When: Dec. 6-8, 5:30 p.m. and Dec. 13-Jan. 1, 5:30 p.m. 2014
I remember as a kid my parents bundling me up in layers, Randy's-snowsuit-in-A Christmas Story-style, as we made the annual visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari (4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, cmzoo.org). Lo and behold, the event featuring more than 1 million lights and 40 animated light sculptures is happening again, for the 23rd year, now through Jan. 1 (except Christmas Eve). With zookeeper talks and Santa Claus — but only select indoor animal exhibits — you'd better go get that snowsuit. Visit the website for times and ticket prices. — Anna Palmer
Price: $8.25 for adults; $5.25 for children ages 3-11. Children 2 and under are free.