Colorado November 16, 2017
The Small Town In Colorado That Transforms Into A Magical Christmas Wonderland
Have I ever told you guys how much I LOVE Christmas? (Psst… seeing as though I wrote about it constantly in both 2015 AND 2016, the answer is a big yes!) This time of year is most definitely my jam, so get ready to discover a whole bunch of holiday hidden gems, including this small town in Colorado that transforms into a Christmas wonderland:
You know Manitou Springs for its charming downtown area, fun attractions (like the iconic Pikes Peak Cog Railway), and unforgettable festivals, but what you may not realize is that the town of 5,000 also knows how to do the holidays right.
Located just six miles west of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs lights up the nighttime sky every holiday season with a festive downtown light display that could soften the heart of even the Grinch, in addition to hosting a number of other seasonal events such as...
...the annual Manitou Tree lighting...
This local favorite takes place on November 24, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm in Downtown Manitou.
...Heritage Center Holiday Market...
Homemade arts, crafts, and other goodies await you THIS Friday (November 17th from 5-8 pm) and Saturday, (November 18th from 11 am - 5 pm) at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center.
...magical Christmas parade...
The parade begins at 6 pm on Friday, December 1st, 2017 along Manitou Ave.
...visits with the big guy, carolers every weekend, and more!
(With all of this being said, is it any coincidence that Santa's Workshop is only a 10 minute drive from Manitou Springs? We didn't think so either!)
For a complete list of Manitou's upcoming Christmas festivities, please visit the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce's
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