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This Week in Colorado Springs (12/23 - 12/29)

Merry Christmas!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - December 22, 2016

There is so much going on this week in Colorado Springs, I hope you're ready for a great Christmas weekend! Weather wise, we're looking at mild temperatures this week, with a very slight chance of a white Christmas! Aside from Christmas Day, though, we should have clear skies and highs in the 50s this week, perfect holiday weather.

Starting off the week with Friday (12/23), we'll visit the Whistle Pig Brewing Company, where they'll be hosting their annual Ugly Sweater Party! So rummage through the thrift shop, hit up Amazon, or call your grand-dad and find that perfect, gaudy, and cozy ugly sweater. They will be taking $1 off every pint for those in the festive spirit, and the Whistle Pig crew will vote and give a free pint to the one rocking the ugliest of the sweaters!

Saturday (12/24) is going to be a very special day in Divide, Colorado, as the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center will be inviting guests to join them for their Winter Wonderland with the Wolves event! They believe that as stewards of this earth we should preserve and protect our wildlife; for not only their existence but for ours as well, and in the spirit of preservation, are inviting guests to join them for a holiday celebration enjoying breakfast burritos with the wolves!

Christmas day (12/25) falls on a Sunday this year, and as the coldest day of the week, should definitely be spent inside cozied up by the fireplace (or space heater!). If you're looking to get out of the house, or are on the road this Christmas, maybe you'd enjoy a stop by the Salvation Army Community Christmas Dinner. Everyone is welcome to attend the community dinner (hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Volunteers and donations, as well as new toys and non-perishable foods are always needed!

Monday (12/26) I hope that everyone will be feeling fully satisfied and ready to start off the week with some gusto, and what better way to burn off those holiday calories than a nice afternoon of ice skating? The Broadmoor World Arena will be opening their big ice rink to the public for the holidays, so you don't have to worry about the wind outside blowing you around while you skate! Complimentary hot beverages will also be served during skate hours, so you'll be sure to stay warm on the ice!

Tuesday (12/27) we'll begin winding down the Christmas vibe, and revving up for New Years. With that in mind, what better way to get yourself in the partying mood than a trip to the Pikes Peak Center to see The Beach Boys? To mark their 50th Anniversary, the founding members of The Beach Boys are reuniting for a major international tour and a brand new studio album that represents a whole new harmonic convergence from a group that has brought so much joy and harmony to this whole world; it'll definitely be a show not to be missed!

Wednesday (12/28) brings us to CITYRock Climbing Gym, where we'll have a chance to get the kids (and our own inner-children) out of the house for some fun at their Winter Caving Camps. The caving camps are a fun, educational, and athletic way for your child to enjoy the Christmas break. Participants will learn rappelling, ascending, and caving, all in the safety of a highly-realistic artificial cave system under CityROCK climbing gym. Camp will also include cave search & rescue practice using real rescue gear, hands-on experience with working carbide lamps, useful knots, and numerous STEM subjects. It sure sounds like a blast to me!

Thursday (12/29) the air should already be tense with the nervous energy of New Years weekend, and the good people at The Gold Room know it! Their PRE PRE NYE Party will be starting off the weekend with a bang, as the Colorado band Monsters On Maple Street will be on! It's always a great time on the show, especially for those who might not be going out to celebrate on New Years Eve, so do so with them!

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!