Nov. 24-26: CS Philharmonic presents The Nutcracker – 7 p.m., Nov. 24; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 25; 2 p.m. Nov. 26. $32 and up. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 719-520-7469. PikesPeakCenter.com.
Nov. 30: Free Christmas Season Sack Lunch Serenades – 12-1 p.m. Other dates: Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28. presented by Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society and the Historic City Auditorium. City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St, Colorado Springs.
Dec. 2: 93.3’s Not So Silent Night – 5:30 p.m. With Imagine Dragons, Dashboard Confessional, Banners, Saints of Valory, Redlands. $55 and up. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield. AltitudeTickets.com.
Dec. 10: The Sounds of Christmas – 1:30 p.m. German lunch matinee with The Denver Brass. $80. Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Advance tickets: CherokeeRanch.org/music-2.
Dec. 13 and 15: Winter Wonderland by the Senior Chorale – 6:30-8 p.m., Dec. 13; 1:20-2:30 p.m., Dec. 15. Free. Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Reservations: 719-955-3400, PPYMCA.org/Colorado-Springs-Senior-Center.
Dec. 17: Christmas Symphony by the CS Philharmonic – 2:30 p.m. $29 and up. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. 719-520-7469. PikesPeakCenter.com.
Nov. 24-Dec. 24: A Christmas Carol – $35 and up. Stage Theatre, S1400 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for times and dates: DenverCenter.org.
Nov. 24-Dec. 24: The SantaLand Diaries – $25 and up. The Jones, S1400 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for times and dates: DenverCenter.org.
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. $15-$25. Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park. HeartofChristmas.org.
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: LongmontTheatre.org.
Dec. 12-Jan. 1: The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas – 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 4 p.m., Fridays. $17-$20. Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Advance tickets: 719-465-2492. Simpich.com.
Dec. 16: Silent Disco at Fine Arts Center – 8 p.m. Dance under the unique, immersive exhibition Buck Walsky: Beach Front. 30 W. Dale Street, Colorado Springs. Visit ColoradoCollege.edu/FAC for details.
Nov. 24-26: Parad-Ice on the Promenade – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Featuring live, interactive ice sculpture demonstrations. Your vote for your favorite makes a contribution to Empty Stocking Fund. The Shops at Briargate. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Dec. 1: Knights of Columbus Christmas Fundraiser – 7 p.m. To benefit local charities. Admission is $10 plus an unwrapped toy or children’s book. Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive. StargazersTheatre.com.
Dec. 2: Festival of Lights – 6 p.m. Light up the night and find the ESF team carrying giant stockings to make your donation. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Dec. 2: Gingerbread Habitats Workshop – 10 a.m.-noon. Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Reservations required. To learn more, visit ElPasoCountyNatureCenter.com or call 719-520-6745.
Dec. 6 and 7: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser – 9-11 a.m., Dec. 6; 1-3 p.m., Dec. 7. To benefit the Colorado Springs Senior Center. 1514 N. Hancock Ave. 719-955-3400. CSSeniorCenter.com.
Dec. 9: Breakfast with Santa – 8:30-9:30 a.m. Ticket sales benefit ESF. Chapel Hills Mall Food Court. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Dec. 9: Holiday Dinner Dance – 5-8 p.m. Benefitting Senior Resource Council and Rocky Mountain Pace. Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Reserve your space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 719-260-0744.
Dec. 9 and 10: Nature Hike with Santa – 10-11:30 a.m. Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Reservations required. To learn more, visit ElPasoCountyNatureCenter.com or call 719-520-6745.
Dec. 13: Treasure Hunt Radiothon – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Make a donation to Empty Stocking Fund and you get to "hunt" Ivywild School for prizes. Ivywild School. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Dec. 13: Genesis MedSpa Lash Bash – 3-6 p.m. Join us at Genesis MedSpa and buy a gift certificate – a portion goes to ESF. Genesis MedSpa. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Dec. 15 and 16: Broadmoor Movie Night – 7-9 p.m. Come to The Broadmoor theatre, watch a holiday movie and support ESF. The Broadmoor. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Dec. 27: Skate Night – 6-9 p.m. Skate the night away for a good cause! Tickets are $5 for kids & $10 for adults. Ticket sales benefit ESF. Broadmoor World Arena. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
Jan. 12: Colorado College Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth – 7:30 p.m. Benefitting ESF. To learn more, visit FillAnEmptyStocking.org.
FOOD AND DRINK
Dec. 16: Holiday Tea – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $27 plus tax and gratuity. The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Drive. Reservations: 719-598-8667.
KIDS AND PETS
Nov. 29 and 30: Little Wonders: What Now, Turkey? – 9-10:15 a.m. For ages 2 and 3. $3 per person. Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 719-520-6387.
Dec. 2-3: A Unique Christmas Boutique – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Penny Taylor Re-Find Restoration with products created from e-claimed materials; Pambo Toto with hand-crafted items from Kenyan artisans and Colleen Briggs with original fine art and giclee prints. 1815 N. El Paso St. FragmentsofLightArt@gmail.com.
Dec. 8: White Christmas Movie and Discussion – 1-3 p.m. Free. Myron Stratton Hime, 555 Gold Pass Road. Registration: 719-633-4991. PillarInstitute.org.
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: CMZoo.org/ElectricSafari.
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