Nov. 13 or 24: Thanksgiving Meal Cooking Class — 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 or 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 24, The French Kitchen, 4771 N. Academy Blvd., go online or call for cost. Registration: 719-528-6295, tfkcc.com.
Nov. 19-24: Turkey Turnover — Family Flavors the Slide WNB is accepting monetary donations to help provide meals for 200 families this season. Donations are also needed. Call 719-300-7936 for information.
Nov. 25: Turkey Trot 5K — To benefit the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, 9 a.m., Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place. Registration: ppymca.org/programs/health-fitness/races/turkey-trot-5k.
Through Nov. 30: Give Thanks for Nature Food Drive — Get a free Geo Trekker movie ticket for three nonperishable food items, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St.; gardenofgods.com.
Nov. 18: Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas — 7 p.m., Pueblo Memorial Hall, Pueblo, $38-$61. Tickets required: pueblomemorialhall.com.
Nov. 21: Trans-Siberian Orchestra — To benefit El Pomar Foundation and Empty Stocking Fund, 3 and 7:30 p.m., The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $59.50 and up. Tickets required: worldarena.com.
Nov. 24: Red Mountain Boys – Holiday Kickoff Party — 6:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive. Admission is a least two nonperishable food items to benefit Care and Share Food Bank; stargazerstheatre.com.
Dec. 4: Caroling, Caroling — America the Beautiful Chorus Christmas Show, with the Velvet Hills Chorus, 2 and 7 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., go online for ticket prices. Tickets required: atbchorus.com.
Dec. 4: Denver Piano Show – Holiday Edition — 7 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $25-$35; bootbarnhall.com.
Dec. 4: The Long Run — Colorado’s tribute to The Eagles Holiday Show, 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $20-$25; stargazerstheatre.com.
Dec. 4: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Holiday Concert — 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $24-$27; pikespeakcenter.com.
Dec. 5: Snazzy Jazzy Christmas — Presented by the Woodland Park Wind Symphony with Swing Factory and In-House Band, 6-8 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park; woodlandparkwindsymphony.com.
Dec. 8: Ugly Sweater Party with Grass it Up — 6:30-9:30p.m., Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., $5; frbbq.com.
Dec. 10: Trace Bundy Acoustic Holiday — 7:30 p.m., Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $22-$30; stargazerstheatre.com.
Dec. 11: Trace Bundy’s Acoustic Holiday — With Glen Phillips, 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder, $25-$35. Tickets required: axs.com.
Dec. 12: First Presbyterian Church’s Christmas Joy Concert — 2 and 4:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$28; pikespeakcenter.com.
Dec. 12: Woodland Park Wind Symphony Christmas Concert Gala — With reception, cash bar and more, 6-8 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park; woodlandparkwindsymphony.com.
Dec. 14: Barry Manilow – A Very Barry Christmas — 7:30 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $19.75 and up. Tickets required: axs.com.
Dec. 14: All Wrapped Up Holiday Show — With Velvet Hills Chorus, America the Beautiful Chorus and Crimson and Slate Choir from Cheyenne Mountain High School, 7:30-9 p.m., Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $15-$20. Tickets: tickets.entcenterforthearts.org/3168.
Dec. 15: Harp Twins Rockin’ Holiday Concert — 7 p.m., Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $17-$22; stargazerstheatre.com.
Dec. 15: Chris Isaak Holiday Tour — 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $49 and up. Tickets required: ticketmaster.com.
Dec. 16-18: Larry Stewart Holiday Show — 7 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $49-$79; bootbarnhall.com.
Dec. 17-26: Broadmoor Holiday Dinner Show — With Sheena Easton, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 17-19 and Dec. 24 and 26, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $75-$130. Reservations required: tix.com/ticket-sales/broadmoor/5614.
Dec. 18: X1039’s X-Mas Bash — Featuring KennyHoopla, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $30; blacksheeprocks.com.
Dec. 19: Christmas Symphony — 2:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $28-$70; pikespeakcenter.com.
Nov. 19-Dec. 23: “Christmas Extravaganza” — Melodrama dinner theater, The Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, go online for ticket prices; ironspringschateau.com.
Nov. 19-Jan. 2: “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” — Gaylord Rockies, Aurora, $29 and up. Tickets required: tickets.gaylordrockies.com.
Nov. 24 and 27: “Petite Nutcracker” — A condensed, 20-minute version, 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, $5 to benefit Care and Share Food Bank. Tickets: danceinthesprings.com/tickets.
Nov. 26-28: “The Nutcracker – Short and Sweet” — One-hour shows, 1 p.m., 4 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26-27, 2 p.m. Nov. 28, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $29 and up; pikespeakcenter.com.
Nov. 27: “The Nutcracker” — 2 and 7 p.m., Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $15-$69. Tickets required: entcenterforthearts.org.
Dec. 4-5: “Christmas This Year: Holiday Spectacular” — Family-friendly variety benefit show including and supporting our community with Down syndrome and special abilities, with Jared Anderson, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 5, Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $21-$21. Tickets: christmasthisyear.org.
Dec. 9-19: “Yule be Naughty” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-19, Millibo Art Center, 1626 S. Tejon St., $25-$28. Tickets: themat.org.
Dec. 11-23: “The Nutcracker” — Presented by Ballet Ariel, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, $25-$38. Tickets required: lakewood.org/tickets.
Dec. 21-22: “A Colorado Nutcracker” — With Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Colorado Ballet Society and Colorado Youth Ballet, 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 22, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $22-$49; pikespeakcenter.com.
Nov. 12-13: Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds and Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock; aparisstreetmarket.com.
Nov. 19-20: Affordable Arts Festival Holiday Online Sale — Affordableartsfestival.com.
Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19: Après Ski Holiday Market — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver; dairyblock.com/events.
Nov. 27-28: RiNo Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. and surrounding streets, Denver. Free admission tickets: tinyurl.com/2p3tv98z.
Dec. 3-19: Belmar Holiday Bazaar — 4-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Belmar Plaza and indoor shopping hall, 439 S. Teller St., Lakewood. Free admission tickets: tinyurl.com/tzjt28xh.
Dec. 4-19: Belleview Station Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Belleview Station, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver. Free admission tickets: tinyurl.com/4j9k6ukz.
Dec. 11: Colorado Farm and Art Market Winter Wonderland Holiday Market — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Margarita at Pine Creek, 7350 Pine Creek Road; tinyurl.com/ettmc7fp.
Colorado Farm and Art Market Winter Wonderland Holiday Market
Through Jan. 15: Lush Cosmetics Holiday Pop-Up Shop — The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway; thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com.
Nov. 13: November Noel — To benefit Newborn Hope, 6-11 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $150. Reservations required: newbornhope.org/eventstickets/colorado-springs.
Nov. 15: Bob Telmosse’ Foundation Fundraiser — Mod Pizza, 4465 Venetucci Blvd. Go online for information: santa-bob.org.
Nov. 20: Holiday for Hope — With dinner, drinks, live music, silent auction and more to benefit Empty Stocking Fund, 6:30-11 p.m., The Venue at Almagre, 2460 Montebello Square Drive, $100 and up. Tickets required: emptystockingfundco.org/holidays.
Nov. 20: Bob Telmosse’ Foundation Bike/Toy Drive — Banning Lewis Ranch Vista Water Park, 8833 Vista Del Pico Blvd., Fountain. Go online for information: santa-bob.org.
Nov. 24: Miracle at Union Station — Whimsical pop-up cocktail bar with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado, $2 reservation confirmation charge. Reservations required: unionstationindenver.com.
Dec. 11: Jingle Jog 5K — To benefit the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, 9 a.m., Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Road. Registration: ppymca.org/programs/health-fitness/races/jingle-jog-5k.
Dec. 18: Bob Telmosse’ Foundation Giveaway — 8:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.; santa-bob.org.
Through Nov. 15: Bob Telmosse’ Foundation Online Coffee Fundraiser — santa-bob.org.
Through Nov. 30: Christmas Toy Drive — New, unwrapped toys and cash donations can be dropped of at SDS Guns, 3902 Palmer Park Blvd.; concealedcarryforfree.com/free-ccw-classes/colorado-springs-free-ccw.
Through Dec. 13: Toy Drive — New, unwrapped toys for kids and teens can be dropped off at each Colorado Springs Police Department substations and Police Operation Center or Toys for Tots box locations throughout Colorado Springs and El Paso County; toysfortots.org.
Through Dec. 13: Santa on Patrol — New, unwrapped toys to benefit children in the Tri-Lakes area can be dropped off at Monument Police Department, 645 Beacon Lite Road, Monument or any Toys-4-Tots box locations throughout Tri-Lakes Area; email@example.com.
Through Dec. 15: The Christmas Tree Project — Provides fully decorated Christmas trees for families in need. Donations of Christmas trees and decorations, as well as volunteers and cash donations needed; thechristmastreeproject.org.
Food and Drink
Nov. 11: Holiday Pies and Pints Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $85. Registration: 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.
Nov. 18: A Vegan Holiday Cooking Class — 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Denver, $85. Registration: 303-377-3222, theseasonedchef.com.
Nov. 21: Holiday Pie – Make, Take and Bake at Home Cooking Class — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave., Denver, $119. Registration required: cookstreet.com.
Kids and pets
By Dec. 4: Festival of Lights Kits — Holiday-themed Festival of Lights activity kits for families, while supplies last. Reserve kits at give.cspm.org/festivaloflights2021. Pick up kits 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.
Nov. 12-Jan. 31: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10, includes skate rental, free for ages 4 and younger with paying adult, credit cards only; downtowncs.com/event/skate.
Skate in the Park
Nov. 19-Jan. 1: The Polar Express Train Ride — Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad; durangotrain.com.
Nov. 26-Dec. 26: ElectriCritters — Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, go online for schedule and ticket prices. Tickets required: pueblozoo.org/electricritters.
Nov. 26-Jan. 2: Luminova Holidays — Dazzling lights, candy cane tunnel, rides and more, Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver. Go online for ticket prices. Tickets required: elitchgardens.com.
Nov. 28: Santa is Coming to Trouts — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Trouts Fly Fishing, 1025 Zuni St., Denver; tinyurl.com/hdmtus.
Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19: Santa at the Station — Free visit with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver. Skip-the-line tickets available for $50 per family with advanced online ticket purchase; unionstationindenver.com.
Dec. 3-5 and 10-23, Dec. 25-Jan. 1: Electric Safari — Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for schedule and ticket prices: cmzoo.org/events-programs/special-events/electric-safari.
Dec. 11 and 12: Nature Hike with Santa — 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $4-$5. Registration required: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
Through Dec. 24: Santa’s Wonderland — Free 4×6 photo with Santa, crafts and more, Bass Pro Shops, 13012 Bass Pro Drive. Reservations required: basspro.com/santa.
Nov. 13: Tree Lighting Celebration — With live music, Santa and more, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Outlets at Castle Rock, 550 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock; outletsatcastlerock.com/events.
Nov. 13: Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care’s Trees of Life Tree Lighting — A celebration in memory of thousands of loved ones and a tribute to our military and first responders, 5-7 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.; pikespeakhospice.org/pikes-peak-hospice-foundation/events/treesoflife.
Nov. 14: Holiday Wreath Workshop with Cocktails — 2-5 p.m., Dairy Black, The Maven’s Windsor Room, Denver, $150. Registration required: tinyurl.com/mttrta9m.
Nov. 19-20: Joys of the Season Holiday Home Tour — To benefit Tri-Lakes Women’s Club, beginning at the Hospitality House, The Woodmoor Barn, 1691 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, $25 and up. Tickets required: joysoftheseasonht.org.
Nov. 19-Jan. 8: Blossoms of Light — Celebrate the holiday season with a dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color, closed Nov. 25 and Dec. 25, Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, Denver. Tickets: botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/blossoms-light.
Nov. 26: Grand Illumination — 5-8 p.m., Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver; unionstationindenver.com.
Nov. 26-Dec. 27: Merry & Bright Lights Show — 5-10 p.m., Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver; unionstationindenver.com.
Nov. 26-Jan. 2: Trails of Light — A winding path glistening with lights that illuminate the Colorado countryside, Chatfield Farms, Littleton. Tickets: botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/trail-lights.
Nov. 27: Old Colorado City Christmas Stroll — Photos with Santa, carolers and more, 5-8 p.m., West Colorado Avenue; shopoldcoloradocity.com/christmas-stroll.
Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Holiday Headframe Lighting — Headframes of mining days will light up the sky with holiday ornaments and more, Victor and Cripple Creek; victorcolorado.com/events.htm.
Nov. 27: Christmas Stroll — Carolers, holiday fund and more, 5-8 p.m., Old Colorado City; shopoldcoloradocity.com/christmas-stroll.
Dec. 3: Bear Creek by Candlelight — With luminary-lit trails, Santa and more, 5-8 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $7-$8. Registration required: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
Dec. 3-4: 1940s White Christmas Ball — Doors open at 3:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Downtown Convention Center, Denver. Tickets required: 1940sball.org.
Dec. 4: Christmas Walk in Old Colorado City — Hosted by the Falcon Wanderers Walking Club, start between 9 a.m.-noon. and finish by 3 p.m., Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. Wheelchairs are not recommended, strollers can complete the courses, leashed pets allowed on trail. Non-perishable food and cash donations collected to benefit Westside Food Pantry; Curt Converse, 719-591-8193.
Dec. 4: Active Adults: Hand Woven Ornaments — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, $10-$12. Registration required: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
Dec. 4: Festival of Lights Parade — Downtown Colorado Springs; coloradospringsfestivaloflights.com.
Dec. 4: Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas — With 250,000 LED holiday lights, Breckenridge; gobreck.com/event/lighting-breckenridge-race-santas.
Dec. 9: Electric Moonlight — 21 and older event with sampling of foods, wine and spirits, live music, Santa Claus and more, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $65.75. Advance tickets required: cmzoo.org/em.
Dec. 14: Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon Gala — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., DoubleTree hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $60-$80. Registration required: tinyurl.com/2cyjxdbr.
Dec. 18: Bear Creek Nature Center Audubon Christmas Bird Count — 9 a.m.-noon, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $5 donation for birdseed & feeders. Registration required: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
Dec. 18: Gingerbread Habitat Decorating — 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, $15-$20 per kit. Registration required: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.
NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Gala — Black tie event with five-course dinner and music by the Broadmoor Pops Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m., The Broadmoor Hall, 1 Lake Ave. $295. Reservations required: tinyurl.com/4f64xcrb.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve — With Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $28-$70; pikespeakcenter.com.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve – Expect the Unexpected — With SofaKillers, 7:30 p.m., Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13071 Bass Pro Drive, $100-$125; bootbarnhall.com.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Bash — 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., The Broadmoor International Center, 1 Lake Ave., $75. Reservations required: tinyurl.com/k3ykdcws.
Dec. 31: Crumb’s New Year’s Eve Boulder Bash — 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder, $35-$39.50. Tickets required: axs.com.
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