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Festival of Lights Hot drinks, food, free activities and shopping all day downtown.

Fine Arts Center Free Day, 30 W. Dale St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Eternal Gift. Sat., Dec. 6.

Colorado College Arts and Crafts Sale, Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Fri., Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 6 and Sun., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuba Christmas, Acacia Park, downtown. Sat., Dec. 6, 4 p.m.

Pioneers Museum Family Fun Day, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Special family exhibits, demonstrations and activities, ornament-making workshop and Christmas carol sing-along with Tom O'Boyle. Sat., Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Festival of Lights Parade, downtown. Sat., Dec. 6, 5:50 p.m. Parade goes south on Tejon from St. Vrain St., turns west on Vermijo, and then goes north on Cascade Ave. to St. Vrain.

Events & Concerts It's A Wonderful Life, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $23-$25. Dec. 5-21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more, call 634-5583.

Electric Safari, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Road. $3.50-$5.50. Nightly, Dec. 5-Jan. 1, 5:30-9 p.m. Santa will be there through Dec. 23. For more, call 633-9925.

Woodland Park Christmas Parade, downtown Woodland Park. This year's theme is The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss. Sat., Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m. Santa will be present and taking requests following the parade. Call 687-6670 for more.

Home for the Holidays Children's Chorale concert, Pikes Peak Center, 130 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$14. Special guests alumni choir. Sun., Dec. 7, 3 p.m. For more, call 633-3562.

Pikes Peak Flute Choir concert, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Ave. Free. Holiday Serendipity, a fun, lighthearted family concert. Sun., Dec. 7, 2 p.m. For more, call 266-1571.

Woodland Park Community Band Christmas Concert, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park. Free (donations welcome). Traditional and non-traditional music. Mon., Dec. 8, 8-9:15 p.m. For more, call 719-687-2210.

The Glory of Christmas, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. The annual Chancel Choir and Orchestra Concert featuring Handel's Messiah. Sun., Dec. 7, 5 p.m.

Carols & Cookies, Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Families: join the caroling and cookie decorating, and then warm up with wassail and cookies. Tues., Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Da Vinci Quartet Holiday Concert, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada ave. Free. Program includes Haydn and others. Thurs., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Featuring Chancel Choir, Joy Ringers, piano, organ, sing-alongs, including Hallelujah Chorus. Sun., Dec. 7, 3 p.m.

Colorado Springs Chorale: Deck the Hall, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Chorale. $10.50-$23.50. Fri, Dec 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com or 520-9090.

Soli Deo Gloria concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Featuring John Leavitt's Missa Festiva and Robert Millett's Five Christmas Carols, as well as choral music. Sat., Dec. 13, 3-7 p.m. For more, call 574-6417.

Dear Santa by the America the Beautiful Barbershop Chorus, Benet Hill Center, 2577 North Chelton Road. $8-$10. Special guest, the Velvet Hills Chorus. Sat., Dec. 13, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Many Lights of Christmas Drive-Thru, Springs First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Over 200,000 lights. Dec. 11-14 and Dec. 18-21, 6:30-9 p.m.

Holiday Victorian Bed and Breakfast Tour, various area B & Bs. $10-$12. Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Sun., Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 2-6 p.m. For more, call 471-3980.

Woodland Park Community Singers Christmas Concert, Faith Lutheran Church, 1310 Evergreen Heights Drive. Free. A selection of classical and traditional Christmas music, including selections from Vivaldi's Magnificat. Sat., Dec. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. For more, call 686-8860.

The Nutcracker Ballet, Wasson High School Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way. $15. Performed by the International Ballet School. Sat., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 481-6791.

Sounds of the Season, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $4-$6. Featuring the Pikes Peak Philharmonic performing Christmas and winter selections. Sun., Dec. 14, 3 p.m. For more, call 475-8869.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic Christmas Concert, Benet Hill Auditorium, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $4-$6. Sun., Dec. 14, 3 p.m. For more, call 442-6853.

A Prelude to Christmas concert, Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Free. The Da Vinci Quartet will play solo quartet works, Boccherini's "Gloria" and Schubert's "Magnificat" with the Taylor Memorial Choir Sun., Dec 14, 4 p.m.

Woodland Park Community Singers Messiah Concert, Faith Lutheran Church, 1310 Evergreen Heights Drive, Woodland Park. Free. The concert includes choral and solo selections and audience participation is welcome. Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30-9 p.m. For more, call 686-8860.

Good News: A Christmas Cantata, Black Forest Community Church, corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads. Free. Featuring the combined Children's and Chancel choirs. Sun. Dec. 21, 10 a.m.

A Classical Christmas, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Chorale. $16.50-$31.50. Sat., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com or 520-9090.

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. and Dec. 22-24 at 5 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec. 28. For more, call 636-3272.

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.

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.

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.

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