Gold Camp Christmas
December 6 - December 8
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. Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite holiday 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 holiday 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 – January
November 23, 2017—January 1, 2018
Lighting of the Headframes, Cripple Creek-Victor Gold Mining District
November 23 -December 31, 2018
Butte Opera House (Call for Schedule)
Friday, December 7, 2018
Aspen Mine Center
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Soup For The Soul and Greatest Gold Camp Cookie Contest
5:15 pm – Tour of Lighted Headframes, (Shuttle leaves from Aspen Mine Center 5:30, Return at approximately 8:00)
6:00 pm – The 12 Redneck Days of Christmas Parade, Victor Avenue (5:30 pm Parade line up at Fire Station)
Following the Parade: Lego Build and Father Time at the Fortune Club
Victor Party in the Plaza
Tree Lighting, Hot Hooch & Entertainment
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Aspen Mine Center
4:00-7:00 pm Winter Wonderland Reception
Cripple Creek-Victor Schools
6:00 pm Winter Music Performance
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Christmas Craft Fair (Door Prize 32” Flat Screen TV, Free Dinners, and Overnight Stays – receive one ticket for every $10.00 spent at Craft Fair)
Aspen Mine Center
Silent Auction Bids on Trees and Baskets ‘til 1:15
11:30 am – 2:00 pm – Fundraiser Luncheon
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Santa Claus, Gingerbread Ornament Decorating
1:15 pm – 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
12:00 pm – CHRISTMAS PARADE
Cripple Creek Baptist Church:
3:30 pm – Colorado Springs Chorale Christmas Concert (All Welcome, Donations benefit a local charity)
December 8, 2018 Area Church Services (See Local Newspapers for Details)