Red Needle West, 708 S. Tejon, 633-8008. Handcrafted and handknit gifts, wreaths, and ornaments featured. Refreshments. Sun., Dec. 21, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Events & Concerts Summit by Candlelight, a Colorado Springs Children's Chorale concert, Business of Arts Center, 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs. Free. Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
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.
Santa Arrives at the Town Clock, Corner of Cann Ave. and Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Wed., Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Call635-7506 for more.
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.
Many Lights of Christmas Drive-Thru, Springs First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Over 200,000 lights. Dec. 18-21, 6:30-9 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.
Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, Broadmoor Little Theatre, Broadmoor Resort Hotel Main. $25-50. Reading with High Tea and performance of madrigal singers or matinee reading. Pre-show discussion with director Linda Purl at 1:30. Sun., Dec. 21, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. Call 475-1737, x13 for reservations or more info.
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 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., 11 a.m. event. 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, pages 44 and 45.
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.