Where To Find Santa In Colorado Springs


Location: Vista Ridge High School, 6888 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923

Date: Saturday, December 3

Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Details: Come have a pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Support the VRHS Band!


$5 per person! (Children 2 and under FREE)
+ Pancakes, sausage, toast, scrambled eggs, juice, & coffee! (Gluten free on request)
+ Meet and Greet with Mr. & Mrs. Claus!
+ Take home a picture with Santa for $5!
+ Stories read by Santa and his elves!
+ Holiday themed crafts and games!
+ Christmas music!
+ Visit the VRHS Craft Fair when you’re done!

Location: The Broadmoor, 1  Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Dates: Saturday, November 26December 3December 10, December 17December 24

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for children ages 4 – 10. Children 3 years of age and younger are complimentary. Reservations are required, so please call dining reservations at 719-577-5733.

Details: Want to have breakfast with the man of the season before he gets busy making toys with the elves? Please join The Broadmoor for music, fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. NOTE: This is open to hotel guests and members only.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo,  4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. Colorado Springs, CO USA  80906

2016 Dates – open 23 nights! 

Nightly, December 9 – 23*
Nightly, December 25 – January 1, 2017
(*Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, December 24)

Times: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (last admission sold at 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: See Website


Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit! Celebrate holiday cheer during Electric Safari with 85 light sculptures on over 50 acres! Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle. Santa is here too, nightly through December 23


  • Interactive activities will be available in The Loft.
  • Special Animal Shows and Keeper Talks nightly, see detailed schedule below.
  • Select animal exhibits are open during the event, including the giraffe barn, Encounter Africa, Aquatics, Rocky Mountain Wild, Scutes Family Gallery, Asian Highlands and Monkey Pavilion.

Santa Zone:: You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why….Santa Claus is coming to town!

DATES: Nightly, December 9 – 23
TIME: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Safari Lodge in African Rift Valley

WHAT: Get into the holiday spirit while you await your turn to meet Kris Kringle! Santa Zone features amazing lights, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and a warming fire.

Location: Harmony Bowl, 3845 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917

Date: Sunday, December 4

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details: Join The Shane Ray Team, Santa & a couple of his reindeer for a fun morning/afternoon! Bring the kiddos to get pictures with Santa, get up close to a real reindeer, and maybe do a little bowling! Cookies, cider, and hot cocoa will be provided!

They are partnering with Crossfire Ministries, a local nonprofit organization helping homeless families in Colorado Springs, CO.

They would love to collect items to bring the cheer of Christmas to those in need. Their biggest need is items for boy and girl teens such as: sports items & balls, make-up, cologne/perfume, hand held games, ear buds, clothes & blankets travel games, Art supplies toothpaste & toothbrushes, or non-perishable food items.

Location: Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway, 515 Ruxton Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Dates: Dates and times vary from December 3-24 2016- Please visit Website

Time: Varies

Cost: December: $25 adults and children aged 3-12; Children 2 and under are free as long as they ride on your lap. Additional $5 fee per vehicle for parking.

Details: Santa Claus is coming to town! Come enjoy a COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE with Santa Claus and his elves as you take the Cog Railway and learn the story of Santa on Pikes Peak. This 45 minute round trip will not take you to the top of Pikes Peak, but will take you 2 miles up our tracks to the historic Minnehaha Siding. On your way up, you will get to ride the train with some of Santa’s elves and learn the story of Santa Claus on the mountain! You will stay on the train for Santa’s story and take the ride back to the Depot with hot chocolate and cookies! When you get back to the Depot, you will be welcomed by Santa and his elves at the North Pole! There will be music, activities, gifts, and an opportunity to visit with Santa. Don’t forget to bring your cameras because this is a trip you won’t soon forget! Make sure to dress warmly. When you return, children will be given a small gift bag from Santa.

Space is very limited. Reserve your spot online today! Questions? Call 719-685-5401

Location: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Dates: Beginning November 4th, the Christmas House will be open daily, Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

See Santa at The Christmas House & meet his reindeer!

November 19-20, 24-27, and weekends in December, 2016

Time:  10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Capture a special moment with Santa :One photo $14, Two photos $24, Three photos $38

Contact the Santa’s House, 719-577- 5813 for additional dates and times.

Location: The Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Dr E, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Dates: November 19th through December 24th

Santa’s Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm (with breaks to feed his reindeer from 1:00-2:00 and 5:00-6:00). Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm (with a break to fee the reindeer from 2:00-3:00)

Details: Santa will be at The Citadel and will be located on the lower level between Foot Locker and Sports Fanatic.

Location: 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade, CO 80809

Dates: Through December 24, 2016

Details: Visit Santa at Santa’s Workshop, a Christmas-themed family amusement park. Meet Santa and ride on more than two dozen kid-friendly rides. Santa is in his house when the park is open….although he does take a lunch break around 12:30 for a half an hour. Santa’s helpers will be glad to take a digital picture with you


Location: Old Colorado City, 2324 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Date: Saturday, November 26

Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special Apperance: Nov. 26th 5 – 8 p.m. for the Christmas Stroll

Price: $10 for the first one, $5 each additional.

Details: Join in every Saturday and Sunday at the Bancroft Park Cabin in Old Colorado City , starting with The Christmas Stroll 2016 on Small Business Saturday 2016 November 26 and going through December 24th for pictures with Santa.

Victorian Santa will be your children’s favorite. Trained and educated in meeting the special needs of any child, he was voted by parents as being their pick of local Santa’s in the Colorado Springs area. Come join and get your picture made, have some fun, and be entertained while you wait. Special pricing can’t be beat, and the time spent with your child is unique to them.

Location: Santa Fe Depot:Located one block south of Hwy 50 & 3rd Street, Canon City, CO 81212

Dates: November 18-December 24, 2016

Time: Varies

Prices: $60 Adult /$50 Child (ages 1-12) for Vista Dome
$50 Adult / $40 Child (ages 1-12) for Club
$40 Adult / $30 Child (ages 1-12) for Coach

Details: Experience the train that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself! The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends on a journey you’ll treasure year after year. On the way to the North Pole, Christmas music, Red Vests, and Servers will keep your family entertained, while you nibble on cookies and sip hot cocoa. Approximately 30 minutes into your ride the Santa Express Train reaches the North Pole in the Royal Gorge where Santa and his special Elves board the train to pass out a special holiday bell to each ticketed child as he makes his way through.

All of the children receive a special gift from Santa. Enjoy Christmas music, entertainment from elves and the breathtaking views of the Royal Gorge.  

Location: Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Dates | Times: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, November 12 – December 16 (with breaks to feed his reindeer from 1pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm)
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm, December 17 – December 23 (with breaks to feed his reindeer from 1pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm)
Sunday: 11am – 6pm (with a break to feed his reindeer from 2:30-3:30pm)
Christmas Eve: 9am – 6pm (with breaks to feed his reindeer from 1pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm)

Details: Bring the little ones for a visit with Santa and let them share their special holiday wishes with the jolly old elf. Capture the moment with a professional photo you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Breakfast with Santa

Date: December 3, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 (under 2 FREE). Purchase your tickets at Guest Services.

Details: Join us in the Food Court for a very special breakfast with Santa! Enjoy breakfast, entertainment, hands-on activities, prizes and more!

Breakfast with Santa for those with disabilities
Partnering with The Resource Exchange and Empty Stocking Fund this fun morning will include activities appropriate for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Date: December 10, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 (under 2 FREE). Purchase your tickets at Guest Services.

Kids love Santa’s Wonderland. Get a FREE Photo with Santa. Visit Monday through Thursday and get a FREE frame, too!

TONS of FUN! All Details in link!


Location: 6 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 through the holiday season

Cost: Included in admission

Details: Event begins at 12 p.m. and highlights include:: 

  • Elf Scavenger Hunt with candy and prizes for children from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Letter to Santa at the Falls Pavilion from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Carolers in the Canyon 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Complimentary Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Cider at the Roundabout by 1858 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • A Holiday Themed “Selfie-Station”

At 5PM, look up into the sky and see Santa cross the canyon on the Soaring Adventure Zip Line. Then watch for Santa to rappel into the park shortly afterwards where he will flip the switch and bring on all the lights for the holiday season. 

If you have a favorite place to visit Santa, please submit below so we can include!

COSMB’s Guide to the Holiday Season!