- Santaland Diaries, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $12-$25. By David Sedaris. Runs Dec. 2-18. Visit uccstheatreworks.com or call 262-3232 for more.
Love Lights a Tree, Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. The American Cancer Society will place a light in the name of a loved one, on a special tree at the Broadmoor West Terrace for $10. Runs through Dec. 31. Call 636-5101 for more.
The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas, Mount Saint Francis Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $11-$13.50. Marionette artist David Simpich presents his original play, recommended for adults and school-age children. Runs through Dec. 28. Call 636-3272 or visit simpich.com for ticket info.
Cripple Creek Christmas Carol, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/235-8944. A Christmas play set in Cripple Creek with characters from local history. Runs through Dec. 30. Visit cripplecreekchristmascarol.com for tickets and more.
The Elves and the Shoemaker, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10. Presented by Alleycat Theatrics. Runs Dec. 6-8, 7-8 p.m. Call 964-2906 for more.
Deck the Hall Holiday Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $15-$35. Featuring the Colorado Springs Chorale. Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 for more.
Many Lights of Christmas Drive-Thru, Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Free. Featuring over 500,000 lights and 15 drive-thru scenes. Runs Dec. 9-11, 16-18, 21-23, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 596-5119 for more.
Honor Tree Lighting, 25th St. and Colorado Ave. A tree-lighting as a tribute to brave troops stationed overseas and their families. Dec. 10-11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Lynda at 475-0955 for more.
Denver Brass Christmas Concert, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $12-$20. Presented by the church's Sacred Concert Series. Wed., Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. Call 471-4361 for more.
Phelan Gardens Holiday Classes, Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Featuring "Holiday Baskets" on Sat., Dec. 10, 1-2 p.m., $20. "Evergreen Centerpieces" on Sat., Dec. 17, 1-2 p.m., $20. Call 574-8058 to RSVP.
Soli Deo Gloria Choir, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free, donations for Care and Share accepted. The choir and Brass Ensemble present a concert of Christmas music by Gabrieli, Hayes, Rutter and Nestor. Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 262-0614 for more.
Toy Exchange and Winter Carnival, The Catamount Institute at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Free. A toy-sensational and sustainable holiday event for families with children of all ages. Participate in a used toy exchange and bring a new toy to benefit Christmas Unlimited. Sat., Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m. Call 471-0910 ext. 103 for more.
Pueblo Symphony Concerts, CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall. $10. Featuring Home for the Holidays on Sat., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for tickets or info.
- Its A Wonderful Life Literary Dinner, Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave. $65. Featuring five food courses paired with five wines and a performance by Sencha staff. Dec. 11 -12, 6 p.m. Call 632-8287 for reservations.
Howl-A-Day Bazaar, The Lodge at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Proceeds benefit Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue's homeless dogs. Sat., Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 264-6460 for more.
The Nutcracker with Zamuel Ballet School, Mitchell High School's theater, 1205 Potter Drive. $15. Featuring Ivan Putrov, principal of The Royal Ballet and Brieanna Olson as Sugar Plum. Runs Sat., Dec. 10, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Call 570-1441 or visit zamuelballet.com for more.
Holiday Tea with Tchaikovsky, presented by the Youth Ballet. $8-$12. On Sun., Dec. 11, 1:30 and 4 p.m. at the da Vinci Academy, 1335 Bridle Oaks Lane. On Sun., Dec. 18, 1:30 and 4 p.m. at Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Call 272-7078 for more.
Pikes Peak Ringers and First Presbyterian Church Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Sun., Dec. 11. Visit first-pres.org or call 884-6100 for more.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Concerts, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring a Christmas concert with Harmony in Motion, Fort Carson's six-voice group. Mon., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Messiah! by Handel, with vocalists will be performed on Dec. 17, 8 p.m.; Dec. 18, 2:30 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit ticketswest.com for more.
The Little London Winds Christmas Concert, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Free. The nonprofit community wind ensemble presents their holiday concert on Mon., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Call 492-1049 for more.
Under the Christmas Moon: An Acoustic Holiday Concert, Benet Hill Center Auditorium, 2577 Chelton Road. $5-$15. Featuring five voices with guitars, harp, dulcimers, accordion and more. Fri., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Call 495-9658 or visit blackroseacoustic.org for more.
Jewish Youth Chanukah Party, 225 S. Union Blvd. Donation of one can of food for Care and Share requested. Featuring food, fun, Dreidel Bunco, Israeli dancing, karaoke and more. For youth in grades 6-12. Sat., Dec. 17, 5:30-9 p.m. Call Jill at 471-2299 to RSVP by Dec. 12.
Children's Chorale Concerts, call 633-3562 or visit kidssing.org for more. Featuring Summit by Candlelight at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., on Sat., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble Wintersong Concert, featuring music that celebrates the season. Free. At Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. on Fri., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Performance at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Drive, Security on Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. Call Deborah at 577-4192 for more.
Yuletide Enchantment Parade, downtown Manitou Springs. Accepting applications for themed floats through Dec. 10. The parade takes place Sat., Dec. 17, 1-3 p.m. Visit manitousprings.org for more.
The Gift of Giving, Historic City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $8-$18. Featuring a gospel stage play starring Lenny Williams to benefit children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Sat., Dec. 17, 7:15 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit ticketswest.com for tickets.
Pikes Peak Philharmonic Concert, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Rd. Featuring Christmas from England to America, including The Night Before Christmas, narrated by Jon Lawson. Sun., Dec. 18, 3 p.m. Call 442-6853 or visit pikespeakphil.org for tickets.
Hanukkah on Ice, Chapel Hills Ice Arena, 1710 Briargate Blvd. $8 per person, $30 per family. Featuring the lighting of the giant ice menorah, Jewish music, Hanukkah kits and more. Wed., Dec. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 573-0841 for more.