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Colorado Springs Holiday Events

Celebrate the season with Colorado Springs holiday events in the serene beauty of the Rockies.
Colorado Springs Holiday Events

The holidays are a special time of year when family and friends come together in the spirit of giving and togetherness. Something magical happens when people start thinking about riding through snow in horse-drawn sleighs or listening to live carols playing while sipping hot cocoa. Whether you're a local or visiting from out of town, there is something for you to enjoy in Colorado Springs during this festive season.


Kicking off the season is the annual Turkey Toss at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Come witness a wolf, coyote and fox feeding on Thanksgiving morning followed by refreshments.

Those looking for more traditional holiday offerings will be delighted with the opening of The Nutcracker on November 27, running through November 29. This annual production by the Oklahoma City Ballet and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic features the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and student dancers from the Pike's Peak region. The Philharmonic's Christmas Symphony is sure to get you into the spirit with some of your Christmas favorites, including parts of Handel's Messiah and Schubert's Ave Maria. More classic holiday entertainment comes courtesy of the USAF Academy Band and the various performances of Holly and Ivy, which are all free and open to the public.

The perfect prelude to a Colorado Springs Christmas is a Holiday Evening at Rock Ledge Ranch. This event with wagon rides, classic carols and lantern tours is sure to be a hit for young and old visitors alike.

Don't forget Cheyenne Mountain Resort for your lodging needs this holiday season whether you're coming into town or you want to treat your friends and family.


Don't Miss Out on These Colorado Springs Spa Packages

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a Colorado Springs spa getaway at the Alluvia Spa.

Leave your worries behind with a relaxing mountain getaway to the tranquil Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado. The new Alluvia Spa will help rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Our special treatment packages make it the perfect destination for a romantic rendezvous, a mother-daughter day out or a girls' trip. If you just want to get away from it all and relax by yourself, we can help you with that too.

Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat is surrounded by natural beauty both indoors and out to provide a calming environment. We use the rich mineral deposits of the local Rocky Mountains to provide all-natural treatments. You have your choice of either indoor or outdoor treatment areas. Relax on our private patio while taking in the majestic view of the Cheyenne Mountain and cozying up to the crackling fire. You can rid your body of toxins in our steam room or take a soothing soak in the whirlpool.


Colorado Springs Spa Packages


Our spa lets you take your pick from a wide assortment of treatments, including mineral-rich body soaks, facials, massages, manicures and waxing services. We even have a special spa menu specifically designed for teens 13 to 17 years old, making it the perfect location for your daughter and her friends to be pampered. Make sure you take advantage of our special spa packages available right now including our seasonal Carmel Apple-Pear Delight or the popular Escape for Two to enjoy with your special someone.

Whether you come to Alluvia Spa at Cheyenne Mountain Resort to take advantage of one of the specials or for our regular services, you can expect an environment that's ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. Browse our website to select one of our Colorado Springs Spa Packages for a total escape from the every day.


Exciting Activities Fill the Colorado Springs Event Center Schedule

There are plenty of things to do in Colorado Springs this fall.


Colorado Springs Event Center Schedule

The fall is a great time to visit the Colorado Springs area; the weather is pleasant, and the foothills come alive with vibrant colors. If you're in town with friends and family and need a fun outing, take a look at the upcoming events at the Colorado Springs Event Center.

On October 24th and 25th, you can attend the Prospectors Sertoma Gun Show, the oldest gun show in Colorado Springs that has been going strong for 41 years. The show will come back to town November 27 through 29, giving people a second chance to pick up a new item or add to their collections.

On November 21, radio station KBIQ 102.7 will be hosting the Fourth Annual Christmas Expo. This will be a fun, family-oriented event filled with food, shopping and live entertainment that can keep you busy for the whole day and get you in the spirit for the holiday season.

If you need a place to stay before or after one of these fun events, the staff members at Cheyenne Mountain Resort invite you to visit us. We're located just 8 miles southwest of the event center, and you're sure to enjoy the amenities of our four-diamond resort.


Celebrate Autumn at the All Colorado Beer Festival

Join the premiere Colorado Springs beer event and sample brews with friends this fall.

Colorado Beer Festival
Whether you are a connoisseur of fine beers or a casual drinker with a desire to expand your palate, the All Colorado Beer Festival is an event at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center you won't want to miss. This event will feature over 70 brewers, all from Colorado, and visitors will get to participate in tasting, a silent disco and formal judging of the brews.

The 2015 ACBF will be held on November 6 and 7 and is hosting three separate events. The Brewer Rendezvous on November 6 is a pre-event function available to a few lucky people. Attendees will be able to meet with all the participating brewers and be treated to free food and beer during the course of this fantastic meet and greet.

The ACBF Afternoon Session will be held November 7 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Admission will include as many 2-ounce beer samples that you can consume responsibly. Tickets are $10 for basic admission, $45 for early entry if you'd prefer to avoid the lines by entering an hour early, and $65 for a Brewer Insider Pass that grants access to the Brewer's Lounge Area.

The Evening Session is similar to the Afternoon Session and runs from 6:30 p.m. through 10 p.m., and those who purchase early entry passes will be able to enter at 5:30 p.m. Participants should be advised that backpacks and strollers will not be admitted at either session.

Everyone at Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy your time at this amazing charity event!


Veterans Day in Colorado Springs Honors Our Nation's Heroes

There are plenty of family friendly events in Colorado Springs this November to commemorate those who served in the military.

Veterans Day in Colorado Springs

A Veterans Day weekend in Colorado Springs may be one of the best ways that you and your family can enjoy the local events and celebrate our nation's heroes of the Armed Forces.

Those looking for an activity over the weekend can join or spectate at the 3rd Annual Colorado Springs National Veterans Day Run on Saturday, November 7. This event, beginning at 8 a.m., is open as both a 5K run and a 1-mile walk for families and supporters. Next, you can watch the city's Veterans Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will start at St. Vrain Street and head down Tejon Street to Vermijo Avenue.

On Veterans Day itself, Wednesday, November 11, Pikes Peak offers free admission to all active and retired military during the Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Veterans Day Special. You can enjoy a scenic drive through 19 miles of alpine country and see the leaves changing colors.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers discounted rooms through Benchmark Hospitality's partnership with the USO, making it more affordable for you and your family to find a comfortable room with a military hotel discount Colorado Springs. Our staff appreciates the courage and sacrifice made by active military, veterans and their families. Enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado Springs in one of our comfortable guest rooms, and let our staff take care of you for a few days in tribute to the dedication you have shown to our nation.


Spooktacular Halloween Events in Colorado Springs Await You

A seasonal delight can be found on Halloween in Colorado Springs.

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year, and there is no better place to enjoy the festivities than in Colorado Springs. The crisp weather welcomes all visitors to the area and treats them to a variety of autumn-inspired events and activities.

Halloween Events in Colorado Sprin
For an adult crowd with a taste of fine beers and a little spooky fun, the Haunted Brew Fest  on October 10th is the event for you. Sample 100 different beers from 40 breweries while enjoying live entertainment and discount tickets to a haunted house. Nearby, the Haunted Mines are sure to strike terror in anyone's heart. Try to enjoy a walk through a deserted mining town where the souls of the dead will let you in and never let you leave.

Those still thirsty for more thrills and chills with a little family fun mixed in will enjoy the World Golf Spook-Out Shoot-Out. This event includes haunted miniature golf, bounce houses, hayrides, helicopter rides, great food, nightly costume contests and much more. The fun takes place October 17, 23, 24, 25, and 3oth.

The Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade is one of the more unique Halloween events in Colorado Springs this October 24th. Enjoy a parade of coffins and authentic hearses followed by a race that consists of teams pushing coffins across a finish line. The event is followed by an awards ceremony. If you enjoy fitness and staying in shape, be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Races at Venetucci Farm for a scary good run on October 3rd.

No Halloween would be complete without the Boo at the Zoo event at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Guests are treated to a haunted house, a lighted pumpkin patch, a boo carousel and more, surrounded by the zoo's animals on October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we're excited to host travelers looking to enjoy all the Halloween events in Colorado Springs. Book your stay for the weekend and get ready to be spooked by all the festivities.


A Beautiful Winter Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs

Plan your dream nuptials in the Rocky Mountains with our winter wedding ideas in Colorado.


wedding venue in Colorado Springs
The majestic Rocky Mountains are never more beautiful than when covered with a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Winter weddings have become a hot trend in recent years, and there's no better wedding venue in Colorado Springs than Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Our friendly and experienced staff will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. An on-site wedding planner will ensure that your ceremony is perfect to the last detail, whether you're planning a large wedding or an intimate ceremony for close family and friends. You can begin your weekend with an elegant rehearsal dinner. We offer several themes including a wine pairing dinner and an hors d'oeuvre buffet. We have several venues available for your reception, but a wonderful option for a winter wedding is the Remington's Room, which provides spectacular views of Cheyenne Mountain.

The award-winning culinary team will plan the perfect reception menu based on your tastes and the size of your wedding. You can choose an elegant plated reception from one of our chefs or a buffet that is exquisitely prepared by our experienced catering team. We also offer several ways to customize your reception, including a gourmet coffee station and cupcake bar. Before heading off to your honeymoon, you'll enjoy an intimate farewell brunch. You and your new spouse can feast on a champagne brunch with your bridal party or, if you're planning a winter hike later in the day, you can choose a simple but tasty continental breakfast.

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort also offers special spa packages for brides and grooms. You'll look and feel your best after the luxurious treatments, plus a relaxing facial will help you de-stress before the ceremony.


Family Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs: Waldo Waldo 5k

Waldo Waldo 5k offers family friendly fun in Colorado Springs.

 family friendly fun in Colorado Springs

Where’s Waldo?  In Colorado Springs you may stumble on A LOT of them at the 5th Annual Waldo Waldo 5k this October 17th.  Presented by elope, Inc, participants can dress up like Waldo or Wenda with a costume complete with shirt, hat and funky glasses included with race registration.  Over 3,000 Waldos & Wendas participated in 2014 alone!

Supporting a great cause, money raised through Waldo Waldo benefits local nonprofits that support Waldo Canyon restoration, disaster relief and fire recovery, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Since 2012 thousands of participants have dressed as Waldo or Wenda, and raised over $100,000 for local nonprofits such as Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trails and Open Space Coalition, and the Waldo Canyon Firefighters Relief Fund at Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

This un-timed 5K takes place at the Pioneer Museum and is perfect for people of all-abilities from families, corporate teams, military teams, firefighters, experienced wheelchair users and even community members who were deeply affected by the fires.

Visit the Waldo Waldo 5K official website for more information or to register.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort wishes all Waldo Waldo 5K participants the best of luck at this family fun event in Colorado Springs. We hope walkers and runners of all ages have a fun-filled day!


Our Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs Liven Up Fall Vacations

From science festivals to relaxation workshops, fall events in Colorado Springs keep you entertained.

Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs
Come take advantage of our fall packages in Colorado Springs. The heat of summer is over and the chill of winter has yet to arrive, so autumn is the perfect time to visit. The leaves are changing, and the mountainsides are enlivened with an array of colors. In addition to the area's natural beauty, there are the many events in Colorado Springs that take place September to November.

The Colorado Springs Fall Home Show takes place October 3 and 4. This event showcases the many improvements available to homes today. The Colorado Springs Science Festival will be held October 3 to 11. Hosted by the Colorado Springs Science Center, the festival includes events all over town, many of which are free. From Rubik's Cube Competitions to robot invention exhibitions, the whole family can enjoy man-made marvels. October 9 to 11, the Mind, Body and Spirit Celebration comes to town. There are also concerts and events all season long at the Pikes Peak Center including the Russian Grand Ballet performing Swan Lake, Third Day, Price is Right! Live and more.

While staying at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this autumn, your visit can be enhanced by our hotel packages in Colorado Springs. With our Stay More. Play More. Save More. package, the longer your visit, the more you will save. Stay 2 nights and receive a 15% off, Stay 3 nights and receive a 20% off and Stay 4 or more nights and receive $25% off. Guests will also enjoy deluxe accommodations with patio or balcony, access to all of our resort amenities, 40% off two adult zoo coupons to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a round of golf and complimentary beer for only $60.35 and Kids 6 & under eat free for breakfast. We hope you enjoy your fall getaway!


Enriching Women's Lives at Camp Experience™ in Colorado Springs

Enjoy a transformative weekend at Camp Experience in Colorado Springs.

Camp Experience in Colorado Springs

You knew when you registered for Camp Experience that it was a retreat, a chance to network with like-minded peers, female professionals, civic leaders, moms and volunteers. You knew it was held in a relaxing, natural setting. You hoped you might rejuvenate and even reconnect with your passions. But after you arrive, you'll find it to be so much more.


CampExperience™ in Colorado Springs takes place this September 18-20 was created for successful women interested in building their lives, careers and connections. It provides busy women a reprieve from their everyday lives, and an opportunity to reconnect with themselves and their peers. This very special retreat fosters education, personal growth and amazing experiences, in an environment of positive energy, creativity and playful fun. Our participants and speakers share their gifts and resources with important charities that benefit women

Between listening to life-changing talks by noted speakers, learning powerful educational tools and participating in creative discussions, you’ll have learned that this unique community of women doesn’t just come together once a year for a retreat. They stay connected and are part of an impassioned organization that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help homeless women and children.

Your personal transformation at Camp Experience may be profound, but the real inspiration lies in seeing so many other female professionals, entrepreneurs, volunteers, community leaders, moms and "momtrepreneurs" sharing their wisdom and strengthening their bonds. The relaxed program of lectures and workshops can help you redefine your life, your visions and your goals. The social gatherings, eating, drinking, and going to the spa at Cheyenne Mountain Resort may just connect you with new friends for life.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort we look forward to welcoming all of our guests for CampExperience 2015 in Colorado Springs!