Top Christmas and Holiday Events in 2018

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

Christmas Season 2018

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: December 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29
Time: Doors will open at 6 pm, dinner is served at 7 pm, entertainment begins at 8 pm.
Cost: $100 Adults; $65 Children

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 16—December 30, 2018
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 2018
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 16 - December 24, & December 26 - December 30, 2018
Time: Up to 3 departure times
Cost: Varies depending on options chosen; $40-$60 adults and $30-$50 children ages 1-12

For reservations, please call 888.724.5748 

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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 23 - 25, 2018
Time:  10 am - 4 pm
Cost:   $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $7 Children

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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 24 - January 3, 2018
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: November 30 - December 22, 2018
Time: Doors open at 5 pm; Performance begins at 6 pm
Cost: Thursdays: $112 per person; All other performances: $122

To make reservations, please call 719.265.7050.

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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 1, 2018
Time: 5:50 pm
Where: 430 N Tejon St.
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 7-9, December 14 – 23, December 25 – January 1, 2019​
Time: 5:30-8:30pm (last admission sold at 7:30pm)

  •  Adults - $9.75
  • Seniors (65+) - $8.75
  • Children (3 - 11) - $6.75 children
  • Children under 2 - $0.75

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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: $22 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 24, 2018
Time:  9 - 11 am
Cost:  Adults $30, Kids 12 & under  $15

For reservations, call us at 719.687.9742 

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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: Saturday, November 17, 2018  
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 15, 2018
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 16-18, 2018
Time: 10am - 4 pm
Cost: $5-$10 

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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 1, 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 
Cost: $20

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Enjoy a cultural evening out with the Children's Chorale's annual holiday concert at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, taking place on Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m.‘Tis the Season – The Stories will entertain the audience with stories of the holidays told in song by the youngest of voices to the Children’s Chorale’s top group, the Summit Ensemble.  

When: December 2, 2018
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: $12-$25

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Snowland welcomes your family to the winter holidays in proper north woods style. From November 24th through January 4th, 2019, we transform Great Wolf Lodge 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!

When:  November 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: Varies

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Enjoy sleigh rides, dancing and dinner at M Lazy C Ranch throughout the month of December. Homemade treats, keepsake wooden ornaments and hot cocoa await. 

Date: Dates throughout December, 2019
Location: Lake George, CO
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: December 25, 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 
Cost: $43.95

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From a Holidaze spa service party to a Lash-Bash and Christmas Cocktail hour. Genesis Medspa will keep you looking your best for the Christmas Season. 

Dates: November 8, December 6 & December 13, 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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 24, 2018
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 7 & December 15, 2018
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: December 1, 2018
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: December 9, 2018
Location: Old Colorado City
Cost: Free

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