The concert ends each year with “Sleigh Ride” as conductors throw candy into the audience. As the song nears its end, a lever is pulled, and glinting artificial snow cascades down over the ensemble. “Look,” I find myself saying to whomever is sitting next to me. But they don’t need to be told. They’re already looking. This is the moment I know the holidays have started, in earnest.
When the Weather Outside Is Frightful
A little indoor music—and more—can help warm the fingers, the toes, the bellies and the souls. Try these favorites.
Glen Eyrie Castle, various dates Dec. 2-22, gleneyrie.org
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Colorado College Shove Chapel, Dec. 3, coloradocollege.edu
Colorado Springs Chorale’s 31st Annual Deck the Hall Concert
Pikes Peak Center, Dec. 8, pikespeakcenter.com
Flying W Wranglers Holiday Show
Stargazers Theatre, Dec. 9, stargazerstheatre.com
Little London Winds’ Hanukkah Concert
Temple Shalom, Dec. 15, littlelondonwinds.org
Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble’s Wintersong
Colorado College Shove Chapel, Dec. 15-16, cvae.org
Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Christmas Symphony
Pikes Peak Center, Dec. 17, csphilharmonic.org