- Colorado Springs Philharmonics New Years Eve Celebration, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Featuring Maestro Thomas Wilson, Lawrence Leighton Smith on piano and vocalist Amy Sue Hardy. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or visit ticketswest.com for more.
Allan Ufer Memorial Chess Tournament, Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring a tournament for experienced players with a guaranteed prize of $1400 and a community tournament with prizes. Sat., Jan. 7, registration from 8-8:45 a.m. Call Richard at 685-1984 for more.
holiday events 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.
Riverwalk Boat Tour, Pueblo. $4-$5 for adults, free for children ages 12 and younger. Enjoy hot chocolate, warm blankets and a chance to meet Santa on a moonlight ride along the Riverwalk to view the holiday lights. Runs through Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m. Call Niki at 719/595-0242 or visit puebloharp.com for more.
Naughty or Nice Dance Festival, Union Station, 2419 N. Union Blvd. $10-$12. Featuring a spectacular holiday dance festival with DJs, go-go dancers, giveaways, 40,000 watts of lights and more. Fri., Dec. 23, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Call 227-7168 for more.
"Loving Yourself as Soul" Service, ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Free. A worship service for the spiritually adventurous. Sun., Dec. 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 495-1096 for more.
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.
New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Novice walkers welcome, walk occurs in all weather conditions. Walk the labyrinth, reflect on 2005, anticipate 2006 and gain spiritual renewal through your journey. Sat., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 or visit firstchristiancos.org for more.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Celebration, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Featuring Maestro Thomas Wilson, Lawrence Leighton Smith on piano and vocalist Amy Sue Hardy. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Call 520-SHOW or visit ticketswest.com for more.
"In Truth is Peace" Service, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church, 2650 Parish View. Featuring prayer, readings, music and reflection. Sun., Jan. 1, 2-3 p.m. Call Bill at 598-4933 for more.