Olde Golden Christmas continues its tradition of a candlelight walk on Friday, December 2, 2022, with hundreds of locals and visitors caroling their way down Washington Avenue, candles in hand. As they pass each block, holiday lights are illuminated. The walkers continue until they reach Golden’s Parfet Park. The lights will illuminate the night through mid-February of 2023.
If you want to participate, gather by the stage near the Golden Visitors Center (10th and Washington) at 5 p.m. for pre-walk caroling, music and pictures with Santa. The walk itself starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. from the Foothill Arts Center (15th and Washington).
The Golden Visitors Center and Sweet Earth Botanicals sell candles (starting Nov. 26) for a donation of $2.
During the walk, you can listen and sing along with holiday songs. Then, at the end of the walk, the “switch” for Golden’s 50,000 holiday lights along Clear Creek and throughout downtown will be flipped, marking the official start to Golden’s holiday season.
Plus, many local merchants will be open and feature holiday treats and entertainment.