Holiday Lights and Santa Sightings

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

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!

Find the best holiday light displays in town with this interactive map.

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 break to feed the reindeer around 12:30 for 30 minutes.

When: Through December 24, 2017
Where: The North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Cost: Free with admission

Experience the train that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself at the magical North Pole. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends on a journey you’ll treasure year after year.

When: November 17 - December 24 & December 26 - December 28, 2017. Up to 3 daily departures
Where: Royal Gorge Route Railroad

  • $60 Adult /$50 Child (ages 1-12) for Vista Dome
  • $50 Adult / $40 Child (ages 1-12) for Club
  • $40 Adult / $30 Child (ages 1-12) for Coach

​​​December 9th and 16th  & December 17th – 24th 

  • $69 Adult /$64 Child (ages 1-12) For Vista Dome
  • $54 Adult /$49 Child (ages 1-12) For Club
  • $44 Adult / $39 Child (ages 1-12) For Coach

Call 888.724.5748 or 719.276.4000 for reservations.

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Join Old Colorado City every Saturday and Sunday at the Bancroft Park Cabin in Old Colorado City, starting with The Christmas Stroll on Small Business Saturday - November 25th and going through December 24th for pictures with Santa. 

When: Every weekend November 25 - December 24, 2017, 11 am - 4 pm
Where: Santa's Cabin in Bancroft Park, Old Colorado City
Cost:  $10 for the first picture, $5 each additional. 

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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.

Space is very limited. Call 719.685.5401 for reservations/

Dates: Dates and times vary from December 3-24 2017
Where: Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Cost: December: $25 adults, Children 2 and under - FREE as long as they ride on your lap. Additional $5 fee per vehicle for parking.

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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.


  • Nightly, December 8 – 10, 2017
  • Nightly, December 15 – 23, 2017
  • Nightly, December 25 – January 1, 2018

(*Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, December 24)

Time: 5:30-8:30pm (last admission sold at 7:30pm)
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cost: Adults - $9.75, Seniors - $8.75 (65+), Children (3 - 11) - $6.75, Military - $5.25, Children under 2 - FREE

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Enjoy a holiday show and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun-filled afternoon. Treat bags to all children after the show. Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Elf ornament to take home.


  • Dec 16, Sat-12:30 - 3 pm 
  • Dec 17, Sun-11 am - 2 pm
  • Dec 19, Tues-11 am - 2 pm 
  • Dec 20, Wed-11 am - 2 pm 
  • Dec 21, Thurs-11 am - 2 pm​

Where: Dinosaur Resource Center

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Visit Santa at his tracking station located on the lower level of the Citadel Mall between Foot Locker and Sports Fanatic. Prepaid customers will be allowed to enter the “FastPass" line at the Santa set allowing them a shorter wait time.

When: 2017 dates TBD
Where: Citadel Mall

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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.

When: 2017 dates TBD
Where: 45047 W. US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
Cost: Varies on tour chosen

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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 18, the much-loved, multi-colored display returns for the holiday season as Seven Falls celebrates the third annual Winter Lights event.The Broadmoor Seven Falls lights up the entire canyon with more than 100,000 individual white lights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. 

Dates: November 18, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Where: The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Cost: Included in admission

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