2013 Holiday Fun Guide

The Gazette Updated: December 16, 2013 at 2:08 am • Published: November 14, 2013 | 9:00 am 0
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MUSIC

Original Dickens Carolers — 4 p.m. Friday, between St. Vrain Street and Costilla Avenue, 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
A Classical Broadmoor Christmas” — 7 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, Broadmoor hotel, 1 Lake Avenue, $170; 1-855-634-7711, broadmoor.com Trace Bundy Accoustic Original Dickens Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $10; 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com
“The Hope of Christmas Concert” — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Road, free, donations accepted; 232-4114, trilakesmusic.org.
Children’s Music With Ranger Jeff — 1 p.m. Saturday, Acacia Park 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Steve Weeks Children’s Musician — 2 p.m. Saturday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Band Wassail — 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., 886-0088,      downtowncs.com.
“Wintersong: A Celebration of the Season” — Deborah Jenkins Teske, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 577-4192, cvae.org.
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night — 5 p.m. Saturday , Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., free; 646-3180, coloradosprings.unsilentnight.com.
“Carols and Candlelight” — 6 p.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Community Church, 7376 McLaughlin Road, free; 360-7627.  
Colorado Springs Childrens’ Chorale — Noon Sunday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Strolling Christmas Brass — NoonSunday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Four Winds Quartet — 2 p.m. Sunday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
“Christmas Symphony” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, $19-$60; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Christmas Concert — Pikes Peak Philharmonic, 3 p.m. Sunday, Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, $5-$10; 685-6468, pikespeakphil.org.
Sacklunch Serenades — Noon Thursday,, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., free; 473-2010, city auditorium.org.
“A Midwinter Song” — 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27-28, Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St., $59-$119; 634-0808, gleneyrie.org.
The Rare Ould Times — 2 p.m. Dec. 28, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
“The Magic of Christmas” — Jim Brickman, 4 p.m. Dec. 29, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $35; 520-7469, pikespeak center.com.

VISUAL ARTS


Commonwheel Artists Holiday Market and Reception — 10 a.m. daily through Dec. 31, Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com.
“The Spirit of Christmas — 10 a.m. daily through December, Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., free; 636-1901, aratiartists.com.
“Small Works Show” — 10 a.m. daily through Jan. 4, The Modbo and S.P.Q.R., 17 B and C E. Bijou St., free; 633-4240, themodbo.com.

CHARITY


Lights on Barrel Race — 5:30 p.m. daily, through Dec. 31, 6690 Barrel Race Drive, donations accepted; 440-3614, http://tiny.cc/qfyv7w.
Salvation Army Christmas Dinner — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., and other locations, free; 459-1630, manitou springs.org.

DANCE


“The Nutcracker” — Zamuel Ballet School, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, $15; 570-1441, zamuelballet.com
“An Urban Nutcracker” — Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, 6 p.m. Saturday, Wasson Auditorium 2115 Afton Way, $10; 635-1004, springsdance.com.
“The Nutcracker” — Colorado Youth Ballet, 4 and 7 p.m. Monday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$33; 799-4139, pikespeakcenter.com

STAGE


“A Christmas Carol” — Multiple times daily, through Dec. 29, The Stage Theatre, 1050 13th St., Denver, $104-$140 855-289-2183, denvertheatre.com.
“A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sangre De Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $10; 1-719-295-7200, sdc-arts.org.
“A Christmas Tale” — 6 p.m. Friday ,Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd., free; 596-1659, sunnysidechristian.com.
“WYNOT Radio Theatre’s Holiday Show” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $15-$20; 4465-6321, themat.org.
“A Christmas Story” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Steel City Theatre Company, 241 S. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $5-$10; 994-8298, sctcpueblo.com.
“The Twelve Dates of Christmas” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $20; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“Edwina’s Christmas Carol” — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 22, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $9-$11; 465-6321, themat.org.
Christmas Mystery — 4 p.m. Sunday, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., free; 635-3549, fcucc.org.

FOOD AND DRINK


Julebord — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Fjellheim Lodge, 1045 Ford St., $8-$20, reservations required; 390-0621, sonsofnorwaycs.com
Christmas Brunch — 10 a.m. Wednesday, The Sunbird, 230 Point of the Pines Drive,  $15.95-$41.95; 598-8990, thesunbird.com.

KIDS AND PETS

Santa Claus Hike — 10 a.m. Friday, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $3, reservations required; 520-6387, elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Winter Wonderland Wildnight — 6 p.m. Friday, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $40.25-$50.25; 633-9925, cmzoo.org.
“Cookies and Carols” — 11 a.m. Friday, Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free; 685-5206, ppld.org.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides — 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, $5, reservations required; 520-6745, elpasocountyparks.com.
“Cookies and Carols” — 11 a.m. Dec. 21, Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free; 685-5206, ppld.org.
Family Day in Acacia Park — 1 p.m. Saturday, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Santa at the Fine Arts Center — 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., free; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Winter Break Party — 1:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd., free; 597-5377, ppld.org.

OTHER STUFF


Christmas Holiday Village — 9 a.m. daily through Jan. 4, Liberty Heights, 12105 Ambassador Drive, free; 590-4880, seniorlifestyle.com.
Christmas Magic — 6 p.m. daily through Dec. 31, 5415 Settlers Terrace, free-$10; 106.5 FM, csxmasmagic.com.
Ms. Kiddie & Friends — 11 a.m. every weekend, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., free; 385-5940, shopoldcoloradocity.com.
“Many Lights of Christmas” — 6 p.m. Friday-Monday, Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., free; 596-5119, springsfirst.org.
Christmas Light Helicopter Tours — 6 p.m. Friday, through Jan. 5, Colorado Jet Center, 1575 Aviation Way, $90 per person;  648-5580, coloradovertical.com.
Brian’s Park Ice Rink — 8 a.m. daily, Brian’s Park, 216 S. Fourth St., Victor, free; 689-2029, victorcolorado.com.
“Mile High Window Light Show” — Dusk Sunday, daily through Dec. 28, The Canon City Queen Anne “Fine Dining” Restaurant, 813 Macon Ave., Canon City, free, 107.5FM; 275-5354, canoncityqueenanne.com.
Flick N Float” — “Elf” 6 p.m. Friday, Woodmen Hills Recreation Center East, 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., $1-$3; 495-2009, woodmenhills.org.
Holiday Open House — NoonSaturday, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, free; 576-2016, cpw.state.co.us.
Winter Tales with Ms. Tiff — 1 p.m. Saturday, Bancroft Park Gazebo, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., free; 385-5940, shopoldcoloradocity.com.
Black Sheep Ugly Sweater Xmas — 7:30 p.m. Satirdau, Saturday The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com.
Wild Winter Chirstmas Celebration — 9 a.m. Saturday, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide, free-$25; 687-9742, wolfeducation.org.
Santa Arrives at the Town Clock — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Manitou Springs Town Clock, at Manitou and Canon avenues, cqt free; 685-1444, manitousprings.org.
Blue Christmas — 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Loft Music Venue, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., #C, free; 445-9278, thasanctuarywestside.org.
Vacation with Santa — 1 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 27, Woodmen Hills Recreation Center East, 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., $2-$3; 495-2009, woodmenhills.org.
Moonlight Safari Happy Holidays — 6 p.m. Dec. 27, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $20-$25; 633-9925, cmzoo.org.
“CLN” — Clown without the “Ow,” 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $11, 465-6321, themat.org.

COMPILED BY ANGELO STAMBENE;
angelo.stambene@gazette.com

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