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Free Movies at Focus on the Family Theater

Just a reminder that the movie theater at the Focus on the Family Visitor Center and Bookstore is showing free movies on select Saturdays this December!  Show times are at 10 AM and 12:45 PM on December 16th and 30th; you can see the lineup of dates here.  They’ll also have free popcorn and juice while supplies last.

Grocery Ad Previews for the Week of December 13th

New grocery sales start on Wednesdays in Colorado Springs, and most of our stores have their grocery ads available for a sneak peek the day before!  Keep reading for links to each store’s ad preview page.

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Free Concerts by Little London Winds

Local wind ensemble Little London Winds will present two concerts this month – a Christmas concert on December 10th and a Hanukah concert on December 15th.  Both are free and open to the public; find out more information here.  Thanks, Heather!

Free Thursday Breakfasts at Chick-fil-A (Select Locations)

Select Colorado Springs-area Chick-fil-As are giving away more free breakfasts!  On Thursdays during December, you can pick up one free breakfast item per person present from 6:00-10:30 AM.  The promotion varies at each location, so check out their Facebook pages for the information on what freebie is being served and whether a purchase is required:

(Note: The N. Carefree and N. Academy locations haven’t yet posted to Facebook, but they did send out an email with the info.  The first freebie on December 7th is the hashbrown scramble, and a purchase is required).

Hiking Helen Hunt Falls/Silver Cascade Falls

Colorado has so many beautiful winter days that are warm enough for getting outdoors that I’m going to be publishing a few fun hikes that we’ve done recently even though I know hiking is the last thing on most people’s brains in December.  It just feels so good to get outside and be active in God’s creation that I want to encourage you to put on a few layers of clothing and do it!

We recently visited Helen Hunt Falls – which is not a hike at all; you park right at the base – and then took the trail up to Silver Cascade Falls.  Though the water is low at this time of year, it was still an enjoyable, easy hike that got us out in the fresh air and gave us some great views.

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Store Closing Sale at Charming Charlie

I stopped in to Charming Charlie at Shops at Briargate today to look for a belt and found out that the store is closing and everything is 25-40% off right now (as of Saturday, December 2nd).  Most stuff was 25% off; I think it was mostly only clearance items that were 40% off.  I’m speculating here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they marked it down more soon, as they still had quite a lot of stuff and it sounded like they would be closing pretty quickly.

The Broadmoor’s Gingerbread House 2017

Here’s a free Christmas activity that your families might enjoy: visiting the Broadmoor’s gingerbread house!  Every year, their pastry team creates a gigantic gingerbread house on the second floor of the hotel, and it’s free to go and view.  It smells incredible, too, at least right now while it’s still “fresh”.

We had fun looking at the details of the house and guessing what they used to make each piece.  You can watch a video on their Facebook page of the construction process – it’s pretty incredible!

We stopped in at their coffee shop/bakery while we were there, and in case you want to know before you take your family, a hot chocolate is $2.95, apple cider is $2.55, and most of their pastries are $3-$4.

Oh, and if you’re there during the day time, you can also check out the free Penrose Heritage Museum right across from the Broadmoor.

Free Concerts in December at Colorado College

Colorado College has a variety of free events that are open to the public each month, including concerts by both professional and student musicians.  Check out the calendar for the full schedule of events – they have concerts with choral and acapella groups, bluegrass bands, the chamber orchestra, and more!  (If you’re just interested in music events, click on the “Upcoming Events” tab and then filter by the music department.)

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