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2020 Holiday Lights Tour
Create memories your family will never forget by taking the Colorado Springs Holiday Light Tour sponsored by The Gazette. Grab a thermos of hot cocoa and our one-of-a-kind map to direct you to homes or businesses around the region that have gone all out to make everyone’s season brighter!
Vote for your favorite display during your adventure to win a $100 King Soopers gift card. And don’t forget to stop by a local restaurant to pick up some delicious snacks for the trip, or for when you arrive home, happy and in the holiday spirit.
Project Angel Heart, a Colorado nonprofit that provides free meals medically tailored to the needs of people with life-threatening illnesses, made more than meals during the pandemic this year — it helped build community.
When Travis Coleman arrived at the Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation in Colorado Springs last month, he was in for a pleasant surprise.
Nestled snugly along a short, one-block section of Colorado Springs is a beautiful display of Christmas and Americana. The city likely contains other neighborhoods that are more brilliant and attention grabbing, but a short segment of East Caramillo Street between Weber Street and Wahsatch Avenue in the Old North End looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
Closures for Christmas
Royal Gorge Route Railroad will offer its annual Santa Express Train, leaving from the Santa Fe Depot in Cañon City.
Trained volunteers who advocate for victims of child abuse, neglect and severe domestic conflict have a big order to fill, and it didn’t end with the onset of a global pandemic.
The Christmas Brass Band has played seasonally for decades around town. This year, the band is just playing Christmas tunes from the Manitou Springs roundabout.
Here's some brand new Christmas songs to get you into the holiday spirit.
This looks to be one of the best years ever for beautifully decorated houses and neighborhoods.
A holiday gift guide that features products from local and Colorado small business owners.
Holiday cheer — and Santa — came early for some children and their families needing some light in their lives.
Most adult beverage fans have what they need to get the job done, and then some. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still items that can enhance, and simplify, our pursuits.
This holiday season is not the typical bustling, cheery time of year it usually is because of the pandemic, but it's still possible to enjoy safe and entertaining festivities this year in Colorado Springs as the city was rated one of the best cities to celebrate New Year's Eve.
The National Fire Protection Association is warning Coloradans to beware of holiday fire risks as celebrations begin this season.
Need a new — and really good — Christmas movie to watch this year? Of course you do. “Happiest Season” has all the holiday-themed antics and drama and feel-good moments you’re looking for. Plus it has Kristen Stewart. Find it on Hulu. — Amanda Hancock, The Gazette
The spiritual significance of Hanukkah — the concept of miracles, the redemptive power of light, the practice of goodness — are needed more than ever in this pandemic year, Jewish leaders in Colorado Springs say.
It’s that time of the year again – when the snow starts falling and people around Colorado have upcoming winter holidays on their minds.
After traveling over 1,800 miles cross-country, a Englemann spruce from Colorado brightened the sky outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, as many gathered around it to take in the red, green, yellow and blue lights.
Twelve nonprofits have partnered with businesses in Woodland Park to decorate windows for the holidays.
With a little something for every type of gamer, the excellent titles listed here are sure to bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces.
Looking to experience holiday lights in Colorado Springs without having to keep your eyes on the road? Premium Rides, a local limousine service, has a solution for you.
A Manitou gift shop window has been turning heads with a Christmas decoration: sets appearing like old TVs, nostalgic holiday scenes playing inside. Turn the dials for music. They range in size and price at Mushroom Monday, 937 Manitou Ave., from $50 to $200. — Seth Boster, The Gazette
Tis' the season for fresh-cut Christmas decor. Believe it or not, there are plenty of forests around Colorado that allow visitors to chop down their very own tree for the holiday season.
COVID-19 is changing the way people spend their holidays, but it won’t stop North American Aerospace Defense Command from tracking Santa’s sleigh ride around the world to deliver toys to good girls and boys.
Fresh-cut Christmas trees are flying out of sales lots and forests, and into homes as fast as Santa’s sleigh makes its rounds.