Colorado events to get you in the holiday spirit

November 23, 2016

The Christmas season has offically arrived in Colorado! Check out these Colorado events to get you in the holiday spirit.

November 1st – January 5th: Holiday Pass for Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Receive unlimited admission to Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum from November 1st 2016 through January 5th 2017 and get 30% off of all gift shop purchases during this time frame. The cost is one extra admission, one adult is normally $9.50, but for $19.00 plus tax, one child is normally $7.50, but for $15.00 plus tax. Exploring will never have to end!

November 25th – 27th: Victorian Christmas at Miramont Castle Museum


Enjoy the wonders of a true Victorian holiday experience! The Castle is lavishly decorated, homemade refreshments abound, and there is delightful entertainment for your pleasure.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Adults – $12.00 | Seniors – $11.00 | Children – $7.00

No reservations are necessary

Looking for a Victorian style Christmas decoration or a unique gift for the upcoming holidays? Visit our gift shop located on the 4th floor of the Museum

November 25th: A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol


This Cripple Creek favorite puts a spin on the classic Dickens tale and serves up a great holiday outing for the entire family! Followed by the traditional fun-filled Christmas Olio.

November 25 @ 7:00 pm
December 31 @ 9:00 pm

Butte Theater
139 Bennett Avenue
Cripple Creek, 80813

Reserve your tickets here or call (719) 689-3247

November 26th: Small Business Saturday in Manitou Springs



Interested in a classic, quintessential holiday shopping experience? Just think: a quite mountain town, twinkling Christmas lights, sipping on hot cocoa and local shops offering one-of-a-kind gifts.

Manitou Springs is a shopper’s destination for those looking for something not found online or in a department store—the gift that’s unique and handcrafted with love.

Manitou Springs kicks off the holiday shopping season and our winter festivities with Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 10am – 8pm.

November 26th: Small Business Saturday in Old Colorado City


Support your local business owners on Small Business Saturday 2016 and get bargains galore on this special day of savings in Old Colorado City.

10 AM – 5 PM

November 26th: Santa’s Cabin in Old Colorado City


Join us every Saturday and Sunday at the Bancroft Park Cabin in Old Colorado City, starting with The Christmas Stroll 2016 on Small Business Saturday 2016 November 26 and going through December 24th for pictures with Santa.

Times: 11am to 4pm
Special Apperance: Nov. 26th 5 – 8 p.m. for the Christmas Stroll
Christmas Eve: 11am to 3pm
Price: $10 for the first one, $5 each additional.

Our Victorian Santa will be your children’s favorite. Trained and educated in meeting the special needs of any child, he was voted by parents as being their pick of local Santa’s in the Colorado Springs area. Come join us and get your picture made, have some fun, and be entertained while you wait. Special pricing can’t be beat, and the time spent with your child is unique to them.

Sponsored by Champion Windows

November 26th: The Christmas Stroll in Old Colorado City

Walk the holiday streets of days gone by with the best Victorian Christmas Celebration around on Nov. 26th from 5 – 8 p.m. Join the Original Christmas Carolers as they entertain with song and plays. Pikes Peak Youth Bell Ringers will be ringing in the Christmas Spirit. Entertainment and treats will be available in many of the avenue shops. Christmas specials galore!

November 26th: Christmas Starts in Manitou, A Christmas Parade


Christmas Starts in Manitou this year as Manitou Springs hosts the region’s Christmas Kickoff Event. Join us for this night time Christmas Parade on Saturday evening 6:00 pm. November 26th – Thanksgiving weekend.

December 9th: Gold Camp Christmas in Cripple Creek


Escape from the modern distractions, and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Cripple Creek and Victor!
Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor and a Winter Wonderland every weekend at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a self-guided tour through our area as our mine headframes are decorated with large Christmas light displays. Would you prefer a guided tour? Then be sure to check out the detailed schedule of events for the time and date for the guided tour over the main event weekend.

Learn more about the event here

December 9th – December 22nd: Electric Safari – Nights with Santa Claus


There’s only one place in Colorado Springs that you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures and 50 acres of lights and wild animals – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! This year’s event will celebrate 26 years of holiday cheer starting December 9 – 23 (closed Christmas Eve) and December 25 – January 1, 2017. The event will run each night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m.). And Santa Claus will be taking holiday wishes each night through December 23.

Electric Safari nights are wild – boasting special animal keeper talks all 23 nights, and select animal exhibits will be open, including the giraffe barn, Encounter Africa, Rocky Mountain Wild (except grizzly bears), Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Scutes Family Gallery, The Loft and Australia Walkabout!

Guests can take a break between seeing animals and enjoying the lights to warm up by one of the warming fires located throughout the Zoo, or they can stop into the Grizzly Grill for a sweet treat and a warm cup of joe or hot cocoa (available for purchase).

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