Annual Convention

2018 Convention Banquet Entertainment

As a member of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past®, you are invited to attend and participate in our Annual Convention hosted by members in a different Continental US city each summer. Convention registration fees are separate from and in addition to the Golden Glow membership annual dues.

Conventions are exclusively for members only. No part of the conventions is open to the public.

Golden Glow Annual Conventions are a great place to connect with like-minded people and talk about everything Christmas. It’s our way of celebrating Christmas in July (or sometimes August)! Meet new collectors or catch up with old friends. Find out what’s new in the world of Christmas collecting. Enjoy the camaraderie of networking with other collectors of vintage and antique Christmas and learning from your fellow members.

Next Annual Convention


2023 Arlington, Virginia

Wednesday-Saturday, August 16-19, 2023

A Christmas Story in the Nation’s Capital

Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel at Reagan National Airport

Antique Bash Raffle Fundraiser

Drawings to be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 during the Arlington Convention Christmas Festival

NEW! Christmas Cookies

Convention Volunteers run on…Christmas Cookies!

Convention Map

All previous and planned future Golden Glow Annual Convention locations are shown on this map.

The initial three Bulb Meets are indicated with C6 lamps. Future conventions are identified in red with pennants. We added some extra sparkles to locations that have been the site of multiple Annual Conventions.

Convention Map Past & Future

Conventions Past

Conventions Future