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This Week in Colorado Springs (12/16 - 12/22)

It's Almost Christmas!!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - December 15, 2016

Hello loyal readers and first-timers! It looks like the signature Colorado roller coaster of cold and warm weather is going to have some crazy turns this week, with a high of 60° today (12/16), and dropping to a high of just 11° tomorrow!

With that warm weather in mind, we’ll start our week off Friday evening (12/16) with a little outdoor family fun at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. There’s only one place in Colorado Springs that you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures and 50 acres of lights and wild animals – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari! Better yet, Santa Claus will be taking holiday wishes each night through December 23!

Saturday (12/17) will most definitely be the coldest day of the week, so why not take the opportunity to check out Christmas in Magic Town? Michael Garman’s Magic Town is a 3,000 square-foot miniature city which he describes as “a gigantic playground for the mind, part carnival, part dollhouse, [and] part sculpture”. Whether travelling with your kids, or just letting out a bit of your own inner child, Magic Town is sure to be a treat!

Sunday (12/18) should see a slight warming up here in Colorado Springs, though the snow and ice on the ground from Saturday will certainly keep things nice and brisk. In keeping with the chilly weather and holiday feel that’s quickly ramping up here in Colorado Springs, why not stop by the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic – Christmas Symphony? Take time to enjoy the spirit of the season with holiday classics and Christmas favorites at this beloved concert including the local premiere of choruses from Mendelssohn’s Christus and highlights from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Polar Express.

Monday afternoon (12/19) brings us to Manitou Springs, where the CommonWheel Artists Co-Op will be running their annual Holiday Market event! Their art and fine craft items are made by local Colorado artists with both price and quality in mind. You’re sure to find unique gift ideas for even the hardest people to shop for on your list!

Tuesday (12/20) will provide a very unique opportunity in Woodland Park if you’re a fan of both the holiday season and dinosaurs! Santa and the Dinos Santa Claus will be coming to the DRC (Dinosaur Research Center) from 11am-2pm. They will have a craft table available for the children to make an ornament for the Center’s Christmas tree, as well as one for themselves, so come and see Santa and help them decorate their Christmas tree! 

Wednesday (12/21) we’ve got a great chance to see a new band in town at Front Range BBQ, Cold Heart Revival! With the band playing their own brand of Alternative Folk Americana, and the best Southern BBQ & Home-Style and Cajun Cooked Meals, this is sure to be an entertaining evening! Front Range BBQ has been serving up Award-Winning BBQ since 2000, and are also a Craft Beer Tap House with 10 Rotating Specialty Taps & 20 Specialty Bottled Beers!

Thursday evening (12/22) will be a very unique opportunity here in Colorado Springs, as Colorado Vertical Adventures will be running up their Christmas Lights helicopter tours! Experience a Reindeer’s-eye view of the Colorado Springs Christmas lights in a modern, Rolls Royce Jet powered helicopter, with music on board to set the mood! A great early Christmas present for the family to start off the holiday weekend!

Also be sure to visit our Guided Colorado Tours section for up to date information on our custom tour services. Come join us for a road trip into Colorado history and nature!

And as always, don't forget about Front Range Shuttle! From cozy SUV's to 25 passenger buses, we have all your airport transportation needs covered!