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16 ways to celebrate the holiday season in Colorado Springs and beyond

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Skate in the Park

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. 

Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Santa’s Cabin

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.

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The Nutcracker

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

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

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

STACIE SCOTT

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Gingerbread Houses

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

Mariah Tauger

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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.

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The Flying W Wranglers add a Western touch, complete with yodeling, to The Home Front Cares dinner. 101714 Photo by Linda Navarro

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.

linda navarro

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NATURE HIKE WITH SANTA

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.

DANIEL OWEN

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Christmas Symphony

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.

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NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS

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.

MR

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Elephant Revival play Stargazers Theatre and Event Center Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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.

Christian murdock

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Winterfest

Jan. 15-18: Winterfest - Ice climbing, dog sled tours, snowboard demos and more, Purgatory Resort, Durango; purgatoryresort.com/events/winterfest.

Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

Jan. 16-29: Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

January 16-21 | Technical Week  | Watch how the blocks are built or even volunteer to help create one!

January 22-26 | 2018 Sculpting Week | Watch the blocks transform into art during the five days (65 hours) of sculpting!

January 25-29 | Viewing Week | Enjoy the completed sculptures then come back at night to see them lit up!

Christian murdock

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Ice Festival

Jan. 18-21: Ice Festival - Presentations by climbers, music, food and more, Ouray; ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival

Christian murdock

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Fire Festival

Jan. 19-21: Fire Festival - Interactive experience of fire artistry in the winter, Telluride; telluridefirefestival.org

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Jan 31 - February 4: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - CRYSTAL - Broadmoor World Arena.

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