There’s nothing quite like Downtown during the holidays.

Downtown offers plenty of opportunity for holiday cheer and memory-making! Check back for details, and be sure to follow our Facebook page for special events and activities.

Downtown Holiday Stroll


Join us for one of Downtown Colorado Springs favorite traditions, the annual Holiday Stroll. Local store owners are offering extended hours and many will have sales, special offers, and refreshments while you shop.  Stroll our beautifully lit Downtown, enjoy familiar holiday tunes from strolling carolers and musicians.

SANTA BONUS! Catch a glimpse of Santa doing some shopping and spreading holiday cheer. He’ll be armed with a Polaroid, so be sure to get your keepsake photo!



Santa’s elves are making a special trip to Downtown Colorado Springs! Find them hiding throughout Downtown stores, galleries, and restaurants before their final return to the North Pole on December 18.

Children of all ages are invited to pick up an Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt Pass at any of the participating businesses. Be sure to look high and low, these crafty little elves can be a bit mischievous and they are great at hiding! Return your pass by December 18th to any of the participating retailers to be entered to win one of two $50 Downtown gift cards, good at over 100 Downtown stores/restaurants. Click for list of participants.

Skate in the Park

Open through February 23 

The only outdoor ice rink in the area returns for an extended season! Open November 8,2019 through February 23, 2020, you won’t want to miss this new Downtown tradition. Schedule and details.

Holiday pop-up shops

Here for the holidays, don’t miss them!

THE LOCAL HONEY COLLECTIVE, 9 E. Bijou St., Women’s apparel and accessories.

LUNIEVA, 226 N. Tejon St., Fair trade cotton and wool clothing and accessories from Nepal.

FAIR FINDS HOME DECOR, 104 N. Tejon St., High-end showroom furniture and décor at discounted rates.

two people in victorian cosumes handing out hot drinks

hot wassail

December 14 and 21 

Enjoy a hot spiced cup of wassail, provided by Downtown Partnership and the Little London Wassail Society. Located on the northwest corner of Bijou and Tejon. December 14, 11:30 a.m. and December 21 at noon, while supplies last. 

Selfies with Santa

December 22, noon-3pm 

Santa will be strolling through Downtown – with a Polaroid camera – as he gathers up last-minute gifts and makes a few edits to his “naughty and nice” lists. Be sure to grab a selfie and your keep-sake instant photo while he’s out and about!


Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care honors the memories of loved ones with Christmas trees dotted along the Downtown corridor. Trees illuminated with white lights are sponsored by family and friends that have dedicated a tree in their loved ones honor. A special red, white and blue tree pays tribute to our military and local community protectors. Learn more here.


December 21 and 22

Get in your last-minute shopping just before Christmas, and take advantage of FREE parking in all city-operated parking garages:

  • Bijou/Cascade, 215 N. Cascade Ave.
  • Kiowa/Nevada, 127 E. Kiowa St.
  • Colorado/Nevada, 130 S. Nevada Ave.

Parking meters accept coins and credit cards. Learn more about DOWNTOWN PARKING.