November 2014

Woodland Park Calendar of Events

Shop Small Business Saturday in Woodland Park
Downtown and all around Woodland Park
Shop Small Business Saturday in beautiful Woodland Park! Find one of a kind gifts, have lunch, have a super and relaxing day. Less traffic and avoid the hectic crowds in the City Above the Clouds!

ATTENTION BEER LOVERS: Woodland Park boasts several venues where you can enjoy local and Colorado-brewed beers.

Mountain Artists Holiday Show
11/29, 10 AM-4 PM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
Members of the local Mountain Artists group showcase and sell their art: photography, paintings, weavings, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and much more. Beautiful art and very reasonable prices. Drawings for $10 coupons are drawn every 45 minutes. Free refreshments! Drop by to shop for great gifts or simply to enjoy great art!
Art Festival - Info

December 2014

The holiday season is here, and we have a LOT in store for you in Woodland Park! Shop Above the Clouds where it’s less crowded and gifts are unique.

And there are so MANY things to do – here are just a few things to look forward to during the holidays:

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits
12/6 & 12/7, 8 AM-2:30 PM
12/13 & 12/14, 8 AM-2:30 PM
Woodland Park Middle School Parking Lot
THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE A FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREE! The Pikes Peak Ranger District will be offering Christmas tree permits on site at the Woodland Park Middle School parking lot on December 6 & 7, as well as December 13 & 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Permits are also available from December 1 through December 17 at the District Office, 601 S. Weber St., Colorado Springs, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Forest Service Tree Permits

Prospect Home Care & Hospice Annual Lights of Love
12/4, 6-7:30 PM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
Please join us to Light a Light and Remember or Honor someone you love.
Lights of Love - Info

An Evening in December: The Gift (Dinner Theater)
12/4-5, 6 PM
Charis Bible College
“An Evening in December” will feature “The Gift.” It is a story of how one person can change the world when seen through heaven’s eyes. It’s a journey through stories and music that will fill the room with colorful set design, theatre-style lighting, and media imagery, as choirs, vocalists, ensembles, and dancers—all in costume—celebrate the season in style.

Wow – there’s a lot to do this weekend! Spend the day in Woodland Park for a guaranteed great time!

Breakfast with Santa
12/6, 8-11 AM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
Santa will be in Woodland Park with some Elves. Make sure you get there early. Doors open at 8. There is a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST for the whole family. You can also get your picture with Santa for a small donation to the Ute Pass Kiwanis.

Library Gift Book Sale
12/6, 10 AM- 3 PM
Woodland Park Library
Used Gift Quality Books for Sale - Coffee Table Books - Stocking Stuffers. Gift Wrapping Available. Book Crafting and Christmas Decor Ideas!
Library Book Sale - Info

When you visit Woodland Park we hope that you’ll stop into the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for comprehensive information on our breathtaking City.

Tweeds Holiday Home Tour
12/6-7, 10 AM–5 PM
This is the 16th Annual Tweeds Holiday Home Tour, benefiting Teller Senior Coalition and the Ute Pass Symphony Guild. Tour Guests are invited to enjoy lovely holiday decor and live musical performances at six beautifully appointed homes. Everyone is also encouraged to visit the Hospitality Suite at True West Properties (821 W. Lafayette Street, Suite 100) for refreshments and holiday cheer.

The Lighter Side of Christmas Parade
12/6, 6-9 PM
Downtown Woodland Park
This year's theme is “Here Comes the (Sun) Snow – Celebrating 50 Years of Beatlemania.” This is the parade's 26th year.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Crazy Hat Contest
12/6, 5-8 PM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
Our Hat Judge will be prejudging hats at the UPCC Pavilion at 5:15 before the start of the parade to select 10 finalists to be judged at the Annual Tree Lighting held at the UPCC following the parade. The more creative the better so don’t hold back! Make it fun and make it crazy!! Prizes presented at UPCC Tree Lighting after the Parade 1st place - $100 Gift Certificate From Williams Furniture.

Wind Symphony-Christmas Concert
12/7, 7 PM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
Enjoy this beautiful Christmas concert music by the so-talented Wind Symphony.
Wind Symphony Concert - Info

Mrs. Claus Storytime
12/10, 10-11 AM
Woodland Park Library
Cathy Kelsey will be Mrs. Claus at Storytime. No registration required
Storytime - Info

We hope you’ll spend some time with us this holiday season, spend the day, or the weekend – or get away for a little bit longer. There’s always something to do, so don’t forget to pay us a visit!

BINGO with Ute Pass Kiwanis Club
12/11, 6:30-9 PM
Shining Mountain Golf Club
Come play BINGO on the second and fourth Thursday of each month! Come early and have dinner at the bar and grill. Sponsored by the Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Club. Proceeds used to benefit the children of Teller County.
Bingo - Info

An Evening in December: GOD WITH US (Dinner Theater)
12/12-13, 6 PM
Charis Bible College
The second dinner theater is entitled “God with Us.” This is an original production, with script and music written by Robert and Elizabeth Muren of Norway. A thirty-five-member cast will take the stage, re-enacting the powerful story of Abraham’s encounter with God and His promise that all nations of the earth would be blessed. The event then brings to a musical finale the redemption of the Word becoming flesh—“God with Us.”

Who doesn’t love a Farmers Market? Well, we know you’ll enjoy the Woodland Park Winter Farmers Market this season – join us for the fun! Perfect for hostess gifts and gifts to yourself…

Winter Farmers Market
12/13, 9 AM-1 PM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
You’ll enjoy a very large selection of goods at the Woodland Park Winter Farmers Market, including • Vegetables from Greenhouse, Hoophouse & Field • Bread, Pies & Pastries • Jams, Honey & Pickles • Salsa & Pasta • Birdseed, Birdhouses & Toys • Pet treats & Miscellaneous items • Natural Meats, Eggs & Cheese • Hot Food & Drink • Seasonal Specials - Holiday Wreaths & Swags.
Winter Farmers Market - Info

Christmas at the DRC
12/13, 1-3 PM
Dinosaur Resource Center
Here comes Santa and Mrs. Claus flying in from the North Pole to the DRC. Children will get to share with Santa their Christmas wishes and then join Mrs. Claus for a jolly good time listening to and being a part of holiday stories, songs, and poems. A special treat bag will be handed out at the end of the holiday program.

Take the spectacular drive from Colorado Springs up Highway 24/Ute Pass – you’ll be glad you did!

Woodland Park Community Singers
12/14, 3 PM
Ute Pass Cultural Center
The Woodland Park Community Singers will present their Christmas Program for all to enjoy. Everyone is welcome!
Community Singers - Info

Movie House Music
12/14, 2:30 PM
Gold Hill Theatres
Gold Hill Theatres and the Woodland Music Series will team up again this year to continue this popular program. On the 2nd Sunday of every month, you can enjoy a live concert and a beverage of your choice and see a first run movie. Your movie ticket is good for any movie, any time!! Stay after the concert for the 4:00 show, or return at your convenience to enjoy the movie of your choice. December concert will feature all your favorite Christmas music.
Woodland Park Arts Alliance

ATTENTION BEER LOVERS: Woodland Park boasts several venues where you can enjoy local and Colorado-brewed beers.

12/19, 3-5 PM
Memorial Park, Woodland Park
Celebrate WInter Break! Join us at Memorial Park for an afternoon of skating and sledding (weather permitting) and pictures with Santa. This family event is for all ages. Dress warmly and bring your ice skates and sleds. Games, snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. See you at the park!
Winter Day at the Park - Info

An Evening in December
12/18-19, 6 PM
Charis Bible College
The final dinner theater event, “Colorado Cowboy Christmas,” will feature “Colorado Cowboys for Jesus” - with Joe Stephenson on the fiddle and Vern Thomson on the acoustic guitar, the pair will lead a live band as they weave Gospel music, traditional cowboy tunes, and stories about their lives to show how they found true peace on earth. Joining them will be young world-champion fiddlers to make this a cross-generational experience.

Santa and the Dinos
12/20-23, 1-3 PM
Dinosaur Resource Center
Santa Claus will be coming to the DRC! We have our craft table available for the children to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as on for themselves. So come and see Santa and help us decorate our Christmas tree!

Spend a day, a weekend – or longer – Woodland Park is beautiful, peaceful, uncrowded – and closer than you think!

Super Cold Science Show & Cool Science
12/29, 11 AM-4 PM
Shows at Noon and 2 PM
Kid’s FREE Day! 2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Come to the “Super Cold Science Show” where you can make your own cup of ice cream…see what happens when ordinary objects are exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Shows will be at Noon and 2 with activities in between, before and after presentations. Come be engaged, inspired and excited at the wonders of science with “Cool Science.”