Winter Activities for Kids

winter activities

When: See Website for dates

Time: 1-3pm

Most events are free with purchase of certain supplies in store. Call store for details.

Upcoming events:

11/18: Wreaths

11/19: Personalized Ornaments

12/2: Gingerbread Houses

12/9: Christmas Tshirts

12/16: Personalized Gifts

When: Most Saturdays
Time: 10-12, $2 includes supplies.
Upcoming Holiday Themed Kids Clubs:
11/18 Holiday Banner
12/2 Customized Slime
12/9 North Pole Photo Props
12/16 Candy Cane Decorations
Paint with Santa Special Event!
Sunday 12/10 10-11:30am
$38 per child, reserved seats. 
Spend Quality time with the Jolly old elf himself! We will guide you in making a treasured “Santa & Me Handprint Plate,” or other project of your choice. Santa will have a gift for each child! He will read a story and visit with the children while you take photos to your heart’s content! We will have a cookie decorating station set up as well. Don’t miss this magical event!
Time: 11am except Polar Express is at 7pm
Cost: FREE
Join us to read a holiday themed story followed by festive activities!
12/1 Polar Express Event
12/2 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime
12/9 Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Big Golden Storytime
12/16 River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime
12/23 Santa’s Magic Key Storytime

Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum

Date: Saturday December 2
Time:  10am-2pm
Cost: FREE
Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for our annual FREE holiday celebration. Enjoy a full performance schedule, crafts, and activities led by a variety of community organizations. Don’t miss this special tradition that’s brought magic to the Pikes Peak region for over 20 years!
Date: Sunday, December 17
Time: 12:30-4pm
Cost: tickets available 12/1 at 9am

This festive, family-friendly event will take place on Sunday, December 17th at Building Three Coffee Roasters. ***MORE EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON

  • {MARK YOUR CALENDAR} Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 1st at 9 am
  • Tickets to this event will include:: one digital photo with Santa per family, Christmas Carol listening, snacks, hot cocoa/coffee, and activities/crafts for the children.
  • This is a private, intimate event. We will have TWO time slots to choose from; 12:30-2:00 pm and 2:30-4:00pm. Please make sure that you select the tickets for the time slot that you would like to attend. We have only 75 tickets per time slot due to space restrictions. *tickets will NOT be sold at the door

Location: Fountain Creek Nature Center

Date: December 9 and 16

Time: Choose from 11:30am, 12pm, or 12:30pm

Cost: $7 per person

Enjoy the sounds of Suffolk Punch draft horses clip clopping down the Regional Trail with jingle bells and seasonal songs. Sponsored by the Miller and Evans Families. Weather permitting. Select ride time (11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., or 12:30 p.m.) when making required pre-paid reservations by phone or online.

Location: Fountain Creek Nature Center

Date: December 9, 15,16

Time: 10-11:30am

Cost: $3/member, $4/non-member

Participate in the interactive reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, and make snowflake crafts while waiting for Santa to arrive at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Then hike the nature trail with Santa to see what gifts nature gives us. Prepaid registration required on-line or phone.

Breakfast with Santa
Date: December 9
Time: 8:30am
Cost: $5 adult, $3 child, under 2 free
Partnering with The Resource Exchange and Empty Stocking Fund this fun morning will include activities appropriate for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Purchase your tickets at Guest Services.

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Kristal is a native of California, lived in Utah, and now lovingly calls Colorado Springs home. She grew up in a household with four younger siblings and graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz. She and her husband are raising their elementary school aged children in the Briargate area. With kids in school full time, Kristal is an active member of the PTA, and spends time working in local schools. She is passionate about connecting moms in our community. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks in the aisles of Target, dancing it out in Zumba classes, drinking copious amounts coffee, cooking dinner as a form of therapy, and last but certainly not least, spending time outdoors with her family.