Christmas & Holiday Events 2019 - Visit Colorado Springs

Top Christmas and Holiday Events in 2019

Create warm memories when you spend the holidays in Colorado Springs.


Holiday Events 2019

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 and plenty more holiday events. You can find the perfect gift at one of our local shops and galleries. There’s always lots to do during the holiday season in Colorado Springs, and you can explore even more events and activities here!


The Broadmoor Holiday Show is for children of all ages! This variety show includes incredible talent on stage such as Debby Boone, Jim Salestrom, Nelson Rangell, The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, and more! Santa Claus will also make a special appearance.

Date: December 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 24 & 28, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - Doors Open, 7:00pm - Dinner is Served, 8:00pm - Entertainment Begins
Cost: $100 for adults, $65 for children (10 and under)

For more information or to reserve your seats, call 719.577.5775.

Stay at The Broadmoor with the Classic Broadmoor Holiday Package.

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A handcrafted holiday market awaits with ornaments, clay art, photography, glass, cards, soap, fiber, sculpture, jewelry and wall art. As you browse through the various offerings, you'll find something unique enough for everyone on your gift list.

Dates: November 15—December 30, 2019
Time: 10 am - 6 pm store hours

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Enjoy a 4,675 square-foot, real 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.

Dates: November 8, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Time: Varies depending on the day.
Cost: $10 includes skates; Under 4 years old FREE with paying adult

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The Santa Express is a winter wonderland, where children (and all) are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends.  Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie on the way to the North Pole. Santa gets lots of visitors, so booking reservations early is recommended. View pricing and scheduled departures here.

Dates: November 14 - December 30, 2019
Time: Up to 3 departure times
Cost: Varies depending on options chosen

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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.

Dates: November 29 - December 1, 2019
Time: varies
Cost:  varies

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Yule Tea is Glen Eyrie’s most highly anticipated Tea of the year. Celebrate this merry season while drawing closer to those who matter most as you delight in stirring conversations and revel in their new, hand-crafted holiday menu and heartwarming teas.

Dates: November 30, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Time: 11 am or 2:30 pm (time available depending on day)
Cost: $29 (plus tax) per person; Non-Refundable

To make reservations, please call 719.265.7050 or email.

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Set in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle, this 16th century-style banquet is sure to fill you with awe this Christmas season. Full of festive entertainment by talented musicians and performers, this classic Colorado tradition is guaranteed to be unforgettable!

Dates: December 5 - 22, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5 pm; Performance begins at 5:45pm
Cost: varies

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Festival of Lights is a series of events to celebrate the December holiday season, highlighted by the Festival of Lights Parade. The events include cultural and artistic programs, performances and other festivities for the enjoyment and education of the general public.

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 5:50 pm
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: FREE

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‘Tis the season for lights, animals and holiday spirit at America's only mountain zoo. Take in 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).

Dates: December 6-8, December 13 – 23, December 25 – January 1, 2019​
Time: 5:30-8:30pm, 4:30pm early entry with zoo membership
Cost: See website for details

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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.

Dates: Through Dec. 25, 2019; Closed most Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Cost: $25 per person ages 2-adult. 

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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.

Dates: December 22, 2019
Time:  9 - 11 am
Cost:  Adults $30, Kids 12 & under  $15

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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 17, the much-loved, multi-colored display continues for another holiday season as Seven Falls celebrates the fourth annual Winter Lights event.  More than 100,000 individual lights will line the path leading to the Falls, and this year, colored lights will also adorn the cliff faces of the Pillars of Hercules, making for not only a festive atmosphere, but a photographer’s dream locale for holiday family photos.

Date: December 23, 2019
Cost: $15.50 adults/ $9.50 kids
Where: Broadmoor Seven Falls

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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. 

Dates: December 14, 2019
Time: 4-8pm 
Cost: Regular admission; includes all activities and tours

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Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & a little more. The three-day event is held at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. 

Dates: November 22-24, 2019
Time: 10am - 4 pm
Cost: $10-22.50

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The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony invites fans to Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 1 for its annual Holiday Spectacular concert. Featuring the Amadeus String, Allegro Strings, Vivace Strings, Bravo Winds, Pikes Peak Winds, and Ovation Youth Orchestra, this concert sets the mood for the holiday season and will leave fans tapping their toes.

Date: December 7, 2019
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 
Cost: $20

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Gather round for Christmas favorites to set your heart soaring. Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Handel’s Messiah converge with other notes, noels, and seasonal standards that will have you rejoicing.

When: December 22, 2019
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: $26-68

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’Tis the season to be merry and join Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs' annual Snowland celebration filled with winter festivities from November 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019.  Families will soak up the holiday spirit with daily snow showers in the Grand Lobby, visits from Santa along with a life-sized Gingerbread house that guests can dine in filled with delicious Snowland themed treats. 

Date: November 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Location: Great Wolf Lodge
Cost: Varies

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Walk the holiday streets of days gone by on Small Business Saturday with the best Victorian Christmas Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas specials galore! Enjoy entertainment and treats at many of the avenue shops. Santa’s Workshop will be open for business until 8 p.m. for the Stroll and every weekend until Christmas located at 2732 W. Colorado Ave! Don't forget, there will be entertainment strolling the streets too!

Date: November 30, 2019
Location: Old Colorado City
Cost: Free

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Get out your Christmas Spirit and your ugly sweater with these unique tours from Local Motive Party Bus. 

Date: December 6, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 2019
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: Varies

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Sitting on Santa's lap can be a sweet memory for kids, but may not happen at all for children living with autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviors and other disabilities. That's why the Colorado Springs ACI Learning Center is offering FREE Photos with “Autism Friendly Santa” as well as fun family activities

Date: 2019 date tbd!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: Free

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Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with Springs Beer Tours on a guided walking beer tour through the beautiful, quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Along the way you'll sample some of the finest Colorado craft beers, share a little bit of local history, and talk about the craft beer phenomenon!

Dates: Every Thursday and Saturday in December
Location: Manitou Springs
Cost: $39

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To celebrate the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick, Outlets at Castle Rock hosts a special family-friendly celebration dubbed 'Santa's Big Day.' The morning begins with a pancake breakfast with the Big Guy Himself (Santa), by Flippin' Flapjacks, in the Food Court. All donations benefit Denver Rescue Mission. The event will also include children's Christmas craft activities, sleigh rides, and even real reindeer! 

Date: November 23, 2019
Location: The Outlets at Castle Rock
Cost: Breakfast is $5/person, a donation directly to Denver Rescue Mission. Or, instead of a monetary donation, you can bring a new or gently used item to be gifted to a family in need for the holidays: hats, gloves, socks, coats, new toys, canned food

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Experience the magic of Christmas from the air!  See a reindeer’s-eye view of millions of Christmas lights, the beautiful Colorado Springs nightscapes and so much more.  Take a cozy, heated helicopter ride and enjoy this Colorado Vertical tradition from the comfort and safety of your own, private jet-helicopter ride!

Date: December 1 2019 - January 1, 2020
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 
Cost: varies

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The Downtown Colorado Springs Holiday Pop-Up Shop program returns for a sixth season in 2019 with two new businesses, ART&ARTICLE and Eclectic CO.  ART&ARTICLE, located at 121 E. Costilla Street, features tableware, ceramics, small furniture, linens, jewelry, wall art, stationery and select vintage goods from as far as Scandinavia and Japan. Eclectic CO, located at 214 ½ N. Tejon Street, offers handcrafted goods from Colorado artisans, including apparel, jewelry, body products, home goods and confections.

Date: 2019 dates tbd!
Location: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: Free

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Santa, strolling choral groups and hot wassail, head to Downtown Colorado Springs and get your holiday tradition fix. 

Date: December 23, 2019
Time: Varies
Cost: Free

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The festive spirit of the Old West is back at Glen Eyrie this holiday season! Join them in the Great Hall of the castle on Sunday evening, December 15, for an energetic concert featuring the Flying W Wranglers. Enjoy classic western-style tunes along with the Wrangler’s traditional country, swing, and gospel music with a little bit of Cowboy holiday wit thrown in!

Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Preferred Seating: $39 per person, General Seating : $29 per person

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Handel’s Messiah will be performed for the first time at Glen Eyrie Castle’s Great Hall this Christmas season! Join the Parish House Baroque and the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble on Sunday, December 1st for this unforgettable concert event. Handel’s Messiah stands among the greatest and most beloved musical works of all time.

Date: December 1, 2019
Time: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Cost: Preferred Seating: $39 per person, General Seating : $29 per person

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Join CSPM for their annual FREE holiday celebration with a full performance schedule, crafts and activities led by a variety of community organizations. Then, once the Festival of Lights Parade begins, enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies served near the steps of the museum. When the parade is over, watch the holiday light show on the museum’s exterior! Don’t miss this special tradition that’s brought magic to the Pikes Peak region for over 30 years!

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: Free for members, $3 suggested donation

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Spend the day in Manitou Springs and shop in the unique stores and art galleries. The town will be filled with holiday spirit as you listen to Sidewalk carolers, a Brass quartet, see Santa's helpers, and more! There will also be fireworks, a Santa appearance and a community parade!

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 7:00pm (parade at 6:00pm)
Cost: Free 

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Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh, homemade treats, hot drinks and a free wooden Christmas ornament at M Lazy C Guest Ranch! Call to reserve at 719-748-3398.

Date: December 14/ 24/ 26, 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm 
Cost: Call for pricing

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Enjoy a meal with Santa and Mrs Claus, get your picture taken, listen to live holiday music and sing and dance the night away at M Lazy C Guest Ranch! 

Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: Call for pricing

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Join Outlets at Castle Rock for their annual tree lighting concert! Popstar AJ Mitchell will be headlining the concert before Santa arrives to light up the tree and local band Raising Cain will start the show at 4:00pm! In addition to the concert, guests will be able to purchase delicious bites from a selection of food trucks and beer and wine from 105 West. The event will end with the first appearance of Santa as he lights over 8,000 bulbs on the Outlets at Castle Rock 55 foot Christmas Tree, and a special fireworks show! 

Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: Free!

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Fountain Creek Nature Center's 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, November 9! Local artisans and vendors will display and sell their unique creations. Enjoy the sights and smells of the season and support the community and the nature center through your purchases.

Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free!

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Celebrate the magic of Christmas high atop Williams Canyon at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! Enjoy a quarter of a million lights for the 2nd annual Mountain Illumination Festival. Twinkling lights, pictures with Santa, the Coca-Cola Bear and warm holiday cheer is a perfect way to help usher in Christmas this year!

Date: Nov 29 - Dec 1, Dec 5 - Dec 8, Dec 12 -Jan 1
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $25 for cars up to 10 people/$30 for vans with over 10 people

FREE plush teddy bear or puppy, courtesy of Christmas Unlimited, when you purchase a photo with Santa or the Coca Cola bear. While supplies last. One stuffed animal per photo.

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The El Paso County Fair & Events Complex is pleased to partner once again with the Calhan Christmas Parade of Lights and the Town of Calhan to bring you a Calhan Country Christmas! The 2019 Parade of Lights will depart and conclude at the El Paso County Fair & Event Complex where it will remain in place as a static display of floats. There will be a light display contest for a chance to win cash prizes!

Date: Dec 14, 2019
Time: Gates open at 5:00pm
Cost: Free admission!

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