Events & Entertainment


40% Off at Garden of the Gods Club & Resort

I’m mostly taking the rest of this week off, but wanted to share this great deal from Garden of the Gods Club and Resort!  This Friday through Monday, they’ll be offering 40% off their rates for stays from November 29th through March 31st (with blackout dates of December 23rd-26th and December 31st).  I don’t know […]


Free Admission to State Parks on Friday

The entrance fees to Colorado’s state parks will be free this Friday after Thanksgiving, as part of #FreshAirFriday!  Here’s a map of all the state parks.


Christmas Stroll in OCC on Saturday Evening

Old Colorado City will host their annual Christmas Stroll this Saturday evening, November 28th, from 5 to 8 PM: there will be Dickens carolers will be roaming the streets, carriage rides, refreshments at some merchants, and more special events!  Here’s a list of the sales and special events that will be going on in the […]


Free “Scrooge’s Christmas” Show at Black Box Theater

The Black Box Theater is presenting a family-friendly production of Scrooge’s Christmas (an adaptation of A Christmas Carol) during December, and on December 23rd, they’ll offer a free performance!  It’s recommended that you reserve your tickets online, as space is limited. Update: The free matinee performance is sold out, but tickets to other dates and […]


Free Ice Skating in Acacia Park on Friday + More Discounts

The ice rink at Acacia Park opens this Friday, November 13th, and for the grand opening, skating will be free! They’ll also have figure skating demonstrations. For the details, visit their Facebook event page. Note: I just saw something anecdotally mentioned on an unofficial Facebook page that made me think you might need to bring […]


Nutcracker Performances in Colorado Springs

Want to take the family to a performance of the Nutcracker ballet this Christmas?  There’s a lot options in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, with prices ranging from $8 to $57 per ticket.  Here’s a list of Nutcracker ballet options for this year – a big thanks to all of you who sent in tips! Children’s […]


Please Share Your Favorite Nutcracker Performances!

One question I get asked every year is “where can I take my family to see the Nutcracker without paying a fortune?”   I would love your help in compiling a list of Nutcracker performances in and around Colorado Springs, and I’ll publish the list in a week or two. If you have a favorite performance […]


iT’Z Fun Card Points for Good Grades

You can take your report card to iT’Z and get fun card points for good grades!  An A will get you five points and a B will get you two points.  There’s a maximum of five grades per card, and you must claim your points within thirty days of the date on the report card.


Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog Opens October 3rd

Denise emailed me with this tip: The Pikes Peak Children’s Museum is still raising funds for a building, etc. but they are hosting a traveling Clifford exhibit at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on the west side from October 3rd to mid-January. For just $30, you can get a family pass to the exhibit and […]


2 Ways To Get Free Ski Tickets for Kids

Did you know that there are a couple of different programs that offer free or cheap lift tickets for kids?  I’ve posted about the Colorado Ski Country Passport program for 5th and 6th graders before, but Lara emailed me with information on the Epic School Kids Pass through Vail Resorts that’s for ages kindergarten through […]

Mesa Verde National Park

Free National Park Admission for 4th Graders and Their Families

If you have a fourth grader in your family, you can sign up for the Every Kid in a Park pass and the whole family gets free admission to all national parks for the whole year.  The fourth grader will need to complete an “adventure diary” in order get the pass, and be sure to […]


Free Symphony Tickets for Kids with Adult Ticket Purchase

Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s Free for Kids program is back for the 2015-2016 season!   They are offering a free ticket for children aged 7 to 17 with the purchase of an adult ticket!  You can get up to two free youth tickets per adult ticket purchase, and there are eleven concerts that are eligible for […]