Olde Golden Holiday Parade @ Downtown Golden
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am

Olde Golden Christmas ParadeBursting with Colorado charm and holiday spirit, Golden’s holiday parade is a beloved family-friendly tradition. The parade route runs along Washington Ave. from 10th St. to 13th St. and will feature elves, floats, Victorian carolers, antique cars, the Grinch, Santa, and tons of joy!

Jefferson Symphony Holiday Concert @ CSM Green Center
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jefferson Symphony OrchestraThe Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert features guest conductor Christine Gaudreau conducting Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on “Greensleeves”, and more festive holiday favorites!
For tickets and more information, visit
City Council Regular Business Meeting @ Council Chambers
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm

The Golden City Council meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers (911 10th St.), unless rescheduled due to holidays or other events happening in the City.

To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or web casts from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.

Visit Guiding Golden Council Comments for ideas, thoughts and information from council members pertinent to current and upcoming issues facing the community, as well as contact information.

Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board Meeting @ Council Chambers
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board was created to increase community involvement, and to advise Golden City Council and staff on how to best provide safe and comprehensive parks, recreation and museum facilities, programs, and services on behalf of all current and future residents of the City of Golden.

The board consists of seven members and one alternate who serve four-year terms, making suggestions about policies and procedures, fees and charges, acceptance of park land, design of parks, and other projects relating to the Parks and Recreation Department.

The board meets regularly at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, please visit our Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board page. To access agendas, minutes and the audio of previous meetings, please visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.

Jingle on the Avenue – Holiday Character Mingle @ Downtown Golden
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Spend a magical day in Golden meeting and mingling with family favorite holiday characters–classic and new–along Washington Avenue. Bring your camera for a “Selfie with an Elfie” and more!

Christmas elves pose around a Christmas tree on the sidewalk


Homestead for the Holidays @ Golden History Park
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Three women in festive holiday dress gather around a campfire with the lights of Golden behind them.Homestead for the Holidays lets you experience the winter season just like the pioneers did. This family-friendly event will have you strolling through Golden History Park, taking in the colorful decorations, making a craft that you get to take home, and basking in the season. It’s time to go homestead for the holidays!

Valued volunteers make this event possible and will serve as interpreters within the historic structures to answer questions and guide your experience.

Advance registration is required.

Visit to get ticket prices and to sign up.

(Photo by: Povy Kendal Atchison)

Homestead for the Holidays with GHM @ Golden History Park
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Three women in festive holiday dress gather around a campfire with the lights of Golden behind them.Come out to the Golden History Park on Dec. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. for Homestead for the Holidays and experience the winter season just like the pioneers did! Stroll through the Golden History Park with the whole family.

Advanced registration is required.

Local Licensing Authority Meeting @ Council Chambers
Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm

The Local Licensing Authority meets on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. These meetings begin at 2:30 p.m.

The Board is comprised of a Hearing Officer, who is appointed by City Council.

To contact the Hearing Officer, call the City Clerk’s Office at (303) 384-8015, or write to the Liquor Licensing Authority Board, 911 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401. To see agendas, minutes or listen to audio of previous meetings, visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.

Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sustainability in GoldenThe mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is to assist the City of Golden in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals. In order to facilitate achievement of these goals, the Board will lead, encourage, enable, and empower the citizens, visitors, and people who work in Golden, to live in a sustainable manner.

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., unless rescheduled for holidays or a lack of quorum. Meetings are open to the public.

To view agendas of upcoming meetings or view minutes or stream audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

Learn more about Golden’s Sustainability Initiative, or visit the Community Sustainability Advisory Board page for more information about the board itself.

Historic Preservation Board Meeting
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm

The Historic Preservation Board has a number of responsibilities regarding the preservation and upkeep of Golden’s many historic sites.

The Board meets on the first Monday evening of each month in public hearing at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Study sessions may be scheduled the third Monday of each month.

To see agendas, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings, please visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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