The holiday season is officially upon us in Colorado Springs! While the winter months can be especially cold in the Pikes Peak region, you can still enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your car.
Take a drive around town to check out some of the best Christmas lights displays for 2022. But don’t forget to bundle up and stay socially distanced!
Here are some of our favorite holiday light events and addresses for this year.
We also have some great suggestions if you are willing to bundle up and experience some of the fun outdoor holiday activities around Colorado Springs and the Greater Pikes Peak Region!
The Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is an annual holiday event that features over 85 light sculptures while also enjoying the company of the zoo’s friendly animals.
This holiday season, visitors to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the season with the Bridge of Lights event. The bridge will be illuminated with thousands of lights, offering breathtaking views of the gorge from across the bridge and throughout the park. The once-in-a-lifetime experience should not be missed, so don’t miss out on this special time!
Just under a mile of walking trail, holiday lights line the pathway through the Green Farm, Crossroads, Deer Creek Discovery Children’s Play Area and 1880s Hildebrand Ranch homestead.
The Denver Botanic Gardens is celebrating its 33rd year of their signature event: the Holiday Lights Extravaganza. Thousands of families from the Front Range region have made it a tradition to come to the York Street location and enjoy the twinkling lights. In an effort to be sustainable, all lights used in the event are LED. This family-friendly event is sure to be one that will bring joy and cheer for many years to come.
Nov. 18 – Jan. 7 (closed Nov. 24 & Dec. 25), 4:30-9 p.m.
Hudson Christmas is set to return for the holiday season with a breathtaking light display in its woodland setting. Guests of all ages can experience the majestic trees adorned with festive lights and join in a festive sing-along to their favorite holiday tunes while surrounded by a forest of glowing, dancing Christmas Trees.
Christmas revelers looking to experience something new this holiday season can drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights that are synchronized with holiday music, audible through car radios. Giant candy canes, snowmen, and arched pathways offer a unique immersion into the festive season. Adults and children alike will no doubt enjoy pressing their faces against the windows for a closer look at the magical display.
Timberline Landscaping does a great job of coordinating and publicizing a Colorado Springs Christmas lights guide. Check out their interactive map to plan your route.
Some basic rules for residential drive-bys include:
Here is a partial list of some of the residences that participate year after year, and most have their displays synced to music.
This holiday season, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs are bustling with seasonal activity. With an array of local businesses, restaurants, and shopping opportunities, visitors can take a break from the cold and explore what these unique districts have to offer. From picking out the perfect gift for Grandma to enjoying a warm hot chocolate or libation, discovering the delightful charms of Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs is sure to make this winter one to remember.
This holiday season, celebrate with a unique and festive experience at Acacia Park’s Ice Skating rink. Enjoy a fun day of ice skating with your family, friends, and loved ones, and take advantage of the special discounts for first responders and military members. Don’t forget to bring your credit card to take full advantage of the skate-in-the-park offers! Tickets are only available at the rink, so get there early to get the best deals and ensure your spot on the ice.
he North Pole-Santas Workshop, a vintage amusement park nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a festive attraction that offers visitors of all ages a truly unique holiday experience. Home to Santas Village and a visit from Santa Claus himself, the allure of Christmas is alive and well year-round among its many attractions.
Check out our other year-round fun things to do in Colorado Springs.