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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Olde Golden Christmas?
Olde Golden Christmas is a city-wide celebration of the holiday season in Golden, Colorado. Our community events are Olde Golden Candlelight Walk, Olde Golden Holiday Parade, Jingle on the Avenue, and the Holiday Lights. Additional Golden area events ( holiday and non-holiday), are listed on our main Event Calendar.

What are the dates of Olde Golden Christmas?
Olde Golden Christmas runs from the end of November through the end of December. Check the  Golden Holiday Events Calendar for specific dates and details for events in November through February.

Does this cost anything to attend?
The City and Golden Chamber main events for Olde Golden Christmas are all free to attend. Other events happening might charge a fee, but details can be found in the event description for each event on our Event Calendar.

Where can I find a schedule?
A full calendar of events can be found here:

Where can I park?
Parking is free for the first 2 hours parking in our downtown parking lots and garages after registering your license plate. Register your vehicle at the pay station or by using the Parkmobile app, even if you are staying less than 2 hours. Details about parking (including maps) can be found here:

Is this event family-friendly?
It is! Children of all ages are welcome to attend the events. 

How long will the lights be up?
Golden’s Holiday Lights stay up until February 16, 2023! Come back and revisit Golden after the holiday rush and enjoy the dazzling display throughout downtown and along Clear Creek.

What else can we do in Golden?
There’s so much to do in Golden! From Dining to Shopping to Activities, we’ve got something for everyone. Head to for a full list of attractions and visitor information. CLICK HERE to download our 2022 Golden Guide.