It's a Gold Camp Christmas

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The Sounds of Christmas will ring through Cripple Creek and Victor when the mining district celebrates the annual Gold Camp Christmas Dec. 6-9. Activities are scheduled in both cities and there are plenty to choose from.

The weekend kicks off on Dec. 6 with the Winter Wonderland Reception at 6 p.m. at the Aspen Mine Center. At 7 p.m. it's “A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol” holiday show and Olio at the Butte Theater.

Dec. 7

Victor Events:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. shop at the Elf Emporium at the Victor Community Center.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. take the children to the Victor Ag and Mining Museum for children's activities.

6 p.m. watch the Parade of Lights down Victor Avenue. Afterward join residents for the community Bonfire, Christmas Caroling and Refreshments at the Victor Gold Bowl. Light prize winners will be announced at 7 p.m.

Cripple Creek Events:

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., checkout the annual Soup for the Soul contest at Aspen Mine Center.

5:30 p.m., tour the Lighted Headframes and go to the parade and bonfire in Victor, taking a shuttle from the Aspen Mine Center.

7 p.m. see the “A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol” Holiday Show at the Butte Theater.

Dec. 8

Most events are in Cripple Creek:

Throughout the Day on Bennett Avenue there will be a Treasures of Christmas scavenger hunt, shopping at bazaars and shops, S'mores and “Marshmallow Roasting on an Open Fire,” free hot chocolate, cider, and skate tickets. There will also be musical entertainment at the Aspen Mine Center.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. shop the Christmas Bazaar at the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Center.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. browse the Sugar Plum Gift Shop at the Aspen Mine Center.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will be open for shopping.

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. the Church in the Wildwood Bell Choir will be at the Butte Theater.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. help out at the fundraiser luncheon at the Aspen Mine Center.

At noon is the annual Christmas Parade down Bennett Avenue.

12:30-2:30 p.m. there will be children's activities with Santa Clause and Pin the Bell on the Steeple at the Aspen Mine Center.

1 p.m. it's the matinee showing of “A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol” at the Butte Theater.

1:15 p.m. Tree Decorating Contest Awards and Parade Awards will be announced at the Aspen Mine Center.

3 p.m. Colorado Springs Chorale Christmas Concert will be at Cripple Creek Baptist Church.

5 p.m.-8 p.m. the Christmas Village Display will be at the Cripple Creek District Museum.

7 p.m. see “A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol” at the Butte Theater.

Dec. 9

10 a.m.-4 p.m. see the Christmas Village Display at Cripple Creek District Museum.

1 p.m. see “A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol” Holiday Show at the Butte Theater.

Victor Events:

8 a.m. Christmas Breakfast with Santa at the Victor Elks Lodge.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. shop at the Elf Emporium at the Victor Community Center.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. take the children to children's activities at the Victor Ag and Mining Museum.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will be open for shopping.

2:15 p.m. there will be skating around the Christmas tree at Brian's Park.

Also don't forget to buy a copy of the 2012 Christmas Storybook, featuring Christmas stories written by local people and visitors from as far away as Oregon.

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