Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 24, 25) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 24, 25) in Colorado Springs

Winter Wonderland with the Wolves -  Sat Dec 24, 9:00 - 11:00 am, Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide

Admission: $30 adults, $15 kids 12 and under. Spend Christmas Eve morning learning about the wolves who are residents in Divide. Enjoy a breakfast burrito and prepare to walk away with a great appreciation for these creatures. For more information: Wolf & Wildlife Center

Ugly Sweater Contest, Fri Dec 23, 3 - 11pm, Whistle Pig Brewery, 1840 Old Dominion Way

Admission: free. If you haven't gotten it out of the closet yet this year, this may be your chance to dust off the ole' ugly sweater. Enjoy $1 each pint for those sporting ugly sweaters and enter the contest for the worst sweater overall. For more information visit the website of the Whistle Pig Brewery.

 

Holiday Skate at the Broadmoor World Arena, Fri Dec 23 12pm-4pm and Dec 26-28, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd

Admission: $4 entry, rentals $3. Ever dream about skating on the big stage? Or in the big arena? Now is your rare chance to skate at the Broadmoor World Arena . For more information: Broadmoor World Arena.

 

Evening Holiday Hayrides at the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, Fri, Dec 23, Sat Dec 24th, 5-7pm, 2 El Paso Blvd. Manitou Springs

Admission: Free, donations accepted for Renovation Fund. Join the Resort team for Hayrides around their festively decorated facility. Enjoy hot cocoa and break out in Christmas Carols if the mood strikes. For more information check out their website Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort.

 

Christmas Eve Services at the Air Force Academy Chapel, Sat Dec 24 5:00pm (Catholic Mass) and 7:00pm (Protestant Candlelight Service), Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

Admission: Free. There are many beautiful venues for Christmas Eve Services, but one of the most stunning is the Air Force Academy Chapel. Christmas Vigil Mass is at 5pm, with the Protestant Candlelight Service at 7pm. The Hanukkah Shabbat Service/Dinner will be held Dec 30 at 7pm. For more information: AFA Cadet Chapel.

 

 

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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 17, 18) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 17, 18) in Colorado Springs

The Hazel Miller Band: A Very Soulful Christmas -  Fri Dec 16, 8:00 pm, Stargazer's Theater

Admission: $15-$20. Hazel Miller has been performing in Colorado for the past 24 years, so you owe it to yourself to come see this show. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or Gospel, her voice is unbelievable and her experience has led her to open for performers such as Mel Torme, James Brown, Temptations, Earl Klugh, Bob James and many others. For more information: Stargazer's Theater

Christmas Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Chorale - Sun Dec 18, 2:30pm, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: $23 and up. If you missed Deck the Hall last week, here is another chance for you to get in the spirit of the season with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Chorale. This performance features the local debut of choruses from Mendelssohn's Christus and higlights from Bach's Christas Oratorio and Polar Express. For more information visit the website of the CS Chorale.

 

Holiday Evening at Rock Ledge Ranch, Sat Dec 17 4pm-8pm, Rock Ledge Ranch 30th and Gateway Road

Admission: $4-$8. Holiday music, blacksmith demonstrations, hot cider and chocolate, holiday crafts will fill the air for the Rock Ledge Ranch Holiday Evening. Take this opportunity to stroll around and bask in the traditions of yesteryear and get in the holiday spirit. For more information: Rock Ledge Ranch.

 

Fine Art's Center Winter Lights, Sat Dec 17 10am and 2pm, Fine Art's Center 30 W. Dale St

Admission: $15, members and 12 & under Free. With ice carving in the courtyard, movies, woodturning, celtic dance and the Colorado Springs Chorale, this celebration has a little bit of something for everyone. For more information check out their website Colorado Springs Fine Art's Center.

 

Improv Comedy at The Theater on Pecan, Sat Dec 17 7:30pm, The Theater on Pecan, 2418 W. Colorado Avenue

Admission: $8-$10. Not everything you do this weekend has to be holiday related. Come take a load off and get a few laughs at this improv at The Theater on Pecan. One recent attendee even said, “I laughed so hard my face hurts!” In the style of "Whose Line is it Anyway?", this will be sure to crack you up. More information: Improv Colorado's website.

 

 

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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 10, 11) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 10, 11) in Colorado Springs

Jim Gaffigan -  Sat Dec 10, 8:00 pm, Broadmoor World Arena

Admission: $39.75-$59.75. One of the few comics around that is safe to take grandma and the kids to, Jim Gaffigan doesn't resort to crude humor to wow his audiences. With 5 kids, there is a plethora of material for him to use. For more information: Broadmoor World Arena

Deck the Hall, Colorado Springs Chorale - Fri Dec 9, 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: $15-$50. A full family event with Christmas music featuring the Colorado Springs Chorale, The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and pre-concert entertainment and sing along in the lobby. For more information visit the website of the CS Chorale.

 

Indoor Winter Market, Sat Dec 10 9am-1pm, Ute Pass Cultural Center

Admission: Free. Are you starting to miss the Farmer's Markets? The Indoor Winter Market is held the second Saturday of each month where you will find season specialties, natural meats and cheeses, vegetables, pastries and handmade crafts such as holiday wreaths. For more information: Indoor Winter Market.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Fri Dec 9 7pm, Sat Dec 10 3pm and 7pm and Sun Dec 11, 3:00 pm, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd

Admission: Free. No Christmas is complete without seeing A Charlie Brown Christmas. Instead of settling for the TV version, come watch it live performed by the Sunrise Players. For more information check out their website Sunrise Players.

 

2nd Floor Studios Holiday Show, Sat Dec 10 & Sun Dec 11 11:00 am - 5:00pm, The Second Floor Studios, 2418 W. Colorado Avenue

Admission: Free. The Second Floor Studios are opening their doors for a Holiday Show. Come meet the artists in person in an intimate setting and have the opportunity to buy some original artworks, handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories. More information: The Second Floor Studios Facebook Page.

 

 

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Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 3, 4) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Dec 3, 4) in Colorado Springs

Sounds of the Season - Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Sat Dec 3, 7:30 pm, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: Various. The annual concert of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony is great fun for the entire family. The talented kids show off their musical prowess while getting everyone in the mood for the holiday season. Not to be missed! For more information: Pikes Peak Center

Festival of Lights - Sat Dec 3, various times, Tejon Street and other Downtown Colorado Springs locations

Admission: Free. A variety of events including the Festival of Lights Parade, Tuba Christmas and Family Fun Day at the Pioneers Museum. Weather forecast says nice and sunny, so join in the fun. For more information visit the http://www.csfestivaloflights.com

 

Colorado College Arts & Crafts Sale, Fri Dec 2 4-8pm, Sat Dec 3 10am-5pm and Sun Dec 4 10am-5pm, Worner Campus Center, 902 North Cascade Ave

Admission: Free. Come support local artists and get some Christmas shopping done at the same time. The Arts & Crafts Sale will feature a variety of artists with their original work. Proceeds from the sale contribute support for the Arts and Crafts Program at Colorado College. For more information: Colorado College Arts & Crafts Sale.

 

Hanukkah Fair, Sun Dec 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St.

Admission: Free. All your Hanukkah needs in a one-stop shop! Holiday gifts, wrapping, and decorations are for sale. Baked goods and coffee are available for purchase as well. For more information check out their website Temple Shalom.

 

Oliver Johnson, Sun Dec 4 7:00pm, The Gold Room, 18 S Nevada Ave.

Admission: $15. Many people love listening to music via iTunes, but watching it live gives you so much more of an appreciation for the artist. Go watch the legendary trumpeter, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and composer, Oliver Johnson and you will really appreciate his music. More information: The Gold Room.

 

 

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Tis The Season For Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs!

Tis The Season For Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs!

‘Tis The Season For Holiday Lights!

It’s that time of year again! Last year was my first experience in driving around town specifically to look at homes with computerized Christmas light shows. It was awesome!! I’ve put together a list for any of you who may want to get out this year & give it a go. I also wanted to mention some “holiday light etiquette” because it’s easy to forget basic things when you’re in the moment.

- If homes are crowded with long lines of cars, please just watch for one cycle.

- Don’t block driveways of neighbors who need to come & go from their homes.

- Park on the opposite side of the street & turn your lights off, but leave on your parking lights.

- A couple of homes collect donations for various charities. Feel free to donate.

- Most homes have lights that sync with music. I have the list of homes below with stations if they were provided online. Otherwise, there should be a display out front with the appropriate station.

3148 Deergrass Place – 88.5 FM

9075 Musgrave Street – 89.9 FM

2635 Clapton Drive – 107.3 FM

3565 Windjammer Drive – No station listed.

8210 Caravel Drive - 93.7 FM

1894 Whitehorn Drive – 88.9 FM

1263 Shrider Road – 107.7 FM

7790 Fargo Drive – 93.9 FM

6690 Barrel Race Drive – 101.9 FM

4910 Nugent Drive – these owners will be collecting canned goods for Christmas. No station listed.

2168 Riverwalk Parkway – No station listed.

2570 Nadine Drive – 93.5 FM

2601 Rigel Drive – 97.7 FM

I hope this map will make your viewing experience a little easier!! If you would like to look for a home this holiday season, feel free to give me a call. Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Lights in Colorado Springs

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