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Christmas in the Gold Camps

December 7 - 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. 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 

November 25th – December 31st
“….”and all new Christmas Olio @ 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
4:30-7:00 Winter Wonderland Reception @ Aspen Mine Center East
Kid’s Pajama Night with ornament & cookie decorating and reading of “A Visit from St. Nick”

December 7th – 8th
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 9th
11:30-1:00 Soup for the Soul and Christmas Cookie Contest @ AMC East
for entry form for soup and/or cookies. Submit your form to the Aspen Mine Center.
Victor Decorates Downtown
5:15 Lighted Headframe Guided Tour departs Aspen Mine Center East
6:00 Victor Parade of Lights CLICK HERE to enter a float in the parade

December 9th
9:00-3:00 Annual Gold Camp Christmas Craft Fair @ Parks & Recreation Building
11:00-2:00 Annual Luncheon @ Aspen Mine Center East
11:00-1:30 Children’s Activities including ornament & cookie decorating @ AMC East
11:00-1:30 Hot Chocolate/Cider and S’mores outside Aspen Mine Center East
12:00 – 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
1:30 Contest Awards & Silent Auction Ends @ Aspen Mine Center East
3:00 Colorado Springs Chorale FREE CONCERT @ CC Baptist Church


December 7
December 9


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