Holiday Light Displays in Colorado Springs

Holiday Light Displays in Colorado Springs

It’s that time of year again! Fill your heart with holiday spirit as you explore dazzling light displays in Colorado Springs.

1. CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO – ELECTRIC SAFARI

We can't think of a more magical holiday tradition than exploring Cheyenne Mountain Zoo under thousands of twinkling lights and giant inflatable animal displays. Take in the views of the city, have one-of-a-kind animal encounters and fill your belly with hot chocolate around outdoor heaters while you see our favorite zoo in a whole new light – literally!
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Hot tip: Advanced e-tickets are REQUIRED! The event runs through January 1, 2022. Snag yours today.

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2. CAVE OF THE WINDS – CHRISTMAS UNDERGROUND

Go on a unique caving experience and see Cave of the Winds lit with holiday lights and colors on a 60-minute guided tour. Enjoy Christmas stories and caroling while you wind through the ancient halls and caverns.
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Hot tip: This fun event runs through December 18th, so hurry and grab your tickets!

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3. MANITOU SPRINGS

Enjoy strolling brass bands, carolers, Santa and, of course, countless lights and garland hung festively throughout Manitou Springs. What better way to get your local Christmas shopping done than among the charming, sparkling streets with hot chocolate in hand?
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Hot tip: Get your requests to Santa on December 18th from noon – 2pm.

4. DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS

Shop until you drop and encounter classic carolers, brass musicians, Santa and the Grinch. Vote for your favorite festive window display via QR code through December 18th and then lace up your skates for a holly jolly time at Skate in the Park.
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Hot tip: Join in on the Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt through December 18th.

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5. OLD COLORADO CITY

Feel as if you just stepped into a Dickens novel as you explore the glittery, tree-lined streets of Old Colorado City. Stop in the shops for unique gifts and grab a bite from one of the many delicious eateries that line the streets.
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Hot tip: Santa visits OCC every weekend through December 19th to hear all the kids holiday wishes.

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6. SELF-GUIDED HOLIDAY LIGHTS DRIVE

Listen to your OWN Christmas tunes or forgo the holiday music altogether when you take in the beautiful, twinkling lights from the comfort of your own car. Find must-see areas, businesses and homes with listed cocoa and coffee stops along the way.
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Hot tip: Take your holiday spirit up a notch with a helicopter tour of light displays around the city. Learn more >

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce

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Downtown Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs

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Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City is where history comes to life. Enjoy Local Cuisine, Wine Tastings, Patio Dining and Sweet Delights, as well as Live…

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