Vacation celebrations throughout Southern Colorado

Vacation celebrations throughout Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS — News5 has compiled an inventory of neighborhood occasions throughout Southern Colorado to have a good time the vacation season with household and associates.

Colorado Springs Competition of Lights

A Pikes Peak Regional favourite will make its return for its fortieth yr this December 9. The annual Competition of Lights will once more happen on Tejon Road. The occasion that has introduced crowds of over 70,000 to Downtown Colorado Springs will make its return with the 2023 theme of “Sounds of the Season.”

Pueblo Parade of Lights

For a lot of locals, the Pueblo Parade of Lights marks the beginning of the Christmas season for Pueblo and Southern Colorado. For the previous 33 years, the Pueblo Downtown Affiliation’s Parade of Lights has been one of many largest Christmas parades within the state of Colorado. The parade will happen on Saturday, Nov 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Colorado Ave and Abriendo Ave.

Woodland Park

Two fun-filled vacation occasions might be hosted by Woodland Park offering enjoyable for the entire household. Winter Day within the Park and The Lighter Facet of Christmas Parade will each happen over the primary weekend of December.


Deliver the entire household out Friday, December 1 to Memorial Park for a day of joy-filled enjoyable. The family-friendly occasion will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and run by 5:00 p.m. Anticipate finding a petting zoo, sweet cane lane, images with Santa, sizzling chocolate, and the third elf scramble all through the park. The elf scramble consists of individuals looking for sweet canes and elves all through the park, those that discover elves will obtain an additional prize. Occasion organizers wish to make sure you gown heat for the out of doors occasion.


The annual Lighter Facet of Christmas Parade will return to Freeway 24 on the night of December 2 starting at 6 p.m. This yr’s theme is “Woodland Park’s Nightmare Earlier than Christmas” for the thirtieth yr anniversary of the movie. The parade is out by the Teller County alliance of nonprofits SOAR, with this yr’s beneficiaries being the Rotary Membership of Pikes Peak and Divide Mountain Lady Scouts. The parade will make its manner down Freeway 24 from the Taco Bell off of North Maple Road earlier than passing Tweeds on the finish of the parade. See the route beneath.

Manitou Springs

The Manitou Springs Christmas Parade will make its return on December 9 to have a good time the vacation season alongside Manitou Avenue for its seventh yr. The parade, which News5 is proud to sponsor, will deliver the enjoyment of Christmas early. Count on to see colorfully adorned Christmas floats, and Santa might even make a particular look!

Turkey Trot 5K occasions

It’s that point of yr once more to earn your turkey on Thanksgiving. Whether or not you’re in search of a pleasant morning household run or want to ruffle some feathers by claiming first in a 5k, here’s a checklist of Turkey Trots occurring round Southern Colorado this November.

Cripple Creek Ice Castles

The favored ice castles you might have seen on show in Dillon Colorado are coming to Cripple Creek. The city of Cripple Creek and the corporate Ice Castles, based mostly out of Utah, might be bringing the attraction that can open on the finish of November.

Cripple Creek Ice Competition

An occasion that made its return to Cripple Creek final yr after a two-year hiatus will return this February.

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