Gold Camp Christmas
December 8 - December 9
Escape from the modern distractions, and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Cripple Creek and Victor.
Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor and a Winter Wonderland every weekend at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a self-guided tour through our area as our mine headframes are decorated with large Christmas light displays. Would you prefer a guided tour? Then be sure to check out the detailed schedule of events for the time and date for the guided tour over the main event weekend.
While activities will be happening all month long, our main event weekend is packed full of fun activities that are too good to miss! Stop by the Christmas Craft Fair where you can find items made by local crafters and win prizes! Decorated Christmas trees, available for purchase through the Live Tree Auction, will be on display for your enjoyment and holiday decorating inspiration. Don’t miss our Christmas Parade with appearances from Santa, as well as several parade participants who will be showing off their interpretation of this year’s theme. Festive activities for children include gift making, crafts, a scavenger hunt, skating around the Christmas Tree, gingerbread ornament decorating and numerous opportunities to whisper Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear! And, of course, no Christmas would be complete without s’mores and marshmallows roasting on an open fire and free hot chocolate and cider to warm your hands and soul.
For a real treat, join us for the Colorado Springs Chorale holiday performance held at the Cripple Creek Baptist Church. Additional entertainment includes musical groups performing special holiday favorites and the popular holiday show performed at the Butte Theater.
Looking for more information on the Lighted Mine Headframe (Guided) Tour? Here’s the scoop: A shuttle will be leaving the Aspen Mine Center (located in Cripple Creek) at 5:30 p.m., will tour through the lighted headframes and will arrive in Victor for the Victor Parade of Lights and the Victor Gold Bowl. The Parade of Lights, a bonfire, caroling and festive activities will kick off Victor’s evening festivities. Those interested in taking this tour may either take the shuttle from Cripple Creek at 5:30 p.m. or may go directly to Victor via their own transportation. Reservations are not being accepted, so please plan on arriving early to ensure you have a seat!
November 25, 2017—January 1, 2017
Lighting of the Headframes, Cripple Creek-Victor Gold Mining District
November 24 -December 30, 2017
Butte Opera House (Call for Schedule)
Angel of the Christmas Mine with Olio
November 25 -December 16, 2017
Cripple Creek District Museum (Free Admission!!)
Weekends: A Winter Wonderland
December 6, 2016
Aspen Mine Center
4:00-7:00pm Winter Wonderland Reception
December 7, 2016
Cripple Creek-Victor Schools
6:00pm Winter Music Performance
December 8, 2016
Aspen Mine Center
11:30-1:30 Soup For The Soul and Greatest Gold Camp Cookie Contest
5:15 Tour of Lighted Headframes, (Shuttle leaves from Aspen Mine Center 5:30, Return at approximately 8:00)
6:00 Pet Parade of Lights, Victor Avenue (5:30pm Parade line up at Fire Station)
Party in the Park
Parade Prizes Announced at 7pm, Opera Elves, Visit Santa!
December 9, 2017
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation
9:00-3:00 Christmas Craft Fair (Door Prize 32” Flat Screen TV, receive one ticket for every $10.00 spent at Craft Fair)
Butte Opera House
10:30 Featuring Local Youth (singing, dancing, leaping!)
Aspen Mine Center
Silent Auction Bids on Trees and Baskets ‘til 1:15
11:30-2:00 Fundraiser Luncheon
12:30-2:00 Santa Claus Gingerbread Ornament Decorating
1:15 Tree Decorating Contest Awards, Soup For the Soul and Cookie Contest Awards, Parade Awards, Tree And Basket Silent Auction Bid Announcements
Bennett Ave Events:
Treasures of Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Free Hot Chocolate, Cider, and Chai Tea
S’mores and Marshmallow Roasting on Open Fires
10:00-4:00 Winter Wonderland at the Cripple Creek District Museum, Santa 2-4
12:00 CHRISTMAS PARADE
Cripple Creek Baptist Church:
3:30 Colorado Springs Chorale Christmas Concert (All Welcome, Donations benefit local Charity)
December 10, 2017 Area Church Services (See Local Newspapers for Details)
St. Andrews Episcopal Church:
7:00pm Advent Festival of Lessons and Hymns