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By The Gazette - Updated: November 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

Editor's note: This list is updated daily. If you have an event to submit, send it to angelo.stambene@gazette.com.

MUSIC


Original Dickens Carolers — 4 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, between St. Vrain Street, and Costilla Avenue, 886-0088, downtowncs.com.

John Denver Tribute Holiday Show — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $18, $23 at the door; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.

Taylor Memorial Concert — 3 p.m. Sunday, Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., free; 328-1125, gssepiscopal.org.

Acoustic Eidolon Concerts — 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16-17,  Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St., $25-$35; 265-7050, gleneyrie.org.

Sacklunch Serenades — Noon Thursday, Dec. 12, 18 and 26, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., free; 473-2010, cityauditorium.org.

RXP’s Acoustic Christmas — 7 p.m. Thursday, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $20-$22; 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com.

Christmas Party Concert — 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Immanuel Lutheran Gymnasium, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., free-$12, 473-2010, ilc-cos.org.

Christmas Caroling Sing-Along — 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $1, or non-perishable food item, 636-5011, ilc-cos.org.

The Song Spinners — Dinner and show, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $10; 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com

“A Classical Broadmoor Christmas” — 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14, and Dec. 20-24, Broadmoor H hotel, 1 Lake Avenue, $170; 1-855-634-7711, broadmoor.com

Trace Bundy Accoustic Holiday Show — 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $18-$23; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.

“Cozy Safe and Warm” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 E. St. Vrain St., $18-$20, 635-3549,

“Deck the Hall”  — Colorado Springs Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $12-$40; 576-2626, pikespeak center.com.

A Christmas Gala — Music by Tierra,6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $25-$30; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.

“Motown in the Rockies” — Winter Wonderland Schloarship Fundraiser, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, The Mining Exchange, 8 S. Nevada Ave., $45, 634-1525, ulppr.org.

Summit by Candlelight — 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Saturday Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, $10; 633-3562, broadmoorchurch.org.

“Christmas Joy!”— 2:30 p.m., sold out 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $14-$22; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

Flying W Wranglers Holiday Show — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $15-$25; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.

Christmas Concert — Little London Winds, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Sunday Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Drive, free; 570-9800, bethellutheran.net.

“He Sent His Son” — 7 p.m. Dec. 15, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8710 Lexington Drive, free; 282-1287, www.coloradospringscreche.org.

“Christmas Symphony” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, $19-$60; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

“A Midwinter Song” — 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27-28, Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St., $59-$119; 634-0808, gleneyrie.org.

“The Magic of Christmas” — Jim Brickman, 4 p.m. Dec. 29, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $35; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.

VISUAL ARTS


Commonwheel Artists Holiday Market and Reception — 10 a.m. Friday, Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, comonwheel.com.

“100 for $100” — Opening reception, 3 p.m. Saturday, Tracy Miller and Fare Bella Gallery, 14-16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, free; 650-0827, tracymillergallery.com.

Mountain Arts Holiday Show — 10 a.m. Saturday, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 686-7469, city-woodlandpark.org.

Christmas Stroll at Hunter-Wolff Gallery — 5 p.m. Saturday, Old Colorado City, including Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Ave., free; 520-9494, hunterwolffgallery.com.

Holiday Gala Art Show — 5 p.m. Dec. 6, Old Colorado City, Colorado Avenue and 25th Street, free; 520-9494, bestartontheavenue.com.


“The Spirit of Christmas — 5 p.m. Dec. 6, Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., free; 636-1901, aratiartists.com.

“Small Works Show” — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7-Jan. 4, The Modbo and S.P.Q.R., 17 B and C E. Bijou St., free; 633-4240, themodbo.com.

SHOPPING


Christmas Open House — 11 a.m. Saturday, Treasure Shoppe, 324 E. Pikes Peak Ave., free, 465-1692, treasureshoppecs.com.

Bemis Faculty Holiday Art Sale — 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 9 a.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m. Dec. 8, Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Place, free; 475-2444, csfineartscenter.org.

Craft Fair — 10 a.m. Dec. 7, The Learning Experience, 2110 Vickers Drive, free; 532-0059, thelearningexperience.com.

Under $100 Holiday Art and Gifts Show — 10 a.m. Dec. 7, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., free, 520-1899, http://tiny.cc/9f606w.

CHARITY


Christmas Unlimited and Designated Driver of Colorado Springs Fundraiser — 9 a.m. Dec. 14, Hotel Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive, donations accepted; 597-1821, hotelelegante.com.

Salvation Army Christmas Dinner — 10 a.m. Dec. 25, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., and other locations, free; 459-1630, manitousprings.org.

DANCE


“The Nutcracker” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Ballet Idaho, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $29-$55; 520-7469,  csphilharmonic.org.

“The Nutcracker” — Rachel’s School of Dance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way, $8-$10; 1-866-967-8167, rsodance.com.

“The Nutcracker” — Sangre de Cristo Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Dec. 8, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $12, $10 member; 295-7200, sangredecristoarts.org.

“The Nutcracker” — A Time to Dance, 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 14, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Dr., $10-$15; 232-5313, atimetodancecolorado.com.

“The Nutcracker” — Springs City Ballet, Child friendly, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 19, Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, donation to Marian House; 550-1616, doherty.d11.org.

“The Nutcracker” — Colorado Youth Ballet, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$33; 799-4139, pikespeak
center.com

STAGE


“A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, daily multiple times, through Dec. 29, The Stage Theatre, 1050 13th St., Denver, $104-$140 855-289-2183, denvertheatre.com.

“The Forgotten Carols” — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave., $13.50-$29-50, 1-801-517-3369, http://tiny.cc/nsd46w.

“A Christmas Story” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7,2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, through Dec. 22, Steel City Theatre Company, 241 S. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $5-$10; 994-8298, sctcpueblo.com.

“White Christmas” — 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., $5-$10, 659-6237, sunriseplayers.com.

“Edwina’s Christmas Carol” — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8, 15 and 22, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $9-$11; 465-6321, themat.org.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” — Colorado Springs Conservatory, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7, First Christian Church, 16. E. Platte Ave., free; 635-4000, firstchristiancos.org.

“Gift of Magi” and “A Christmas Carol”— 2 and 7 p.m. Dec 12-14, Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., $8-$14; 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com.

“Wynot Radio Theatre’s Holiday Show” — Dec. 12-29, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $15-$20; 465-6321, themat.org.

“The Twelve Dates of Christmas” — Dec. 12-22, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $20; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“A Christmas Tale” — 6 p.m. Dec. 13-14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd., free; 596-1659, sunnysidechristian.com.

“The Gospel According to Scrooge” — 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Victory World Outreach, 3150 S. Academy Blvd., $5; 392-1231, victoryworldoutreach.com.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors”  — Colorado Springs Conservatory, 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, free; 687-5284, city-woodlandpark.org.

“A Christmas Carol” — 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Arnold Hall Theater, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2302 Cadet Drive, $25-$40; 333-4497, usafasupport.com.

“Unto Us a Child is Born” — 3 p.m. Dec. 14, Saturday First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., free; 471-8522, solideogloriacs.org.

“Deck the Halls” — Fire and Ice Theatrical Troupe, 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 14, Metropolis, 1201 W. Colorado Ave., $25; 227-9888, fireandicetheatricaltroupe.com.

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” — 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free; 387-6000, cssenior center.com.

“A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19-20, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 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. Dec. 20, Friday Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd., free; 596-1659, sunnysidechristian.com.

Christmas Mystery — 4 p.m. Dec. 22, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., free; 635-3549, fcucc.org.

FOOD AND DRINK


Scandinavian Christmas Tea — 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Viking Hall, Fjellheim Lodge, 1045 Ford St., $15, reservations required; 390-0621, sonsofnorwaycs.com.

Holiday Fundraiser — To support the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Briarhurst Manor Estate Restaurant, 404 Manitou Ave., $60; 560-9161, csphilharmonic.org.

Yule Tea — Sold out until Dec. 30, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30-Jan. 1, Glen Eyrie Castle, 3820 N. 30th St., $25; 634-0808, gleneyrie.org.

KIDS AND PETS


Happy Pawlidays — Noon Saturday,Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd., free; 362-6335, harleys-hopefoundation.org.
Mining Exchange Family Holiday Extravaganza — 1 p.m. Sunday, The Mining Exchange - A Wyndham Grand Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave., $10-$15; 323-2000, wyndham.com.

Santa Claus — 2 p.m. Saturday,  2 p.m. Dec. 7, 14, 22, 6 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, Santa Claus House, 113 E. Bijou St., free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.

Crèche Exhibit — 5 p.m. Dec. 6,  2 p.m. Dec. 7, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8610 Scarborough Drive, free; 282-1287, coloradospringscreche.org.

Live Nativity Performance — 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8610 Scarborough Drive, free; 282-1287, www.coloradospringscreche.org.

Milk and Cookies with Santa — 9 a.m. Dec. 7, The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive E, $3; 591-5516, shopthecitadel.com.

“Children’s Holiday Magic” — 10 a.m. Dec. 7, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free; 385-5990, cspm.org

Cookie Decorating and Holiday Fun — 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Dec. 21 various locations, free; 531-6333, ppld.org.

Pet Photo Nights with Santa — 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 6 p.m. Dec. 17, The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive E., free; 591-5516, shopthecitadel.com.

Nature Hikes with Santa — 10 a.m. Dec. 14 and 21, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, $3-$4, reservations required; 520-6745, elpasocountyparks.com.

“Cowboy Christmas” — 10 a.m. Dec. 14, Aragon Elementary School, 211 S. Main St., Fountain, free; 447-8637, fountainvalleychamber.com.

“Fairy Winter Wonderland” — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, Saturday High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Peyton, free; 260-3650, ppld.org.

Family Story Telling Day — 11 a.m. Dec. 14, Petrie’s Family Games, 3502 Harstel Drive, $5; 522-1099, petriesgames.com.

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides — 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 and 21, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, $5, reservations required; 520-6745, elpasocountyparks.com.

“Mrs. Claus Christmas Fun” — 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, $7.50-$11.50; 686-1820, rmdrc.com.

“Cookies and Carols” — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., free; 634-1698, ppld.org.

The Gingerbread Man — 10 a.m. Dec. 19, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $4, reservations required; 520-6387, elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

Santa Claus Hike — 10 a.m. Dec. 20, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $3, reservations required; 520-6387, elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

“Cookies and Carols” — 11 a.m. Dec. 21, Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, free; 685-5206, ppld.org.

Santa at the Fine Arts Center — 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 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.

Victorian Christmas — 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., $6-$10; 685-1011, miramontcastle.org.

Christmas Ornament Giveaway and Tree Lighting Ceremony — 9 a.m. Saturday, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, free; 495-3217, bfcommunityclub.org.

Victorian Holiday Home Tour — 11 a.m. Saturday, Castle Marne, East Colfax Avenue and Race Street, Denver, $12; 1-303-331-0621, colfaxave.com.

Holiday Tree Lighting — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Acacia Park, Corner of Platte Avenue and Nevada Avenue, free; 886-0088, downtowncs.com.

Illumination — 4:30 p.m. Saturday, First and Main Town Center, 3133 Cinema Point, free; 955-6060, firstandmaintowncenter.com.

Old Colorado City Christmas Stroll — 5 p.m. Saturday, Old Colorado City, S. 28th St., free; 302-1908, oldcoloradocity.com

White Lights Ceremony — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Broadmoor Hotel, One Lake Ave., free; 577-5775, broadmoor.com.

Tree Lighting Celebration — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Widefield Community Center, 705 Aspen Drive, free; 391-3515, cc.wsd3.org.

Holiday Stroll — 5 p.m. Thursday, participating shops downtown, free; 886-0088, downtown80903.com.

Winter Wildland WildNight — 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $45; 633-9925, cmzoo.org.

Bear Creek by Candleight — 5 p.m. Dec. 6, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $4-$12; 520-6387, elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

Holiday Walk — 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7, Central Christian Church, 2002 W. Pikes Peak Ave., free; 632-9320, centralchristiancs.com.

Frosty Fun Festival of Festivities and Fives — 9 a.m. Dec. 7-8, Downtown Manitou Springs, free; 685-5089, http://tiny.cc/j9u06w.

Holiday Season Craft Fair — 10 a.m. Dec. 7, Clifton’s Curios and Antiques Market, 1980D S. Academy Blvd., one unwrapped toy donation for admission, 659-7633, http://tiny.cc/u3506w.

Hornbek Homestead Holiday Open House — 10 a.m. Dec. 7, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 15807 Teller County Road 1, Florissant, $3; 748-3253, www.nps.gov/flfo.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Run — 5K run or 1-mile walk to benefit Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs, 10 a.m. Dec. 7, Monument Valley Park, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St., $10-$20; registration required by Dec. 6, active.com.

Festival of Lights Parade — 5:50 p.m. Dec. 7, corner of Tejon Street and St. Vrain Street, free; 649-9111, coloradospringsfestivaloflights.org.

Holiday Tour — 1 p.m. Dec. 8, 1 S. 24th St., Old Colorado City, $10-$25; 636-1225, occhs.org.

“Festival of Lessons and Carols” — 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Shove Memorial Chapel, Colorado College, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free; 389-6000, coloradocollege.edu

Jack Quinn’s and Pikes Peak Sports Holiday Fun Run — 5 p.m. Dec. 10, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Canned food or new toy donation; 476-2000, stargazerstheatre.com.

Blue Christmas Service — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist, 1825 Dominion Way, free; 260-1080, hpcuu.org.

Moonlight Safari Happy Holidays — 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 27, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $20-$25; 633-9925, cmzoo.org.

Old North Holiday Home Tour — 10 a.m. Dec. 14, Old North End, $25; csholidayhometour.com.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party — With Grass It Up, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., free; 632-2596, frbbq.com.

“Flick N Float” — “Elf” 6 p.m. Dec. 20, Woodmen Hills Recreation Center East, 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., $1-$3; 495-2009, woodmenhills.org.

Black Sheep Ugly Sweater Xmas — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com.

Wild Winter Chirstmas Celebration — 9 a.m. Dec. 22, 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. Dec. 24, Manitou Springs Town Clock, at Manitou and Canon avenues, free; 685-1444, manitousprings.org.

Vacation with Santa — 1 p.m. Thursday Dec. 26-27, Woodmen Hills Recreation Center East, 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., $2-$3; 495-2009, woodmenhills.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.

Events are added daily. For the complete calendar, go to coloradosprings.com.

COMPILED BY ANGELO STAMBENE, ANGELO.STAMBENE@GAZETTE.COM

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