Winter Festivals

Looking for something to do or hoping to start a new family tradition? Check out the amazing winter festivals in the Colorado Springs area—perfect for spending time with family or showing off our beautiful area to out of town guests. Here are a few wonderful festivals, both near and far, that you can get your fill of holiday spirit and winter fun. These local activities will help you enjoy the magic of the season.

Festivals Around Town

  • Old Fashioned Christmas on the Farm
  • Hayride through lights
  • Kids nativity play
  • Kids’ crafts and cookie decorating
  • Christmas trees and crafts for sale
  • Coffee, hot cocoa, and cider
  • Roasting marshmallows on the fire
  • Fun games and activities
  • And more!

Dates & Times : Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Nov. 29 – Dec. 29; 3-8 pm

Also open Monday, Dec. 23rd 3 – 8pm

Tickets: Tickets are just $10 per person & include 1 FREE Hot Beverage or craft! Children under 2 are free! HINT: Online reservations for a particular day end at 1:00pm on that day.

Location: 9525 Burgess Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908 (Search Forest Bend Farm in the Waze app)

An annual festive concert of holiday music at the Pikes Peak Center.

Date: Sunday, December 9th

Time: 2 pm and 4:30 pm

Visit the zoo at night. Stroll between warming fires, enjoy the lights and the animals, and take in the incredible views of Colorado Springs at night. Multiple nights in December. Visit website for specific dates and times.

View a remarkable variety of Nativity scenes from all around the globe, plus a live Nativity as well.

Dates/Times: Friday, 12/6 from 2 pm-9 pm and Saturday, 12/7 from 1 pm-8 pm

Stroll up and down charming Old Colorado City to kick off the holiday season.

Date/Time: 11/30 from 5 pm- 8 pm

The fabulous Pikes Peak Children’s Museum hosts a celebration at noon- perfect for all of those kids (and their parents) who want to experience midnight festivities in the daytime hours.

Date: December 31st

Time: 10 am-1 pm

You can take your family to the Pioneers Museum Festival of Lights Family Fun Day for all kinds of fun activities. Crafts, activities and cocoa. Free but RSVP. Then stay around downtown to watch the downtown Festival Of Lights Parade at 5:50 pm

Date: December 7

Time: 10 am-2 pm

This is a charming holiday evening, with hayrides, candlelight tours of historic buildings and more.

Date: December 14th

Time: 4 pm-8 pm

Out of Town Festivals

See an amazing display of sculptures, hand carved from 20 tons blocks of snow.

Dates: January 24-29th

Walk around the historic mining town and watch the many artists create incredible works of art from ice.

Dates: February 8th – February 16th

Beautiful lights decorate the gardens for an enchanting evening stroll. Dates and times: various dates and times in November and December – check website for details.

German food, crafts and music in an outdoor market.

Dates: November 22nd – December 23rd

Beautiful lights and a charming place to visit Santa. Dates and times: Select dates through in November and December. Check website for details.

Guide to the Holidays