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Top Christmas and Holiday Events in 2019

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


Christmas Season 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 a number of other Christmas events. Find the perfect gift at one of our local shops and galleries. 


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

Date: 2019 dates TBD
Time: 2019 TBD
Cost: 2019 TBD

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 2019
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: 2019 dates tbd
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: 2019 info tbd
Cost: 2019 info tbd

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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. 24, 2018; 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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Copy: 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: 2019 dates tbd
Cost: $14.50 adults/ $9 kids
Where: Colorado Springs, Co 

 

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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, 2018
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: 2019 dates tbd
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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Snowland welcomes your family to the winter holidays in proper north woods style. Great Wolf Lodge is transformed into a magical winter wonderland complete with spectacular decorations, visits with Santa, Snow ‘N’ Glow Dance Parties, North Pole University activities, and a life-size gingerbread house big enough to dine in!

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

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There’s no better way to cap off a busy weekend than with Sunday Brunch at Rustlers Café. Choose between omelets and waffles to order, succulent prime rib, homemade pastries and much more. Seniors and members of the military enjoy a 20% discount.

Date: 2019 dates tbd
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 
Cost: $43.95

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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: 2019 dates tbd
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: 2019 dates tbd!
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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Deck the halls and your bicycle because it is time for the 1st Annual Tour de Lights. Bike Colorado Springs, a program of the Trails and Open Space Coalition will partner with the Trails End Taproom to put on this fun, pedal-powered and festively-lit event. Prizes for best decorated bike(s) and best decorated helmet.

Date: 2019 date tbd
Location: Old Colorado City
Cost: Free

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Shoppers are invited to bring along their furry, feathery or fuzzy friend for a special “Pet Night with Santa” photo opportunity. Guests are asked to be sure pets are on leashes or appropriate harnesses. All friendly pets are welcome. 

Date: 2019 dates tbd!
Location: The Outlets at Castle Rock
Cost: Free

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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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