2022 holiday events

Holiday traditions begin in Manitou Springs

Manitou Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Manitou Christmas Parade

 ‘Twas two weeks before Christmas and all through the land,

 excitement grew quickly for the parade we have planned!

 Celebrate Christmas this tenth of December 

Create holiday moments  you’ll always remember!

 Manitou Avenue will be all aglow,

As Happy attendees jaunt to and fro!

Bring out your family and all of your friends,

dawn your red hat and fuzzy mittens.

 The parade begins at the 6th strike of the clock, 

from Ruxton to El Paso is where our Marchers will walk.

Children can gather for the rare and special site,

Of the man all in red with a beard big and white.

Come early and enjoy the fine sights of the city, 

Radiant, Lively, the lights will be pretty!

Stay for dinner with family and friends,

Finish last-minute shopping to tie those loose ends!

Rejoice “Seasons Greetings!” and celebrate with us this year,

For its the Manitou Christmas Parade, an event full of cheer.

2022 Christmas Parade Detour
Small business Saturday

We've got big plans for the 11th small business Saturday, and we want you to be a part of them! Shop Small with us on Nov 26 and support Manitou's local businesses.

Holiday Markets

At Commonwheel -
November 4 - December 30, 2022
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
At the MAC
The Moonlight Market Presents: Handmade Holiday
Friday, December 2nd, 2022 | 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 | 11am - 4pm
At Green Horse Gallery
til Christmas

Seeing is believing

Visit Santa in Manitou!

Santa will be in town through the holiday season.  Bring your camera and get a picture with the kids! You can visit on the following days:

Friday, November 25, 2022 –  Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade @ 4-6pm

Saturday, December 10, 2022 – Breakfast with Santa @ 8-10am & Christmas Parade @ 6pm

Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Storytime with Santa @ Manitou Springs Library @ 1-3pm

Saturday, December 24, 2022 – Santa Arrives at the Town Clock @ 6pm

Letters To Santa

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. 

150th Anniversary - Holiday Edition

Visit Manitou Springs’ 150th Anniversary webpage to see other Holiday Happenings that coincide with our year-long sesquicentennial anniversary. 

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