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A Whoville Christmas in the Gold Camps

November 11 - December 14

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 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.

Holiday Headframe Lighting – self-guided tour – Nov 26th-Jan 1st

2023 Tentative SCHEDULE 

2023 Theme – “A Whoville Christmas

November 11
11:30 Cup of Christmas Tea, Aspen Mine Center East

November 17th
2:00-5:00 pm City Party Decorating Party, First Street & Bennett Avenue

November 19th
5:00-7:00 pm Victor Thanksgiving Dinner, Victor Elks Lodge

November 22nd
11:30-3:00 Cripple Creek Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Aspen Mine Center East

November 24th – December 31
Headframe Lighting, every evening at dusk, throughout the Gold Camp

November 25th – December 31st
“Angel of the Christmas Mine”, The Butte Theater
CLICK HERE to reserve your seats.

November 30th – December 7th
Christmas Wreath Decorating Sessions @ Aspen Mine Center East during office hours
(make your own wreath – supplies provided or bring your own – wreaths will be entered in the silent auction, the winner has an option to keep their wreath)
CLICK HERE to enter the wreath decorating contest.

December 7th
3:30-6:30 pm Winter Wonderland Reception, Aspen Mine Center East

December 7th – 9th
Christmas Tree Silent Auction at Aspen Mine Center East during office hours
CLICK HERE for tree decorating entry form. Submit your form to the Aspen Mine Center.

December 8th
11:30-1:00 Soup for the Soul and Christmas Cookie Contest, Aspen Mine Center East
for entry form for soup and/or cookies. Submit your form to the Aspen Mine Center.

December 8th
5:30 pm Headframe Lights Guided Tour, bus leaves from Aspen Mine Center East
6:00 pm Victor Parade of Lights, Victor Main Street
CLICK HERE to enter a float in the parade
6:30 pm Victor Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Victor
6:45 pm Victor Christmas, Victor Elks Lodge
7:00 pm Victor Jingle Bell Ball, Victor Elks Lodge

December 9th
9:00-3:00 Annual Gold Camp Christmas Craft Fair, June Hack Community Center, Parks & Recreation
11:00-1:30 Annual Luncheon, Aspen Mine Center East
11:00-1:30 Hot Chocolate/Cider and S’mores outside Aspen Mine Center East
12:00 pm Annual Gold Camp Christmas Parade, led by Ft. Carson Color Guard – Bennett Avenue
to enter a float in the parade. CLICK HERE for parade rules.
12:30 Visit with Santa @ Aspen Mine Center East
12:30-2:00 pm Children’s Indoor Activities, Aspen Mine Center East
1:30 pm Contest Awards & Silent Auction Ends @ Aspen Mine Center East
3:00-5:00 pm Colorado Springs Chorale FREE CONCERT, Cripple Creek Baptist Church

December 14th
4:30-7:00 pm Toys for Tots, Cripple Creek – Victor High School Cafetorium


November 11
December 14


Aspen Mine Center
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City of Cripple Creek
Bennett Avenue
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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