Christmas in the Gold Camp

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The Sounds of Christmas filled the air during Gold Camp Christmas, starting with the Winter Wonderland Reception on Dec. 6 at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek where a harpist and Santa entertained the visitors and kicked off the event-filled four-day weekend.

Events included two parades, a Parade of Lights in Victor on Dec. 7 and the Gold Camp Christmas Parade at noon the following day in Cripple Creek. There were also bazaars in both cities, the Church in the Wildwood Bell Choir, Colorado Springs Chorale and the holiday community theater production of “A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol” at the Butte Theater.

The events also included several different kinds of food; everything from S'mores roasting marshmallows prepared over burning barrels on Bennett Avenue to the annual Soup for the Soul and Cookie Contest and the community spaghetti dinner.

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