Throughout December, there's almost always snowflakes flying in Colorado Springs. On every corner, travelers and visitors will hear the sounds of Christmas bells and festive carols. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and there's always unique events being scheduled, which allow people to celebrate the season together.
These are the best Christmas events in Colorado Springs to put on your calendar.
35th Annual Festival of Lights Parade
The 35th Annual Festival of Lights Parade has been a favorite Christmas event of both residents and visitors alike for generations. The theme of the 2019 parade is "Home for the Holidays" and will be the premier event of the Festival of Lights. The parade takes place after sunset, so that the holiday lights are on display throughout the entire parade and will twinkle long into the night. Parade goers will see a variety of lighted floats, as well as hear holiday music from local marching bands, which walk in the procession. It's a festive family friendly event for everyone in Colorado Springs to enjoy.
December 7, 2019
Downtown Colorado Springs
Holiday Evening at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will host a Holiday Evening to transport visitors into eras gone by. This is a family friendly event and will include old-time music, tractor rides and blacksmithing presentations. There will also be lantern tours available of the 1860s Homestead Cabin located on site, as well as Victorian celebrations in the Rock Ledge House and Edwardian festivities in the Orchard House. Young children who want to visit with jolly old St. Nicholas himself can meet him in the Carriage House.
December 14, 2019
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site - 3105 Gateway Road, Colorado Springs
Holiday Chocolate Festival
Those who adore all things chocolate will quickly fall in love with the Holiday Chocolate Festival, which is set to take place in Colorado Springs this December. The chocolate festival will bring in more than 100,000 chocolate samples from vendors around the country. Visitors who attend this event will be able to try bite after bite of the most magnificent chocolate in the world, and select which chocolate to buy for their upcoming holiday gifts. In addition to the endless supply of chocolate, there will be live entertainment all day at the festival.
December 14, 2019
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Colorado Springs Event Center - 3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs residents can officially kick off the Christmas holiday with the sounds of the season when they attend the Christmas Symphony. This performance of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will include a variety of Christmas classics, such as Handel's Messiah. The show is sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit, as it will set the stage for a magical holiday. Tickets are anticipated to sell quickly for this performance, so it is recommended to purchase them in advance.
December 22, 2019
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts - 190 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs
Enjoy These Must-See Events in 2019!
In between the holiday shopping and the company parties, Colorado Springs residents and visitors can most often be found enjoying all that is merry at these community events. The holiday season is a special time of year in this city, and everyone comes together to enjoy the last few weeks of the year.
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