188 Colorado Springs-area holiday events

THANKSGIVING EVENTS

Through Nov. 20: How to Thanksgiving Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m. Mondays, The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $65 for one class, $165 for series. Registration: 960-4414.

Xoloitzcuintli: The True Mexican Pup

Nov. 17: Take a Turkey to Work Day — Organize your office to collect turkeys and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., take turkeys to King Soopers locations: 9225 N. Union Blvd, 2910 S. Academy Blvd., 7915 Constitution Ave. and 3520 Centennial Blvd.

Nov. 18: Thanksgiving Feast — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Circle Drive Baptist Church, 801 N. Circle Drive, free.

Nov. 19: Big Band Sunday — The New Century Big Band, 3 p.m., Springs Rhythm Dance Studio, 1414 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Food donations accepted for Mercy Gate Food Bank.

Nov. 21: Turkey Day for Kids — 10 a.m., Mueller State Park, Visitor Center, 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

Nov. 21: The Springs Equality Team — Volunteers needed to help set up for the Springs Rescue Mission Thanksgiving dinner, 2-4 p.m., City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Registration: flora@springsequality.org.

Families ice skate in Acacia Park on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

Nov. 23: Thanksgiving at Broadmoor Galleries — With Scott Yeager, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

Nov. 23: The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Day Dinners — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Salvation Army, 908 Yuma St.; Manitou Springs Town Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Fountain; Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene, 750 N. Colorado 67, Woodland Park. Meal delivery to non-ambulatory; 636-3891.

Nov. 29 and 30: Little Wonders: What Now, Turkey? — For ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $3 per person. Registration: 520-6387.

Nov. 22: Hungry Farmer Bands’ Thanksgiving Reunion — 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive. Admission is two non-perishable food items or a small cash donation for Care & Share. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 23: 5th Annual Perigrine Turkey Trot — 8:30 a.m., Woodman Valley Park Tennis Courts. Register online.

Nov. 23: YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Turkey Trot 5K — 9 a.m., Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place, go online for registration fee.

MUSIC
Nov. 19: Trans-Siberian Orchestra — 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, $43-$74. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 24: Irish Christmas in America — 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $25-$30. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 24-26: “The Nutcracker” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic,2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 24, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $32 and up. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Nov. 25: Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour — With Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 621 Glenarm Place, Denver, $39.50-$59.50. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 26: Pikes Peak Ringers’ Holiday Concert — 3 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., free.

Nov. 26: Messiah and Holiday Sing-Along — 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., free-will offering.

Dec. 1-3: Timothy P. & the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, $20 and up. Advance tickets: 1-303-987-7845.

Dec. 1 and 2: “Sing We Now of Christmas” — Colorado Choir, 7:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, $15-$20. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 1-3: “A Classic Parker Holiday”— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Dec. 3, PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Av., Parker, $24-$29.Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 2: America the Beautiful Christmas Show — 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., $10 in advance, $15 at door, free for ages 12 and younger.

Dec. 2: TubaChristmas — 4 p.m., Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free.

Dec. 2: 93.3’s “Not So Silent Night” — With Imagine Dragons, Dashboard Confessional, Banners, Saints of Valory, Redlands, 5:30 p.m., 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, $55 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 2: Pikes Peak Ringers’ Holiday Concert — 7 p.m., Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs, free.

Dec. 2: Suga Bear and the Showtime Band — 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., free.

Dec. 2: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Holiday Concert —8 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $20-$22. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 3: “‘Tis the Season – A Twisted Christmas” — Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, 3 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $12-$25; 520-7469.

Dec. 3: Service of Lessons and Carols — 5-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., free.

Dec. 3: Woodland Park Wind Symphony Christmas Concert — 6 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, free.

Dec. 5: “Holly and Ivy” Holiday Concert — Air Force Academy Band, 7 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., free. Tickets recommended: 520-7469.

Dec. 7: “Holly and Ivy” Holiday Concert — Air Force Academy Band, 7 p.m. CO State Fairgrounds, Southwest Motors Event Center, 950 S. Praire Ave., Pueblo. Free tickets available at the Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and CO State Fairgrounds box office.

Dec. 8: “Deck the Hall” — Colorado Springs Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $10 and up; 520-7469. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8: Black Rose Acoustic Society Holiday Show/Sing-along and Potluck — Headlined by Bettman & Halpin, 7 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, $5-$10.

Dec. 8: KRXP Holiday Show — Featuring J Roddy Walston and the Business/New Politics, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $20-$25; 227-7625.

Dec. 8: Hazel Miller’s Soulful Christmas — 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $15-$20. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Flying W Wranglers Holiday Show — With Carin Mari, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $15-$20. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: Community Christmas Handbell Concert — 7 p.m., Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., free-will offering; Betty Jenik, 488-3853.

Dec. 9: Sing it to Me Santa: The Record Company — With Tracksuit Wedding, 7:30 p.m., Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $25-$30. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 10: The Sounds of Christmas — German lunch matinee with The Denver Brass, 1:30 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $80. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 10: “Christmas Joy” — 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $14-$24. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 10: Christmas Concert — With Little London Winds, 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 4923 Farmingdale Drive.

Dec. 13 and 15: “Winter Wonderland” — Senior Chorale, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 13, 1:20-2:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free. Reservations: 955-3400.

Dec. 14: A Baroque Christmas Mass with French Carols — 7-8 p.m., St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 7400 Tudor Road; 598-3244.

Dec. 14: 98.5 KYGO’s Christmas Jam — With Chris Young, Chris Janson and Chris Lane, 7:30 p.m., 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, $45-$55. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15: “On This Christmas Night” Concert — 7 p.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St., Monument, free-will offering to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares.

Dec. 15: Hanukkah Concert — With Little London Winds, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St., free.

Dec. 15: Trace Bundy’s Acoustic Holiday — With Trace Bundy & Andy McKee, 7:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive., $22 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15 and 16: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Holiday Show — With Flaural, 9 p.m. Dec. 15; with The Still Tide, 9 p.m. Dec. 16, Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $40.95. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 16: Face Holiday Show — 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, $17-$42. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 17: Pueblo Municipal Band Holiday Concert — 2-3:30 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, free.

Dec. 17: “Christmas Symphony” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 2:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $29 and up. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 17: Children’s Christmas Recital — 7 p.m., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd.; 227-7168.

Dec. 22: Mile High Worship Christmas 2017 — 7 p.m., PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Av., Parker, $15. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 23: How the Grouch Stole Xmas Tour — Living Legends & Hieroglyphics with DJ Fresh, 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, $39.50-$45. Advance tickets available online.

STAGE
Through Dec. 2: “Hansel and Gretel: All About Gingerbread Holiday Edition” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $12-$14. Advance tickets: 465-2492.

Nov. 17-Dec. 23: “Have a Very Merryville Christmas” —6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theatre, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, $10-$33. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 18: “Nutcracker in a Nutshell” — 1-2 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $7-$8. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 24-Dec. 23: “A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, $15-$38. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: “A Christmas Carol” — Stage Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $35 and up. Go online for times and dates.

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: “The SantaLand Diaries” — The Jones, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates.

Nov. 24-Dec. 30: “Angel of the Christmas Mine” — The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Go online for dates and times.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times.

Nov. 25-Dec. 23: “The Story of the Nutcracker” — Presented by Miners Alley Children’s Theatre, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, $10. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 25-Dec. 24: “The Nutcracker” — Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 30-Dec. 3: “The Madrigal” —6:15 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 3, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., $40. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 30-Dec. 3: “Nutcracker: The Ballet” — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $12-$15. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 30-Dec. 23: “Santaland Diaries” — Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, $18 and up. Go online for dates and times.

Dec. 1-24: “Santa’s Big Red Bag” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, $27.50. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 2: “Nutcracker in the Park” — 1-3 p.m., Catamount Institute at Sondermann Park, 740 W. Caramillo St., $25 per family.

Dec. 7-10: Christmas Dessert Theater — 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., free. Advance tickets required and available online.

Dec. 7-23: “Fa-La-La” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8: “Navidad Flamenca: A Flamenco Christmas Show” — 7:30 p.m., Cucuru Galley Cafe, 2332 Colorado Ave., $20-$25. Reservations: 520-9900.

Dec. 8 and 9: “Moscow’s Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker” — 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, $28 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8-10: “The Heart of Christmas” — 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, $15-$25. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 8-17: Harry Connick Jr.’s “The Happy Elf” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., Longmont, go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 8-23: “A Christmas Chaos” — 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Fountain Community Theater, 326 Alabama Ave., Fountain, $8-$10. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9: “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas” — 3 p.m., Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way, $18. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9-24: “Return of Christmas Mouse” — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 12-Jan. 1: “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $17-$20. Advance tickets: 465-2492.

Dec. 13-17: “ELF The Musical” — Buell Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates.

Dec. 14-17: “The Nutcracker of Parker” — 7 p.m. Dec. 14-16, 2 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17, PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Av., Parker, $24-$29. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15: “Dessert with Dickens – A Christmas Carol” — With David Skipper, 8 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $35. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 15 and 16: “The 15th of December – A Not So Perfect Holiday Show” — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Discovery Canyon Campus, 1810 North Gate Blvd., $18-$21. Advance tickets: 15thofdecember.com.

Dec. 16 and 17: “Making Merry” — 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, tickets.thedairy.org; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17, King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, storiesonstage.org, $15-$28.

Dec. 17: “The Christmas Mystery Pageant” — 4-5 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., free.

Dec. 20: A Celtic Holiday — 2-3 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $5. Registration: 955-3400.

Dec. 20: “It’s an Amazing Christmas”— 6 p.m., Springs Rhythm, 1414 Kelly Johnson Blvd., $48. Advance tickets: 424-7611.

Dec. 20 and 21: “A Colorado Nutcracker” — Colorado Youth Ballet and Colorado Ballet Society, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$46. Advance tickets available online.

VISUAL ARTS
Through Dec. 31: Christmas in Magic Town — Miniature city transformed into a winter wonderland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays, Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5. Advance tickets available online.

Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8. Advance tickets: 719-295-7200.

Nov. 17-Dec. 23: Holiday Show — Featuring more than 25 artists, opens 5-9 p.m. Nov. 17, G44Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St.; g44gallery@gmail.com.

Dec. 1: Broadmoor Galleries All Gallery Holiday Show — With Jei Wei Zhou, noon-5 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 1 and 2: Christmas Creche Exhibit and Live Nativity — Exhibit, 2-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 1-8 p.m. Dec. 2, outdoor live Nativity, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8710 Lexington Drive, canned food donations accepted to benefit High Plains Helping Hands Food Bank.

Dec. 9: All Gallery Holiday Show at Broadmoor Galleries — With Gerald Balciar, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Kate Kiesler, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 10: All Gallery Holiday Show at Broadmoor Galleries — With Karla Murray and Martha Mans, 1-5 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 16: All Gallery Holiday Show — With Dix Baines and Gerald Balciar, 9:30a.m.-6 p.m.; Sara Ware Howsam, 2-6 p.m., Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 17: All Gallery Holiday Show — With Karla Murray and Martha Mans, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 17, Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Circle.

Dec. 23: Christmas Weekend at Broadmoor Galleries — With James Moore, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Lindsay Dawson, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nathan Solano, 2-6 p.m., 1 Lake Circle.

SHOPPING

Nov. 25: Christmas Stroll — Carolers, music, treash and more, 5-8 p.m., Old Colorado City.

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: Holiday Gift Wrapping — The Citadel, upper level near JC Penney, 750 Citadel Drive East.

Dec. 1 and 8: Friday Nigh Bazaar — Pop-up holiday markets, music, vendors and more, Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver. Go online for times and admission prices.

Dec. 6: Downtown Holiday Stroll — Stores are open late for shopping, with caroling and more, 5-8 p.m.

Nov. 26-Dec. 31: “The Holiday 100” — Artists will have $100 paintings for sale, opens 1-4 p.m. Nov. 26, runs through Dec. 31, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs; 650-0827, tracy@tracymillerfineart.com.

Dec. 16: Holiday Vegan Pop-up Market — Noon-3 p.m., Colorado Common Hard Cider House, 4655 Town Center Drive.

CHARITY

Through Dec. 15: The Christmas Tree Project— Provides fully decorated Christmas trees for families in need. Drop off live and artificial Christmas trees and decorations, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the ValuSource, 4575 Galley Road, Suite 200E. Volunteers also needed: 799-6070

Through Dec. 31: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fundraiser — Try Blackberry Paws, the Empty Stocking Fund Beer, Fieldhouse Brewing Co., 521 S. Tejon St., 354-4143 and Oskar Blues, 118 N. Tejon St., 375-1925, and $1 from each pint sold will benefit the Empty Stocking Fund; 354-4143.

Through Jan. 10: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — Go online or call 476-1673 for list of events.

Nov. 18: Winter Lights— With Santa and Mrs. Claus, elf scavenger hunt and more, 10 a.m., The Broadmoor Seven Falls, 6 Lake Ave., $8-$14.

Nov. 18: Ladies Night at the Greenhouse — Holiday wreaths, centerpieces and more make-and-take classes, music, wine, finger foods and more, 3-7:30 p.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free admission, fee for make-and-take to benefit Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention; 574-8058.

Nov. 18: Holiday for Hope Event — Dinner, music, auctions and more, 6-11 p.m., Julie Penrose Room, 9 El Pomar Road, $60. Go online for reservations.

Nov. 18: YOT Club’s Holiday Benefit — To benefit Aragon Elementary School, 6-11 p.m., The Mansion, 20 N. Tejon St. Admission is $10, two unwrapped toys and 1 book for kindergarten-the grade. Go online for reservations.

Nov. 18-23: Red Kettle — Volunteers needed to Bell Ring for The Salvation Army, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., various El Paso County locations. Register online.

Nov. 19:Trans-Siberian Orchestra— 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $55.50-$75. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 24-26: Parad-Ice on the Promenade— Live ice sculpture demonstrations, , entertainment, drawings and more, 11 a.m., The Promenade Shops at Briargate; 1885 Briargate Blvd.

Nov. 24-Dec. 19: Salvation Army Tree — The Citadel, lower level between Sports Fanatic and Rocky Mountain Chocolate, 750 Citadel Drive East.

Dec. 1: Knights of Columbus Christmas Fundraiser — To benefit local charities, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive. Admission is $10 plus an unwrapped toy or children’s book. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 2: Ugly Sweater Fest — Noon-4 p.m., Norris Penrose Indoor Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, $30-$65, plus an unwrapped toy to benefit Christmas Unlimited.

Dec. 2: Stevie Stone and Annual BKG Christmas Toy Drive — 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $16-$21; 227-7625.

Dec. 6 and 7: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser — To benefit the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 6, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7, 1514 N. Hancock Ave.; 955-3400.

Dec.8: Hope & Noel — To benefit Newborn Hope, 6 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $150. Go online for reservations.

Dec. 9: Holiday Party and Ornament Auction — To benefit Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 4-8 p.m., 427 E. Colorado Ave., $15 in advance, $20 at door; 520-1899.

Dec. 15: Las Posadas — 6 p.m., Marian House Soup Kitchen, 14 W. Bijou St. Donations accepted to benefit Family Immigration Services; 636-2345.

FOOD AND DRINK

Nov. 25: Christmas Kick Off: Holiday Recipe Exchange — 1-2 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., free. Registration: 960-4414.

Dec. 2: Christmas Baking: Tiny Treats Cooking Class — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $79. Registration: 1-303-377-3222.

Dec. 2: Scandinavian Christmas Tea — 2 p.m., Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St., $17. Reservations required by Nov. 29: Kathie, 229-9289.

Dec. 9: Christmas Cooking Morning Cooking Class — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $69. Registration: 1-303-377-3222.

Dec. 16: Holiday Tea — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Drive, $27 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 598-8667.

Dec. 21: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Partridge in a Pear Tree Tarte Bourdalou — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 22: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Two Turtles Doves – Chocolate — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 23: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Three French Hens – Wine of the Rhone Valley — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 24: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Four Calling Birds – Basics of the Yard Bird — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 25: The Salvation Army Christmas Day Dinners — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Salvation Army, 908 Yuma St.; Manitou Springs Town Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Fountain; Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene, 750 N. Colorado 67, Woodland Park. Meal delivery to non-ambulatory; 636-3891.

Dec. 25: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Five Golden Rings – Delicious Doughnuts — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 26: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Six Geese-a-Laying – Eggs — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 27: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Seven Swans-a-Swimming – Swan Pastries — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 28: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Eight Maids-a-Milking – Cheese — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 29: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Nine Ladies Dancing – Rosé and Canapés — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 30: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Ten Lords-a-Leaping – Winter Cocktails — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Dec. 31: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Eleven Pipers Piping – Piped Cookies — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

Jan. 1: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Twelve Drummers Drumming – Classic New Year’s Day Dishes — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

KIDS AND PETS

Through Dec. 24: Visit Santa — Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Go online for times.

Through Dec. 24: Visit with Santa — The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East. Go online for times.

Nov. 20 and 27; Dec. 4 and 11: Pet Photos with Santa — 6-8 p.m., Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd.

Nov. 21 and 28; Dec. 6, 13 and 20: Pet Nigh with Santa — 6-8 p.m., The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East.

Dec. 2: Milk & Cookies with Santa — 9-10 a.m., The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East, $3. Tickets available at Imagination Space, upper level next to JC Penney.

Dec. 2: Pictures with Santa Paws —10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $7 per picture. Registration: 520-6387.

Dec. 2: Autism Friendly Santa Event — Designed for children who find the mall Santa experience overwhelming and difficult, with family activities, treats and more, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., ACI Learning Centers, 1930 Frequent Flyer Point, free. Register online.

Dec. 3: Santa Cares — Sensory-friendly Santa Experience, 9-11 a.m., Santa’s Workshop, lower level Center Court, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Enter between Macy’s and Dick’s Sport Goods.

Dec. 8: Holiday Extravaganza — Holiday-themed crafts and treats for ages 12 and older, 1-4 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free.

Dec. 9: Breakfast with Santa — 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., $3-$5, free for children younger than 2. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 9 and 16: Nature Hike with Santa — 10-11:30 a.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $4. Reservations: 520-6745.

HOLIDAY SUPPORT
Nov. 18: Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony — To remember a loved one this holiday season, 5 p.m. Saturday, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, south lawn, 215 S. Tejon St.

Nov. 29: Caring for the Caregiver: Moving Through the Holidays Workshop — 1:30-5 p.m., MacKenzie Place Senior Living, 1605 Elm Creek View, free. Registration: 255-8002.

OTHER STUFF
Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times.

Nov. 18: Tree Lighting Ceremony — 4:30-6:30 p.m., Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.

Nov. 21 and 22: Fall Family Fun Days — Holiday movie, tours and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., $3.

Nov. 24-Dec. 24: Santa’s Village — Light displays, activities and more, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Go online for admission prices. Advance tickets available online.

Nov. 24-Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light — Holiday lights extravaganza, 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Go online for admission prices and advance tickets.

Nov. 25-Dec. 24: Santa’s Workshop — Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Eve, 2324 W. Colorado Ave., Old Colorado City, $10 for first picture, $5 each additional picture.

Nov. 30: COS Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo: Holiday Edition — 5-8 p.m., Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., free admission.

Dec. 1: Bear Creek by Candlelight —Luminary-lit nature trails, music, hot chocolate, Santa and more, 5-8 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5. Registration: 520-6387.

Dec. 1: Manitou Springs Christmas Parade — 6 p.m., from Tubby’s Turn Around to El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs.

Dec. 1-31: Christmas Light Helicopter Tours — Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $59 and up. Reservations available online.

Dec. 2: Gingerbread Habitats Workshop — 10 a.m.-noon, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $18. Reservations: 520-6745.

Dec. 2: Nature’s Ornaments — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mueller State Park, 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

Dec. 2: Holiday Gathering of Colorado Children’s Books Authors — Readings and signings with Maria Falconer, Denise Vega, Ana Crespo, and Dian Curtis Regan, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2665.

Dec. 2: Small Town Christmas Book Signings— Jeannie Mobley will sign “Bobbie Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mike Torreano will sign “The Reckoning,” Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2665.

Dec. 2: Festival of Lights Parade — 5:50 p.m., Tejon Street..

Dec. 3: Holiday Home Tour — 1-5:30 p.m., Various locations in Cañon City and Florence, $15-$25; Elaine, 1-303-345-3023.

Dec. 7: Electric Moonlight Adults-Only Event — Beer, wines, spirits, Santa Claus visit and more, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $35.75-$40.75. Reservations: 633-9925.

Dec. 8: “White Christmas” – Movie and Discussion — 1-3 p.m., Myron Stratton Home, 555 Gold Pass Road, free. Registration: 633-4991.

Dec. 8-Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-23 and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 9: Holiday Open House — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, free; 576-2016.

Dec. 9 and 16: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides — 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $7. Reservations: 520-6745.

Dec. 10: Holiday at the Hangar — Carolers, treats and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, noon-4 p.m. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, $11.50-$15. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 12: Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber Holiday Luncheon Gala — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garden of the Gods Collection, 3320 Mesa Road, $45-$55. Go online for reservations.

Dec. 15 and 16: Broadmoor Movie Nights — Enjoy a holiday movie, 7 p.m., The Broadmoor’s Theatre, 1 Lake Ave.

Dec. 16: Bear Creek Nature Center Audubon Christmas Bird Count —8 a.m.-noon, tally rally, 5-7 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5. Registration: 520-6387.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Dec. 31: “New Year’s Event with Mr. Guffaw” — 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve on the Rocks”— Featuring Migos, Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Dizzy Wright, King Green, 5:10 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, $175 and up.Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $24 and up. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 31: Elephant Revival New Years Event Concert — 9 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive, $45-$55. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve — With 11th Hour, He Kill 3, Deathride, 9 p.m., Peak 31, ., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd., $8; 227-7168.

Dec. 31: NYE Gatsby – White Rose Gala — 9 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street, Denver, $79 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: Denver New Year’s Eve Show — With Flobots and Pink Hawks, 9 p.m., Marquis Theatre, 2009 Larimer St., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Helicopter Tour — 11:45 p.m., Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $359. Reservations available online.

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS
Jan. 1: First Day Hike — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, Day pass $7 per vehicle; 576-2016.

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