New Years Eve

Ring in the New Year

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve in and around Manitou Springs? Well, look no further, below are all of the New Year’s Eve events!

  • Big Sky at Armadillo Ranch — 8pm
  • Jarod & Jeremy Facknitz at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort — 6pm
  • Eva & Phillip at D’Vine Wine — 5:30pm
  • MR3 at Kinfolks — 8pm

This list will be updated as any changes are announced.


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Time for a little holiday shopping

Need some holiday gift inspiration? Look no further than your local Colorado small businesses. For every $100 spent locally, $70 stays in our community.

Here are a few ways that you can Shop Local this holiday season:

  • Start the holidays off right with us on Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the sweet deals waiting for you this weekend! 
  • Buy a gift card to your favorite Manitou Springs restaurant or bar.
  •  Pick up a hand painted work of art from one our many local artists.
  •  Take a walk through town to see the lights, and browse the wares at our locally owned shops.
  •  Stop by the Chamber of Commerce to get Manitou Money, useable at 60+ of the businesses in Manitou Springs.
  • Remember that spending $75 or more in Manitou Springs qualifies you to receive a 40% off voucher for a lift ticket to Monarch Mountain.

Listen out for our live holiday music

Shopping Manitou Springs

While you’re in town, listen out for some live holiday music. Our Holiday Brass will be performing on 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, & 12/19 from noon-2pm. We’ll also have the band Wassail performing on 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, & 12/18 from noon-2pm as well. Take a second to soak in the holiday cheer by listening to music and shopping small here in Manitou Springs.

Come meet the big guy!

Along with the holiday music, you’ll have a chance to meet Santa himself here in Manitou Springs on a few special days!

Join us on Friday 11/26 for your first chance to meet Santa, while we flip on the holiday lights at the town clock. Santa will be there from 3-5pm, with the lights coming on at 5pm.

Can’t make it out on the 26th? Well Santa will be taking some time out of his busy schedule to come back to Manitou Springs on 11/27 & 12/18 from noon-2pm. The location of these two visits will be set at a later dated (we do have some pretty sporadic weather in Colorado this time of year).


Now Until December 17th

Send Santa your wish list

We’ve gotten together with our friends over at The North Pole, to help us make sure all of your letters make it to the Big Guy before Christmas.

Drop off your letters to Santa by December 17th in our Christmas house drop box by the town clock. His team of elves will pick them up and get them to The North Pole for you.

While you’re dropping off your letter, be sure to take a few minutes to check out all of the awesome window decorations that our local businesses have set up! You can vote for your favorites here!

P.S. – Parents, make sure you include your address on the letter, so Santa can send a letter back. It’s a busy time of year for him, so having your address written down will speed up the process for him.



Read a story while you stroll downtown

Snowmen at Night

‘Snowmen at Night’ begins at Mountain Man, continues around Ruxton Ave., and follows along the south side of Manitou Avenue.

Scan the QR code above to get more information about the Stroll-A-Story program by PPLD.

Knock Knock

‘Knock Knock’ begins at Rocky Mountain Beignets, moves West on Manitou Ave. and Canon Ave., then jumps back over to the North side of Manitou Ave. 

Scan the QR code above to get more information about the Stroll-A-Story program by PPLD.

Shop & Ski

If you need another reason to shop local with us here in Manitou Springs, we've partnered with Monarch Mountain once again to make it even easier for you to get on the slopes this ski season!
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