174 Colorado Springs-area holiday events

Here is The Gazette's 2017 Holiday Fun Guide and a look at the numerous holiday events planned in Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and elsewhere in Colorado.

By Carlotta Olson Updated: December 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm • Published: December 8, 2017 0
photo - 1418 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, in 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
1418 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, in 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce Holiday PartyHere is The Gazette's 2017 Holiday Fun Guide and a look at the numerous holiday events planned in Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and elsewhere in Colorado.

ICE SKATERS IN ACACIA
Families ice skate in Acacia Park on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette 

MUSIC

Through Dec. 28: Christmas Season Sack Lunch Serenades — Seasonal theatre pipe organ with a short silent movie accompanied by the organist, noon Thursdays, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., free, food available for purchase; Dave Weesner, 473-2010.

Dec. 8: Black Rose Acoustic Society Holiday Show/Sing-along and Potluck — Headlined by Bettman & Halpin, 7 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, $5-$10.

Dec. 8: KRXP Holiday Show — Featuring J Roddy Walston and the Business/New Politics, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $20-$25; 227-7625.

Dec. 8: “Deck the Hall” — Colorado Springs Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $10 and up; 520-7469. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8: “A Ceremony of Carols: A Tapestry of Holiday Music for Choir, Harp, Piano and Flute” — Evergreen Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver, $17 and up. Advance tickets: 1-303-674-4002.

Dec. 8: Hazel Miller’s Soulful Christmas — 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $15-$20. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8 and 9: “Handel’s Messiah” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Colorado Women’s and Colorado Men’s Chorales - Holiday Family Sing-Along — 2:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, $5-$10; 1-303-388-4962.

Dec. 9: “Alleluia! The Light of Peace Comes Forth” — Presented by Soli Deo Gloria Choir, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., free-will offering and a nonperishable food item to benefit Silver Key; 337-5501.

Dec. 9: Flying W Wranglers Holiday Show — With Carin Mari, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $15-$20. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Community Christmas Handbell Concert — 7 p.m., Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., free-will offering; Betty Jenik, 488-3853.

Dec. 9: Sing it to Me Santa: The Record Company — With Tracksuit Wedding, 7:30 p.m., Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $25-$30. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 10: The Sounds of Christmas — German lunch matinee with The Denver Brass, 1:30 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $80. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 10: “Christmas Joy” — 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $14-$24. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 10: “A Ceremony of Carols: A Tapestry of Holiday Music for Choir, Harp, Piano and Flute” — Evergreen Chorale, 4:30 p.m., Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road, Golden, $17 and up. Advance tickets: 1-303-674-4002.

Dec. 10: Christmas Concert — With Little London Winds, 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 4923 Farmingdale Drive.

Dec. 12: Pikes Peak Ringers’ Holiday Concert — 7 p.m., Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs, free.

Dec. 13 and 15: “Winter Wonderland” — Senior Chorale, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 13, 1:20-2:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free. Reservations: 955-3400.

Dec. 14: A Baroque Christmas Mass with French Carols — 7-8 p.m., St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 7400 Tudor Road; 598-3244.

Dec. 14: 98.5 KYGO’s Christmas Jam — With Chris Young, Chris Janson and Chris Lane, 7:30 p.m., 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, $45-$55. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15: “On This Christmas Night” Concert — 7 p.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St., Monument, free-will offering to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares.

Dec. 15: Hanukkah Concert — With Little London Winds, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St., free.

Dec. 15: “Rockin’ the Holidays Dance Party — Red Rocks Rebellion, 7 p.m., Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park; free.

Dec. 15: Trace Bundy’s Acoustic Holiday — With Trace Bundy & Andy McKee, 7:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $22 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15 and 16: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Holiday Show — With Flaural, 9 p.m. Dec. 15; with The Still Tide, 9 p.m. Dec. 16, Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $40.95. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15 and 16: “Wintersong: A Celebration of the Season” — 7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free; 389-6607.

Dec. 15-17: “A Colorado Christmas” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 16: Christmas Concert — 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., free; 598-7013.

Dec. 16: Unsilent Night — Created when many individuals simultaneously play one of four tracks on cassette or mobile devices and blast each through a roving swarm of boomboxes and speakers carried through city streets, 6-7:30 p.m., Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., free. Download the music online.

Dec. 16: Face Holiday Show — 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, $17-$42. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 17: Pueblo Municipal Band Holiday Concert — 2-3:30 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, free.

Dec. 17: “Christmas Symphony” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 2:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $29 and up. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 17: Vocal Fusion Christmas Concert — 3 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave.; 634-7046.

Dec. 17: “A Snazzy-Jazzy Christmas Concert” — With Swing Factory Big Band, 7 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, free; 687-2210.

Dec. 17: Children’s Christmas Recital — 7 p.m., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd.; 227-7168.

Dec. 17: Augustana Lutheran Church Festival Christmas Concert - “An on Earth, Peace” — 7:30 p.m., 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, free. Advance tickets: 1-303-388-4962.

Dec. 19: The Nightly Met Christmas Special — 6 p.m., D.I. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, $8-$10.

Dec. 20: “Holiday Brass” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 22: Mile High Worship Christmas 2017 — 7 p.m., PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Av., Parker, $15. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 22 and 23: “Too Hot to Handel” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 23: X-Mas In Necropolis 8 — 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $8-$10; 227-7625.

Dec. 23: How the Grouch Stole Xmas Tour — Living Legends & Hieroglyphics with DJ Fresh, 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $39.50-$45. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 23: Kelly Pippin’s All Star Country Christmas Show — 9 p.m., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd., no cover; 227-7168.

STAGE

Through Dec. 17: “The Gnome in the Room” —  7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, Springs Ensemble Theatre, 1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., $25. Advance tickets: springsensembletheatre.org.

Through Dec. 23: “Have a Very Merryville Christmas” —6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theatre, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, $10-$33. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 23: “A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, $15-$38. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 23: “The Story of the Nutcracker” — Presented by Miners Alley Children’s Theatre, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, $10. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 24: “A Christmas Carol” — Stage Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $35 and up. Go online for times and dates.

Through Dec. 24: “The SantaLand Diaries” — The Jones, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates.

Through Dec. 24: “The Nutcracker” — Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 24: “Santa’s Big Red Bag” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, $27.50. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 23: “Fa-La-La” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 23: “Santaland Diaries” — Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, $18 and up. Go online for dates and times.

Through Dec. 30: “Angel of the Christmas Mine” — The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Go online for dates and times.

Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times.

Dec. 8-10: Christmas Dessert Theater — 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., free. Advance tickets required and available online.

Dec. 8: “Navidad Flamenca: A Flamenco Christmas Show” — 7:30 p.m., Cucuru Galley Cafe, 2332 Colorado Ave., $20-$25. Reservations: 520-9900.

Dec. 8 and 9: “Moscow’s Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker” — 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, $28 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8-10: “The Heart of Christmas” — 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, $15-$25. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8-17: Harry Connick Jr.’s “The Happy Elf” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., Longmont, go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 8-23: “A Christmas Chaos” — 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Fountain Community Theater, 326 Alabama Ave., Fountain, $8-$10. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas” — 3 p.m., Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way, $18. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: “The Modbo Ho Ho 2017: A Christmas Cabaret for Grown-Ups” — 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St., $15; 633-4240.

Dec. 9-10: “The Nutcracker 2017” — Zamuel Ballet, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 9, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Mitchell Theater, 1205 Potter Drive, $20. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9-24: “Return of Christmas Mouse” — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 12-Jan. 1: “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $17-$20. Advance tickets: 465-2492.

Dec. 13-17: “ELF The Musical” — Buell Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates.

Dec. 14-17: “The Nutcracker of Parker” — 7 p.m. Dec. 14-16, 2 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17, PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Av., Parker, $24-$29. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15: “Dessert with Dickens - A Christmas Carol” — With David Skipper, 8 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $35. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15 and 16: “The 15th of December - A Not So Perfect Holiday Show” — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Discovery Canyon Campus, 1810 North Gate Blvd., $18-$21. Advance tickets: 15thofdecember.com.

Dec. 16: Holiday Improv Night — With Funky Little Improv, 8 p.m., The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon St.; 635-1600.

Dec. 16 and 17: “Making Merry” — 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, tickets.thedairy.org; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17, King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, storiesonstage.org, $15-$28.

Dec. 16 and 17: “An Urban Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition Remixed” — Presented by Springs Dance, 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Colorado College, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., $18 in advance, $20 at door; 635-1004.

Dec. 17: “The Christmas Mystery Pageant” — 4-5 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., free.

Dec. 20: A Celtic Holiday — 2-3 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $5. Registration: 955-3400.

Dec. 20: “It’s an Amazing Christmas” — 6 p.m., Springs Rhythm, 1414 Kelly Johnson Blvd., $48. Advance tickets: 424-7611.

Dec. 20 and 21: “A Colorado Nutcracker” — Colorado Youth Ballet and Colorado Ballet Society, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$46. Advance tickets available online.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Dec. 23: Holiday Show — Featuring more than 25 artists, opens 5-9 p.m. Nov. 17, G44Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St.; g44gallery@gmail.com.

Through Dec. 29: “Christmas Along the Avenue” — Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.

Through Dec. 31: Christmas in Magic Town — Miniature city transformed into a winter wonderland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays, Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5. Advance tickets available online.

Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8. Advance tickets: 719-295-7200.

Dec. 9: All Gallery Holiday Show at Broadmoor Galleries — With Gerald Balciar, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Kate Kiesler, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jie Wei Zhou, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,  1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 9-31: Holiday Miniatures Show — Abend Gallery, 1412 Wazee St., Denver.

Dec. 10: All Gallery Holiday Show at Broadmoor Galleries — With Karla Murray and Martha Mans, 1-5 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 16: All Gallery Holiday Show — With Dix Baines, Greg Ragland and Gerald Balciar, 9:30a.m.-6 p.m.; Sara Ware Howsam, 2-6 p.m., Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 17: All Gallery Holiday Show — With Karla Murray, Greg Ragland and Martha Mans, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 17, Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 23: Christmas Weekend at Broadmoor Galleries — With James Moore, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Lindsay Dawson, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nathan Solano, 2-6 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

SHOPPING

Through Dec. 23: “December” — Pay and take exhibit of artistic gifts, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 9-23, Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave.

Through Dec. 24: Holiday Gift Wrapping — The Citadel, upper level near JC Penney, 750 Citadel Drive East.

Through Dec. 31: “The Holiday 100” — Artists will have $100 paintings for sale, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs; 650-0827, tracy@tracymillerfineart.com.

owntown Holiday Stroll — Stores are open late for shopping, with caroling and more, 5-8 p.m.

Dec.  8: Friday Nigh Bazaar — Pop-up holiday markets, music, vendors and more, Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver. Go online for times and admission prices.

Dec. 9: Christmas Winter Market — International students represent their countries, 2:30 p.m., Colorado College, Cornerstone Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; 389-6607.

Dec. 16: Holiday Vegan Pop-up Market — Noon-3 p.m., Colorado Common Hard Cider House, 4655 Town Center Drive.

CHARITY

Through Dec. 15: The Christmas Tree Project— Provides fully decorated Christmas trees for families in need. Drop off live and artificial Christmas trees and decorations, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the ValuSource, 4575 Galley Road, Suite 200E. Volunteers also needed: 799-6070

Through Dec. 19: Salvation Army Tree — The Citadel, lower level between Sports Fanatic and Rocky Mountain Chocolate, 750 Citadel Drive East.

Through Dec. 31: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fundraiser — Try Blackberry Paws, the Empty Stocking Fund Beer, Fieldhouse Brewing Co., 521 S. Tejon St., 354-4143 and Oskar Blues, 118 N. Tejon St., 375-1925, and $1 from each pint sold will benefit the Empty Stocking Fund; 354-4143.

Through Jan. 10: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — Go online or call 476-1673 for list of events.

Dec. 8: Hope & Noel — To benefit Newborn Hope, 6 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $150. Go online for reservations.

Dec. 9: Old North End Holiday Home Tour — To benefit TwoCor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old North End, $25. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run, 1M Walk/Roll — To benefit Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs, 11 a.m. registration, run begins at noon, Beth El-Mennonite Church, 4625 Ranch Drive, $20-$25. Registration available online.

Dec. 9: Princess Meet & Greet Toy Drive — Noon-2 p.m., Sweet Celebration Spa, 631 N. Weber St. Admission is a new packaged unwrapped toy to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado and other are nonprofits.

Dec. 9: Holiday-themed Tea & Biscuits — To benefit Harley’s Hope Foundation, 1:30-4 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, $12-$18. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Holiday Party and Ornament Auction — To benefit Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 4-8 p.m., 427 E. Colorado Ave., $15 in advance, $20 at door; 520-1899.

Dec. 15: Las Posadas — 6 p.m., Marian House Soup Kitchen, 14 W. Bijou St. Donations accepted to benefit Family Immigration Services; 636-2345.

Dec. 16: Teddy Bears’ Holiday Picnic — To benefit Assistance League of Colorado Springs, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla St., $25-$40. Reservations required by Dec. 8: 216-6426.

Dec. 16: Enduality, Lavinia Unknown and Toys for Tots Show — 7 p.m., Sunshine Studios Live, 3970 Clearview Frontage Road; 392-8921.

FOOD AND DRINK

Dec. 8: Ladies Night Out: Holiday Appetizers Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $45. Registration: 960-4414.

Dec. 9: Christmas Cooking Morning Cooking Class — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $69. Registration: 1-303-377-3222.

Dec. 12: Sparkling Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting Class — 5:30-8 p.m., Motif Jazz Cafe, 182 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $35 in advance, $45 at door. Reservations available online.

Dec. 13: Homemade Holiday Gifts Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $65. Registration: 960-4414.

Dec. 15: Christmas Cookies Cooking Class — 4-8 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $75. Registration: 960-4414.

Dec. 16: Holiday Tea — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Drive, $27 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 598-8667.

Dec. 16: Sugar Free Holiday Treats Cooking Class — 1-2 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., free; 960-4414.

Dec. 16: Denver Beer Festivus — Craft-beer-themed holiday party, 4 p.m., Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, $40 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 21: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Partridge in a Pear Tree Tarte Bourdalou — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 22: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Two Turtles Doves - Chocolate — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 23: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Three French Hens - Wine of the Rhone Valley — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 23: Feast of the Seven Fishes — 5-7:30 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Drive, $60 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 598-8667.

Dec. 24: Cherry Awaken Tapping — A local Christmas eve tradition, tickets available at 11 a.m., pour at noon, Trinity Brewing Co., 1466 Garden of the Gods Road.

Dec. 24: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Four Calling Birds - Basics of the Yard Bird — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 25: The Salvation Army Christmas Day Dinners — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Salvation Army, 908 Yuma St.; Manitou Springs Town Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Fountain; Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene, 750 N. Colorado 67, Woodland Park. Meal delivery to non-ambulatory; 636-3891.

Dec. 25: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Five Golden Rings - Delicious Doughnuts — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 26: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Six Geese-a-Laying - Eggs — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 27: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Seven Swans-a-Swimming - Swan Pastries — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 28: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Eight Maids-a-Milking - Cheese — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 28: Prime Rib Christmas Wine Dinner — 7 p.m., Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 24, $75, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 633-0406.

Dec. 29: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Nine Ladies Dancing - Rosé and Canapés — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 30: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Ten Lords-a-Leaping - Winter Cocktails — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 31: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Eleven Pipers Piping - Piped Cookies — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Jan. 1: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class - Twelve Drummers Drumming - Classic New Year’s Day Dishes — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

KIDS AND PETS

Through Dec. 24: Visit Santa — Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Go online for times.

Through Dec. 24: Visit with Santa — The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East. Go online for times.

Dec. 8: Holiday Extravaganza — Holiday-themed crafts and treats for ages 12 and older, 1-4 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free.

Dec. 9: Breakfast with Santa — 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., $3-$5, free for children younger than 2. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Pictures with Santa — 2-4 p.m., My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, 5773 N. Academy Blvd., $10-$14.

Dec. 9 and 16: Nature Hike with Santa — 10-11:30 a.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $4. Reservations: 520-6745.

Dec. 11: Pet Photos with Santa — 6-8 p.m., Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd.

Dec. 13 and 20: Pet Night with Santa — 6-8 p.m., The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East.

Dec. 17: Christmas Hang-Ups: A Youth & Kids’ Christmas Program — Music, cookies and hot chocolate, 10-11 a.m., Widefield Community Bible Church, 702 Quebec St., free.

OTHER STUFF

Through Dec. 10: Tiny House Holiday Village — Features festively decorated tiny homes, all built by Colorado builders, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Shops at Northfield in Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, $5 free for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 10: Gingerbread Village — Each Village is an original piece of art, created by culinary arts students from PPCC, presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado, during mall hours, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd.

Through Dec. 24: Santa’s Village — Light displays, activities and more, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Go online for admission prices. Advance tickets available online.

Through Dec. 24: Santa’s Workshop — Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Eve, 2324 W. Colorado Ave., Old Colorado City, $10 for first picture, $5 each additional picture.

Through Dec. 31: Christmas Light Helicopter Tours — Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $59 and up. Reservations available online.

Through Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light — Holiday lights extravaganza, 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Go online for admission prices and advance tickets.

Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times.

Dec. 8: “White Christmas” - Movie and Discussion — 1-3 p.m., Myron Stratton Home, 555 Gold Pass Road, free. Registration: 633-4991.

Dec. 8 and 9: Krampus: A Haunted Christmas — With new scenes and set dressing, as well as frights and surprises around every corner, this year’s attraction will feature fully immersive audio experiences to up the macabre ante, 7-11 p.m., 13th Floor, 3400 East 52nd Avenue, Denver, $27.99; fast pass reservation (available in one-hour time blocks), $37.99; skip the line ticket. $47.99. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8-Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-23 and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 9: Holiday Open House — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, free; 576-2016.

Dec. 9: Jingle Bell 5K Run — 9 a.m., Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain. Registration available online.

Dec. 9 and 16: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides — 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $7. Reservations: 520-6745.

Dec. 10: Holiday at the Hangar — Carolers, treats and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, noon-4 p.m. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, $11.50-$15. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 12: Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber Holiday Luncheon Gala — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garden of the Gods Collection, 3320 Mesa Road, $45-$55. Go online for reservations.

Dec. 15 and 16: Broadmoor Movie Nights — Enjoy a holiday movie, 7 p.m., The Broadmoor’s Theatre, 1 Lake Ave.

Dec. 16: Bear Creek Nature Center Audubon Christmas Bird Count —8 a.m.-noon, tally rally, 5-7 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5. Registration: 520-6387.

Dec. 16: Christmas at New Summit — Santa, petting zoo, vendors and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New Summit Charger Academy, 7899 Lexington Drive, free admission; tinyurl.com/y7a6z3sv.

Dec. 16: Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party — 6 p.m., Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, $50. Reservations required by Dec. 11 and available online.

Dec. 21: Showing of “Krampus” — 8:30 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free.

Jan. 4-6: Rampart Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament — Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., go online for times and ticket prices.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Dec. 31: “New Year’s Event with Mr. Guffaw” — 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve on the Rocks” — Featuring Migos, Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Dizzy Wright, King Green, 5:10 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, $175 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Champagne Murder Mystery Dinner — 5:30 p.m., Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $99. Reservations: 685-1864.

Dec. 31: “A Night in Vienna” — Colorado Symphony, 6:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $25 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $24 and up. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 31: Randy’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party — 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, $78-$110. Reservations available online.

Dec. 31: Elephant Revival New Years Event Concert — 9 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive, $45-$55. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve — With 11th Hour, He Kill 3, Deathride, 9 p.m., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd., $8; 227-7168.

Dec. 31: NYE Gatsby - White Rose Gala — 9 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street, Denver, $79 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: Denver New Year’s Eve Show — With Flobots and Pink Hawks, 9 p.m., Marquis Theatre, 2009 Larimer St., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: City NYE — 9 p.m.-2 a.m., McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: Resolution NYE — 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 1405 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for tickets prices.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Helicopter Tour — 11:45 p.m., Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $359. Reservations available online.

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS
Jan. 1: First Day Hike — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, Day pass $7 per vehicle; 576-2016.

 

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