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Shop and dine in Golden on Small Business Saturday (SBS), Nov. 25! Be sure to stop by Visit Golden’s Shop Small Welcome Station from 10:00 a.m. – noon to pick up a Shop Small tote bag, sip a hot drink and enjoy the festivities before experiencing all of Golden’s five shopping areas. The welcome station will be located on the East side of the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Ave. and will be marked by balloons.

This year, we’re introducing the Jingle Around Golden Passport program that will run from Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) to December 31, 2017. Golden’s SBS Welcome Station will be the first opportunity to pick up the passport.  After that, they will be available for pick up at the Golden Visitors Center from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31.


Here’s how the passport program works:

  • The goal is to get stamps to cover all five spaces on the passport. You’ll get one free stamp from Visit Golden; then fill the remaining four spaces by Dec. 31.
  • Shop, dine, play or stay at a participating Jingle Around Golden businesses, attractions or accommodations.
  • Spend at least $5 or more to get a stamp from that business.
  • Stamps must come from four different businesses; repeat businesses will not be counted.
  • Once complete, fill out the contact information section on the passport and drop it off at the Golden Visitors Center for the chance to win a $100 gift card to a Golden business of your choosing.

Five $100 winners will be drawn the first week of January.


Kick-off the holiday season in Golden on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 in historic downtown Golden with the Be a Tool 5K Elf Run.

This event will take runners and walkers of all ages in elf costume through Golden and along Clear Creek.

The 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. under the Welcome to Golden Arch with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. Runners will finish on 13th Street where they can enjoy a free pancake breakfast.

Race participants will also receive a reusable goodie bag with discount coupons to Golden businesses and an event t-shirt. The first 200 registrants will also receive a free elf hat.


Register at Adults are $35 and youth (under 12) are $15 for the 5K Run through November 25. Walk up registration for the 5K Run will be $39.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Golden’s Neighborhood Rehab Project (NPR), a 501(c)3 organization.  NRP is a city wide movement that works to help homeowners within Golden address their warm, dry, safe and quality of life household needs through empowering volunteers and purchasing materials to meet those needs. For more information about NPR or the 5K Run, visit