What would the holidays be without the bells and jingles and holiday tunes? Whether you’re into elegant classical, soulful jazz or Irish jigs, here’s a list of holiday concerts and musical performances for everyone.
All I Want for Christmas Is: More Olio
Nov. 22 – Dec. 29, Butte Theater, Cripple Creek
Cripple Creek’s Mountain Rep Theatre presents a full-length, musical revue based on local’s favorite silly songs and short comedic scenes.
Nov. 25, Broadmoor World Arena
The electric violinist tops off holiday classics with her own touch of dubstep and dancing, which makes for a visually stunning show.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Nov. 26-27, Ent Center for the Arts
The Moscow Ballet brings its world-class artists, dazzling costumes, massive puppets and Christmas tradition to the Ent Center.
The Hungry Farmer Bands’ Reunion
Nov. 27, Stargazers Theater
Band members from the 70s and 80s reunite under the dome theater for their annual Thanksgiving show.
Nov. 29 – Dec.1, Pikes Peak Center
The Oklahoma City Ballet and Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale join the Philharmonic to bring to life the beloved characters of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.
Nov. 29-30, Library 21c
Students of the Colorado Ballet Society perform a 20-minute version of the holiday story.
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Dec. 5, Pikes Peak Center
The beloved classic TV show comes to life as a stage musical, including Yukon Cornelius, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and, of course, Rudolf.
Dec. 5-22, Glen Eyrie Conference Center
Enter the Castle’s Great Hall and step into a festive and musical 16th century Christmas feast.
Hazel Miller Band
Dec. 6, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
Hazel’s voice will warm you up this winter in a soulful, celebratory evening with blues, gospel and global stylings.
Trace Bundy’s Acoustic Holiday With Kaki King
Dec. 6, Stargazers Theatre
The virtuoso brings his dazzling guitar wizardry for the annual holiday show—this year with the genre-defying Kaki King.
Suga Bear’s Holiday Kickoff Party
Dec. 7, Stargazers Theatre
Dance into the holiday season with the Motown, funk, dance and pop of Suga Bear and the Showtime Band.
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
Dec. 7, Pikes Peak Center
Standout young musicians of the Pikes Peak region set the mood for the season in this annual holiday celebration concert.
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Dec. 8, Shove Main Chapel
A candlelight service of readings, carols and other songs from the Colorado Chamber Chorus.
Tis the Season — Past, Present and Future
The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale takes the audience on a musical journey from old English carols of Victorian England to the holiday favorites of today.
Holly & Ivy
Dec. 9-10, Pikes Peak Center
A free family-friendly concert by the Air Force Academy Band.
Face Vocal Band
Dec. 11, Pikes Peak Center
The internationally-acclaimed all-vocal band from Boulder brings its holiday concert to town.
Phil Vassar and Lonestar
Dec. 12, Pikes Peak Center
The country stars team up to play their hits and holiday tunes.
Dec. 12, Stargazers Theater
The electric string quartet of women break down barriers between classical, rock and pop music in their holiday show.
Yule Be Naughty Too
Dec. 12-22, Millibo Art Theater
A holiday cabaret featuring aerial acrobatics, stellar vocals, comedy and surprises to bring some mischief to your season.
Sound of Music
Dec. 12 – Jan. 12, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The classic film comes alive on stage with music and imagination as Maria adventures with the seven von Trapp children and narrowly escapes the Nazis.
Flying W Wranglers Christmas Show
Dec. 13, Stargazers Theater
Ride along with the Wranglers as they perform Western, country and gospel songs — all with holiday theme.
Dec. 13-14 , Shove Memorial Chapel
This cherished candlelight concert features music from medieval to modern, plus poetry, story and song, in the splendor of Shove Chapel.
Little London Winds Hanukkah Concert
Dec. 14, Temple Shalom
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Hanukkah and Klezmer music by the Little London Winds . All faiths welcome.
Dec. 15, Pikes Peak Center
First Presbyterian Church gathers its 150-voice choir, guest vocalist Alvy Powell, a full orchestra, big band, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and more for a musical Christmas celebration.
Dec. 15, First Christian Church
Join the annual singalong to Handel’s masterpiece, including the Hallelujah chorus, with soloists, strings, harpsichord and organ.
Irish Christmas in America
Dec. 17, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center
Celebrate Christmas with Irish music, song and jigs. The evocative family-friendly will bring rich tradition and new energy to your holiday season.
A Celtic Family Christmas
Dec. 18, Ent Center for the Performing Arts
Join award-winning fiddlers Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy and their children in a holiday celebration with Celtic melodies.
Colorado Youth Ballet Nutcracker
Dec. 20-23, Ent Center for the Arts
Nearly 200 young performers create an enchanting 75-minute performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic tale.
Dec. 22, Pikes Peak Center
Send your Christmas spirit soaring as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performs Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Handel’s Messiah and more..
Cirque Musica Presents Holiday Wishes
Dec. 26, Pikes Peak Center
A full theatrical cirque events featuring a symphony orchestra, acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer.
New Year’s Eve Broadway and Beyond
Dec. 31, Pikes Peak Center
Stage star Joshua Franklin joins the Philharmonic to ring in the new year with Broadway hits.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party
Dec. 31, Stargazers Theatre
Countdown to midnight on the dance floor, accompanied by Suga Bear and the Showtime Band.