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The Gazette 2018 Holiday Fun Guide

HOLIDAY EVENTS

MUSIC

Dec. 12: "We Now Sing of Christmas" — With the Senior Chorale of the Rockies, featuring the Colorado Children's Chorale, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free; 955-3400.

Dec. 12: Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show — 7 p.m., Ent Center for the Arts, Shockley-Zalabak Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $20 and up.

Dec. 14: Christmas Concert — 7 p.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 Jefferson St., Monument, free-will offering to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares.

Dec. 14: Trace Bundy's Acoustic Holiday — 7:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $22-$26 in advance, $25-$30 day of show.

Dec. 14: KS 1075 Classic Christmas — Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with Tha Dogg Pound and Twista, 8 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $10.75 and up.

Dec. 14-15: Wintersong 2018 — Combining music and spoken word, 7:30 p.m., Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave.

Dec. 14-16: Tri-Lakes Music Association Christmas Concert — 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Palmer Ridge High School Auditorium, 19255 Monument Hill Road, Monument, free.

Dec. 14-29: The Broadmoor Holiday Show — Headlined by Debby Boone, with Jim Salestrom, Marcus Lovett, Nelson Rangell, The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Ken Miller, The Broadmoor Pops Orchestra, and Santa Claus, 7 p.m. dinner, entertainment at 8 p.m., Dec. 14-15, Dec. 22-23, Dec. 27 and 29, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $100. Tickets available online.

Dec. 15: Holiday French Toast and Tunes — With Monica Charae, 9 a.m.-noon, The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon St.; 635-1600, keldodson@gmail.com.

Dec. 15: Holiday Festival Concert — With the Canyon Winds Concert Band, 3-4:30 p.m., Coronado High School Auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St., donations accepted.

Dec. 15: Phil Kline's Unsilent Night — A luminous soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave..

Dec. 15: The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles Holiday Show — 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $17-$22; 476-2200.

Dec. 15: John Legend - "A Legendary Christmas Tour" — 8 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$149.50.

Dec. 16: “Christmas Symphony” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 2:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $35-$68; 520-7469.

Dec. 16: "'Tis a Wonderful Thing" Christmas Concert — Vocal Fusion, 3 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave.; 634-7046.

Dec. 16: Christmas Spectacular — With choirs, soloists, handbell ensemble and full orchestra, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $15. Tickets available online.

Dec. 16: "A Snazzy-Jazzy Christmas Concert" — Featuring Swing Factory Big Band, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, donations accepted; 687-2210.

Dec. 17: Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks! Tour" — 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$89.50.

Dec. 19: "Rockin' in a Winter Wonderland" — With FACE Vocal Band, 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$35; 520-7469.

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Dec. 19: Holiday Concert with Mandy Harvey — 7 p.m., Hilton Ballroom, Fort Collins, $25 and up. Tickets available online.

Dec. 19: Saucy Santa Party — With Miles Over Mountains, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Front Range BBQ — 2330 W. Colorado Ave.; 632-2596.

Dec. 20: "An Appalachian Christmas" — Mark O'Connor and Friends featuring Brandy Clark, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $39.50-$59.50. Tickets available online.

Dec. 21: "Bing Crosby's Christmas with Friends" — Featuring Leonard E. Barrett Jr., 6:30 p.m., Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $50. Reservations: 1-303-688-5555.

Dec. 21: Holiday Concert Above the Clouds — With Louis Colaiannia featuring the Woodland Park High School Choir Madrigals, 7 p.m., Woodland Park High School, 151 Panther Way, Woodland Park, $30. Tickets available online.

Dec. 21: Conscious Alliance Holiday Party — With Boombox with Classixx and Orchard Lounge, 7:30 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $19.75 and up.

Dec. 27: Skate Night — To benefit the Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund, 6-8 p.m., Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $5-$10.

Dec. 22: Kelly Amend Christmas Special Jazz Trio — 7 p.m., Cucuru Gallery and Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave.; 520-9900.

STAGE

Through Dec. 22: "The Story of the Nutcracker" — 1 p.m. Saturdays, Miners Alley Playhouse Children's Theatre, Golden, $12.

Through Dec. 23: “A Christmas Carol”: — Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices.

Through Dec. 23: "A Christmas Carol - The Radio Show" — 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, $19-$38.

Through Dec. 23: "It's a Wonderful Life" — Funky Little Theater Co., 1367 Pecan St., $6-$19. Go online for dates and times.

Through Dec. 24: "Santa's Big Red Sack" — Avenue Theater, Denver, $28.

Through Dec. 24: "A Christmas Carol" — Stage Theatre, Denver, $30 and up.

Through Dec. 24: “Mountain Holiday: A Christmas Melodrama and Olio” — The Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, $18-$21. Go online for dates and times.

Through Dec. 24: "The Nutcracker" — Colorado Ballet, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, $35-$155.

Through Dec. 24: "The Santaland Diaries" — The Jones, Denver, $25 and up.

Through Dec. 24: "A Christmas Carol" — Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Go online for times and ticket prices.

Through Dec. 31: "Scrooge! The Musical" — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up.

Dec. 12-15: Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" — Buell Theatre, Denver, $30 and up.

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Dec. 13: Dessert with Dickens - Candlelight Classics — "A Christmas Carol" with David Skipper, 7 p.m. Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $35-$39. Reservations: 1-303-688-5555.

Dec. 13-15: "The Long Christmas Ride Home" — Opens 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Cornerstone 108, Norberg Studio, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free; 389-6607.

Dec. 13-16: "Witness" — Christmas dessert theater, 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Dec. 16, Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., free. Tickets required: 598-2139.

Dec. 13-23: "Yule Be Naughty" — Opens 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sunday, through Dec. 23, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25.

Dec. 14-22: "On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas" — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 20-22, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Fountain Community Theater, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain, $8-$10.

Dec. 14-Jan. 1: "The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas" — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Saturdays-Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $19-$22.

Dec. 15: "Making Merry" — 1:30 p.m., The Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder, $15-$28.

Dec. 15: "The Modbo Ho Ho" — A Christmas cabaret for grown-ups, 7-10 p.m., The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St., $15. Tickets: 633-4240, themodbo@gmail.com.

Dec. 15-16: "15th of December: A One-of-a-kind Christmas Spectacular" — Music, carols, dancing and more with Jared Anderson and friends, 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $10-$21. Tickets available online.

Dec. 16: "Making Merry" — 1:30 p.m., King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, $15-$28.

Dec. 17: "Rat Pack Christmas" — 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $33-$84; 520-7469.

Dec. 19: Opera Theatre of the Rockies Holiday Event — With music, singing, dancing and more, 2-3 p.m., Brookdale at Skyline, 2365 Patriot Heights; Emily, 641-6900.

Dec. 19: "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" — 7 p.m., Ent Center for the Arts, Shockley-Zalabak Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $20 and up.

Dec. 21: "The Celtic Gift" — With Irish Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $20-$50.

Dec. 21-22: "Scenes of the Season" — 7:30 p.m., Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, $15-$25.

Dec. 22-23: "A Colorado Nutcracker" — Colorado Ballet Society and Colorado Youth Ballet, opens 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 23, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $19.50-$48.50; 520-7469.

Dec. 23: "107th Traditional Christmas Mystery Pageant" — Combines the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus along with church legends and Christmas Carols, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St.; 635-3549.

Dec. 26: "A Magical Cirque Christmas" — 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $35-$65.

Dec. 27: "A Magical Cirque Christmas" — 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $$45-$125; 520-7469.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Dec. 22: Broadmoor Galleries Holiday Show — Noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, Broadmoor Galleries, The Broadmoor hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Go online for a list of artists.

Dec. 23-29: Christmas in Magic Town — See Michael Garman's cityscape decorated for Christmas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5. Tickets available online.

SHOPPING

Through Dec. 16: Union Station Holiday Market — Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, $5 admission. Go online for times and tickets.

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Through Dec. 16: Fine Art Market, Show & Sale — With ACES Ceramic Show & Sale, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

Through Dec. 23: 2018 Mercedes-Benz Denver Christkindl Market — A traditional German Holiday Market, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver, free admission.

Dec. 15: Vegan Holiday Market — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.

CHARITY

The Christmas Tree Project — Provides fully decorated Christmas trees for families in need. Drop off live and artificial Christmas trees and decorations, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the ValuSource, 4575 Galley Road, Suite 200E. Volunteers and cash donations also needed.

Through Dec. 12: "Get Folks in Coats" Winter Coat Drive — New and gently used adult and kids coats accepted 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive; 576-8000.

Through Dec. 14: Toys for Tots Holiday Donation Drive — Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, RE/MAX Properties, Inc., 1740 Chapel Hills Drive; 330-1307.

Through Dec. 21: Santa on Patrol — New, unwrapped toys and gift cards can be dropped off at the following Monument locations: Monument Police Department, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department stations 1, 2, and 3, Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department Administration offices, YMCA RAD and Lewis Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School.

Through Dec. 22: Toy Drive — To benefit Christmas Unlimited, Loones Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Donate a new toy and see a show free.

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Through Jan. 12: Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — To benefit local health and human service agencies. go online for a list of events and to donate.

Dec. 14: BKG Christmas Toy Drive — With Black Pegasus and DJ Sh3vy, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $12-$15.

Dec. 15: Santa Bob 3K Toy Drive — To benefit the Bob Telmosse' Christmas Giveaway, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Palmer Park Blvd. Donations of an unwrapped toy collected at the start line. Registration available online.

Dec. 15: Old North End Holiday Home Tour — To benefit TwoCor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., tour four homes in Old North End, $25. Tickets available online.

Dec. 15: The Great Toy Giveaway — With refreshments, cookies, ornament decorating, Santa Claus and an age-appropriate gift worth at least $15 for every child, 10:30-1:30 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Reservations requested: 247-9878, graceandfaithwp@gmail.com.

Dec. 15: Great American Christmas Ruck March — Noon, Bear Creek Park. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots, or bring donation of toy to finish line at Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center, 530 Communication Circle; john.reyes@teamrwb.org.

Dec. 15-16: Santa Trains — To benefit Southern Colorado Charities, Antonito, $5 and donation of a nonperishable food items or new unwrapped toy per person, free admission for children. Go online for times and reservations.

Dec. 16: X-Mas Toy Drive — With Lavinia Unknown, Determyned, Smellblind, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $7-$10.

Dec. 21: X-Mas In Necropolis — Featuring #PressPlayDoe719, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $5-$10.

Dec. 22: Bob Telmosse' Christmas Giveaway — Provides a new toy for each child, a stuffed animal, a book and a chance to win a bike and a complete Christmas dinner to prepare at home, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or until supplies run out. Children must be present.

Dec. 27: Skate Night — To benefit the Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund, 6-8 p.m., Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $5-$10.

Dec. 29-30 and Jan. 5-6: Treecycle — At six local locations, $5 donation to benefit local youth nonprofits. Go online for times and locations.

FOOD AND DRINK

Through Dec. 31: "Miracle at the Wobbly Olive" — A holiday wonderland serving seasonally-themed drinks including "Snowball Old Fashioned" and "Run Run Rudolph," 4-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 4 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 31, Wobbly Olive, 3317 Cinema Point; 247-9504.

Dec. 12: Food and Wine Tasting: Holiday Meal Pairings — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $79. Registration: 1-303-377-3222.

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Dec. 13: Nordic Holiday Wine Dinner — 6 p.m., Smorbrod, 2727 N. Cascade Ave., $69 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 475-9700.

Dec. 13: Holiday Beer and Cookie Pairing — 6-8 p.m., Vine Street Pub & Brewery, Denver, $12.

Dec. 13: Couples Class: Easy Entertaining for the Holidays Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $165. Registration: 1-303-377-3222.

Dec. 15: Holiday Tea — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Drive, $27 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 598-8667.

Dec. 15: Holiday Wine Dinner — 7 p.m., King's Deer Golf Club, 19255 Royal Troon Drive, Monument, $35 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: shawna@kingsdeergolfclub.com.

Dec. 15: Murder Mystery Holiday Dinner  "Whodunit Santa" — 7 p.m., Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $85. Reservations: 1-303-688-5555.

Dec. 15-22: It's the Most Wonderful Time for a Beer Walking Tours — Featuring unique winter beer, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 15, 20 and 22, $30-$35. Registration available online.

Dec. 16: Yule Log Cake: Party Foods that Freeze — 1-4 p.m., Le Petit Croissant, 6628-A Delmonico Drive, $75. Registration available online.

Dec. 18: Holiday Beer & Cookie Pairing — 6-8 p.m., WestFax Brewing Co., Lakewood, $14. Registration: tinyurl.com/ybuwhcto.

Dec. 19: Holiday Dips and Apps Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., $45. Registration: 308-2992.

Dec. 19: Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner — 6:30 p.m., Paravicini's Italian Bistro, 2802 W. Colorado Ave., $69. Reservations: 471-8200.

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

Dec. 24: Xmas Eve Cherry Awaken Stout Tapping — noon, Trinity Brewing Co., 1466 Garden of the Gods Road.

KIDS AND PETS

Through Dec. 23: "The Snowflakey Princess" — Kid's First Theatre, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays, Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12.50.

Through Dec. 24: NORAD Tracks Santa: Explore the North Pole online. On Dec. 24, track Santa's journey around the globe online or by calling 1-877-446-6723,

Through Dec. 24: Photos with Santa — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Santa's Cabin, 2725 W. Colorado Ave., $10 and up for photos.

Through Dec. 24: Santa's Wonderland — Free 4x6 photo with Santa, crafts and more, Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive. Go online for schedule.

Through Dec. 24: Santa Claus Photos — Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock. Go online for hours.

Dec. 15: Kids Morning — Hike, play games and create a festive ornament, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $10-$15. Register: 520-6387.

Dec. 15: Nature Hike with Santa — 10-11:30 a.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $4. Register: 520-6745.

Dec. 15: Here Comes Santa Claus — Kids concert, 10 and 11:30 a.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $26 and up, free for ages 17 and younger. Tickets: 520-7469.

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Dec. 15: Visit with Santa Claus — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., PosterScene, 1505 Pearl St., Suite 101, Boulder; 1-303-443-3102.

Dec. 15 and 22: Visit with Santa — Noon-2 p.m., Buell Children's Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8.

Dec. 16: Pet Night with Santa — Bring you friendly pet, on leashes or appropriate harnesses, for a picture with Santa, 8-9 p.m., Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock.

OTHER STUFF

Through Dec. 23: Santa's Village — 4:30-8:30 p.m., with last entry at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Dear Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, $15-$20, free for ages 2 and younger. Tickets available online.

Through Dec. 31: A Hudson Christmas — Outdoor Christmas lights display, Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, $8-$10.50. Go online for times and tickets.

Through Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light — 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., $11-$16, free for ages 2 and younger, Denver. Tickets available online.

Through Jan. 6: Holiday Designer Showcase — The Castle will be transformed into an unforgettable winter dream, Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Call or go online for times and ticket prices: 1-303-688-5555.

Through Jan. 6: Holiday Designer Showcase — The Castle will be transformed into an unforgettable winter dream, Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 Daniels Park Road, Sedalia. Call or go online for times and ticket prices: 1-303-688-5555.

Through Jan. 6: Zoo Lights — 5:30-8:30 p.m., Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, $14 and up, free for ages 2 and younger. Tickets available online.

Through Jan. 21: 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.

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Dec. 13: Pikes Peak Holiday Bookie Party: December Write Brain — 8:30 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free.

Dec. 14: Wingding Holiday Open House — Wildlife-themed activities and holiday refreshments, 1-4 p.m., Arkansas Headwater Recreation Area Visitor Center, Salida; 719-539-7289.

Dec. 14-16: Holiday Tours of the Governor's Residence — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Eighth Avenue main gate, Denver, free.

Dec. 14-23, Dec. 25-Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission at 7:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $12.75 in advance, $14.75 at gate, if available.

Dec. 15: Audubon Christmas Bird Count — 8 a.m.-noon, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5. Register: 520-6387.

Dec. 15: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides — With jingle bells and seasonal songs, 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $7. Register: 520-6745.

Dec. 15: Holiday Open House — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Visitor Center, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road, no park pass required for guests parked at Visitor Center during event; 576-2016.

Dec. 15: Rocky Mountain Raptor Holiday Open House — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 720 E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins.

Dec. 15: Calhan Country Christmas — Light display contest, music, live Nativity scene and more, 6-9 p.m., El Paso County Fair and Events Complex, $1, free for ages 3 and younger.

Dec. 15: Living Nativity — 5-7:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 801 N. Sheridan Ave., Cañon City.

Dec. 15: Christmas Parade of Lights — 7 p.m., Calhan.

Dec. 16: What is Christmas All About? - Christmas Program — 10-11:30 a.m., Widefield Community Bible Church, 702 Quebec St., free. 

Dec. 19: Blue Christmas — A non-traditional holiday service for those stressed, lonely or hurting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, UCC, 315 Lake Ave.

Dec. 20: Holiday Dance Party — 4-6 p.m., Jackson Creek Senior Living, 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument, free. Reservations: 725-6060.

Dec. 22: Showing of "The Polar Express" — 6 p.m., Pueblo Memorial Hall, 1 City Place, Pueblo, $5-$7. Tickets available online.

Jan. 26: The Great Fruitcake Toss — 1-3 p.m., Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Rent a fruitcake for $1 or bring your own to toss for free.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS

Dec. 28-31: STS9 — Denver New Year's Run, Dec. 28, 29 and 31, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver; Dec. 30, Summit, Denver. Go online for times and ticket prices.

Dec. 31: Pikes Peak Children's Museum Noon Year's Eve — Activities for children up to age 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $7-$25 in advance, $10-$35 at door, free for ages 2 and younger.

Dec. 31: "Super Bubble" — Kid's First Theatre, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m., Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12.50.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Party — With Jahida Esperanza. 7 p.m., Cucuru Gallery and Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave.; 520-9900.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Gala — Doors open at 7:30 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing begins at 9:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.,$26-$68; 520-7469.

Dec. 31: Felipe Esparza — 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver,$39.50-$49.50.

Dec. 31: SofaKillers — 8:30 p.m., Back East Bar and Grill, 9475 Briar Village Point; 264-6161.

Dec. 31: Ashtonz — 8:30 p.m., Back East Bar and Grill - Monument, 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument; 488-2252.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Dance Party — With Suga Bear and the Showtime Band, 9 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $35-$50; 476-2200.

Dec. 31: GOYA — 9 p.m., Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave.; 344-9593.

Dec. 31: Free Holiday Rides — Hosted by McCormick & Murphy for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Go online for details.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS

JAN. 1: Free Holiday Rides — Hosted by McCormick & Murphy for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Go online for details.

Jan. 1: First Day Hikes — 9 a.m., Mueller State Park, 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366.

Jan. 1: First Day Hikes — 10 a.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road, meet at Limekin Trailhead. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 576-2016.

Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to the Craft Fair calendar in this edition of GO.

Send holiday events to listings@gazette.com.

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