Experience the beauty of the holiday season while walking down Washington Avenue, candle in hand, singing holiday carols during Golden’s hometown Candlelight Walk, which offers an authentic way to open the season of lights. Candlelight Walk is free and open to all. Gather at Foothills Art Center at 6 p.m. at 15th and Arapahoe Streets on Friday, December 1, for pre-walk caroling and music. Visitors can purchase candles and glow sticks for $1 each. The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end in front of the Golden Visitors Center for the annual Christmas Showcase and lighting of the tree and thousands of holiday lights all along Clear Creek. Stop by the Visitors Center after the walk to see Santa and Mrs. Clause, sip some hot cider and see this year’s special holiday ornament of the Music Hall at Heritage Square. Then visit Clear Creek History Park to try a roasted chestnut and enjoy the trail of holiday lights. Hot beverages, cookies and entertainment will be provided at several businesses and cultural facilities.