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Winter Wonders, USAFA Planetarium, USAFA North Gate Entrance. Free. About Christmas, Chanukah, and winter solstice celebrations. Through Jan. 2 (Except Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31-Jan. 1), weekdays at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Call 333-7731 for more.
The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas, Mt. St. Francis Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $10. A play and performance by marionette artist David Simpich. Fri. and Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m. Through Dec. 28. For more, call 636-3272.
Holiday Extravaganza Revue, Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs. $12.50-$23.50. Senior, child, and group rates available. Weekends and some weekdays per reservation. Runs through Dec. 27. Call 685-5104 or 685-5572 for more.
Holiday at the Zoo, Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Ave. $10-$15. Featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic with musical "zoo" on the stage. Sun., Dec. 28, 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call 719-520-SHOW.
Great Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, 500 block of Manitou Avenue. Tosses, glamour competition, launches. Sat., Jan. 3, 10:15 a.m. Rules and info available at the Chamber of Commerce at 685-5089.
New Year's Eve Look for more New Year's Eve events in the Playing Around section, page 33.
New Year's Eve at Joyrides, Joyrides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Avenue. $15-$28. A lock-in for 11-18 yr. olds. Pre-registration required. Wed., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.- Thurs., Jan. 1, 4 a.m. Call Ashley at 573-5500, x10 for more.
New Year's Eve from Gershwin's Broadway, Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Ave. $26-$48. Featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Wed., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. For tickets, call 719-520-SHOW.
New Year's Eve Ball, Historic City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Ave. $50 includes dinner, champagne at midnight. Featuring the New Century Big Band with Mary Chapman and special guests The Nostalgics. Wed., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Call Tickets West at 576-2626 or call 536-3240 for more information.
Glitter Ball, Downtown's New Year's Eve Party, pedestrians only on Pikes Peak Ave. from Cascade to Tejon and on Cascade from Colorado to Kiowa. Headquarters Antlers Adam's Mark with music, hot beverages, hot air balloons, "Glitter Ball" at midnight. Wed., Dec. 31, starts at 9 p.m. Call 635-8803 for tickets to the reception.
D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist or There's Gold in them Thar Teeth, The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $51.50. Wed., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. For tickets and information, call 685-3700.