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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Rd., 475-9555. Nearly one million lights, Santa, caroling and zoo animals. Runs through Jan. 2, 5:30-9 p.m., nightly.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St. $25/person. Tasting of six wines per person plus appetizers. Jan. 4, Italy. Call 475-8880 to RSVP.

Monster Truck Nationals, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626. $6.50-$19.50. Jan. 7, 1 p.m.; Jan. 8, 8 p.m.

Great Fruitcake Toss, Memorial Park, 500 block Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Cakes must contain nuts, glaceed fruit and flour, no inedibles. Registration at 10:15 a.m., media toss at 11 a.m., glamour competition at 11 a.m., toss, launch etc., spatula competitions at 11:15 a.m. Sat., Jan. 8. Call 685-5089 for more info.

Counter-Inaugural 2005, the Justice and Peace Commission is planning an event to say Bush isnt going away and neither are we on inauguration day. Thurs., Jan. 20. Call Dennis at 632-6189 if you are interested in participating.

New Year's Eve Events Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. A Century of Celebration: The Great American Musical Tradition, Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

New Years Eve Music Festival, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15. Featuring eight bands including Dirt Map, Machine Gun Symphony, Step. For more, call the Belle Starr Restaurant at 385-6598.

The Pharcyde, Black Pegasus, Samir at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St., 955-5664, 9 p.m., $55.

Mother Funk Junction at Ancient Mariner, 962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5503, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., no cover.

Dirt Map, Machine Gun Symphony, Step, The Dub Project, Try Redemption, Of Winds & Faint Echoes, Product, Failsafe Avow at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 5 p.m., $15.

The Swing Jive Five, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Rd., 578-5744.

The Velvet Rut at Cleats Bar & Grill, 6624 Del Monico Dr., 548-8267, 9 p.m.

The Jeff Ratliff Band at Creekers Casino, 274 Bennett, Cripple Creek, 719/689-3239, 9 p.m., no cover.

Bruce Pennington at Dale Street Caf, 115 E. Dale St., 578-9898, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Narrow Gauge at Double Dutch Bar and Grill, 18600 E. U.S. Hwy. 24, Peyton, 749-2811, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Buffalo Thunder at Double Eagle Casino, 442 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-5000, no cover.

Phat Daddy & The Phat Horn Doctors, Inthamixx, M.I.A. at DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., call 391-8014 for tickets, 8 p.m., $65.

Common Ground at Dublin House, 1850 Dominion Way, 265-8820, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $10.

Ken Janzen with Susan Rissman and KJ Braithwaite at Famous, 31 N. Tejon St., 227-7333, Ken Janzen (piano, vocals), 7-9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saddle Rock at Hide Out Lounge, 6437 Omaha Blvd., 596-9771, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover.

Big Paddy at Jack Quinns, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766, Mt. Road Ceili Band, 4-7 p.m., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Charlie Handy at Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou, 800/477-8610, 6-9 p.m.

Boondoggle at Laura Belles, 734 N. 19th St., 630-7600, 9:30 p.m.

Jonathan and the Islandmotive Band at Martini Hut, 209 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-6700, 7-10 p.m., no cover.

Arch Hooks at Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0583, 7 p.m.

Joe 6 Pack at Mill Hill Saloon, 1668 S. 21st St., 632-6932, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Doug Zinn at Mona Lisa Restaurant, 633 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0277, 6-8 p.m.

Nocturnal Tomatoes at Navajo Hogan Roadhouse, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., 632-5490, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

DJs Natestarr vs. Vallyetti at Oscars Tejon Street, 333 S. Tejon St., 471-8070, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Phantom Canyon at Ralfs Breakroom, 411 Bennett, Cripple Creek, 689-9195, 9 p.m., no cover.

Love 45 at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484, 9:30 p.m.

The New Century Big Band, The Nostalgics at Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr., call 576-2626 for tickets, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., $60.

Me & Julio at Sonterra Grill, 28 S. Tejon St., 471-9222, 7-11 p.m.

Martini Shot at Southside Johnnys, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487, 9:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m.

Shades of Soul at Strike Zone Sports Bar, 855 Highway 105, 488-6500, Palmer Lake, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover.

BluE at Tequilas, 25 N. Tejon St., 630-0500, 6-9 p.m.

Mike Fetler at Thirstys, 2028 Sheldon Ave., 444-8515, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., no cover.

Continental Kids at Thunder and Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave., 447-9888.

Costello, Reese and Wise at Townhouse Lounge, 907 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1085, 8:30 p.m., no cover.

DJ Monty B at Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave., 633-0590, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Brotherly Luv at Walkabout Pub & Grill, 1919 E Boulder St., 471-1188, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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