Spend the Holidays in Manitou

Published: November 5, 2023

holiday cheer starts here!

Ho, ho ho-lidays in Manitou

And just like that, spooky season is over, the first snow fell in Manitou and we’re thinking about all of the halls to be decked. Fall in Manitou is beautiful—but there’s no season more magical in this little mountain town than the holiday season. We’re making a list and checking it twice—so join us for all of the festivities this year!

Celebrate with Santa at the annual tree lighting

Celebrate the season with the jolly man, himself! Meet us at the historical Town Clock in downtown Manitou for this spectacular kickoff to the holiday season. Enjoy cookies and hot cider alongside the annual tree lighting at 5pm.

An Ornament for Every Occassion: As you're shopping local, be sure to stop by Christmas in Manitou—the holliest and jolliest shop in downtown. Personalize an ornament for that special someone on your list.

Stoll downtown to the sound of holiday classics

Shopping local just got merrier with the sweet serenade of the Brass Quartet, every Sunday between November 25th and December 24th. Did you know that .70 of every dollar spent in Manitou Springs stays right here in our community? 

Christmas Brass

Experience the best of holiday cheer at The North Pole

See where all the magic happens and make sure you’re on the Nice List at The North Pole—Santa’s Workshop. Enjoy more than two dozen rides, find the perfect ornament and get your picture taken with Santa Claus.

Know Before You Go: The North Pole is popular around the holidays and many days are considered "Peak Days" - which require a reservation. Check out their calendar to plan ahead and make the most of your visit. Similarly, reservations are required for Electric Safari—so book in advance for the most holiday cheer.

Be dazzled by over 85 light sculptures at Electric Safari

Lions and tigers and twinkling lights, oh my! Sip hot cocoa as you visit with the animals and take in over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures. Hop on the Skyride for just $3 and take in all of the lights of Colorado Springs below. 

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