Month Flat Week Day

Thursday, December 1

Keith Hicks Music

Thursday, December 1 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Friday, December 2

Pacifico Pint Night - Avalanche Tickets Giveaway

Friday, December 2 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join the Pacifico Crew here at the Golden Mill. 

There will be Pacifico swag, pints, and they will give away tickets to go see the Colorado Avalanche Game. 

Saturday, December 3

Santa Paws

Saturday, December 3 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

"There has never been a dog on the naughty list"

We’ll have an assortment of cookies from multiple local bakeries. 
Santa will be stopping by to visit and take pictures; we know that many of our furry friends can get bored waiting in line, so please reserve a time by clicking the button below.
We’ll have a variety of holiday gifts & treats available for your furry pals.
If you or your pals are feeling a festive mood, please feel free to dress up in your best holiday gear! Santa will have a few extra goodies for some of our local elves.


Sunday, December 4

Elf Academy

Sunday, December 4 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Get sworn in by Santa himself as one of his official Golden Elves at the 2022 Golden Elf Academy! Join us at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 4 at The Golden Mill (1012 Ford Street Golden, CO 80401) for this annual holiday favorite!

The event begins at 9 a.m. Please arrive for check in between 8:45 and 9 a.m.

The Golden Elf Academy is recommended for children ages 10 and under. Tickets are $25 per child. Toddlers must have a parent or guardian present. Tickets are for event attendees only (children 10 and under)- parents or guardians do not need to purchase a ticket.

Wear your best elf outfit or festive attire and get ready to become one of Santa’s elves at the 2022 Golden Elf Academy!

At The Golden Elf Academy your child will get to:

  • Meet JoJo the elf who runs Santa’s toy factory
  • Decorate a Gold Mine cupcake with Mrs. Claus
  • Make an elf craft
  • Learn Christmas carols in the Elf Kazoo band
  • Sing Rudolph’s favorite song and play some reindeer games
  • Learn an Elf Christmas dance with the elves from Virtuosity Dance Centre
  • And take a photo with Santa and his elves!

Extra Golden Elf perks:

  • Opportunity to perform the Elf Christmas dance at Jingle on the Avenue in Downtown Golden on Saturday, December 17 (not required)

Call 303-277-9222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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Sunday, December 4 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Tuesday, December 6

Trivia Tuesdays with AC Golden

Tuesday, December 6 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 8

Marty Nightengale

Thursday, December 8 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Friday, December 9

Modelo Pint Night - Denver Nuggets Tickets Giveaway

Friday, December 9 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join the Modelo Crew here at the Golden Mill. 

There will be Modelo swag, pints, and they will give away tickets to go see the Denver Nuggets.  

Tuesday, December 13

Trivia Tuesdays with AC Golden

Tuesday, December 13 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 14

Dance & Donate - Ugly Sweater Party & Toy Drive

Wednesday, December 14 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the second annual Dance & Donate at the Golden Mill.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and get a free pint. All toys will be donated to the Golden Miracle Shop.

And dont forget to wear your ugliest sweater, as there will be prizes and giveaways and music from DJ Drake.


Saturday, December 17

Mines Watch Party

Saturday, December 17 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come cheer on your Colorado School of Mines Football team as they play for the National Championship. 

Our doors are opening at 10AM and we will be having Blaster Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Breakfast Burritos and Happy Hour all game long. 



Sunday, December 18

Puppy Yoga

Sunday, December 18 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday, December 19

Sip & Shop Holiday Party

Monday, December 19 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come Sip and Shop for a fundraiser for the Christian Action Guild. 

There will be complementary wine tastings and live music from the Back Porch Grass Blue Grass. 

The Cristian Action Guild will be with their thrift shop. 


Tuesday, December 20

Trivia Tuesdays with AC Golden

Tuesday, December 20 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 22

Shawn Eckles - Happy Hour All Day!

Thursday, December 22 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Firestone Walker Pint Night & Snowboard Giveaway

Thursday, December 22 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Closing at 4 PM

Saturday, December 24 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We will be closing at 4 PM. 

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day - Closed

Sunday, December 25 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 27

Trivia Tuesdays with AC Golden

Tuesday, December 27 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 29

Kory Montgomery

Thursday, December 29 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Friday, December 30

Josh Blackburn

Friday, December 30 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Saturday, December 31

New Years Eve Party - With DJ Drake

Saturday, December 31 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get your party on early. 

Dj Drake will be here spinning the music of the decades. 

We will be watching the ball drop in New York City. 


There will be complimentary hot chocolate for the kids and champagne for the adults when the ball drops.