The Buell Children’s Museum and Sangre de Cristo Arts Center will have free admission this Sunday, December 15th, from noon to 4 PM. There will also be a free holiday concert by the Pueblo Municipal Band. Get details on both events here.
Events & Entertainment
Cripple Creek is having a Christmas festival this Friday and Saturday, with a Christmas light driving tour and parade:
Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor. Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite holiday tunes playing) on a self-guided tour through our area as our mine headframes are decorated with large Christmas light displays.
Don’t miss our Christmas Parade starting at noon on December 14th, with appearances from Santa, as well as several parade participants who will be showing off their interpretation of this year’s theme. Festive activities for children include gift making, crafts, a scavenger hunt, skating around the Christmas Tree, gingerbread ornament decorating and numerous opportunities to whisper holiday wishes in Santa’s ear!
Manitou Springs will host a Christmas parade this Saturday, December 14th at 6 PM! The parade will run along Manitou Avenue from Ruxton to El Paso. You can get more information on the Christmas Begins in Manitou Parade here.
Canyon Winds Concert Band will present a free concert this Saturday, December 14th, at Coronado High School:
This year’s program will feature a variety of contemporary band compositions along with a few familiar favorites, plus a special musical tribute to one of the great jazz legends. The band is particularly pleased to welcome renowned trumpet soloist Sean Hennessy, who will be featured in several selections. As always, admission is free for this outstanding family entertainment
The Focus on the Family Welcome Center is again opening their theater for free Christmas movies on Saturdays in November and December! This Saturday, December 14th, they’ll be playing Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. See their Facebook page for the complete details.
The town of Calhan is hosting their third annual Christmas Parade of Lights this Saturday, December 14th:
The 2019 Parade of Lights will depart and conclude at the El Paso County Fair & Event Complex where it will remain in place as a static display of floats. There will be a light display contest for a chance to win cash prizes! We encourage members of the community to construct a light display at the Fairgrounds for the contest.
The party continues with vendors, live music by Solid Ground and refreshments in the Whittemore Building. Santa will be here with his reindeer as well as a Live Nativity Scene! Come enjoy Christmas in the Country with us! FREE admission!
The Focus on the Family Welcome Center is again opening their theater for free Christmas movies on Saturdays in November and December! They’ll be showing the following movies at 10 AM and 12:45 PM:
- November 30 – Polar Express
- December 7 – Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Veggie Tales: The Star of Christmas
- December 14 – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
- December 21 – The Star
- December 28 – Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
Free popcorn, juice, and water will be served! For the latest information, visit their Facebook event page.
The Denver Zoo is offering two free admission days in November 2019: Monday, November 4th, and Friday, November 8th! They’re open from 10 AM to 5 PM (last admission at 4 PM). The zoo recommends carpooling or public transportation as a way to avoid some of the parking hassle as these free days are very crowded.
These are their last free days for 2019. For regular ticket prices and other discounts, visit this page on their website.