’tis the season: golden’s candlelight walk…

It's looking a lot like winter...

Snow has come to the Front Range and Denver metro area again to kick off December. 6-8 inches fell in Golden on Thursday and this morning.

Just in time for Golden’s annual Candlelight Walk last night.

Some 4,000 or so hearty souls braved the 20-degree weather for the annual walk down the hill on Washington St. to the bridge over Clear Creek for the annual lighting of the trees along the creek and the ‘official’ start of the holiday season.

A few photographs from last night to get you in the festive holiday mood, if you’re not there already (with no accompanying “Christmas” music – you can get that, well, just about everywhere else…):

The walk through downtown Golden...
Not many candles remained lit on the walk this year due to the wind...
The ubiquitous (at least in my blogs) 'Welcome to Golden' sign with Santa & reindeer...
The crowd arriving at the bridge...
Clear Creek before the lights are turned on...

When everyone has made it down to the bridge, then we wait for the lowering of the lighted Christmas wreath…

and then, the rest of the lights along Clear Creek and the Golden Visitor Center come on!

... and as they are turned on... a row of trees at a time.
And about 30 minutes after, where'd everybody go?
Probably to downtown watering holes like the Old Capitol Grill, the Buffalo Rose, the Windy Saddle, or Woody's Pizza... Golden is, after all, a college town (Colorado School of Mines).

Today has been a pretty laid-back day at la casa Nights on Venus – just cooking up a big pot of homemade chili while writing the blog (multi-tasking) and sitting in front of the fireplace…  ’cause it’s a chilly day. Later on, a nice heart-warming movie… like Mulholland Drive.

And Congratulations! to fellow ReverbNation artist Linda Chorney this week for her Grammy-nominated album “Emotional Jukebox.” She was nominated in the Best Americana album category along with such long-time musical luminaries as Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, and Lucinda Williams. This is huge for Linda and “Emotional Jukebox” is a great album – a double album no less – and certainly deserves to win, so check it out. Highly recommended. You can read her reaction to the Grammy nomination in her blog here. Way to go Linda and good luck!

Nights on Venus - the debut album

The Nights on Venus debut album is available as a digital download (MP3) and can be found on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.mp3, eMusic, and other fine online retailers.

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Author: nightsonvenus

Musician and producer with the band Nights on Venus.

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