Last Minute Gift Suggestions + Celtic Music!

December 21, 2018

I visited several more stores yesterday, asking the owners for gift suggestions. I’ve learned some important things: 1) We have some great stores, filled with interesting merchandise. 2) We have very nice merchants. 3) I am no videographer. It’s been fun! Get some good gift ideas from:

Period Six Studio
Meyer Hardware
Creekside Jewelers
Avenue Gifts
Red Wagon Gift & Garden Shop
Earth Sweet Botanicals
Baby Doe’s Clothing
Spinster Sisters
…or Watch All 8!

Speaking of Meyer Hardware, they will be hosting their annual Celtic Music concert, featuring Jerry Barlow, tomorrow from 12-2PM.

Meyer Hardware  |  1103 Arapahoe  |  303-279-3393  |  Map

Holiday Open House

December 8, 2018

The Downtown Merchants are holding their annual Holiday Open House today. They running sales, offering refreshments, and extending their hours. There will be a parade at 10:30, carolers along the Avenue, free Golden Hayrides from 11:30-12:30 and free horse-drawn carriage rides from 12-3.

Here are the specific things I know about in the stores:

Blue Moose Trading Company - Golden Colorado

Blue Moose Trading Company – Super Sock Saturday…25% off all socks!  1299 Washington Ave.

Photos with Santa Claus at Avenue Gifts, 11:30AM-3PM  1212 Washington Ave.

Baby Doe’s – Home treats and warm tea served, 10AM-6PM  1116 Washington Ave.

Pranatonic - Golden CO

PranaTonic – 50% off almost everything in the store. Come get some Christmas gifts. 807 14th St.

Spinster Sisters will be giving 10% of today’s profits to Foothills Animal Shelter

Rockin’ Horse Antiques – Free question and answer period with two of our expert jewelry dealers. Although we don’t do professional appraisals, we can help you gain some knowledge about gems and jewelry. 12-2PM  1106 Washington Ave.

Wild West Traders - Golden COWild West Traders – 50% of Pistol Cases and 25% off all Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars, 10:30AM-7PM  1111 Washington Ave

Gardner History & Preservation selling Golden history calendars from 11AM-3PM  805 13th St.

Fleur-De-Lis Flowers – 10% off centerpieces priced $75 of more…local delivery only. 1106 Washington Ave.  1106 Washington Ave.

Golden Quilt Company – End of Bolt Sale. Take everything on the bolt, and receive 20% off the entire piece!  1108 Washington Ave.

Vital Outdoors – 20% off clothing, footwear, backpacks, helmets, and goggles.

Toad & Co – 20% off select clothing, denim, shoes, Costa sunglasses.

I don’t know the specific offerings, but these stores are also participating in the open house, so make sure you visit them too!

Creekside Jewelers - Golden COCreekside Jewelers – 1206 Washington Ave.
Earth Sweet Botanicals – 1224 Arapahoe St.
Gold Mine Cupcakes – 700 12th St.
Golden Goods – 1201 Washington Ave.
Golden Sweets – 1299 Washington Ave.
Meyer Hardware – 1103 Arapahoe St.
Mountain Lux Candles – 1111 Washington Ave.
Red Wagon – 1118 Washington Ave.
Wings of Eagles – 805 12th St.

Centerpieces and Santa Claus

December 7, 2018

Fleur-de-lis Florist in Golden Colorado

Will you be serving a holiday dinner this year?  Let Fleur-De-Lis Flowers craft a beautiful floral centerpiece.  Enjoy 10% off a Christmas Centerpiece of $75 or more if ordered no later than tomorrow (Saturday 12/8). Local delivery only!

Fleur-De-Lis Flowers | 1106 Washington Avenue | 303-279-7672 | map

Santa Claus at the Railroad MuseumTomorrow will be a wildly busy day for Santa Claus. He’s scheduled to visit several places, some of them simultaneously. But really–isn’t that the skill he’s known for?

8-10AM Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Table Mountain Inn
9AM-12PM Sunflower Santa: crafts, refreshments, and photo ops at the new Sunflower Bank
10AM-3PM Biker Breakfast with Santa and his elves at Avalanche Harley Davidson
10AM-2PM Santa at the Station (Colorado Railroad Museum)
10:30-11AM Santa will be in the Olde Golden Christmas Parade
11AM-1PM Pictures with Santa and cookie decorating at the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
11:30AM-3PM Photos with Santa at Avenue Gifts
11:30AM-1PM Santa at the Smokehouse: Lunch with Santa at the Old Capitol Grill


Santa at the Smokehouse

November 30, 2018

Santa att the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse - Golden CO

Meet Santa at the Old Capitol Grill and Smokehouse after the Christmas parades. Santa will be there for lunch, from 11:30AM-1PM on December 1st, 8th, and 15th.

The price for adults is $15. Children under 12 are $10 and children under 2 are free. Limited seating–buy your tickets today at

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse  |  1122 Washington Avenue   |  303-279-6390  |  Map


Selfies (and Pancakes) with Santa at the Table Mountain Inn

November 28, 2018

Pancakes with Santa at the Table Mountain Inn - Golden Colorado

The Table Mountain Inn will serve a Pancake Breakfast with Santa before each of the Olde Golden Christmas parade–December 1st, 8th, and 5th.  Reservations are recommended, are available from 8-9:30AM.  The parades will start at 10:30AM.

Call 303-216-8040 to reserve a place.  The cost is $12.99 for adults, $6.99 for kids, and free for children 5 and under.  Don’t forget to bring a camera to get a Selfie with Santa!

Speaking of TMI, they’re offering a premium when you buy a gift card.

Receive a $5 Gift Certificate for every $25 Gift Card Purchased
Receive a $10 Gift Certificate for every $50 Gift Card Purchased
Receive a $25 Gift Certificate for every $100 Gift Card Purchased

Does someone on your list need a nice meal or a relaxing night at the Table Mountain Inn?

Table Mountain Inn  | 1310 Washington Avenue | 303-277-9898  |  Map

December Business Events

November 30, 2017

Shopping in Golden Colorado

Every Sunday
Team Trivia @ Woody’s

Every Monday
Monday Night Run Club @ New Terrain
College Night @ Woody’s

Every Tuesday
Yoga on Tap @ New Terrain
Trivia Night @ Ace Hi
Open Mic Night @ Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse

Every Wednesday
Miles & Smiles Run Club – Holidaily
Ladies Night @ Ace Hi
Team Trivia @ Woody’s

Every Thursday
Group Run @ Runners High

For details on any of these events, refer to the calendar at

Twelve Days of Christmas Treasure Hunt Begins
Candlelight Walk Reception at Sassafras
Samples at Golden Sweets, 5-9
Appetizers & Specials at Blue Moose, 5-9
Tea and live music at Baby Doe’s, 6:30-8
Gingerbread House workshop at Home Depot
Olde Golden Christmas on Parade
Santa Claus @ Avenue Gifts, 11-3
Kids Make-Your-Own-Bagpipe 11:30-12:30
Free Golden Hayride with Santa after parade
Golden Holiday Open House
Brunch with the Grinch at Jolynn’s
Tea Talks at PranaTonic
Christmas in Goosetown
Sewing 101 at the Stitching Factory
Festive Apps & Sips at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Woody’s Downhill Saturday
UFC 218 Holloway vs Aldo
Golden Women in Business Health & Wellness Holiday Expo
Ski Atlas Release Party @ Bent Gate
UllrGrass Party at New Terrain
Olde Golden Christmas on Parade
Santa Claus @ Avenue Gifts, 11-3
Kids Make-Your-Own-Bagpipe 11:30-12:30
Free Golden Hayride with Santa after parade
Aromatic Gift Making Workshop at Earth Sweet
Festivus for the Rest of Us at Barrels & Bottles
Holiday Sides & Sauces Class at Earth Sweet
Swix Wax Clinic @ Bent Gate
Santa Claus Visit @ Old Capitol Grill
Avalanche Awareness @ Bent Gate
Holiday Wine Tasting at the Briarwood
Film Premiere @ Powder7
Olde Golden Christmas on Parade
Santa Claus at Avenue Gifts
Kids Make-Your-Own-Bagpipe 11:30-12:30
Free Golden Hayride with Santa after parade
Gifts from the Kitchen @ Earth Sweet Botanicals
Free Carriage Rides after the parade
Sewing Machine Maintenance Class
Elf Academy @ Gold Mine Cupcakes
Santa Claus @ Old Capitol Grill
Celtic Music Concert @ Meyer Hardware
Turquoise Jewelry Show @ Spirits in the Wind
New Year’s Eve @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
(More to come, but that’s the only one that’s posted at this time.)

Christmas at Miners Alley Playhouse

November 25, 2017

A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley Playhouse - Golden ColoradoMidnight Masquerade Benefit for Miners Alley Playhouse - Golden ColoradoThe Nutcracker at Miners Alley Children's Theater - Golden Colorado

Miners Alley has started their holiday season. They have a new production of A Christmas Carol (different script from last year’s version). They will be performing it Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 1 and 6PM.

Next Saturday they are hosting a Midnight Masquerade at 6PM. This is a benefit celebrating their 25th Anniversary (they started in Morrison).

Their Children’s Theater is showing The Story of the Nutcracker at 11AM and 1PM, starting today and running through December 23rd.

Christmas shows sell out, so choose your date and buy your tickets soon.

Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

Olde Golden Christmas Book

December 5, 2016


Olde Golden Christmas, by local author Barb Warden, captures the beauty and magic of the holiday season in Golden. Two dozen local photographers contributed images of the Candlelight Walk, the Saturday morning parades, entertainment in the stores and on the streets downtown, breakfast with Santa, and the holiday lighting.

This book makes a perfect gift for Golden neighbors, friends & relatives who love to visit Golden, or an office gift exchange.  You’ll also enjoy having a copy in your own home.  Olde Golden Christmas is available for $19.95 at Baby Doe’s Clothing, and Avenue Gifts.

Baby Doe’s  |  1116 Washington Avenue  |  303-279-8100  |  Map
Avenue Gifts  |  1212 Washington  |  303-279-0200  |  Map

Holiday-Ready at Earth Sweet Botanicals

November 12, 2016

ediblegiftsEarth Sweet Botanicals  is offering a “Gifts from the Kitchen” class today from 3-5.  For $65, you’ll learn how to make several gifts:  Popcorn Sprinkles-Sweet & Savory; White chocolate hot cocoa mix; Dark chocolate peppermint cocoa mix; Porcini-sage sea salt, and Gluten-Free holiday spiced pan cake mix with elderberry syrup.  Call to reserve your spot – 303-278-1260.

aromaticgiftsToo late to get a spot in today’s class?  Consider next Saturday’s “Aromatic Holidays Gifts” class from 3-5:30.  For $65, you’ll learn how to make several gifts, and you’ll leave with 8 gifts, ready to go!  You’ll have Beautiful Floating Sugar Scrub, Tub Tea (can be used as a foot bath too), Herbal Facial Steam, Body Butter.  Call to reserve your spot – 303-278-1260.

shopsmallsatEarth Sweet will have specials on both Black Friday (November 25th) and Small Business Saturday (November 26th).  On Friday, they’ll have scratch cards.  Scratch a card when you make your purchase to reveal your discount–from 5% up to 30%!  They’ll also have flash sales throughout the day.  On Saturday, get 20% off any one item in the store, plus a sugar scrub hand treatment and free herbal tea.

Earth Sweet Botanicals  |  1224 Arapahoe St  |  303-278-1260  |  Map

Hardware, Housewares, and Celtic Music

December 19, 2015

Celtic Music at Meyer Hardware

Meyer Hardware has tons of gift options.  They have a wonderful housewares department, power tools, wrench sets, flashlights, sporting goods, and lots more, AND…they gift wrap for free!

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 8AM-6PM and Sundays from 10AM-3PM.

Visit this afternoon between 1 and 3, and you’ll get an extra treat:  Jerry Barlow’s annual Celtic Music performance!

Meyer Hardware  |  1103 Arapahoe  |  303-279-3393  |  Map