Music, stage productions, charity events and more for the holiday season around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.  

PARADES, LIGHTS AND MORE

Through Dec. 31: A Hudson Christmas — An extravaganza of Christmas lights, 5-9 p.m., Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, $8-$10.50, free for ages 3 and younger. Tickets: altitudetickets.com.

Through Dec. 31: Helicopter Christmas Light Tours — 6-9 p.m., Colorado Springs Airport, 1575 Aviation Way, $94 and up. Registration: 648-5580, coloradovertical.com.

Through Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m. with last admission at 7:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $5.75-$12.75 in advance, $7.75-$14.75 at gate, 75 cents for ages 2 and younger; cmzoo.org/electricsafari.

Through Jan. 1: Headframe Lighting Event — Tour giant ornaments that light up the night sky, Victor and Cripple Creek; tinyurl.com/toct9rk.

Through Jan. 3: Blossoms of Light — 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, $14-$21. Tickets: tinyurl.com/ybqlputy.

Through Jan. 4: Winter Wonderland: Holiday Traditions — Buell Children's Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $8-$10; tinyurl.com/y5jadjsn.

Through Feb. 23: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Go online for prices and times; downtowncs.com/skate.

STAGE

Through Jan. 19: Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn" — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown. Times and ticket prices: coloradocandlelight.com.

CHARITY

Through Dec. 31: Christmas in Magic Town — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Michael Garman's Magic Town, $5; tinyurl.com/tmcqzjo.

Through Jan. 17: Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund — To benefit local health and human service agencies. For a list of events and to donate, go to emptystockingfundco.org.

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ThroughJan. 1: Mountain Illumination Festival — 6-9 p.m., Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Manitou Springs, $25 per car load up to 10 people, $30 per van with more than 10 people, $5 discount with new toy donation to benefit Christmas Unlimited. Additional costs for pictures with Santa or the Coca-Cola Polar Bear; caveofthewinds.com.

Jan. 4-5: Treecycle — At local sites, $5 donation to benefit local youth nonprofits. Go online for times and locations: csyouthsports.net/treecycle.

FOOD AND DRINK

Through Jan. 1: Miracle - a Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up Bar — 6 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Allusion Cocktail Bar, 323 N. Tejon St.; miraclepopup.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS

Dec. 31: Umphrey's McGee New Year's Run — 7 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $39 and up; ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 31: Devotchka New Year's Eve — 8 p.m., with Banshee Tree, Kiltro, Bluebird Theater, Denver, $25.50-$29; axs.com.

Dec. 31: Noon Year's Eve Celebration — Hosted by the Pikes Peak Children's Museum, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $7.50, $22.50 for family of four, $26.25 for family of six in advance or $10, $30 for family of four, $35 for family of six at door, free for ages 1 and younger; tinyurl.com/t98nom3.

Dec. 31: Mr. Guffaw's 2020 Bubble Bash — 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 31, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12.50, $44 family four pack; themat.org.

Dec. 31: Bubbles & Bites New Year's Eve Bubbly Dinner — 5 and 8 p.m., Tapateria, 2607 W. Colorado Ave., $89. Reservations: 471-8272.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Dinner — 5-9 p.m., The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road, $65, wine tasting will be extra. Reservations: 598-8667.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Celebration — 6:45 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $100; bootbarnhall.com.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve at The Broadmoor — 7:30 p.m., Broadmoor Hall, 1 Lake Ave., $250; tinyurl.com/y4bd8b33.

Dec. 31: New Years Eve Celebration — With Jon Stringer, featuring Kris Show, 7:30 and 10 p.m., Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $20 for 7:30 p.m. show, $40 for 10 p.m. show; looneescc.wixsite.com/loonees/new-years-eve.

Dec. 31: Colorado Springs Dance Theatre's New Years Eve Dance Party — 8 p.m.-1 p.m., The Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave., $75-$130 in advance, prices increase by 10% at door; csdance.org/nye-dance-party-fundraiser.

Dec. 31: Latin New Year's Eve Dance Party — 8:30 p.m., DoubleTree hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $55-$60. Tickets: randysinatra.com/nochelatinparty.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve with Cracked Sky, He Kill 3, Dirty Kings — 9 p.m., Union Station, 2419 N. Union Blvd., free show; peak31csprings.com.

Dec. 31: NYE - White Rose Gala — 9 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, $79 and up; axs.com.

Dec. 31: Champagne New Year's Eve Murder Mystery — Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $99 plus tax and gratuity. Times and reservations: 685-1864.

Dec. 31: New Years Eve Dinner — Sopra Antipasto & Wine Bar, 4 S. 28th St., $75. Reservations: 471-8200.

Dec. 31: New Years Eve Bash — Pueblo Convention Center, Pueblo, $35-$100; pueblomemorialhall.com.

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS

Jan. 1: First Day Hikes — 9 a.m., Elk Meadow, Elk Meadow Trailhead; 10 a.m., Wapiti Nature Trail, Wapiti Trailhead; 11 a.m., Forest Bathing Walk, Outlook Ridge Trailhead, Mueller State Park, 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $8 per vehicle; 687-2366.

Jan. 1: AdAmAn 2020 New Years Fireworks — Midnight, Pikes Peak Mountain; adaman.org.

Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to the Craft Fair calendar in the Home and Garden section, Saturdays in The Gazette.

Send holiday events to listings@gazette.com.

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