Olde Golden Christmas
Frequently Asked Questions

Take a peek at the questions from 2019. Check back soon for our 2020 updates.

What is Olde Golden Christmas?

Olde Golden Christmas is a city-wide celebration of the holiday season in Golden, Colorado. Our big community events are the Candlelight Walk, Holiday Parades, Santa Visits, and our Holiday Lights, and there are so many additional events all over town during Olde Golden Christmas. Details about specific events can be found on our 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 Event Calendar for specific dates and details about events.


Does this cost anything to attend?

The main events for Olde Golden Christmas (Candlelight Walk, Holiday Parades, and Holiday Lights) are all free to attend. Other events happening during Olde Golden Christmas 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 in Golden is free for the first two hours in our downtown parking lots, garages, and specific street locations. All parking is free after 5PM and on weekends. 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. The Candlelight Walk, Holiday Parades, and Santa Visits are all very popular with younger attendees.


Is this event dog-friendly?

The large crowds and fireworks after the Candlelight Walk can be very intense and stressful for four-legged companions. We ask that you use your best judgement, but if you do bring your dog, it must remain on a leash at all times. For everyone’s safety, Golden has a strictly-enforced leash policy.


How long will the lights be up?

Golden’s Holiday Lights stay up until February 16, 2020! Come back and revisit Golden after the holiday rush and enjoy the dazzling display throughout downtown and along Clear Creek. The lights will also remain up during Golden Restaurant Week for added ambiance!


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 2020 Golden Guide.