Electric Safari, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Road. $3.50-$5.50Nightly, Dec. 5-Jan. 1, 5:30-9 p.m. Santa will be there through Dec. 23. For more, call 633-9925.
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.
Black Rose Acoustic Society Christmas Party & Singalong, Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup Roads. Free, bring dessert to share. Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Call 578-0254 for more.
Old-Fashion Holiday Evening, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, At the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th St. $1 - $5. Wagon rides, caroling, old-time musical entertainment, barn dance and more. Sat. Dec., 13 and Sun. Dec., 14, 4-8 p.m. For more call 578-6777.
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.
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.
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, The Harlem Nutcracker and Rejoice, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $8-$10. The Harlem Nutcracker, arranged by Duke Ellington and a variety of inspirational music will be the backdrop for innovative dance performance by Attitudes Ballet Theatre Company. Sun., Dec. 14, 2 p.m. (Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker) 7-9 p.m. (Harlem Nutcracker and Rejoice). For more, call 473-1770.
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.
Rocky Mountain Christmas, Old Colorado City. Featuring Santa in the Bancroft Park cabin. carriage rides, carolers and street entertainment. Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 24.
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. Through 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.
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.