The holiday season is a time for celebration, and what better way to do that than to experience the Festival of Lights in Colorado Springs? This annual event is a beloved tradition in the Pikes Peak region, and it's sure to bring joy and cheer to all who attend. From carolers and strolling musicians to artisans and vendors, there's something for everyone at this festive occasion. The Festival of Lights takes place on Saturdays in downtown Colorado Springs. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular display of Christmas lights, carol singers, strolling musicians, and shopping and dining specials.
All vendors represent nonprofit organizations from around the world, with the motto of donating twice. At the end of the parade, a dazzling light show will be projected over the building while coordinated music plays. The 38th annual Trees of Life community tree lighting ceremony will also take place on Saturday, November. This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season with family and friends.
At the end of the ceremony, each light that is turned on will be in remembrance of someone special. The Skate in the Park rink will also be open almost every day through January. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, just off Tejon Street in Acacia Park, this is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Visitors can enjoy ice skating while taking in the sights and sounds of the season.
For those looking for unique gifts and souvenirs, there are plenty of options available. Downtown stores are open late with special offers and gifts that are perfect for the holidays. Artisans, manufacturers of handmade items, food, gifts and locally produced products, and Colorado trucks will be present at the 45th annual Applewood Arts Festival in Aurora. The beloved That Cat Pluto from Colorado Springs will also be at Cat Fest Colorado on Sunday, November 3rd.
This ultimate celebration of all things cat related takes place at the National Western Expo Hall. Proceeds from enrollment fees go directly to helping Colorado veterans through the Colorado Veterans Project. From mountains to plains, there are plenty of fun events to experience this weekend in November. Head downtown on Saturdays to celebrate the Christmas season in style as an eventful day culminates with the 39th annual Festival of Lights.
Enjoy carolers singing your favorite holiday tunes, strolling musicians playing festive music, artisans selling unique gifts and souvenirs, vendors donating twice to nonprofit organizations around the world, a dazzling light show projected over buildings with coordinated music playing, a community tree lighting ceremony honoring someone special, ice skating at Skate in the Park rink located off Tejon Street in Acacia Park, shopping specials at downtown stores open late with special offers and gifts perfect for the holidays, and Cat Fest Colorado featuring That Cat Pluto from Colorado Springs.