Things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: Cowboy Christmas, hip-hop tour, musical theater, melodrama

By Linda Navarro Updated: December 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm • Published: December 20, 2017 0

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

One of the highlights of the holiday lights season, Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo continues. If you'd like to spend some extra time in this beautiful setting on the side of the mountain, the zoo needs some "holly-jolly volunteers" to help out on the acres filled with lighted animal figures and real animals, too, this Thursday-Saturday and Dec. 30-31. Email edprograms@cmzoo.org or call 424-7827, cmzoo.org

Wrapping up its holiday melodrama season, "Have a Very Merryville Christmas or Chris and Jingle to the Rescue!" at Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. A musical comedy and vaudeville-style revue. Dinner reservations available, followed by the show at 8 p.m. Tickets: ironspringschateau.com

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

The final performances, through Dec. 30, by Thin Air Theatre Company in Cripple Creek before the company leaves the area. Closing the theater's run is "Angel of the Christmas Mine," teamed with a lively Christmas olio at the Butte Theatre. Tickets and times: tinyurl.com/y7zna5v9

THURSDAY

The historic pipe organ comes alive for the Christmas Season Sack Lunch Serenade presented by Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch, or buy food at the event. Besides this program, there will be a silent movie accompanied by the organ music. Free. ppatos.com

FRIDAY

They're talented and they're fun, the Face Vocal Band, in concert at 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. pikespeakcenter.com, axs.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Take a ride on the downtown Denver Holiday Carousel on the 16th Street Mall, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 2., free with "A Can for the Carousel" food donation for Food Bank of the Rockies. Also free for Denver Pavilions shoppers.

SATURDAY

A hip-hop holiday visit lands at the Ogden Theatre in Denver: How the Grouch Stole Xmas Tour, Living Legends & Hieroglyphics with DJ Fresh, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Abilities and Reverie. $39.50, ages 16+, 9 p.m., tinyurl.com/ycr2nlwz

SUNDAY

So many special religious services to share today, and one with a true Western touch is the Cowboy Christmas Eve at Church on the Ranch, 3685 Jeannine Drive. This was the church on the Flying W Ranch until the devastating Waldo Canyon fire in 2012. tinyurl.com/y9jcphlx

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