December is here, and the countdown is on for Christmas! This weekend is full of festive Colorado Springs events from craft fairs to holiday concerts, pictures with Santa Paws, and the much-anticipated Festival of Lights. Only 3 more weekends until Christmas! ​


High School Holiday Craft Fairs - Sat Dec 2-Sun Dec 3, times vary, Cheyenne Mountain High School and Doherty High School

Admission: Free. Now that is officially December, the countdown is on for your holiday gifts and decorations! This weekend there are two big craft fairs happening at Cheyenne Mountain and Doherty High Schools. For more info, visit: Cheyenne Mountain's event page and Doherty's event page.


Jingle Bell Walk & Pictures with Santa Paws - Sat Dec 2, 10:00am-2:00pm, Bear Creek Nature Center

Admission: $7/picture. Head on over to Bear Creek Nature Center with your furbabies to get a picture with Santa Paws! For more info, visit: the El Paso County website.


Suga Bear's Holiday Dance Party​ ​- Sat Dec 2, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

Admission: Free. Get your holiday groove on with Suga Bear on Saturday at the Stargazers. This popular high energy band will turn the volume up on Christmas. Arrive early to find your seat and hot spiced wine. For more info, visit: Stargazers Theatre & Even Center.


Festival of Lights Family Fun Day & Parade​ - Sat Dec 2, all day, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Admission: Free. Spend the day downtown for the Festival of Lights! During the day, the Pioneers Museum will host a family event full of performances, crafts, and activities. When it's dark enough, Christmas lights will come to life for the annual Festival of Lights Parade! For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Colorado Springs Festival of Lights.


Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's Holiday Concert​ - Sat Dec 2, 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center

Admission: $20-$22. Enjoy the annual holiday concert from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. For more info, visit: Pikes Peak Center.