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November 28 | 2020
Small Business Saturday
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown, Silver Plume
November 28 - Small Business Saturday
Looking to fully support the movement and Shop Small this Saturday!!??!!
Then, look no further than Clear Creek County and the Historic Mountain Communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume!
Clear Creek County is a wonderful place to browse boutiques and other one-of-a-kind small businesses. From our unique dining experiences to shopping and our thrilling attractions – there is truly something here for everyone!!
Visit www.ClearCreekCounty.org for a complete list of our shops, restaurants, activities, lodging options and more!!
November 28 | 2020
Idaho Springs Tree Lighting and Festivities (Cancelled)
11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
1545 Miner Street, Idaho Springs
Unfortunately the Ceremony has been cancelled to ensure public safety and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We hope you will still come support local businesses in curbside shopping and togo orders. We wish you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday season.
November 28 - Idaho Springs Tree Lighting and Festivities
11:00am – 5:00pm Step into the Holiday season with the whole family and enjoy an array of Christmas festivities! Enjoy shopping in the local boutiques, visiting art galleries, sipping on suds at a local brewery or a warm meal with locally owned and operated eateries! And… Don’t forget to check out the local museums, and mine tours in town as well as the incredible hiking trails!
6:00pm – Everyone is invited to join Santa & Mrs. Claus at Citizens Park to enjoy a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” followed by watching Santa turn on the magical Christmas tree lights!
6:45pm – Following the tree lighting, enjoy an evening of fun, including kids activities and the chance to sit on Santa’s lap -location TBD
November 28 | 2020
Georgetown Christmas Tree Lighting (Virtual)
6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
600 6th Street, Georgetown
The 2020 Annual Tree Lighting will be a Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting in Georgetown, Colorado this Saturday evening, November 28th at 6:30pm - Tune into Facebook Live at
We hope you will still come support local businesses in curbside shopping and ToGo orders. We wish you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday season.
IN-PERSON EVENT CANCELLED - Please plan to attend the Virtual Tree Lighting - DETAILS ABOVE
November 28 Georgetown Christmas Tree Lighting @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kick off the Holiday Season at the annual tree lighting event in Georgetown.
Bring the entire family for a fun- filled day in Georgetown – catch a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, enjoy a warm meal, visit the boutiques, a big bonfire to keep you warm, visit with St. Nick, and don’t forget to stay for the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the early evening while sipping on hot chocolate or apple cider and enjoying live music.
- Tree lighting will be in Downtown Georgetown at the intersection of Rose and 6th Streets (Strouse Park) at approximately 5:15 pm
- Followed by a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” taking place directly after the Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hamill House – 305 Argentine Street
- Then head over to the John Tomay Memorial Library (605 6th Street) to decorate Christmas Cookies from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Did you know? The movie “The Christmas Gift”, staring John Denver was filmed in Georgetown in 1986 and now the tradition of Letter Day continues to be celebrated!! Children of all ages are welcome to deliver their hand written letters to St. Nick while in Georgetown!
What Makes Clear Creek Unique
Spooky Adventures Await!
From mine tours to train rides, sipping local suds, to walking unpaved mountain roads… This is the time of year to experience real-life ghost stories, feel encounters and rest with the unsettled in cozy bed and breakfasts.
Only 20 Miles from Denver - A Day Trip to Remember
Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains offering endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, delicious dining, unique shopping, and history that goes clear back to the Colorado Gold Rush!
Meet CJ Miner
Meet CJ Miner and his trusty burro “Dixie”. CJ Miner is a fictional character, but his name represents the Cornish miners of our county who were often called “Cousin Jacks.”