As the holidays grow nearer, spirits are high in Colorado Springs. While there's certainly a chill in the air, festive cheer abounds with a number of wintery activities planned for the season.
If you're searching for an opportunity to celebrate the holidays, you'll have plenty of choices in Colorado Springs. We're excited to bring you some of the most highly anticipated holiday events of the year, complete with fun activities for the whole family.
There are so many to choose from, but here's a shortlist of the 5 Colorado Springs holiday events you should know about.
Start a treasured Christmas tradition this year, courtesy of the Santa Express Train. Your children will never forget the magic of traveling to the "North Pole", meeting Santa Claus, and holding the holiday bell.
Children of all ages are encouraged to wear their comfiest pajamas aboard the train, and enjoy a locally sourced entree with their family. In true holiday fashion, delicious cookies and hot cocoa will follow, as Santa and his elves make their way through the train to greet every young guest.
The Santa Express Train is enjoyed by 30,000+ guests every year, so buy your tickets before they sell out!
Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
This eclectic holiday market is an excellent opportunity to try new foods and support local vendors. Featuring 100% vegan food, assorted health and beauty products, clothing, and much more, you're bound to find some fantastic stocking stuffers at the Vegan Holiday Market this year.
There's no shortage of inventory at this event, complete with 35 indoor vendors and 4 more outside in the courtyard. Before you call it a day, be sure to grab a delicious snack or drink at one of the following fine establishments:
Make this Christmas Day one to remember by meeting friends and family at Rustlers Cafe for a delightful brunch. Spend quality time over omelets, waffles, spectacular homemade pastries, and all the accoutrements of a luxurious breakfast.
Seniors and members of the military enjoy a 20% discount to this fabulous affair. Don't miss out!
Great Wolf Lodge has been sprinkled with holiday magic this year, transforming it into a winter wonderland your whole family will appreciate. Admire the decorations, visit with Santa, and explore a life-size gingerbread house that's fit for a queen.
Complete with twinkling lights, holiday trees, and even some indoor snow showers, the scene at Great Wolf Lodge this year is truly picturesque. Make 2018 complete with a visit to beautiful Snowland.
Cost: $10 per person, including skates. Children 4 & under FREE with paid adult
What better way to kickstart your holiday spirit than with an afternoon skate?
Enjoy 4,675 square feet of real ice in Acacia Park this winter. Thanks to the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services and Downtown Colorado Springs, the whole family will love this unique opportunity to skate in the great outdoors.
Members of the military who arrive with Military ID are given a discounted rate to this special event.
If you're looking for the perfect proposal or relaxing date night, this could be it. Enjoy a sleigh ride with the Percheron draft horses from the ranch, then cap it all off with a dinner and dance later in the evening. Seats fill up fast so be sure to give the ranch a call to reserve your spot!
Lauren Schneider, Real Estate Agent and Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
Lauren Schneider has lived in Colorado Springs for nearly 20 years and knows that the military is what keeps this town ticking, which is one of the reasons she's chosen to pursue her dream of helping military families with all of their homebuying needs. Learn more about Lauren or start your home search now.