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Check back October 2017 for Colorado Springs Christmas and Holiday celebrations!
Make this Christmas merry and bright by taking a step back into history, enjoying a little culture, meeting Santa at his house or on a train, or any number of other Christmas events. Find the perfect gift at one of our local shops and galleries. Then take a break, and enjoy a night or two at one of our area hotels that are offering special Christmas rates. Looking for Santa? Find a list of places he'll be this holiday season here.
Sit back and take in the sounds of Christmas. From the Colorado Springs Philharmonic to local bands and choirs, you'll experience a relaxing break from the holiday hustle and bustle. You can also sit back and enjoy a Christmas dinner show, or take in the beauty of the Arts.
The Colorado Springs Airport announces "dollar-a-day" long-term parking for the holiday season. As Southern Colorado residents plan their holiday travel, COS offers this gift to show appreciation to our community for continued patronage. So if you're heading out of Colorado Springs for the holidays, but sure to "look before you book" to get a flight (and a great deal on parking!) out of the Colorado Springs Airport.
Sit back and relax with a traditional yule tea at Glen Eyrie Castle. Choose from amazing selections such as Cream of Earl Gray Black Tea, Winter Palace Marzipan Roobios Tea, Bourbon Street Vanilla Roobios Tea and more. Then enjoy the astounding menu which includes Mini Vegetable Spring Roll, Bleu Cheese and Chive Quiche, Jerk Pulled Pork, Cucumber Puree on Italian Prosciutto, Smoked Turkey Triangle, Gingerbread Scone, Cranberry Tea Cake, Pistachio Cherry Tea Cookie and Peppermint Chocolate Fudge. Gluten Free Options are available. Please indicate at time of reservation. Menu subject to change.
No other event compares to Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal!
Glen Eyrie is proud to welcome back Joe and Hannah Scott for their fifth holiday season with us. Perfect to share with friends, family, or out-of-town guests, this is more than just a concert! Not only will you be inspired as you experience the gifted style of Acoustic Eidolon, but you might just get carried away by the entertaining and captivating personalities of Joe and Hannah. Infused with Celtic, Folk, World, and Latin music, the evening’s performance is sure to engage your heart as you enjoy the warmth of The Great Hall of The Glen Eyrie Castle with your loved ones.
Overnight accommodations are available at a promotional rate for guests enjoying the Acoustic Eidolon performance.
For more information or to make reservations, please call 719-265-7050 or email us.
Take time to enjoy the spirit of the season with holiday classics and Christmas favorites at this beloved concert including the local premiere of choruses from Mendelssohn’s Christus and highlights from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Polar Express.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit us online.
Smiling faces, seasonal songs and a family feast for the eyes and palate. This is how our longtime guests describe a true tradition. The Broadmoor Holiday Show is a gift from our family to yours. Its heartwarming music, great friends and fantastic stories – all served up as only we can do it, in true Broadmoor style.
Entertainment will include:
Melissa Manchester, Jim Salestrom, Marcus Lovett, Nelson Rangell, Peter Olstad, Ilya Shpilberg, The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Ken Miller and The Broadmoor Pops Orchestra, and Santa Claus
For more information or to reserve your seats, please call 719-577-5775.
Enjoy the wonders of a true Victorian holiday experience! Miramont Castle is lavishly decorated, homemade refreshments abound, and there is delightful entertainment for your pleasure.
Be sure to visit the gift shop located on the 4th floor of the Museum for Victorian-style Christmas decorations or unique gifts.
No reservations are necessary. For more information visit us online.
Spend some times with the wolves in their wonderland retreat in Divide, CO. Festivities include breakfast burritos with the wolves. Space is limited. Please call for reservations.
A fun-filled Sleigh or wagon ride awaits you at M Lazy C Ranch this winter season. All rides are pulled by Percheron draft horses.. Bring your loved ones, children and friends for a dinner or cocoa and sweets sleigh/hay ride. Enjoy the bells as you ride on either a wagon or a sleigh. Entertainment and music that might lead you to dancing are included with your dinner. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Rides will go snow or shine.
Dinner Sleigh/Hay Ride
Cocoa and sweets hay or sleigh ride, includes branding a keepsake:
For more information and to make reservations, please call us at 719-748-3398. Visit our website: www.mlazyc.com
Enjoy the holidays with extra laughs with these performances at Millio Art Theatre.
Holidaze on Ice
Yes, the ice is mostly in our signature cocktails, but Holiday Cheer abounds in this seasonal Cabaret with its outstanding blend of comedy, circus and burlesque. The risqué side of Winter will warm the cockles of your heart and offer a much needed antidote for this darkest time of year.
For more information call 719-465-6321 or visit us online.
Celebrate the holidays with this delightful musical comedy that celebrates the generosity of the season in a very cute, very funny, rodent style! A high tea falls apart amid gorgeous holiday decorations and our Mouse must save the day!
For more information call 719-465-6321 or visit us online.
Enjoy the holiday sounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band's Holly & Ivy performance.
Mueller State Park has lots of holiday fun in store this year. Get outdoors, make an ornament to take home and visit with Santa while you explore all that Mueller State Park has to offer.
From noon-3pm, stop by the visitors center and let nature’s bounty inspire your creativity! Make some holiday ornaments or crafts to take home. This is for all ages, so don't be shy.
Bear Creek Nature Center has several fun winter activities for the entire family.
All ages are invited to celebrate the season at Bear Creek Nature Center. Participants will be greeted by a walkway lit with luminaries and hike a candlelit trail along Bear Creek. Inside, listen to music, savor a warm bowl of chili from our 8th Street Texas Roadhouse, hot chocolate and cookies, and create memories for the season. Santa Claus will be available for pictures.
Call 520-6387 for event details
Bring your four-legged friends to Bear Creek Regional Park's Dog Park for a walk and have your pup's picture taken with Santa Paws (pictures will be available for online download). Enjoy education stations and treats.
Enjoy nature hikes with Santa, and horse drawn wagon rides at Fountain Creek Nature Center.
Participate in the interactive reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem, make snowflake crafts and join Santa for a hike.
When you get back, enjoy the sounds of Suffolk Punch draft horses clip-clopping down the regional trail with jingle bells and seasonal songs.
Call 520-6745 for details.
Reservations are required.
You can behold a most magnificent site this holiday and winter season when The Broadmoor Seven Falls lights up the entire canyon with more than 100,000 individual white lights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Join us when we turn on the lights and kick off the holiday season with fun events for all. Be sure to stop by the holiday themed "Selfie-Station". Restaurant 1858 will be open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are highly recommended.
Noon-5pm: Elf Scavenger Hunt with candy and prizes for children
Noon-6pm: Letter to Santa at the Falls Pavilion
3-5pm: Carolers in the Canyon
3-6pm: Complimentary Hot Chocolate, Coffe and Cider at the Roundabout by 1858
5pm: Look up into the sky and see Santa cross the canyon on the Soaring Adventure Zip Line. Then watch for him to rappel into the park shortly afterwards where he will flip the switch and bring on all the lights for the holiday season.
Call 855-923-7272 for more information or visit us online.
To purchase tickets, go to the Pikes Peak Center box office or call 888-929-7849. For more information visit us online.
To purchase tickets or for more information visit us online.
While activities will be happening all month long, our main event weekend is packed full of fun activities that are too good to miss!
Be sure to visit us online for a full schedule of events.
For more information visit us online.
It’s not too early to plan your summer fun. Make a reservation, or purchase a gift certificate, for 2 or more Browns Canyon ½ or full day raft trips at regular price, and receive a free pass on our Browns Canyon Adventure Park! Additional Adventure Park Passes, 20% off.
Valid for 2017 season only, mid-May through August 20. Not valid with any other special offers. Call to reserve. Mention this code when you call: CVBDEC16
Get a head start on your fitness goals by participating in our First Day Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Join park staff and volunteers on one of three different guided hikes, choose from a one, three or five mile hike. Giveaways, hot cocoa, and cookies will also add to the fun!
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit us online or call 719-576-2016.
Enjoy a month of festive events certain to brighten the spirits of the young, old, and everyone in-between. From a Merry Grinchmas exhibition in the galleries, to the stage production of Shrek: The Musical, seasonal art classes, artist decorated trees, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has loaded the calendar with countless way to build memories this holiday season.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit us online or call 719-634-5581.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and book by William Steig, the most famous ogre of all time arrives at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The sidesplitting tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage with all new jokes and songs.
Recommended for ages 6+. Children under three years of age are not generally permitted in the theatre. At designated shows, children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit us online or call 719-634-5581.
Kwanzaa celebrates the best and highest of the values, history, culture, philosophy, and achievements of African people living in America and in other parts of the world. Enjoy the fantastic African Drumming & Dancing performances by Denver and Colorado African drumming and dance groups, then join us in browsing and shopping the African Marketplace featuring a variety of African/African American craftperson, organizations, professionals, artists and merchants.
Call 337-6409 for more information or visit us online.
Find the perfect gifts for family, friends and coworkers at one of art galleries or retail stores. Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Downtown Colorado Springs have great clusters of specialty shops and delicious food close by to refuel while you shop for all of the items on your list.
Don't miss the annual Holiday Stroll December 7, 2016. Stores will be open late until 8 p.m. offering one-night-only specials, hot beverages, and holiday cheer. For more information and to see a list of participants, visit our website.
Unique affordable gifts for everyone on your list! Join selected studio artists from Cottonwood Center for the Arts for a day of non-traditional shopping and fun. Visit each of the participating studios for a chance to win a gift certificate to use in any participating studio. Enjoy "Make and Takes" for you and the kids. Find that perfect gift!
For more information call 719-520-1899.
A hand crafted holiday market awaits you with ornaments, clay art, photography, glass, cards, soap, fiber, sculpture, jewelry and wall art. Our art and fine craft items are made by local Colorado artists, with price and quality in mind. As you browse through our offerings, you'll find something unique enough for everyone on your gift list.
The Ultimate in Holiday Shopping! Themed rooms filled with elegant silver & gold decor to fun whimsical snowmen. Everything you will need for your special family holiday celebration.
Looking for something fun to do? Then look no further! Take a trip to the North Pole, be transported back in time, go ice skating in the park, get crafty. There is so much fun waiting to be had!
Join us for this annual family-friendly holiday celebration. Enjoy a full performance schedule, a step back in time into the 1903 holiday room, and activities led by a variety of community organizations. Don’t miss this special tradition that’s brought magic to the Pikes Peak region for more than 20 years! Then come back to the Museum for free cookies and hot chocolate and a great venue to watch the downtown Festival of Lights Parade. $1 all day parking at the City Administration Parking Garage on Colorado & Nevada. Reservations are requested even though this is a free event.
Visitors can make a trip to Santa’s Workshop, also known as The North Pole. This Christmas-themed family amusement park has something for the entire family. Meet Santa and his elves. Ride on more than two dozen unique, friendly rides, swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, or enjoy the whimsical antique carousel. You can fly through the sky on an Aerial Tram or stay on the ground with the Miniature Train. Give the resident llamas and goats some tasty treats, catch the magic show or shop in the village. Don’t forget to touch the real iced North Pole! For tickets and discounts go to
See website for discounts.
This 45-minute round trip on the highest cog in the world will go 2 miles up the tracks to the historic Minnehaha Siding. Santa's Elves will be along for the ride and tell the story of Santa on Pikes Peak. The ride back will include hot chocolate and cookies. Upon arrival at the Depot, you'll be welcomed by Santa and his elves at the North Pole! There will be music, activities, gifts, and an opportunity to visit with Santa. Be sure to bring your camera.
For a schedule of departures and to purchase tickets call (719) 685-5401, or find more information on our website.
All Aboard the Santa Express Train at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad! The Santa Express is a winter wonderland, where children (and all) are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends. Enjoy a complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie on the way to the North Pole, decorated like a true Christmas town, bedecked with holiday lights for its most famous resident – Santa Claus. Once Santa boards the train at the North Pole, children await their turn to receive their very special gift - from Kris Kringle himself.
Santa gets lots of visitors, so booking reservations early is recommended. View our pricing and scheduled departures.
For more information or to make reservations, please call 888-724-5748 or visit us online.
‘Tis the season for lights, animals and holiday spirit at America's only mountain zoo. Take in the nearly one million sparkling lights illuminating the crisp winter night, warm up at one of the fires throughout the Zoo, then stop in and see Santa (through Dec. 23). Select animal exhibits are open during the event. It’s a family tradition not to be missed.
Downtown Colorado Springs is pleased to announce the return of ice skating to Acacia Park for the holiday season. A 4,675 square-foot, real-ice rink will be located along the west side of Acacia Park. The rink is a collaborative effort between the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services and Downtown Colorado Springs.
Dates: November 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017
For more information please see our website.
Rock Ledge House will be decorated with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Enjoy jingle bell wagon rides, old-time music, guided lantern tours and much more throughout the evening.
St. Nicholas will be in the Carriage House to visit with children and adults and a photographer will be on hand to capture the moment. Purchase those special gift at the Heritage Shop.
Hot cider and other goodies will be available at several locations around the ranch.
For more information, please visit our website.
At this time of year, Christmas in Magic Town incorporates all the magic of Christmas in this 3,000 square foot sculputural theater. With special effects to amaze, Michael Garman's Christmas in Magic Town is a not-to-be-missed.
For more information visit us online.
Join us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this holiday season for a special brunch. Whether it's our holiday dinner buffet, or Christmas Eve dinner buffet, Christmas Day brunch or our extra-special Santa Sunday Brunch, you'll enjoy every bite!
Santa Sunday Brunches:
Waffles, omelets, eggs benedict, egg nog french toast, complimentary champagne, mimosas and so much more are offered for this holiday menu. When you're finished, stop by and take a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Holiday Dinner Buffet:
Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season at this award-winning Holiday Dinner Buffet.
Christmas Day Brunch:
This Christmas Day Brunch offers a mouthwatering array of decadent dishes.
To make reservations for any of these holiday brunches, please call 719-538-4060 or reserve online.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call us at 719-748-3398.
It's a tacky sweater party like you've never been to before. Wear your best "Ugly Christmas Sweater" and enjoy this scrumptious four-course menu for a special price. No sweater? You'll still get a great meal, just not the dessert.
First course: choice of Wisconsin Trio or Bacon Jalapeno
Second course: Any salad
Entree: Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin, Cajun Chicken Breast, Fresh Pacific Shrimp, and Vegetable Medley
Dessert: Any Pure Chocolate or The Original
Let your eyes feast on the marvelous sights of the holidays, then sit yourself down to our magnificent holiday feasts and dine in style.
Holiday Family Brunch:
This will be a meal your kids won't forget, because it will be attended by Santa! Then stick around for the gingerbread house decorating party from 2-4pm.
Mid-Day Family Movie:
Christmas Eve Dinner:
Spend a night or two this Christmas season away from home with these money-saving Christmas lodging specials!
Plan your stay and create unforgettable family memories during the winter season at The Broadmoor with packages and adventures for everyone. Whether it’s a well–deserved winter escape or holiday celebration, retreat to The Broadmoor. Weekend guests have the opportunity to experience complimentary activities and classes.
The Classic Broadmoor Holiday package includes accommodations for one night, and dinner show tickets for each person on the package to The Broadmoor Holiday show.
Sweeten up your next stay with our "Suite Dinner" package featuring luxurious accommodations in a Celebrity Suite, plus breakfast buffet and a $100 dining credit at the award-winning Cliff House Dining Room.