Holiday Trip to Georgetown and Golden | Saturday, December 2
Join fellow Anthem Ranch residents on this full-day trip to Georgetown and Golden, Colorado to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the season! Departing the Lodge at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 to arrive at 10:15 a.m. in Georgetown to enjoy the 63rd annual Christmas Market. This is a traditional outdoor European Christmas Market featuring craftsmen from near and far. You can capture a glimpse of the past as Victorian ladies and gents stroll through the streets and shops of Georgetown. There are freshly roasted Chestnuts at Strouse Park and other entertainment throughout the day at the Community Center. Lunch will be on your own, departing at 1:15 p.m. for Golden.
In the historic and quaint town of Golden, you can shop at over 50 boutiques and shops offering everything from outdoor gear to home decor, quilts, and cards, and also enjoy the large Holiday Art Market at the new Foothills Art Center. There, you will find one-of-a-kind artisan gifts from more than 100 local Colorado artists, featuring fine ceramics, glasswork jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, and special holiday items. Other options include a tour of the Coors Brewery (30 to 40 minutes or double that time if sampling) or the Colorado Railroad Museum, which has over 100 locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses. There's a rail roundhouse with a working hand-operated turntable, an 1880s-replica Depot Museum, and miniature H.O. model railroad cities.
We will depart Golden at 4:45 p.m. to arrive back home at about 5:30 p.m.
$45 per person
The optional Rail Museum entrance fee is $8.
The Coors Tour costs $20 and is subject to tight availability. It requires signing up online exactly 25 days in advance on your own (with our guidance).
Suggested tip for the driver = $2.50 to $5.00 per person.
Sponsored by Cal Cheney of Bucket List Travel and Tours