Christmas Events in Colorado Springs

Christmas Events in Colorado Springs

As Christmas approaches, Colorado Springs becomes adorned with lights. The days may be shorter and darker, but holiday cheer makes up for it. There are numerous activities available to residents this time of year. Check out lighting shows, art classes, concerts, parades, and much more. Here is a look at only some of the upcoming Christmas events in Colorado Springs.

Light Shows and Parades

You can hop in your car and drive around neighborhoods in Colorado Springs to see some amazing lights. Don’t miss the Broadmoor neighborhood and the Broadmoor Hotel. Make some hot chocolate and listen to Christmas songs as you drive around town. In addition to home displays, there are several other light shows and the 39th Annual Festival of Lights Parade.

CSPM Annual Holiday Light Show

Spend an evening Downtown in December and swing by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for the annual light show on the grounds of Alamo Square Park. There will be a special event inside the Pioneers Museum on the night of the Festival of Lights Parade.

Magic of Lights at PPIR

This new family-friendly drive-through holiday lights festival will take place at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain. Come to view more than a million LED lights from the safety and comfort of your car. Nightly shows are available now through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Tickets start at just $15 per vehicle. 

39th Annual Festival of Lights Parade

Experience one of the most beloved traditions in the Pikes Peak region by attending the 39th Annual Festival of Lights Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Join a crowd of more than 40,000 people along Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs. The parade is always the first Saturday in December and includes marching bands, floats, and much more. Read more about this event here

Painting Classes at Brush Crazy

Get together with friends or family to create art this holiday season. Make lasting memories, create some new decorations for your home, or create a hand-made gift for a loved one. Here is a look at just a few upcoming art events in the city.

Brush Crazy offers multiple Christmas-themed painting classes in December. Brush Crazy is located at 4416 Austin Bluffs Pkwy in Colorado Springs. Here are your choices for Christmas-themed paintings: Costs range from $30 to $153, depending on your choices for sizes and extra additions. Find more details and register for any of the below classes here

Nutcracker Toy Class

December 18 from 3 PM to 4 PM.

Christmas Tree Painting Class

December 21, 2022, from 1 PM to 2 PM

Clay Ornament Tree Class

December 22, 2022, from 4 PM to 5 PM

Emmanuel Star Painting Class

December 23, 2022, from 12 PM to 1 PM

3D Santa with Lights Class

December 24, 2022, from 2 PM to 3 PM

See a Show

Many families enjoy the tradition of seeing a Christmas play or show. Here are a few of the local offerings:

‘It’s a Wonderful Life:’ A Live Radio Play

Come to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life:’ A Live Radio Play. This American holiday classic comes to life as a 1940s radio broadcast. The show is available from December 1 through December 23, 2022. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here

A Christmas Carol 

Join the Funky Little Theater Company for a unique take on Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. Six actors play all of the characters. Shows will be available in Palmer Lake December 9 and 10, in Woodland Park December 15 through 17, and at Ivywild School Auditorium December 21 through 23. Find more details about each of the shows and purchase tickets here

Winter Wonders

Bring the whole family to Ent Center for the Arts for ‘Winter Wonders.’ This show uses puppetry and audience members follow arctic animals as they journey through the seasons. This show is available from December 3 through 18. Click here to find more information and to purchase tickets. 

Attend a Holiday Concert

Going out on a winter evening to attend a holiday concert leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. There are several opportunities to appreciate the talents of musicians this holiday season.

Summit by Candlelight Concert

Join a treasured tradition and come hear the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale perform songs of the holidays at First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs. The performance will take place on December 21 at 7 PM. Read more about the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and purchase tickets here

Tri-Lakes Music Association Annual Christmas Cantata

Spend an evening enjoying music for a great cause. The 20th annual Tri-Lakes Music Association Christmas Cantata will take place on December 16 and 17 at 7 PM and 2 PM on Sunday, December 18. The concert is presented by Tri-Lakes Music Association and will take place at Palmer Ridge High School Auditorium in Monument. There is no cost to attend, however, a free-will offering will be collected to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares and scholarships for two local high school seniors.

Christmas Symphony (Colorado Springs Philharmonic)

Come to the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy music with the Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Chorale. Experience cheerful sing-alongs, Rutter’s Gloria, Sleigh Ride, and more. Tickets start at $28 for this December 18, 2022 performance. Purchase your tickets here

More Holiday Family Fun in Colorado Springs

Countless other events and activities are happening around town during December. Here are a few other ideas:

Family Holiday Movie Marathon (PPLD)

The Rockrimmon Branch of the Pikes Peak Library District is offering a holiday movie marathon on December 20, 2022, from 12 PM to 6 PM. Stop in any time, as no registration is needed for this free event.

The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop

The time leading up to Christmas is a magical time to visit The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop. Located at the base of Pikes Peak, families make lasting memories of going on rides, visiting Santa, eating food, and shopping for keepsakes. 

Ring in the Holidays in Your Colorado Springs Home

The holidays are a magical time. It’s fun to get out and experience the events and festivities in Colorado Springs. However, it’s also quite nice to celebrate Christmas in your own home. If you are looking to buy a home in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area, start your home search on Best CS Homes. Reach out to our expert team and utilize our VIP home finder service. We have the knowledge and experience to help your find your next home in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area. 

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