It's the Most Wonderful Time

Every year, for over 30 years running, the people of Golden and the surrounding areas have been participating in a tradition that brings joy and warmth to our little town. Starting at the Foothills Art Center and continuing down to the Golden Visitors & Information Center, hundreds of participants parade down the street adorned in holiday garb, singing seasonal carols, and lighting up Washington Avenue with candles. The Candlelight Walk is scheduled this year on December 4, 2020, for its 33rd year, and we just can't wait!

Olde Golden Christmas is a step back in time!

Parking & Admission

Parking for the event can be found on 13th and Arapahoe, the parking garage on 13th and Jackson and 11th and Jackson, as well as street parking on streets surrounding Washington. Parking is FREE after 5:00pm so be sure to grab your spot before they're gone! 

The Candlelight Walk will take place at 6:30 pm outside Foothills Art Center on 15th and Washington. Candles will be available for sale along Washington Avenue as you walk up the hill to gather for the Walk, $1.00 each. Come early to get your candles before the walk begins. The Golden Lions Club will be serving hot beverages at the top and bottom of the hill In the Golden Visitors and Information Center Parking lot. 

Remember to dress festively and for the weather! 


As is tradition during the Candlelight Walk, we like to spread holiday cheer in song! Brush up on your holiday tunes and get ready to hear some of Golden's best voices including Golden High School's 24th Street Singers!


Stroll through the Golden History Museum on Candlelight Walk night and take a selfie in their “Epic Events” exhibit or listen to cheery holiday music. Visit the Golden History Park and try a roasted chestnut. Explore the inside of the Pearce/Helps Cabin, warm up at the wood stove, watch live blacksmithing, and enjoy music and singing.