It's the Most Wonderful Time

Every year, for 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 Visitor's 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 back this year on November 30, 2018, for its 31st year, and we just can't wait!


Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Dove Inn at 711 14th St. prior to the Candlelight Walk from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Bring your camera and be ready to make great holiday memories!


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 6:30pm outside Foothills Art Center on 15th and Washington. The Golden Chamber of Commerce will be selling candles and glow sticks for $1.00 each, come early to get your candles and glowsticks before the walk begins. The Golden Lions Club will be serving hot beverages and cookies, complements of Safeway, at the top and bottom of the hill.

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!


Holiday entertainment galore! Join Emcee Joe Fowler, City Manager Jason Slowinski, Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus as they take the stage in Holiday Square (Visitor's Center Parking Lot) to "Light the Lights!" with our sponsor, Credit Union of Colorado. There will also be fireworks launched from the Golden Hotel. At 7:00 pm at the Rotary Amphitheatre on Clear Creek, Destination Dance will perform under the direction of Collette Wagner. From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Golden History Museum & Park will host chestnut roasting, live blacksmithing, live music and singing, and dancing by Virtuosity Dance Center at the History Park!