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This Week in Colorado Springs (12/29 - 1/5)

New Year's Weekend in Colorado Springs!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - December 29, 2016

Snowy weather is on the way to Colorado Springs next week, but not before we have a nice sunny Friday, and mostly sunny New Year’s weekend! If you’re visiting the area for the holiday weekend you should be alright with just a medium jacket, but if you’re staying through the week you’ll definitely want to bundle up!

Starting off our week with Friday (12/30), we head over to Peak 31 for their Happy New Year Tribute show, paying homage to some of greatest musicians in history: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Johnny Cash! Dress up in your best retro outfit, do up your hair and make-up, and head on down to relive yesteryear and take in some great music before your exciting New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve we’ll start off the day early for the families with children here in the area at the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum, where they’ll be having their annual Happy Noon Year’s event! Nothing good happens after midnight. At least, that’s what our parents used to say. Our toddlers can’t even make it to midnight, but they love to celebrate New Year’s Eve just as much as we do. That’s why the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum rings in the new year at NOON! Join them for a kid-style New Year’s celebration. Trust them, they’re serious about fun. And bedtime.
Later in the evening the Pikes Peak Center will be ringing in 2017 with style and putting on a song-filled, sparkling celebration of the year to come. Some of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s most popular vocalists return to light up the night with Broadway hits and classic American songs with favorites from Wicked, Cats, and Victor Victoria.
If the Philharmonic isn’t up your alley, though, there is plenty more going on downtown! Take a stroll downtown Saturday evening and you’re sure to come across plenty of welcoming establishments who would just love to turn the last calendar page with you!

Sunday (1/1) should definitely be a day of rest and relaxation, and what better way to do it than with brunch specials and NFL? The Public House – Pub & Grill will be opening 10:00 a.m. New Year’s Day with good food and big screens playing all your favorite teams!

Monday (1/2) we’ll actually get the year started (after recovering from all the New Year’s fun!) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, because it will be the last night to celebrate 25 years of holiday cheer during Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! Over one million glittering lights and 40+ animated light sculptures illuminate the Zoo and create dazzling memories for your family. Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle!

Tuesday (1/3) should be the first snow of the new year, so it’ll probably be best to stay somewhere warm. With that in mind, why not try out a little Painting with a Twist? Ready to paint the town at your pARTy? Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! Colorado law prohibits BYOB, so beer, wine & soft drinks are available at their Inspiration Bar. This should definitely be a memorable night of art, fun, and some silliness too!

Wednesday (1/3) will be a nice chance for adults visiting the Springs to unwind at Southside Johnny’s where they will be hosting their weekly This is a Clue trivia night! Play in teams of up to six, or by yourself if you want a real challenge. Winning teams get bar cash, street prizes, and of course, street cred among fellow trivia maniacs!

Thursday (1/4) takes us once again to a Colorado Springs favorite: Stargazers Theatre! This week they’ll be hosting the David Bromberg Quintet! Led by David Bromberg, an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, the Quintet has seen many members over the years, but David has always been there. An eclectic artist, Bromberg plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock and roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. He’s played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with an acoustic blues solo. Definitely a show worth seeing if you’re in town this week!

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!