Holiday Parade in Golden, CO



Golden’s old-fashioned holiday parade started in 2005 with a few cowboys on horseback, an antique fire truck, and members of the Colorado School of Mines band, and today, it bursts with Colorado charm and delights children of all ages with its eclectic display of floats and holiday characters.



The parade begins at 10:30 AM on December 11, 2021. The route is down Washington Avenue from 11th to 13th Streets through historic downtown.  Start your perfect day in Golden with our Holiday Parade.


Join in the holiday spirit and watch floats, clowns, festive holiday characters, and Santa Claus on the fire truck parade down Washington Avenue. After the parade, head to the downtown area shops and restaurants.





  • Garages located along Jackson Street between 11th and 13th have easy access to Golden's downtown. 
  • Free parking on all Saturdays and Sundays, and local shops and restaurants offer discounts and specials on parade days.

While in town, drop off the kids' letters to Santa inside the Golden Visitors & Information Center and plan to stay for all the after-parade events listed on our Events and Attractions page. We look forward to seeing you in Golden! Click here for a peek at what we did in 2019!