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Things to Do in Colorado Springs This Weekend: 11/30/12-12/2/12

Santa playing piano at Garden of the Gods Club

Santa playing piano at Garden of the Gods Club

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…  Now that it’s officially the holiday season, you’ll find plenty of weekend activities to enjoy in Colorado Springs, including right here at Garden of the Gods Club.  Our Members will kick off the holiday season on Sunday with our annual family holiday brunch, during which Santa hands out treats with the children, poses for photos, and even performs a variety of festive tunes on the piano.  That afternoon, Member families will be busy decorating gingerbread houses.

Outside of the Club, events will include a holiday lights parade, a holiday concert, an ugly sweater race, and more.  We’ve listed a few of the events below.  For more ideas, check out www.peakradar.com or www.coloradosprings.com. And don’t forget–if you have friends/family coming into town, or if you just need to make your own quick “holiday escape”–our Lodge guest rooms are a great choice.  Click here to learn about our special holiday packages.  Happy holidays!

  • Colorado College Hockey vs. University of North Dakota — Friday, 7:37 pm, World Arena.  Tickets $14-40.
  • Colorado Springs Youth Symphony:  Waltzing Through the Holidays — Friday, 8 pm, Pikes Peak Center.  Presented by the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, this show will feature Nutcracker favorites, snow, & sleigh bells!  Tickets $18-20.
  • Chasing Santa 5K Race & Family Fun Run — Saturday, 8 am to 12 pm, University Village Shopping Center.  Join the fun in the largest Santa run in Colorado. Celebrate Christmas with a 5k run/walk. This family event is chip-timed and designed for fun. Instead of a race day t-shirt you will receive a FULL Santa suit from head to toe: pants, jacket, belt, hat and a beard.  Help fill Marty’s Toy Box!  For each unwrapped toy you donate on race day, three seconds will be knocked off your finish time, up to 30 seconds for 10 toys.
  • Children’s Holiday Magic: Home for the Holidays — Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.  This free event will feature a variety of performances, including music, dance, magic, and story time.
  • Santa Paws — Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.  Get the kids (including canines and cats) together, dressed in their holiday best, for a 10-minute photo session with Santa Paws and Blue Fox Photography at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane. Reserve your spot today and check those holiday cards off your list!  Advance registration required; no walk-up appointments available. Cost:  $59.  All proceeds help HSPPR care for the 28,000 animals that pass through the doors every year.
  • 28th Annual Festival of Lights Parade — Saturday, 5:50 pm, downtown Colorado Springs.  Festival of Lights, Inc. is a series of events to celebrate the December holiday season, highlighted by the Festival of Lights Parade. The events include cultural and artistic programs, performances and other festivities for the enjoyment and education of the general public. The Festival of Lights is pleased to announce this year’s Grand Marshall, Jerri Marr. Jerri is a forest supervisor for the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. As many of you know, she played an instrumental role during the Waldo Canyon Fire and supporting the Pikes Peak Community.
  • 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Run — Saturday, 11:30 am, Monument Valley Park.
  • ‘Tis the Season: A Holiday Forecast — Sunday, 3 pm, Pikes Peak Center.  Enjoy the sounds of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, along with special guests the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, the Taiko Society, and the Colorado Springs Ballet Society.  Tickets $9-22.
  • Glen Eyrie Presents: The Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra, featuring the Summit Ensemble — Sunday, 7-8 pm, Glen Eyrie Castle.  If you enjoy classical music played in a fine hall and the sounds of children laughing and singing, you won’t want to miss these glad tidings!  Tickets $20.

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