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Golden will be brighter than ever this year, with holiday lights along Washington Avenue, Clear Creek, and Golden History Park. Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the historic buildings and park – inside and out – for a festive place to make new memories. Plan a special night to walk along the Creek and make it your most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy the lights nightly at dusk (5:00 pm). Free and open to the public.

Olde Golden Christmas Light Switch


How would your child like to be the lucky winner who gets to throw the giant switch and turn on all the holiday lights along the creek? Stop by the Credit Union of Colorado (the official "Light the Lights" contest sponsor) by November 30th, fill out an entry form, and your little one may get to stand with Mayor Marjorie Sloan as she officially declares the start of the Olde Golden Christmas season! This contest is for kids ages 5 to 12 with a Golden mailing address. 

Christmas Tree LightsLIGHT LOCATIONS

Holiday lights along the Clear Creek path, Golden Visitors Center, Parfet Park, Washington Street bridges, and South Golden Road are turned on around Thanksgiving time and they remain on until February 15 giving you extra time for a sweet stroll through historic downtown.