Golden Elf Academy


The 2021 Golden Elf Academy is happening Sunday, December 5 at The Golden Mill! There will be two sessions to choose from- 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Get sworn in by Santa himself as one of his official Golden Elves at the 2021 Golden Elf Academy! Hosted by The Golden Hayride and The Golden Mill. Join us at The Golden Mill (1012 Ford Street Golden, CO 80401) for the holiday fun!

Tickets are $20 per child, and you can purchase tickets at

At The Golden Elf Academy your child will get to:

  • Meet JoJo the elf who runs Santa’s toy factory
  • Decorate a cupcake with Mrs. Claus
  • Make an elf craft
  • Learn Christmas carols in the Elf Kazoo band
  • Sing Rudolph’s favorite song
  • Learn an Elf Christmas dance with the elves from Virtuosity Dance Centre
  • And take a photo with Santa and his elves!

Extra Golden Elf perks:

  • Opportunity to walk in the Olde Golden Holiday parade on Saturday, December 11 with The Golden Elf Academy.
  • Opportunity to perform the Golden Elf Academy dance at Jingle on the Avenue on Saturday, December 18.
  • Official times and details for the extra Golden Elf perks will be provided at the Golden Elf Academy event December 5!

The Golden Elf Academy is recommended for children ages 10 and under. Toddlers must have a parent or guardian present.

Wear your best elf outfit (not required) and get ready to become one of Santa’s elves at the 2021 Golden Elf Academy!

Call 303-277-9222 or email with any questions. Make sure to follow The Golden Hayride on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop leading up to the event!