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150th Anniversary - Holiday Edition
Pikes Peak, 2022

1 year to celebrate 150!

With one year to celebrate our 150 year history, there is so much to do we can’t fathom creating any more lengthy an introduction to take your time away from getting busy with all of these fantastic events taking place this year! 

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Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Breakfast with Santa

Come have breakfast with Santa at the Community Congregational Church! Saturday morning, December 10th from 8 am – 10 am, Santa will share a tasty breakfast with you. Sponsored by the Manitou Springs Kiwanis Club.  Contact www.manitoukiwanis.org 

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Manitou Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Manitou Christmas Parade

Join us in Manitou Springs on Saturday, December 10 at 6pm for the annual Manitou Christmas Parade! 

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2022 Holiday Decorating Contest Registration
December 1-26, 2022

Holiday Decorating Contest

The Manitou Springs Downtown Holiday Decorating Competition has returned for 2022, starting on December 1. Register your business now or vote for your favorite decorations! Prizes will be awarded for winners.

Holiday Decoration Competition
Letters to Santa
November 25 - December 18, 2022

Letters to Santa

Parents, grandparents and children alike will love this magical addition to our community. Beginning December 1st, 2022 through December 18th, 2022 we will be accepting letters to Santa Claus at the Town Clock in Downtown Manitou Springs. Drop off your letter by December 18th to ensure that Santa will be sure to visit your child during his travels this Christmas season! He is very busy this time of year. 

Holiday Traditions in Manitou
Holiday Season 2022

Holiday Traditions in Manitou

Get ready to deck the halls in Manitou Springs! Check out our Holiday Traditions page for a one-stop shop to all of your holiday events this season.

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Holiday Season 2022

Shop Small. Shop Local.

Skip the mall and shop small in Manitou Springs this holiday season! Support local businesses in Manitou Springs that make our community so incredible. 

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A Sanctuary of Wellness

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with mineral soaking at SunWater Spa, yoga in the park and so much more. Follow our Guide to Health & Wellness in Manitou Springs. Learn more

There's something in the water

Maybe it’s the mountain air, or the natural mineral springs. It might be the open-air dining or that feeling of being nestled just at the foot of Pikes Peak. Whatever it is, we know that nature rejuvenates us, now more than ever.

For centuries people have been making trips here to taste the magic and mystery of Manitou’s healing waters. Come and experience the magic for yourself—we dare you.

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Far from ordinary

All roads lead to adventure

Nestled between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, historic Manitou Springs is centrally-located to the unique attractions of the Pikes Peak Region.

A road-trippers paradise, Manitou sits just below Highway 24. Head east and you’re to the interstate in under 15 minutes. Head west and you’re entering the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.

Where in the world is Manitou?

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Garden of the Gods

.5 miles away

Make sure you don’t miss Balanced Rock and Kissing Camels during your walk through the garden.

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Pikes Peak Highway

6 miles away

Hike it, drive it, bike it, bus it. No matter how you see Pikes Peak—it’s sure to take your breath away.

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Paths & Trails

Out your back door

Red Mountain and the (in)famous Manitou Incline are sure to get your heart pounding!

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Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway

60 miles round-trip

You just haven’t seen gold until you’ve seen the aspens along this scenic byway. 

Stay and play like a local

If you want to enjoy our lovely town to the fullest—kick-off your shoes and stay awhile. In order to live like a local, you should spend a few days in town to really get that Manitou vibe. There’s so much to experience right outside your front door.  

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Gift Guide: By Holiday Song

If you’re still stumped on a few final gifts, use our guide to pair their favorite holiday song with a local shop that’s sure to leave them rockin’ around the Christmas tree.

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