Holiday Lights and Santa Sightings

Find where Santa will be this holiday season and then take the family out to see our beautiful holiday light displays.

2017 dates and locations will be posted soon. Take a look at the 2016 events and specials below to get a taste of what's in store for this year.

There are plenty of unique and fun places to spot St. Nick! Get your photo with Santa or take your pet to sit on Santa's lap this year. Below you will find an extensive list of where you can find Santa in Colorado Springs this holiday season. After your visit with Santa, take the family out to see beautiful Christmas lights in Colorado Springs. Don't forget the hot chocolate!

Santa Photos in Colorado Springs

Santa's Cabin in Bancroft Park, Old Colorado City
Your visit with Santa, includes a photo for just $10, $5 for each additional photo.

Every weekend November 26-December 24, 2016 11am-4pm


November 19 – December 24, 2016

Visit Santa at his tracking station located on the lower level between Foot Locker and Sports Fanatic.

Monday-Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm (breaks to feed his reindeer from 1:00-2:00 & 5:00-6:00)
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm (with a break to fee the reindeer from 2:00-3:00)

Don't let this opportunity pass you by to let Santa know what you want for Christmas. Santa will be waiting for you at the lower level center court

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm, November 12 - December 16 (breaks to feed his reindeer from 1pm - 2pm & 5pm - 6pm)
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm, December 17 - December 23 (breaks to feed his reindeer from 1pm - 2pm & 5pm - 6pm)
Sunday: 11am - 6pm (a break to feed his reindeer from 2:30-3:30pm)
Christmas Eve: 9am - 6pm (breaks to feed his reindeer from 1pm - 2pm & 5pm - 6pm)

Pet Photos with Santa 

Bring in your furry friends for a holiday photo with Santa!


November 20, 2106: 4-6pm

December 6 & 13, 2016: 6-8pm

Breakfast with Santa
Join us in the Food Court for a very special breakfast with Santa! Enjoy breakfast, entertainment, hands-on activities, prizes and more!

Date: December 3, 2016; 9am
Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 (under 2 FREE). Purchase your tickets at Guest Services.

Breakfast with Santa for those with disabilities
Partnering with The Resource Exchange and Empty Stocking Fund this fun morning will include activities appropriate for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Date: December 10, 2016; 8:30am
Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 (under 2 FREE). Purchase your tickets at Guest Services.

Make the trip to Santa's Workshop, a Christmas-themed family amusement park. Meet Santa and ride on more than two dozen kid-friendly rides. Santa is in his house when the park is open, although he does take a lunch break around 12:30 for 30 minutes.

Dates: Through December 24, 2016

Come enjoy a whole new experience with Santa Claus and his elves as you take the Cog Railway to the North Pole at 4-Mile Siding. This 2-hour round trip will not take you to the top of Pikes Peak, but will take you halfway up the mountain. You'll get to ride with Santa or Mrs. Claus and some of their elves. Make sure to dress warmly. You'll have one hour to get off the train, take pictures with Santa Claus, interact with the elves and enjoy some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. On the way back down, sing some well-known Christmas carols with Santa and the gang. When you return, children will be given a small gift bag from Santa.

Space is very limited. Reserve your spot online today! Questions? Call us at 719-685-5401

Dates: Dates and times vary from December 3-24 2016
Cost: December: $25 adults and children aged 3-12; Children 2 and under are free as long as they ride on your lap. Additional $5 fee per vehicle for parking.

Ride the Santa Express train to the North Pole where Santa hops on board the train!  All of the children receive a special gift from Santa. Enjoy Christmas music, entertainment from elves and the breathtaking views of the Royal Gorge.  

Dates: November 18-December 24, 2016; Times vary

For more information or to make your reservation, visit us online
or call 888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000.

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun-filled afternoon. Meet Santa and let him know your Christmas wishes, then join Mrs. Claus for a show with stories and songs. End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Elf ornament to take home.

Dates: December 17, 2016

Time:  12:30-3pm

Beginning November 4th, the Christmas House will be open daily, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. The current discount is 30% off all merchandise.

See Santa at The Christmas House! Meet his Reindeer November 26, 2016 from 11am-1pm.

Dates: November 19-20, 24-27, and weekends in December, 2016

Time:  10:30am-4:30pm
Cost: One photo $14, Two photos $24, Three photos $38

Get the best view of the Christmas lights Colorado Springs - by helicopter! Multiple packages are available. View the Zoo's, The Broadmoor's and Downtown's lights from up above.

Dates: December 1-31, 2016
Cost: Varies on tour chosen

Click HERE for more information.

Take in nearly one million lights and see Santa at America's only mountain zoo. Select animal exhibits are open during Electric Safari. Santa's visits are through December 23. Check the website for details.

Dates: December 9-23, 25, 2016-January 1, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30pm (last admission sold at 7:30pm)
Cost: $9.75 adults; $8.75 seniors 65+; $6.75 children 3-11; FREE children 2 and under; $5.25 military

Click HERE for more information.

In 1947, a tradition began at Seven Falls to promote the canyon at night when alternating colored and white lights illuminated the waters, much to the delight of locals and visitors worldwide.  On Saturday, November 19, the much-loved, multi-colored display returns for the holiday season as Seven Falls celebrates the second annual Winter Lights event.  More than 100,000 individual lights will line the path leading to the Falls, and this year, colored lights will also adorn the cliff faces of the Pillars of Hercules, making for not only a festive atmosphere, but a photographer’s dream locale for holiday family photos.


  • Elf Scavenger Hunt with candy and prizes for children from 12PM – 5PM
  • Letter to Santa at the Falls Pavilion from 12PM – 6PM
  • Carolers in the Canyon 3PM – 5PM
  • Complimentary Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Cider at the Roundabout by 1858 from 3PM – 6PM
  • A Holiday Themed “Selfie-Station”

For more details, please visit their site

Dates: November 19, 2016 for festivities; lights through the holiday season
Cost: Included in admission

For more information and park hours please visit us online

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