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 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.
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.
FOOD AND DRINK
NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
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: 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 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: 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: 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.