Colorado Winter Wonderland

Make this holiday season merry and bright.

Book a one- or two-night stay in a festive hotel, lodge, or inn close to home. Take a step back into history, enjoy a little culture, feast your eyes on extraordinary holiday lights, or enjoy big and little city holiday parades. For the young elves in your life, experience the wonder of meeting Santa at his house or on a train. /// There’s lots to do during the holiday season in Colorado Springs and across the Front Range. So put on your ugly Christmas sweater and explore many of the locations, events, and activities that make late November and December a welcome and joyful respite from your routine.

Make this holiday season merry and bright.

Book a one- or two-night stay in a festive hotel, lodge, or inn close to home. Take a step back into history, enjoy a little culture, feast your eyes on extraordinary holiday lights, or enjoy big and little city holiday parades. For the young elves in your life, experience the wonder of meeting Santa at his house or on a train. /// There’s lots to do during the holiday season in Colorado Springs and across the Front Range. So put on your ugly Christmas sweater and explore many of the locations, events, and activities that make late November and December a welcome and joyful respite from your routine.

The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor began welcoming guests in Colorado Springs in 1918, and has remained one of the most recognized and celebrated hotels in the world. Christmas isn’t Christmas here without a trip to the historic property. The Broadmoor is beautifully lit both inside and out during the season, and you can enjoy complimentary wassail and explore the famous gingerbread houses. Outside take a stroll around the lake and enjoy the thousands of holiday lights.

The Broadmoor Colorado Springs


The resort also has several events and packages to tantalize your family over the holidays. Choose from several dates for a taste of wassail and holiday music. The most popular package is the Classic Broadmoor Holiday Show Package, which includes accommodations for one night and dinner show tickets for each person on the package. It is available for December 17–19, 24, and 26, 2021.

“Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7, and the entertainment begins at 8,” says Sally Spaulding, account executive who represents The Broadmoor. “This year’s special guest performer at the dinner show is Sheena Easton, a Grammy award–winning artist with over 20 million records worldwide.”

To bring the New Year in with a bang, The Broadmoor is also offering a New Year’s Eve Gala evening that includes accommodations for one night, a gala dinner, and entertainment tickets for each person on the package.

The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel

Whether you want to stay awhile or just get into the holiday spirit, head to the Antlers in downtown Colorado Springs for some Christmas cheer. Recognized for its outstanding service and uncompromising accommodations, The Antlers creates a holiday wonderland in its public indoor spaces. 

The Antlers Hotel Colorado Springs


As visitors enter through the outside double doors, they are greeted with thousands of white lights that create an open arbor walking up to the hotel’s front desk or into one of the several restaurants. Also adorning the entryways are dozens of lighted and decorated Christmas trees and live poinsettia plants. Truly a winter wonderland.

The Antlers boasts 270 rooms and suites, many with breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range or overlooking the central area of the historic but trendy downtown area. Although the decorations are impressive, guests and visitors alike visit The Antlers for the delicious Christmas brunch. 

The Antlers 
4 S. Cascade Ave.
719.955.5600

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort

The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort elevates the spirit of the season with an array of family or corporate holiday party venues, luxurious accommodations, extraordinary amenities, spectacular surroundings, and a timeless legacy. Heralded by the silver and blue holiday lights that adorn both the entrance to the resort and the surrounding giant evergreen trees, this property is all about jingling and mingling.

Garden of the Gods Club Colorado Springs


The resort is a place to experience the powerful connection to the Rocky Mountain landscape during your stay. Overlooking the Garden of the Gods Park, the property offers a wide variety of luxury accommodations that share a spacious residential feel, flexible designs, and a genuine sense of place.

In true holiday style, the Garden of the Gods Club is offering a Home Away from Home special from November 29 through December 21 on select rooms and is also hosting an elegant New Year’s Eve Party. Inside the property, the dining room and lounge are full of brightly decorated Christmas trees, poinsettias, and candles.

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
3320 Mesa Rd.
719.632.5541

Nearby Getaway: Salida

Located in the heart of downtown Salida, the Manhattan hotel is the perfect location to get out of town and enjoy the thousands of holiday lights that shine on the city sidewalks as well as all that this cool artist’s community has to offer. During late November and December, Salida shimmers with stunning lights and festive cheer during the holiday season. The winter days are full of nonstop fun, and there’s even breakfast with Santa. Gather the whole family and explore the best main street at Christmas in Colorado. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind Christmas mountain, which features an iconic 750-foot-tall “tree” of lights.

Salida Colorado


The Manhattan Hotel was established back in 1900 and was closed for decades before being completely renovated in 2019, reopening with a self-service model and offering the only boutique hotel of its kind downtown on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River. The property has no traditional front-desk service; you will receive instructions on how to access your room on the day of your arrival.

The Manhattan
228 N. F St., Salida  
719.221.0055

Nearby Getaway: Denver’s Gaylord of the Rockies

An internationally known Broadway-style production comes to Gaylord of the Rockies this holiday season with the resort premiere of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. The show will light up the Gaylord starting November 19 and running through January 3. Visitors can enjoy 62 spectacular performances at the resort’s state-of-the-art theater. 

Gaylord of the Rockies


In addition, Gaylord of the Rockies needs guests of all ages to help save Christmas! In this collaboration with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, guests will join Buddy the Elf and answer the call from Santa to help muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and help Santa’s sleigh fly. There are more than 12 interactive elements to discover in this unique experience.

On Glacier Point, guests can zoom around in the ice bumper cars; enjoy a four-lane tubing hill, ice skating, a snow merry-go-round, and snowdrift mini golf; build a snowman or toss snowballs with your friends in the snow park; and don’t miss the LIGHT! Experience, an artistic take on the wind and its effect on the landscapes of Colorado. 

To further get in the spirit, brunch with Charlie Brown & Friends will offer photo opps, delicious food, and two holiday-themed scavenger hunts. Mistletoe Village on the convention center wing of the hotel will feature a Build-a-Bear Workshop, storytelling and cookies with Mrs. Claus, gingerbread house decorating, and photos with Santa.

Gaylord of the Rockies 
6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd., Aurora 
720.452.6900 

Nearby Getaway: Denver’s Brown Palace

Open since August 12, 1892, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is one of the most beloved Denver hotels. In the late 1800s, people from all over the country were still flocking to the West, seeking their fortunes in gold and silver. Everyone stopped in Denver on their way to or from the mountains. Some settled, some moved on, but all needed a place to stay. Earlier this year, the iconic property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation by renowned interior design firm Forchielli Glynn. This includes the luxurious Top of the Brown and Eisenhower, Reagan, and Roosevelt Suites.

The Brown Palace Colorado


The hotel’s tradition of excellence continues today, most notably with the afternoon high tea, a special treat all year round and, in particular, during the holidays. Guests enjoy specially created festive treats, such as handmade pastries and scones, Devonshire cream, traditional English tea, and Champagne or a Kir Royale. The grand piano plays an array of holiday favorites. The Brown Palace offers several boutique packages for overnight stays.  

The Brown Palace 
321 17th St., Denver
303.297.3111