40 Colorado Springs-area holiday events

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Families ice skate in Acacia Park on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

STAGE

Through Jan. 1: “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $17-$20. Advance tickets: 465-2492.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8. Advance tickets: 719-295-7200.

Through Jan. 27: Holiday Model Train Exhibit — Through Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $5-$9.

CHARITY

Through Jan. 10: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — Go online or call 476-1673 for list of events.

Jan. 2-31: TreeCycle — 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 2-31, Rocky Top Resources, 1775 E. Las Vegas St.; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 6-7, Baptist Road Trailhead, Falcon Trailhead, Cottonwood Creek Park, Security Service Field, Rock Ledge Ranch and Memorial Park, $5 suggested minimum donation to benefit community youth programs; 520-7878.

Jan. 6 and 7: Tree Recycling — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd. Mulch will help with erosion control at the Air Force B-52 Scout campsite, donations accepted.

FOOD AND DRINK

Jan. 1: 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Cooking Class – Twelve Drummers Drumming – Classic New Year’s Day Dishes — 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., $30. Registration: 577-5733.

OTHER STUFF

Through Jan. 1: Electric Safari— 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15-23 and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for ticket prices.

Through Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light— Holiday lights extravaganza, 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Go online for admission prices and advance tickets.

Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times.

Jan. 4-6: Rampart Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament — Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., go online for times and ticket prices.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve — To benefit Pikes Peak Children’s Museum with vendors, entertainment, balloon drop and more, 1 a.m.-2 p.m., Altered Reality Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., go online for ticket prices. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Event with Mr. Guffaw” — 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Free Holiday Rides — 5 p.m.-10 a.m. Jan. 1. Take a cab, Uber or Lyft to get to your destination safely and send McCormick & Murphy the bill.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve on the Rocks”— Featuring Migos, Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Dizzy Wright, King Green, 5:10 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, $175 and up.Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Champagne Murder Mystery Dinner — 5:30 p.m., Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $99. Reservations: 685-1864.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Neighbors & Friends Party — 6-10 p.m., kids’ celebration at 8 p.m., New York ball drop at 10 p.m., Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, 2 El Paso Blvd.

Dec. 31: “A Night in Vienna” — Colorado Symphony, 6:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $25 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Shows — With Chinaman, Allan Goodwin and Gretchen Hess, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Loonees Comedy Club, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: “New Year’s Eve” — Colorado Springs Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $24 and up. Advance tickets: 520-7469.

Dec. 31: Randy’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party — 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, $78-$110. Reservations available online.

Dec. 31: Dallas Alley Band — 8 p.m., Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 U.S. 24, Woodland Park; 687-7879.

Dec. 31: Tribe — 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., with champagne toast at midnight, Benny’s Restaurant and Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave.; 634-9309.

Dec. 31: Elephant Revival New Years Event Concert — 9 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 10 S. Parkside Drive, $45-$55. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve — With 11th Hour, He Kill 3, Deathride, 9 p.m., Peak 31, 2419 N. Union Blvd., $8; 227-7168.

Dec. 31: NYE Gatsby – White Rose Gala — 9 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street, Denver, $79 and up. Advance tickets available online.

Dec. 31: Denver New Year’s Eve Show — With Flobots and Pink Hawks, 9 p.m., Marquis Theatre, 2009 Larimer St., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: City NYE — 9 p.m.-2 a.m., McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Go online for ticket prices.

Dec. 31: Resolution NYE — 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 1405 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for tickets prices.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Helicopter Tour — 11:45 p.m., Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $359. Reservations available online.

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS
Jan. 1: First Day Hike — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, Day pass $7 per vehicle; 576-2016.

Events are added daily.

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