There are tons of reasons to celebrate and be thankful for this holiday season! Say farewell to 2021 in the best way possible by enjoying any of these amazing events with the entire family. Whether you live in the city or are visiting, make sure you don’t miss these great options for family-friendly events and activities in Colorado Springs!
Check out our top picks below:

Where:North Pole Colorado
Dates: November 1-December 24- 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Nestled at the door of Pikes Peak, you can find the amazing North Pole- Santa’s Workshop!

Kids and families will have an awesome time this holiday season visiting this vintage amusement park. What better way to celebrate and experience the true Christmas experience than at Santa’s home?

Where: Acacia Park
Hours: November 12- January 31. Hours vary by day.

Is there any other better activity for the winter season than ice skating?

Get ready because Skate in the Park at Acacia Park, presented by ACADEMY BANK, will return on November 12, 2021!

Where: Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Hours: November 12- December 31 . Hours vary by day.

This is a unique and unforgettable experience for kids in which they are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends while sipping hot cocoa and enjoying a cookie on the way to the North Pole!

Where: Kinship Landing
Hours: November 20. 10 AM- 12 PM

Gather the family and pose with the Christmas man himself.

It Includes a digital copy of the photo, a hot cocoa bar for children, spiked hot cocoa for adults, holiday cake pops, and fabulous company!

Where: Pikes Peak Library District – Library 21c
Hours: November 24 & 27 : 12:30 PM – 12 AM | 2 PM – 12 AM

The talented students of the Colorado Ballet Society perform this condensed, 20-minute version of The Nutcracker. This is a perfect introduction to the story for children of all ages!

These performances are a delightful sneak peek at Colorado Youth Ballet’s A Colorado Nutcracker!

Where:Bancroft Park
Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas

Take pictures with Santa and celebrate the season!

Santa will be greeting everyone with Christmas cheer every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Christmas at Santa’s Cabin at 2408 W. Colorado Ave in Bancroft Park!

Where: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Hours: November 25. 9 AM- 11 AM

For the annual Thanksgiving Day, you will get to watch wolves, coyotes, and fox families being fed! Watch how they enjoy their turkey dinner.

The CWWC is one of the very few sanctuaries in the United States which has been certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Where: Palmer Lake Elementary School
Hours: November 27. 4.30 PM- 7.30 PM

Families can join Palmer Lake Fire to celebrate the annual Star Lighting and Chili Supper!

With the purchase of a ticket, families can enjoy dinner, pictures with Santa, hayrides, and more.

Where: Along Colorado Avenue & in Bancroft Park
Hours: November 27. 5 PM- 8 PM

This wonderful holiday event allows kids to get photos with Santa and Prancer the Reindeer in Bancroft Park.

Families will enjoy The Colorado Dickens Carolers who will be Singing and strolling Colorado Ave.

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hours: December 3-5, 10-23, 25-Jan. 1, 2022 | Member Early Entry Hour with advance timed ticket: 4 – 5 PM | General admission with advance timed ticket: 5 – 7:30 PM | The event ends at 8:30 PM

Families will get to see over 60 unique light sculptures while celebrating the season with the zoo animals!

Enjoy photos with larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals, hot cocoa, Santa, and so much more!

Where: Chick-fil-A
Hours: December 4. 8.30- 10.30 AM

Kids will get to enjoy breakfast with Santa Joe and Santa Cow!

The event includes; breakfast, Santa joe, and Santa Cow, and a build a plush snowman activity. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

Where: ENT Center for the Arts
Hours: December 4: 2 PM & 6 PM | December 5: 2 PM

Christmas This Year is a must-see Holiday Spectacular for all ages to enjoy!

This annual family-friendly variety benefit show includes and supports our community with Down syndrome and special abilities.

Where: St. Vrain Street – Vermijo Street.
Hours: December 4. 5.30 PM- 8.30 PM

The Festival of Lights Parade 2021 will go on in downtown Colorado springs.

It will start at St. Vrain Street and go south on Tejon to Vermijo Street.

Where: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Hours: December 19. 9 AM- 11 AM

This is a unique event for the family!

You will get to spend some time with the wolves in their wonderland retreat in Divide, CO. Festivities include breakfast burritos with the wolves. Space is limited. Please call for reservations.

Where: Pikes Peak Center
Hours: December 21 at 7 PM | December 22 at 2 PM | December 22 at 6 PM

You will enjoy 150 local dancers bringing Colorado Springs’ fascinating history to life.

Step back in time and experience a 1907 Christmas Eve celebration at the Glen Eyrie home of General William J. Palmer, amongst the city’s illustrious founding families.