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Featured Events Colorado Springs

All I Want for Christmas is: More Olio!

12-29-2019

Presented by Mountain Rep Theatre at The Butte Theater, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Mountain Rep Theatre presents a full-length olio revue. That's right. Olio, the show.

The Cripple Creek melodrama has been running for 71 years! And at the end of every melodrama is an Olio. The Olio is when the actors return to the stage to...

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Mountain Rep Theatre presents a full-length olio revue. That's right. Olio, the show.

The Cripple Creek melodrama has been running for 71 years! And at the end of every melodrama is an Olio. The Olio is when the actors return to the stage to present a number of short comedic scenes, musical numbers and lead the audience in some good old fashioned raucous fun.

This year, we're giving the people what they want....a full length olio! Join us for some silly songs, scenes and merriment.

This show is rated PG and is great for families!

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Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun Run

12-26-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature...

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It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

We’ve mapped out 5 phenomenal routes through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center. (3 routes are available every Thurs.)

Don’t forget to stop by our community partner Fossil Craft Beer Company on the way home to enjoy one of their fine local brews or ginger ale.

Run five routes and get a token for a free Fossil Brewery Beer or (Ginger Ale for the Kids).

After ten runs, Gallop in the Garden T-Shirts are available at cost for $10.

Info Before you Go:

    • Sign in at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Natures Center Lobby
    • 1 designated stroller route available – Kids Welcome!
    • Dogs welcome on leash only and please bring baggies to pick up after them!
    • Please dress appropriately for trails and weather
    • There is no bag check-in so please plan accordingly

Bring a Friend!

A big thank you to our sponsors:

  • Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Adventures Outwest
  • Dickie's BBQ
  • Cerberus Brewery
  • Fossil Craft Beer Company
  • The Garden of the Gods Foundation
  • Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department

This is not a race, just a fun run and a way to get fit and enjoy comradery and the Great Colorado Outdoors in the #1 Park in the US.

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The Mountain Illumination Festival

01-01-2020

Presented by Cave of the Winds at Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jan 01 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrate the magic of Christmas high atop Williams Canyon at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! Enjoy a quarter of a million lights for our 2nd annual Mountain Illumination Festival.

Our winter wonderland of twinkling lights, pictures with...

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Celebrate the magic of Christmas high atop Williams Canyon at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! Enjoy a quarter of a million lights for our 2nd annual Mountain Illumination Festival.

Our winter wonderland of twinkling lights, pictures with Santa, the Coca-Cola Bear and warm holiday cheer is a perfect way to help usher in Christmas this year! Check out our giant animated Christmas tree as its lights dance to some of your favorite holiday songs, climb the Wind Walker Challenge Course, enjoy treats like hot chocolate, hot Dr. Pepper & cinnamon sticks, or s’mores around the fire pit, all included in your admission! Don\'t forget to stop by the kids ornament craft area!

New this year, we are incredibly excited to be partnering with Christmas Unlimited, serving children and families in the Pikes Peak Region. In keeping with the true spirit of the giving season and to help spread and share the magic of Christmas with families throughout the Pikes Peak region, a portion of the proceeds of pictures with Santa and the Coca-Cola bear will go to Christmas Unlimited. As a bonus, receive a free plush teddy bear or puppy with every Santa or Coca-Cola bear photo, courtesy of Christmas Unlimited, while supplies last.

Receive $5 off your admission when you donate a new stuffed animal!

This event is weather permitting. Please, no tour busses or RV\'s.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

12-05-2019

Presented by The American Theatre Guild at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 7:00 pm

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable...

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The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.

Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestrations by William C. White.

Due to the nature of live entertainment dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No exchanges or refunds. Tickets are subject to additional fees.

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Christmas This Year

12-07-2019

Presented by Friends of Club 21 at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm

Christmas This Year is a heartwarming, family-oriented variety show hosted by artist and musician Jared Anderson.

Previously known as 'The 15th of December,' the annual event features members of the Colorado Springs special abilities community...

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Christmas This Year is a heartwarming, family-oriented variety show hosted by artist and musician Jared Anderson.

Previously known as 'The 15th of December,' the annual event features members of the Colorado Springs special abilities community and supports organizations that serve families of children with Down syndrome.

Launched by Jared and Megan Anderson with Friends of Club 21 – a nonprofit named for the genetic condition of trisomy 21 (also known as Down syndrome) – the event exists as a fundraiser for Club 21, a unique school started in South Africa for children with Down syndrome.

Five years on, and the “Christmas This Year” production keeps growing with a cast now composed of local special abilities children and adults and the whole Anderson family while ticket proceeds support Club 21 and the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association.

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'Around the World in 80 Days'

12-22-2019

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

By Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne

A small cast deftly plays a globe’s worth of characters in this fantastic adaptation of the classic novel. Phileas Fogg bets that he will circumnavigate the world in only 80 days, then...

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By Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne

A small cast deftly plays a globe’s worth of characters in this fantastic adaptation of the classic novel. Phileas Fogg bets that he will circumnavigate the world in only 80 days, then finds the task more challenging than he ever imagined. How will he get home?

This rollicking, inventive adventure will be a holiday hit for the whole family.

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Holiday Orchard House Teas & Tours

12-11-2019

Presented by Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

Set for tea and take an exclusive tour of the country estate, decorated with fresh greens in an antiquated style.

This popular event is offered once a year.

Set for tea and take an exclusive tour of the country estate, decorated with fresh greens in an antiquated style.

This popular event is offered once a year.

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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

02-29-2020

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Jan 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while sharing local history and fun facts.

Each locale has a unique flavor with food that is both delicious and approachable.

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 8-10 Generous tastings from local chefs including a Food Network Chopped Champion
  • Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more
  • Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most popular restaurants, which is hidden underground
  • Learn how Colorado Springs is growing and why we’re becoming a top foodie destination
  • Add three alcohol pairings by upgrading your ticket (guests 21+ years old)
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Christmas Creche Exhibit and Live Nativity

12-07-2019

Presented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

The indoor crèche exhibit, now in its 11th consecutive year, can become a tradition for the whole family. Enjoy the expansive display of unique nativity scenes on loan from community members living right in your own neighborhood.

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The indoor crèche exhibit, now in its 11th consecutive year, can become a tradition for the whole family. Enjoy the expansive display of unique nativity scenes on loan from community members living right in your own neighborhood.

Several crèche exhibits come with historic backgrounds and others from travels abroad. A fan favorite includes one that survived the Waldo Canyon fire. Children can enjoy the interactive room where it’s “OK” to touch the displays.

Inspiring choirs and guests perform holiday music in the background.

This year’s performers include: John Stoffey, piano soloist, USAFA LDS Cadet Choir directed by Vickie Edwards, Pikes Peak Youth Ringers, directed by Jan Weiser, “Come Saturday Morning” – women’s vocal octet singers and Pikes Peak Flute Choir quartet ensemble among other musical performances.

The live outdoor Nativity Performance is a reenactment of the story of Jesus’ birth portrayed by 25 cast members along with live animals which completes the historic scene.

This is the 14th year for the production which is professionally narrated and takes you back to ancient Biblical times. Free hot chocolate is provided and warm dress suggested.

The performance lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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Superpower Dogs Film at USAFA Planetarium

12-30-2019

Presented by U.S. Air Force Academy at U.S. Air Force Academy Planetarium
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Mon, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 30 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Come, sit, stay! Join the Superpower Dogs Pack!

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also...

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Come, sit, stay! Join the Superpower Dogs Pack!

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Superpower Dogs arrived at our Planetarium on Friday, November 29, with excellent reviews from our guests at the two premiere shows. We were joined by Dr. Maria Gray and Angel, her 150 lb. Newfoundland. They trained intensively for nearly five years with the SICS (the Squola Italiana Cani Salvataggio) dogs who are featured in the movie and Angel is the ONLY American certified SICS dog!

Dr. Gray is the founder of The American Academy of Canine Water Rescue, whose mission is to help eliminate unintentional drowning deaths by providing education to communities and organizations throughout the USA. They facilitate local law enforcement and military organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, in conducting water rescues.

Our other guests were Laurel Prudhomme and Labrador retriever, Ludwig, who is training to be a service dog with Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs free of charge to adults, children and veterans with disabilities. Ludwig enjoyed meeting all of the children at this event and happily posed for photographs throughout the morning.

Complimentary holiday showings of Superpower Dogs will continue at 3 p.m. on December 6, 13 and 20, and at 10 a.m. on December 23, 24, 26, 27 and 30. In January, this show will be incorporated into our regular, Monday-Friday schedule of public shows.

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour

02-28-2020

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Jan 03 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 rated food and drink attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails,...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 rated food and drink attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers.

Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate or have a fun-loving group!

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 4 Signature cocktails including a classic Dry Gin Martini and a Pear Ginger Mule
  • 4 Appetizer pairings and a surprise dessert
  • Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
  • Enjoy educational demonstrations on how the cocktails are made
  • Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West
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First Friday ArtWalk In Old Colorado City

12-06-2019

Presented by Old Colorado City Arts District at Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm

ArtWalk is a self-guided visual arts walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets.

As many as 400 artists can be explored in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado...

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ArtWalk is a self-guided visual arts walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets.

As many as 400 artists can be explored in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within three city blocks in Colorado Springs arts district.

Plan your evening to visit:

  • Arati Artists Gallery
  • By Design Gems
  • Chavez Gallery
  • Colorado Creative Co-op
  • Cucuru Gallery Café
  • Febra's Boutique & Gallery
  • Horse Alley Studio
  • Hunter-Wolff Gallery
  • Laura Reilly Fine Arts Gallery
  • Pikes Peak Library District in OCC
  • The Sidedoor
  • Silver Sparrow Beads
  • The Squash Blossom
  • 45 Degree Gallery

Make your trip to and from Old Colorado City easy!

Take the First Friday Shuttle Service to explore the Creative Corridor, from downtown CS to Old Colorado City to Manitou Springs!

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Red Carpet Rendezvous: Jene's Audition for Ellen

12-06-2019

Presented by Jene' Jackson, Speaker/Author at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm

Local author Jene' Jackson is auditioning to be an awards ceremony correspondent for Ellen DeGeneres! Say hi to Ellen on camera!

Instead of talking to a camera and making it all about her, Jene' will be making it all about you, about our...

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Local author Jene' Jackson is auditioning to be an awards ceremony correspondent for Ellen DeGeneres! Say hi to Ellen on camera!

Instead of talking to a camera and making it all about her, Jene' will be making it all about you, about our brilliant, fun, talented arts community. What better way than First Friday?

She'll be going around December's First Friday dressed to the nines, with a camera, mic, lights, and a very tiny red carpet, interviewing and talking with you, attendees, artists, and gallery owners...our celebrities.

We'll be playing "Spin the Tail on the Donkey", asking you if you're wearing Ellen undies, and having crazy fun, showing the world how amazing this place we love is.

The full schedule will be published on the Facebook event page and here.

SCHEDULE (stay tuned for MORE)
Modbo/SPQR Small Works Show in the alley https://www.facebook.com/events/491832528209545/

Second Floor Studios in Old Colorado City https://www.facebook.com/events/469196263702130/?event_time_id=469196270368796

Under the Bridge at the Alvarez Art School and Jana L. Bussanich Studio https://www.facebook.com/events/2571832892858503/

Kreuser Gallery for Emergence and Let the Earth Speak https://www.facebook.com/events/680653999095441/

Art 111 Gallery for The Song Remains the Same https://www.facebook.com/events/355319248581977/

These are the initial locations...do check back in for a solid timeline!

See you on the red carpet!

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First Friday Holiday Hootenanny and Costume Party

12-06-2019

Presented by Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates with Partners, Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course, and the Manitou Art Center at Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm

This month the Manitou Art Center brings you a unique art opening - the First Friday Holiday Hootenanny and Costume Party.

Join us to be thrilled by photography by Brian Tryon as well as our MAC members gallery, and the opening of the un-juried...

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This month the Manitou Art Center brings you a unique art opening - the First Friday Holiday Hootenanny and Costume Party.

Join us to be thrilled by photography by Brian Tryon as well as our MAC members gallery, and the opening of the un-juried First Amendment Gallery. Weather permitting, we'll also showcase some exciting but safe propane flame effects by Poffertjes. There will be music throughout the night by Banjo Bev, and by the Front Porch Singers, and the Manitou Community Market will be in operation.

You are invited to bring your wearable art, as part of the concurrent costume party. Costume prize judging will be at 7 p.m. The highlight of the evening is sure to be the Kiss My (ahem) Donkey featuring the one and only, Clyde the burro.

Manitou Art Center is participating in IndyGive! again this year, and the Hootenanny is one of our Give! events, this time cooperating with two local nonprofit partners - Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates and Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course. There is no cost to attend the event; donations through Give! are encouraged and are eligible for matching grants and Give! rewards.

See you at the Hootenanny!

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Electric Safari 2019

01-01-2020

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 5:30 pm + 19 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Dec 25 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Dec 26 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Dec 30 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 01 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind holiday light sculptures and enjoy a full Zoo experience!

This year’s event will celebrate 29 years of holiday cheer, and...

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Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind holiday light sculptures and enjoy a full Zoo experience!

This year’s event will celebrate 29 years of holiday cheer, and we hear that Santa Claus himself will be hearing wishes each night through December 23.

Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animal experiences and fun for the whole family!

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'Christmas Scheming...or...Sittin' on the Dock of the eBay'

12-21-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

“Christmas Scheming…or…Sittin’ on the Dock of the eBay”, is a fun look at Santa’s workshop in North Pole, Colorado.

Happy and Jingle, two of Santa’s elves, are beside themselves when they find that the warehouse is almost...

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“Christmas Scheming…or…Sittin’ on the Dock of the eBay”, is a fun look at Santa’s workshop in North Pole, Colorado.

Happy and Jingle, two of Santa’s elves, are beside themselves when they find that the warehouse is almost empty…and right before Christmas Eve – what could have happened?

Harry Scary Elf and his sidekick Wanna Delight are sure acting weird; and they won’t stay out of the way so Happy and Jingle can figure it out and help Santa save Christmas.

The melodrama is a hilarious adventure and is followed by a Christmas sing-along intermission and a fun-filled Vaudeville Style holiday Olio with a plethora of funny holiday numbers, skits, jokes, dances, crazy costumes and as always – be prepared to become part of the show!

This show is fun for the whole family!

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Tinker's Damn and Ugly Sweater Contest

12-06-2019

Presented by Whistle Pig Brewing Company at Whistle Pig Brewing Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:30 pm

Join Whistle Pig Brewing Company for a Holiday Themed, Ugly Sweater Party!

Wear your ugliest sweater/dress/suit/outfit for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

Popular female-fronted cover-band Tinker’s Damn will be back with us providing live...

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Join Whistle Pig Brewing Company for a Holiday Themed, Ugly Sweater Party!

Wear your ugliest sweater/dress/suit/outfit for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

Popular female-fronted cover-band Tinker’s Damn will be back with us providing live tunes starting at 7 p.m., but come by early enough to grab a seat and a meal.

We will have food and drink specials and prizes throughout the night.

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'The ReGifters'

12-14-2019

Presented by Fountain Community Theater at Fountain Community Theater, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back.

But they're not the only ones who re-wrapped it.

In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave...

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When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back.

But they're not the only ones who re-wrapped it.

In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave it away learns about friendship, real wealth, and the value of a gift truly given.

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5-4-3-2-1

12-08-2019

Presented by Ormao Dance Company at Ormao Dance Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 08 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

5 dances – 4 seasons – 3 boxes – 2 studios – 1 art installation.

Ormao's Professional Modern dance company is prepared to wow the local community with this unique performance. With choreography by Ila Conoley, Jessica Russ, David...

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5 dances – 4 seasons – 3 boxes – 2 studios – 1 art installation.

Ormao's Professional Modern dance company is prepared to wow the local community with this unique performance. With choreography by Ila Conoley, Jessica Russ, David Dorfman, Janet Johnson, Laura Hymers Treglia, Jaclyn Walsh, and an art installation by Wendy Mike, you don't want to miss your chance to see 5 dances, 4 seasons, 3 boxes, 2 studios, and 1 art installation.

Please go to our website for more information!

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Clown Holiday Extravaganza

12-06-2019

Presented by UCCS Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre and Dance... at Osborne Studio Theater, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 9:00 pm

One of the most anticipated showcases of the year, the biennial Clown Extravaganza features our grand cru.

Its the finest new clowning talent around in a one-evening collection of hysterical scenes, dramatic etudes, and tear-jerking odes to...

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One of the most anticipated showcases of the year, the biennial Clown Extravaganza features our grand cru.

Its the finest new clowning talent around in a one-evening collection of hysterical scenes, dramatic etudes, and tear-jerking odes to silliness.

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'A Christmas Carol' (1951) Screening

12-06-2019

Presented by Manitou Springs Heritage Center at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center presents “A Christmas Carol” (1951) starring Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, and Jack Warner.

An old, bitter miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three...

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The Manitou Springs Heritage Center presents “A Christmas Carol” (1951) starring Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, and Jack Warner.

An old, bitter miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Run Time: 86 minutes. Popcorn and movie concessions are available.

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All I Want for Christmas is: More Olio!

12-29-2019

Presented by Mountain Rep Theatre at The Butte Theater, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Mountain Rep Theatre presents a full-length olio revue. That's right. Olio, the show.

The Cripple Creek melodrama has been running for 71 years! And at the end of every melodrama is an Olio. The Olio is when the actors return to the stage to...

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Mountain Rep Theatre presents a full-length olio revue. That's right. Olio, the show.

The Cripple Creek melodrama has been running for 71 years! And at the end of every melodrama is an Olio. The Olio is when the actors return to the stage to present a number of short comedic scenes, musical numbers and lead the audience in some good old fashioned raucous fun.

This year, we're giving the people what they want....a full length olio! Join us for some silly songs, scenes and merriment.

This show is rated PG and is great for families!

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Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun Run

12-26-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature...

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It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us every Thursday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

We’ve mapped out 5 phenomenal routes through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center. (3 routes are available every Thurs.)

Don’t forget to stop by our community partner Fossil Craft Beer Company on the way home to enjoy one of their fine local brews or ginger ale.

Run five routes and get a token for a free Fossil Brewery Beer or (Ginger Ale for the Kids).

After ten runs, Gallop in the Garden T-Shirts are available at cost for $10.

Info Before you Go:

    • Sign in at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Natures Center Lobby
    • 1 designated stroller route available – Kids Welcome!
    • Dogs welcome on leash only and please bring baggies to pick up after them!
    • Please dress appropriately for trails and weather
    • There is no bag check-in so please plan accordingly

Bring a Friend!

A big thank you to our sponsors:

  • Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Adventures Outwest
  • Dickie's BBQ
  • Cerberus Brewery
  • Fossil Craft Beer Company
  • The Garden of the Gods Foundation
  • Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department

This is not a race, just a fun run and a way to get fit and enjoy comradery and the Great Colorado Outdoors in the #1 Park in the US.

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The Mountain Illumination Festival

01-01-2020

Presented by Cave of the Winds at Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jan 01 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrate the magic of Christmas high atop Williams Canyon at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! Enjoy a quarter of a million lights for our 2nd annual Mountain Illumination Festival.

Our winter wonderland of twinkling lights, pictures with...

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Celebrate the magic of Christmas high atop Williams Canyon at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! Enjoy a quarter of a million lights for our 2nd annual Mountain Illumination Festival.

Our winter wonderland of twinkling lights, pictures with Santa, the Coca-Cola Bear and warm holiday cheer is a perfect way to help usher in Christmas this year! Check out our giant animated Christmas tree as its lights dance to some of your favorite holiday songs, climb the Wind Walker Challenge Course, enjoy treats like hot chocolate, hot Dr. Pepper & cinnamon sticks, or s’mores around the fire pit, all included in your admission! Don\'t forget to stop by the kids ornament craft area!

New this year, we are incredibly excited to be partnering with Christmas Unlimited, serving children and families in the Pikes Peak Region. In keeping with the true spirit of the giving season and to help spread and share the magic of Christmas with families throughout the Pikes Peak region, a portion of the proceeds of pictures with Santa and the Coca-Cola bear will go to Christmas Unlimited. As a bonus, receive a free plush teddy bear or puppy with every Santa or Coca-Cola bear photo, courtesy of Christmas Unlimited, while supplies last.

Receive $5 off your admission when you donate a new stuffed animal!

This event is weather permitting. Please, no tour busses or RV\'s.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

12-05-2019

Presented by The American Theatre Guild at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 7:00 pm

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable...

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The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.

Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestrations by William C. White.

Due to the nature of live entertainment dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No exchanges or refunds. Tickets are subject to additional fees.

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Christmas This Year

12-07-2019

Presented by Friends of Club 21 at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm

Christmas This Year is a heartwarming, family-oriented variety show hosted by artist and musician Jared Anderson.

Previously known as 'The 15th of December,' the annual event features members of the Colorado Springs special abilities community...

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Christmas This Year is a heartwarming, family-oriented variety show hosted by artist and musician Jared Anderson.

Previously known as 'The 15th of December,' the annual event features members of the Colorado Springs special abilities community and supports organizations that serve families of children with Down syndrome.

Launched by Jared and Megan Anderson with Friends of Club 21 – a nonprofit named for the genetic condition of trisomy 21 (also known as Down syndrome) – the event exists as a fundraiser for Club 21, a unique school started in South Africa for children with Down syndrome.

Five years on, and the “Christmas This Year” production keeps growing with a cast now composed of local special abilities children and adults and the whole Anderson family while ticket proceeds support Club 21 and the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association.

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'Around the World in 80 Days'

12-22-2019

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

By Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne

A small cast deftly plays a globe’s worth of characters in this fantastic adaptation of the classic novel. Phileas Fogg bets that he will circumnavigate the world in only 80 days, then...

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By Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne

A small cast deftly plays a globe’s worth of characters in this fantastic adaptation of the classic novel. Phileas Fogg bets that he will circumnavigate the world in only 80 days, then finds the task more challenging than he ever imagined. How will he get home?

This rollicking, inventive adventure will be a holiday hit for the whole family.

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Holiday Orchard House Teas & Tours

12-11-2019

Presented by Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm

Set for tea and take an exclusive tour of the country estate, decorated with fresh greens in an antiquated style.

This popular event is offered once a year.

Set for tea and take an exclusive tour of the country estate, decorated with fresh greens in an antiquated style.

This popular event is offered once a year.

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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

02-29-2020

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Jan 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while sharing local history and fun facts.

Each locale has a unique flavor with food that is both delicious and approachable.

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 8-10 Generous tastings from local chefs including a Food Network Chopped Champion
  • Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more
  • Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most popular restaurants, which is hidden underground
  • Learn how Colorado Springs is growing and why we’re becoming a top foodie destination
  • Add three alcohol pairings by upgrading your ticket (guests 21+ years old)
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Christmas Creche Exhibit and Live Nativity

12-07-2019

Presented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

The indoor crèche exhibit, now in its 11th consecutive year, can become a tradition for the whole family. Enjoy the expansive display of unique nativity scenes on loan from community members living right in your own neighborhood.

Several...

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The indoor crèche exhibit, now in its 11th consecutive year, can become a tradition for the whole family. Enjoy the expansive display of unique nativity scenes on loan from community members living right in your own neighborhood.

Several crèche exhibits come with historic backgrounds and others from travels abroad. A fan favorite includes one that survived the Waldo Canyon fire. Children can enjoy the interactive room where it’s “OK” to touch the displays.

Inspiring choirs and guests perform holiday music in the background.

This year’s performers include: John Stoffey, piano soloist, USAFA LDS Cadet Choir directed by Vickie Edwards, Pikes Peak Youth Ringers, directed by Jan Weiser, “Come Saturday Morning” – women’s vocal octet singers and Pikes Peak Flute Choir quartet ensemble among other musical performances.

The live outdoor Nativity Performance is a reenactment of the story of Jesus’ birth portrayed by 25 cast members along with live animals which completes the historic scene.

This is the 14th year for the production which is professionally narrated and takes you back to ancient Biblical times. Free hot chocolate is provided and warm dress suggested.

The performance lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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Superpower Dogs Film at USAFA Planetarium

12-30-2019

Presented by U.S. Air Force Academy at U.S. Air Force Academy Planetarium
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Mon, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 30 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Come, sit, stay! Join the Superpower Dogs Pack!

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also...

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Come, sit, stay! Join the Superpower Dogs Pack!

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Superpower Dogs arrived at our Planetarium on Friday, November 29, with excellent reviews from our guests at the two premiere shows. We were joined by Dr. Maria Gray and Angel, her 150 lb. Newfoundland. They trained intensively for nearly five years with the SICS (the Squola Italiana Cani Salvataggio) dogs who are featured in the movie and Angel is the ONLY American certified SICS dog!

Dr. Gray is the founder of The American Academy of Canine Water Rescue, whose mission is to help eliminate unintentional drowning deaths by providing education to communities and organizations throughout the USA. They facilitate local law enforcement and military organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, in conducting water rescues.

Our other guests were Laurel Prudhomme and Labrador retriever, Ludwig, who is training to be a service dog with Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs free of charge to adults, children and veterans with disabilities. Ludwig enjoyed meeting all of the children at this event and happily posed for photographs throughout the morning.

Complimentary holiday showings of Superpower Dogs will continue at 3 p.m. on December 6, 13 and 20, and at 10 a.m. on December 23, 24, 26, 27 and 30. In January, this show will be incorporated into our regular, Monday-Friday schedule of public shows.

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour

02-28-2020

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Jan 03 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 rated food and drink attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails,...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 rated food and drink attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers.

Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate or have a fun-loving group!

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 4 Signature cocktails including a classic Dry Gin Martini and a Pear Ginger Mule
  • 4 Appetizer pairings and a surprise dessert
  • Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
  • Enjoy educational demonstrations on how the cocktails are made
  • Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West
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First Friday ArtWalk In Old Colorado City

12-06-2019

Presented by Old Colorado City Arts District at Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm

ArtWalk is a self-guided visual arts walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets.

As many as 400 artists can be explored in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado...

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ArtWalk is a self-guided visual arts walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets.

As many as 400 artists can be explored in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within three city blocks in Colorado Springs arts district.

Plan your evening to visit:

  • Arati Artists Gallery
  • By Design Gems
  • Chavez Gallery
  • Colorado Creative Co-op
  • Cucuru Gallery Café
  • Febra's Boutique & Gallery
  • Horse Alley Studio
  • Hunter-Wolff Gallery
  • Laura Reilly Fine Arts Gallery
  • Pikes Peak Library District in OCC
  • The Sidedoor
  • Silver Sparrow Beads
  • The Squash Blossom
  • 45 Degree Gallery

Make your trip to and from Old Colorado City easy!

Take the First Friday Shuttle Service to explore the Creative Corridor, from downtown CS to Old Colorado City to Manitou Springs!

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Red Carpet Rendezvous: Jene's Audition for Ellen

12-06-2019

Presented by Jene' Jackson, Speaker/Author at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm

Local author Jene' Jackson is auditioning to be an awards ceremony correspondent for Ellen DeGeneres! Say hi to Ellen on camera!

Instead of talking to a camera and making it all about her, Jene' will be making it all about you, about our...

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Local author Jene' Jackson is auditioning to be an awards ceremony correspondent for Ellen DeGeneres! Say hi to Ellen on camera!

Instead of talking to a camera and making it all about her, Jene' will be making it all about you, about our brilliant, fun, talented arts community. What better way than First Friday?

She'll be going around December's First Friday dressed to the nines, with a camera, mic, lights, and a very tiny red carpet, interviewing and talking with you, attendees, artists, and gallery owners...our celebrities.

We'll be playing "Spin the Tail on the Donkey", asking you if you're wearing Ellen undies, and having crazy fun, showing the world how amazing this place we love is.

The full schedule will be published on the Facebook event page and here.

SCHEDULE (stay tuned for MORE)
Modbo/SPQR Small Works Show in the alley https://www.facebook.com/events/491832528209545/

Second Floor Studios in Old Colorado City https://www.facebook.com/events/469196263702130/?event_time_id=469196270368796

Under the Bridge at the Alvarez Art School and Jana L. Bussanich Studio https://www.facebook.com/events/2571832892858503/

Kreuser Gallery for Emergence and Let the Earth Speak https://www.facebook.com/events/680653999095441/

Art 111 Gallery for The Song Remains the Same https://www.facebook.com/events/355319248581977/

These are the initial locations...do check back in for a solid timeline!

See you on the red carpet!

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First Friday Holiday Hootenanny and Costume Party

12-06-2019

Presented by Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates with Partners, Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course, and the Manitou Art Center at Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm

This month the Manitou Art Center brings you a unique art opening - the First Friday Holiday Hootenanny and Costume Party.

Join us to be thrilled by photography by Brian Tryon as well as our MAC members gallery, and the opening of the un-juried...

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This month the Manitou Art Center brings you a unique art opening - the First Friday Holiday Hootenanny and Costume Party.

Join us to be thrilled by photography by Brian Tryon as well as our MAC members gallery, and the opening of the un-juried First Amendment Gallery. Weather permitting, we'll also showcase some exciting but safe propane flame effects by Poffertjes. There will be music throughout the night by Banjo Bev, and by the Front Porch Singers, and the Manitou Community Market will be in operation.

You are invited to bring your wearable art, as part of the concurrent costume party. Costume prize judging will be at 7 p.m. The highlight of the evening is sure to be the Kiss My (ahem) Donkey featuring the one and only, Clyde the burro.

Manitou Art Center is participating in IndyGive! again this year, and the Hootenanny is one of our Give! events, this time cooperating with two local nonprofit partners - Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates and Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course. There is no cost to attend the event; donations through Give! are encouraged and are eligible for matching grants and Give! rewards.

See you at the Hootenanny!

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Electric Safari 2019

01-01-2020

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 5:30 pm + 19 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Dec 25 @ 5:30 pm Thu, Dec 26 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Dec 30 @ 5:30 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 01 @ 5:30 pm - less dates and times

Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind holiday light sculptures and enjoy a full Zoo experience!

This year’s event will celebrate 29 years of holiday cheer, and...

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Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind holiday light sculptures and enjoy a full Zoo experience!

This year’s event will celebrate 29 years of holiday cheer, and we hear that Santa Claus himself will be hearing wishes each night through December 23.

Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animal experiences and fun for the whole family!

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'Christmas Scheming...or...Sittin' on the Dock of the eBay'

12-21-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

“Christmas Scheming…or…Sittin’ on the Dock of the eBay”, is a fun look at Santa’s workshop in North Pole, Colorado.

Happy and Jingle, two of Santa’s elves, are beside themselves when they find that the warehouse is almost...

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“Christmas Scheming…or…Sittin’ on the Dock of the eBay”, is a fun look at Santa’s workshop in North Pole, Colorado.

Happy and Jingle, two of Santa’s elves, are beside themselves when they find that the warehouse is almost empty…and right before Christmas Eve – what could have happened?

Harry Scary Elf and his sidekick Wanna Delight are sure acting weird; and they won’t stay out of the way so Happy and Jingle can figure it out and help Santa save Christmas.

The melodrama is a hilarious adventure and is followed by a Christmas sing-along intermission and a fun-filled Vaudeville Style holiday Olio with a plethora of funny holiday numbers, skits, jokes, dances, crazy costumes and as always – be prepared to become part of the show!

This show is fun for the whole family!

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Tinker's Damn and Ugly Sweater Contest

12-06-2019

Presented by Whistle Pig Brewing Company at Whistle Pig Brewing Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:30 pm

Join Whistle Pig Brewing Company for a Holiday Themed, Ugly Sweater Party!

Wear your ugliest sweater/dress/suit/outfit for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

Popular female-fronted cover-band Tinker’s Damn will be back with us providing live...

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Join Whistle Pig Brewing Company for a Holiday Themed, Ugly Sweater Party!

Wear your ugliest sweater/dress/suit/outfit for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

Popular female-fronted cover-band Tinker’s Damn will be back with us providing live tunes starting at 7 p.m., but come by early enough to grab a seat and a meal.

We will have food and drink specials and prizes throughout the night.

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'The ReGifters'

12-14-2019

Presented by Fountain Community Theater at Fountain Community Theater, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 6:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm Fri, Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back.

But they're not the only ones who re-wrapped it.

In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave...

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When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back.

But they're not the only ones who re-wrapped it.

In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave it away learns about friendship, real wealth, and the value of a gift truly given.

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5-4-3-2-1

12-08-2019

Presented by Ormao Dance Company at Ormao Dance Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 08 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

5 dances – 4 seasons – 3 boxes – 2 studios – 1 art installation.

Ormao's Professional Modern dance company is prepared to wow the local community with this unique performance. With choreography by Ila Conoley, Jessica Russ, David...

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5 dances – 4 seasons – 3 boxes – 2 studios – 1 art installation.

Ormao's Professional Modern dance company is prepared to wow the local community with this unique performance. With choreography by Ila Conoley, Jessica Russ, David Dorfman, Janet Johnson, Laura Hymers Treglia, Jaclyn Walsh, and an art installation by Wendy Mike, you don't want to miss your chance to see 5 dances, 4 seasons, 3 boxes, 2 studios, and 1 art installation.

Please go to our website for more information!

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Clown Holiday Extravaganza

12-06-2019

Presented by UCCS Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre and Dance... at Osborne Studio Theater, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 9:00 pm

One of the most anticipated showcases of the year, the biennial Clown Extravaganza features our grand cru.

Its the finest new clowning talent around in a one-evening collection of hysterical scenes, dramatic etudes, and tear-jerking odes to...

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One of the most anticipated showcases of the year, the biennial Clown Extravaganza features our grand cru.

Its the finest new clowning talent around in a one-evening collection of hysterical scenes, dramatic etudes, and tear-jerking odes to silliness.

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'A Christmas Carol' (1951) Screening

12-06-2019

Presented by Manitou Springs Heritage Center at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 7:00 pm

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center presents “A Christmas Carol” (1951) starring Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, and Jack Warner.

An old, bitter miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three...

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The Manitou Springs Heritage Center presents “A Christmas Carol” (1951) starring Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, and Jack Warner.

An old, bitter miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Run Time: 86 minutes. Popcorn and movie concessions are available.

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Tags:  Theatre & Film