“I wish I could show you the little village where I was born. It’s so lovely there…I used to think it too small to spend a life in, but now I’m not so sure.” ~ Mary Kelly
Come join the 51t annual Georgetown Christmas market. This year the market is on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th! Enjoy food vendors, craft vendors, Dickensian carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, roasted chestnuts, bonfire, Santa Lucia Children’s Procession, Santa’s Polar Express Train Rides, shops, wassail competition, restaurants and so much more! This is a European-inspired market with free entertainment and admission. Don’t miss this fun, family-oriented event which will include appearances by St. Nicholas in his traditional robes! This fabulous Christmas event is 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. all four days in historic Georgetown. Bundle up and enjoy the quaintness of the town and the gaiety of the season as Georgetown decks itself out for Christmas!
Clear Creek County has much to offer in the way of history and recreation. Just up the mountain from Idaho Springs is another historic town sharing its mining heritage – Georgetown. On November 12th, 2011, Georgetown will be hosting the Bighorn Sheep Festival. On May 1, 1961 the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep was designated as the official Colorado State Animal. This animal is found only in the Rockies, usually in very rugged terrain. The festival is tons of fun for the whole family. The Festival will happen come rain, snow or shine. There will be:
Bighorn Sheep Watching
Colorado Critter Parade at 12 Noon
Guided Hike (Meet at 22nd St. bridge 1 p.m.)
Kids crafts & activities, face-painting, songs, and stories.
Lectures at the Community Center at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Meet Elbert the Bighorn Sheep
Take the opportunity to leave your hectic to-do list behind, and just have some fun, memory-making time with your family. You’ll get to know something about local wildlife, and enjoy the beautiful, bracing Colorado Rocky Mountains.