86 Colorado Springs-area holiday events

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

MUSIC

Through Dec. 28: Christmas Season Sack Lunch Serenades — Seasonal theatre pipe organ with a short silent movie accompanied by the organist, noon Thursdays, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., free, food available for purchase; Dave Weesner, 473-2010.

Dec. 19: The Nightly Met Christmas Special — 6 p.m., D.I. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, $8-$10.

Dec. 20: “Holiday Brass” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up. Advance tickets available online.

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

Dec. 22 and 23: “Too Hot to Handel” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 23: X-Mas In Necropolis 8 — 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $8-$10; 227-7625.

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.

Dec. 23: Kelly Pippin’s All Star Country Christmas Show — 9 p.m., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd., no cover; 227-7168.

STAGE

Through 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.

Through 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.

Through 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.

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

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

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

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

Through Dec. 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.

Through Dec. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Through Dec. 29: “Christmas Along the Avenue” — Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.

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 Dec. 31: Holiday Miniatures Show— Abend Gallery, 1412 Wazee St., Denver.

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.

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

Through Dec. 23: “December”— Pay and take exhibit of artistic gifts, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 9-23, Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave.

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

Through Dec. 31: “The Holiday 100”— Artists will have $100 paintings for sale, 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. 19: Salvation Army Tree— The Citadel, lower level between Sports Fanatic and Rocky Mountain Chocolate, 750 Citadel Drive East.

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.

FOOD AND DRINK

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. 23: Feast of the Seven Fishes — 5-7:30 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Drive, $60 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 598-8667.

Dec. 24: Cherry Awaken Tapping — A local Christmas eve tradition, tickets available at 11 a.m., pour at noon, Trinity Brewing Co., 1466 Garden of the Gods Road.

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. 28: Prime Rib Christmas Wine Dinner — 7 p.m., Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 24, $75, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 633-0406.

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.

Dec. 18: Pics with Santa, Hot Cocoa and Cookie Bar — 3-4:30 p.m., Cricket Wireless, 70303 US Highway 85-87, Fountain, free; 694-8153.

Dec. 20: Pet Night with Santa— 6-8 p.m., The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East.

OTHER STUFF

Through Dec. 24: Illumination Light Show — Christmas light park, s’mores, hot chocolate and more, 5:30-10 p.m. nightly, NAVSYS, 14960 Woodcarver Road, $5-$8.

Through 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.

Through 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.

Through Dec. 24: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway — The Promenade Shops at Briargate, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and be entered for a chance to win a $100 merchant gift card each day from December 12-24, 2017. Already a follower? Like our posts and you can be entered too.

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

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

Through 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.

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.

Dec. 21: Family Holiday Movie Night — 6-8:45 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free.

Jan. 4-6: Rampart Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament — Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., go online for times and ticket prices.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve — To benefit Pikes Peak Children’s Museum with vendors, entertainment, balloon drop and more, 1 a.m.-2 p.m., Altered Reality Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., go online for ticket prices. Advance tickets available online.

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 Champagne Murder Mystery Dinner — 5:30 p.m., Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $99. Reservations: 685-1864.

Dec. 31: “A Night in Vienna” — Colorado Symphony, 6:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $25 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Shows — With Chinaman, Allan Goodwin and Gretchen Hess, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Loonees Comedy Club, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., go online for ticket prices.

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: Randy’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party — 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, $78-$110. Reservations available online.

Dec. 31: Dallas Alley Band — 8 p.m., Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park; 687-7879.

Dec. 31: Tribe — 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., with champagne toast at midnight, Benny’s Restaurant and Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave.; 634-9309.

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, 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: City NYE — 9 p.m.-2 a.m., McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: Resolution NYE — 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 1405 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for tickets 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.

Events are added daily.

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