Main Menu

Give a Gift Membership Santa in sleigh with reindeer
Join the Golden Glow where it's Christmas 365 days a year.

Do you want to know more
about The Golden Glow?

*required



Making your spirits & homes brighter for over 30 years!

Christmas Village at Base of Christmas Tree

Collecting vintage Christmas is easy when you become a member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past, a wonderful non-profit organization focusing on the education and history of antique and vintage Christmas ornaments, lights and decorations. Founded in 1980 as a small group of like-minded Christmas light bulb collectors, our club has grown into an international organization that holds a large convention in a different city each summer. Our next annual convention will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 22-25, 2020. Registration will open in February 2020.

The “Glow” focuses on Christmas items made or manufactured 40 years prior to the current year. So, this year our organization focuses on Christmas ornaments, lights, decorations and history prior to 1979. All are welcome to join, no matter what level of collecting or knowledge you have. Members of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past receive six bi-monthly issues of THE GLOW Magazine each year. Another benefit of membership is having access to our complete website, featuring wonderful articles, a searchable database of back issues of THE GLOW Magazine, member forums, a buy/sell marketplace and a virtual museum room featuring pictures of members’ collections of antique and vintage Christmas.

While the rest of the world has to spend 364 days without the joy of Christmas, at the Golden Glow of Christmas Past, everyday is the most wonderful time of the year!


A message from our chair

Golden Glow Chairperson

Merry Christmas!

All the Best,
- Joe Meyers - Chairperson , The Golden Glow of Christmas Past

Why should you join The Golden Glow?

By joining the “Glow” on an annual basis, you’ll receive a subscription to THE GLOW, our antique Christmas collecting magazine, which is mailed in February, April, June, August, October and December. THE GLOW is published by a volunteer group of dedicated members. It includes information on new research, collecting tips, services, news about current happenings and other collectors.


There’s plenty o’reasons to join the “Glow”. Join Now

Glow Magazine Free Sample

Preview a copy of THE GLOW Magazine!

View Now

From Our Blog


The Winning Cookies from Lancaster

  If you have attended Golden Glow conventions is the past, you know about the excitement (and deliciousness!) generated by the annual Christmas Cookie Contest. Each year, members travel to the Convention with their treasured family recipes and one dozen of their show-stopping treats to be judged in one of…

Read More

A Look Back at 2010: A Patriotic Christmas

  In 2010, The Golden Glow of Christmas Past celebrated its 30th birthday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let’s take a look…

Read More

Extras From THE GLOW, June 2016

Birth of a Bauble Extras from THE GLOW In its first year of operation, the world’s only mass-production factory for…

Read More