5 Itinerary Ideas for Spending the Holidays in COS

5 Itinerary Ideas for Spending the Holidays in COS

Here are five itinerary ideas for your holiday planning.

The most wonderful time of the year is coming, and Colorado Springs is the perfect holiday destination (even Oprah agrees). With the snow-covered Front Range as your backdrop and plenty of holiday cheer to light your spirits, you’re sure to have a great vacation or staycation in Olympic City USA.

1. Take a holiday history tour

There are plenty of historic places in Colorado Springs, and the holidays make them feel even more special. Head downtown to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and soak in the holiday spirit while you browse the exhibits and learn about the city’s first residents. Afterward, take a stroll around The Broadmoor, which is nothing short of magical during the holiday season. With gorgeous lights and décor, you can enjoy simply walking around or grabbing dinner and a drink at one of the on-site restaurants.
*Insider Tip: Reservations are a good idea when dining at The Broadmoor, as they are popular and typically booked in advance.

 

2. Book a snowy adventure

The Broadmoor Seven Falls are beautiful year-round, but over the holiday season, the park adds multi-colored lights that illuminate the falls at night. Ever thought about off-roading in the snow? Great Outdoors Adventures makes it possible. You can explore the hidden gems of Pike National Forest inside a heated off-roading vehicle. Not enough adventure for you? Howl with the wolves at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center as they frolic in .the snowy woods. They even have a Winter Wonderland event featuring breakfast burritos with the wolves!

 

3. Enjoy some full-family fun

Did you know Santa’s Workshop is located at the base of Pikes Peak? While you’re in town, take the kids to The North Pole to visit with Santa, shop for ornaments and ride on a train. Head downtown in the evening to show off your skills while ice skating in Acacia Park. Grab a cup of hot cocoa across the street at Pikes Peak Lemonade when you’re done hitting the ice.

 

4. Visit a charming castle for holiday tea

When you think “castle” and “holidays,” your brain might take you to the snowy scene from Beauty and the Beast. Well, Colorado Springs has a couple of options that will make you feel like holiday royalty. Miramont Castle Museum in Manitou Springs offers Victorian Christmas Tours. Enjoy the lavish decorations, fresh cookies and warm cider. You can also book a Christmas tea in the Queen’s Parlour Tearoom, complete with an elegant, four-course meal. Glen Eyrie Castle is another option for enjoying tea and hors-d'oeuvres in a beautiful, elegant holiday setting.

 

5. Get tickets for a holiday event

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays at America’s mountain zoo. Celebrate with beautiful lights, festive cheer and furry friends at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari. Enjoy warming fires and hot cocoa stations throughout the Zoo. Looking for more of a Western vibe? Enjoy a Christmas show from the Flying W Wranglers at Flying W Ranch, complete with BBQ dinner.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

The beautifully restored, historic El Paso County Courthouse is now the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and is available for private use.…

More Info
The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor

From the day The BROADMOOR opened in 1918, it has been a premier place to gather. Heads of state, captains of industry...small conclaves and…

More Info
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

America's only mountain zoo is an extraordinary destination for any event, especially with the availability of Lodge at Moose Lake. Offering…

More Info
Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner & Western Show

Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner &…

THE FLYING W RANCH RIDES AGAIN!A LOCAL FAVORITE SINCE 1953With its humble beginnings as a mountain cattle ranch in 1947, the Flying W is a…

More Info
Glen Eyrie Castle

Glen Eyrie Castle

Just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, Glen Eyrie is the original estate of the city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer. Today,…

More Info
North Pole - Santa’s Workshop

North Pole - Santa’s Workshop

Visit the North Pole! Home of Santa's Workshop A Christmas Themed Family Amusement Park This enchanted family theme park has something for…

More Info
Acacia Park

Acacia Park

Acacia Park is a fun, free, multi-use oasis in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Stop by the Visitor Info Hub, enjoy the picnic tables,…

More Info
Miramont Castle Museum - Manitou Springs Historical Society

Miramont Castle Museum - Manitou…

Experience life as it would have been in Victorian times, from the Castle‚Äôs authentic Victorian furnishings, to the Queen's Parlour Tea…

More Info
Great Outdoors Adventures

Great Outdoors Adventures

Great Outdoors Adventures (GOA) is an off-road and on-road vehicle rental company in Woodland Park, Colorado offering exceptional and safe…

More Info
Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

Our guided tours help dispel myths about wolves by educating people about the role of wolves in our ecosystem. Other tour topics include:…

More Info
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

The Broadmoor Seven Falls

The Broadmoor's Seven Falls is bigger and better than ever! Bask in the majesty of Seven Falls, a magnificent series of cascading waterfalls…

More Info