Holiday Festivities Arrive in Teller County/Ute Pass in Full Display

Holiday Festivities Arrive in Teller County/Ute Pass in Full Display

Big Lineup of Yuletide Events Launches This Week

Trevor Phipps

With Thanksgiving weekend over, the Teller/Ute Pass excessive nation has reworked into the Christmas season.

Get prepared, because the festivities kick off this week and supply a while for a break till Santa delivers all his presents.

In truth, all through the month of December, the Ute Pass area has many occasions geared towards getting folks into the Christmas spirit. From parades to particular visits with the great outdated St. Nick himself, Teller County is a primary location for Christmas-themed occasions.

Woodland Park Christmas Events

This week kicks off the vacation season at Woodland Park as many occasions happen all through the week. This weekend can also be probably the most festive occasions in the Cloud City all yr, as there are a bunch of standard annual occasions.

One of the primary occasions this week takes place Thursday on the City Reserve Gallery, positioned at 400 W. Midland Suite 120. The gallery will host a particular “meet the artist” social gathering from 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the official vacation weekend begins in the morning on the Ute Pass Cultural Center with the Kiwanis Ute Pass Breakfast with Santa. That Saturday morning, Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet everybody from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and there can be a pancake and sausage breakfast.

Also that morning, the Woodland Park Vacation Home Tour runs from 10 a.m. to five p.m. and through the identical hours on Sunday. The occasion begins at Tweeds Fine Furnishings after which attendees could have the chance to go to frequent featured properties in the realm to see the methods native residents have adorned their properties for the Christmas season.

During the vacation residence tour, Tweeds will even host its annual open home on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to eight p.m. People could have the chance to purchase Christmas themed gadgets as the shop is at all times prepared for the Christmas season.

110 Reserve will host their annual winter pageant on Saturday, kicking off with dwell music by Cari Dell at 4 p.m. Mikesell mentioned. “We’ll have pecans, chocolate and a limited menu as well.”

Those on the occasion could have an opportunity to see the parade because it winds its approach via town’s fundamental strip, beginning at 6 p.m.

Grand marshals for the parade this yr would be the founders of native nonprofit Focus on the Forest, Shawn Nielsen and Eve Woody. Along with the parade, there can be a vacation scavenger hunt, a gingerbread home contest, the Third Annual Deck the Eaves Dan Makris Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest and Mike’s Mad Hatter Contest.

On December seventh, beginning at 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM, Unified Title can be internet hosting a toy drive. People can go and luxuriate in dinner and drinks for a superb trigger and a donated toy will enter them right into a door prize draw.

Then on December September 11, Charis Bible College will host their annual Heart of Christmas efficiency. In addition, the Bible school will show their Christmas market.

Beginning December fifteenth, Funky Little Theater Company will convey A Christmas Carol to the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The present begins at 7pm on December 15, 16 and 17 and there can be a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Charis Bible College will even host their dwell nativity scene that weekend. The College’s Live Nativity Scene will happen from 5 to eight p.m., December 16-19.

Cripple Creek Christmas Events

Last weekend the vacation season formally kicked off in southern Teller County with the annual Head Frame Lighting. Over the subsequent month Cripple Creek will function plenty of main vacation occasions.

The metropolis’s Butte Theater will host a particular vacation efficiency that started Nov. 25 and runs via Dec. 31. This yr the theater will current “The Wizard of Oz, Colorado,” which is a brand new vacation play written by Chris Sorensen loosely primarily based on L. Frank Baum’s Ox tales. The efficiency has already obtained rave opinions. For showtimes and to buy tickets go to their web site at

On December eighth, Aspen Mine Center East can be internet hosting their Winter Wonderland Reception from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. The occasion will function Children’s Pajama Night with decorations and cookies and a studying of “A Visit from St. Nick.”

On Dec. 9, the Mining Center will host a Soup for the Soul and Christmas Cookie Contest from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Later that night time, Victor decorates its downtown and there would be the Victor Parade of Lights beginning at 6 p.m.

Then on December 10, there can be a day filled with the next Christmas occasions at Camp Gold:

Golden Camp Christmas Craft Fair on the Parks and Recreation Building, 9 a.m. to three p.m.

Art market at Hotel St. Nikola, from 08:00 to 16:00

Annual Luncheon at Aspen Mine Center East, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

Children’s actions together with adorning and cookie adorning at AMC East, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hot Chocolate/Cider and S’mores exterior Aspen Mine Center East, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Golden Camp Christmas Parade led by Ft. Carson Color Guard down Bennett Avenue, midday

Visit with Santa at Aspen Mine Center East, 12:30 p.m

Contest prizes and silent public sale ends at Aspen Mine Center East, 1:30 p.m

FREE CONCERT on the Colorado Springs Chorale at CC Baptist Church, 3 p.m

Green Mountain Falls Celebrations

The City of Green Mountain Falls could have a big vacation celebration and tree lighting on Sunday, December 4 from 4 to eight p.m. Most of the festivities will happen on the Sallie Bush Center. The occasion is sponsored by the Ute Pass Chamber of Commerce, The Church at Wildwood, Ute Pass Elementary and Green Box Arts and extra.

Festivities embody a festive craft present, dwell music, a choir efficiency and BBQ meals, courtesy of Southern Pride Asian Fusion.

The occasion culminates with caroling in Tatter Hall on the Church in Wildwood and the lighting of a giant Christmas tree in Gazebo Park.

For extra New Year’s Eve celebrations, go to TMJ’s Mountain Almanac or our web site and Facebook web page.

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