December Events in Colorado Springs

Check out these December events in Colorado Springs! Whether you’re looking for a Christmas lights, brunch with Santa, or something more adventurous, there’s something for everyone in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. 

Magic of Lights at Pikes Peak International Raceway

When: Nov 18- Jan 1, 2023

Where: Pikes Peak International Raceway

Magic of Lights, a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience, is bigger and brighter than ever with more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters. Don’t miss the larger-than-life sparkling Holiday Barbie™ display, the supersized Bigfoot® Monster Truck, and life-sized dinosaurs of Prehistoric Christmas! Pile everyone into the car and experience more at the same low price! One carload, one price for the entire family.

Bridge of Lights at the Royal Gorge

When: Nov 18 – Dec 31, 2022

Where: Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park announces a drive-through holiday experience unlike any other. Beginning November 18, 2022, guests will have the opportunity to drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge, 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, amidst thousands of twinkling lights during their Bridge of Lights event.

Bridge of Lights will give every guest the opportunity to not only drive across America’s Bridge, but to do so at night while enjoying the wonder of the season through beautiful light displays. Holiday music will be playing throughout the drive on the park-wide sound system. The Park will showcase thousands of lights leading to and from the centerpiece of the event, the Royal Gorge Bridge; an experience sure to become a time-honored Christmas tradition.

Holiday Teas at Rock Ledge Ranch

When: All teas begin at 1:00 pm on December 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9, 2022

Where: Rock Ledge Ranch

Celebrate the holiday season in the 1907 Orchard House with our annual Holiday Teas! Experience a traditional English Tea and tour of the country estate decorated with fresh greens in a festive style. Learn about Edwardian history and etiquette. This popular fundraising event is offered once a year and fills up quickly! The General Store will open to the public at 2:00pm. for those last-minute Ranch-made holiday gifts! 

Brunch with Santa

When: December 4, 11, 18, 2022

Where: A Dolce Resort’s Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain

Enjoy a jolly brunch with Santa at Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort’s Mountain View Restaurant. Reserve your spot December 4, 11, or 18 from 10am to 2pm. Don’t forget to stay off the naughty list!

Festival of Lights Parade

When: December 3, 2022

Where: Starts at St. Vrain Street and goes south on Tejon to Vermijo Street.

Welcome to one of the Pikes Peak region’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Festival of Lights Parade. The Parade is put on each year by a dedicated volunteer board of directors who supervise two contract employees to bring together an event that delights crowds of 40,000-50,000 on Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs each holiday season! The Parade is always the first Saturday in December every year and features nearly 100 beautifully lighted and decorated entries and is broadcast LIVE on media sponsor KKTV. Local companies and organizations, large and small, create holiday fantasies to share with children of ALL ages.

Christmas Carol Ride

When: Dec 16 – 23, 2022

Where: Woodland Park with Great Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy a “winter sleigh” ride in a cozy off-road vehicle or Jeep Gladiator with Great Outdoors Adventures this Christmas season for a merry, merry time. Reservations are required for Self-Guided or Guided tours on Polaris UTVs & Jeeps. GOA is closed 12/21, 12/24, 12/25.

Christmas Symphony

When: December 18, 2022

Where: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Gather round for Christmas favorites to set your heart soaring. Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Handel’s Messiah converge with other notes, noels, and seasonal standards that will have you rejoicing.

Questions? Contact us! Don’t forget to check back next month for more upcoming events in Colorado Springs!

December events in Colorado Springs

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