December Roundup 10 Not-To-Miss Events - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

December Roundup 10 Not-To-Miss Events

Make the season merry and bright at one of these 10 magical holiday events.

Michael Garman's Christmas in Magic Town – All December Long – View this 3,000-square-foot miniature town decked out in its holiday best. Special holiday exhibits will be on display throughout the entire month. 

Where: Michael Garman Gallery 
When: All December Long
Cost: 6 and under Free | 7-12 $3 | 55+ $4 | Adults $5

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari – December 6 – January 1, 2020 – ‘Tis the season for lights, animals and holiday spirit at America's mountain zoo. Take in nearly one million sparkling lights illuminating the crisp winter night, warm up at one of the firepits throughout the zoo and stop in to see Santa (through Dec. 23).

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults - $12.75 | Seniors (65+) - $10.75 | Children (3 - 11) - $8.75 | Children under 2 - $0.75

Sweater & Santa Local Motive Party Bus Crawls – December 6 – January 1, 2020 – Wear your ugliest sweater and reindeer ears on this public party bus. Seasonal-themed crawls include costumes, multiple location stops, killer tunes and new friends. 

Festival of Lights Parade – Saturday, December 7, 2019 – This annual December holiday season celebration includes cultural and artistic programs, decked out floats, performances and other festivities for the entire family to enjoy.

Where: 430 N. Tejon Street
When: 5:50 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Royal Gorge Route Santa Express – through December 30, 2019 – The Santa Express is a winter wonderland where passengers are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends. Sip complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie on the way to The North Pole. Santa sees lots of visitors, so reservations are highly recommended.

Where: Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Cañon City, CO
Cost: Varies depending on options chosen; $44-$64 adults and $34-$54 children ages 1-12

Christmas Symphony – Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Rejoice in the seasonal sounds of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's Christmas Concerto and Handel's Messiah.

Where: Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts
When: 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Starting at $43

Lars Leber Photography

Pikes Peak New Year’s Fireworks – December 31, 2019 – At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, the AdAmAn Club fires off a spectacular fireworks display, which on a clear night, can be seen for hundreds of miles along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies and eastern plains.

Where: Pikes Peak Summit
When: 11:59 p.m. 
Cost: Click here for details

Cave of the Winds Mountain Illumination Festival – through January 1, 2020 – Join Cave of the Winds Mountain Park for the second annual Mountain Illumination Festival. Experience Williams Canyon dressed to impress with a quarter of a million lights in all its winter wonderland glory 

Where: Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
When: 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 for cars up to 10 people | $30 for vans with over 10 people **Prices may vary**

Skate in the Park – through February 23, 2020 – Enjoy a real 4,675 square-foot ice rink located on 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.

Where: Acacia Park
When: Varies depending on the day
Cost: $10 includes skates; Under 4 years old FREE with paying adult

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