We look forward to seeing you in Golden!