Seven Falls during the Holidays in Colorado Springs

Top Things to do this Holiday Season in Colorado Springs

The holiday season brings so many different fun and exciting things to do in Colorado Springs. 

Colorado Springs has been voted Most Desirable Place to Live according to US News (Colorado Springs is #1) and Best Places to Live (Colorado Springs is ranked #2) this year. Whether you are looking for fun outdoor adventures or unique yearly events (see our Guide to Annual Events for more information), Colorado Springs has it all. Additionally, there are nearly endless wild and open spaces within close vicinity to Colorado Springs, not mention plenty of museums and other fun attractions. Colorado Springs is an incredible place with nearly endless opportunities to have a fabulous time. Especially when it comes to the Holidays. From the endless Christmas Lights to parades and events the Holidays is surely a time to be thankful we live in such an amazing place. 

Top Holiday things to do in Colorado Springs


1. Holiday Activities at the Broadmoor

When: Now until Mid February

Cost: Free

Where: Broadmoor Hotel and Seven Falls

Why:  The Broadmoor Hotel is the quintessential holiday getaway. Even if you are a local the Broadmoor is a must-see during the holidays. Just a stroll through the front lobby, up the escalator and out the back door to the lake is worth the visit. The Gingerbread house at the top of the escalator is always turning heads. The amount of work the chefs at the Broadmoor have devoted to this mix of baked goods, candy and architecture. The Gingerbread house this year is an incredible replica of the front facade of the Broadmoor hotel itself. It is surely a sight to see! It is not recommended to see the house while you are hungry as it may induce extreme droolling!


2. Skate in the Park Downtown Colorado Springs

Where: Acacia Park

Why: Imagine ice skating in the middle of downtown surrounded by trees lit up by Christmas lights and plenty of crisp fresh air to fill your lungs with the joy of the holiday season. Dress warm because the ice skating rink is dead smack in the middle of beautiful Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs. Search Downtown Colorado Springs Properties for Sale. Additionally, the skate in the park is sponsored by the Downtown Colorado Springs Partnership which provides many great resources to the area and community. For more information on the Downtown Colorado Springs Partnership visit here.


3. Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Why: The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is literally on the side of a mountain and has a long history of providing a unique zoo experience at a high elevation that started as Spencer Penrose's personal exotic animal collection. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a deep history in the Broadmoor area and every year we love to go see the lights with the kiddos. The lights light up the mountainside which makes for a magical experience for those little eyes to feast their curiosity upon. Don't miss this Colorado Springs only event. Search Broadmoor Area Homes for Sale.


4. Royal Gorge Santa Express Train

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs

Why: One of the benefits of living in Colorado Springs is the fact that you are in the middle of an enormous wild area adorned by mountainsides, rivers, canyons and vast and beautiful prairies. Of these areas, there are some that are world-class, including the Royal Gorge. This canyon is a natural wonder and a must-see if you are visiting Colorado Springs. One of the easiest ways to enjoy the natural beauty of this incredible space is to take a ride on the Royal Gorge Train. This holiday season the train invites passengers to wear their PJ's and enjoy some hot cocoa while you get to experience one of Colorado's grandest natural landscapes.  Search Canon City properties for sale. 


5. Visit Santa at the North Pole

When: Before Christmas!

Where: North Pole - Santa's Workshop

Why: Santa's Workshop at the North Pole has been a staple in the Colorado tourism industry for years. Being one of the most unique experiences a child can participate in the North Pole will be sure to impress the little ones this holiday season. Fun for both kids and adults the array of rides and fun and exciting things to do is a guarantee at the North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Check out their online discounts for $3 off! Search Woodland Park properties for sale. 

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