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Festival of Lights Family Fun Day

Saturday, December 2

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for our annual FREE holiday celebration. Enjoy a full performance schedule, crafts, and activities led by a variety of community organizations. Don’t miss this special tradition that’s brought magic to the Pikes Peak region for over 30 years!

Performance Schedule

  • 10:30 am to 11:15 am – Professor Higgins Magic Show (Division 1 Courtroom)
  • 11:15 am to 12:00 pm – Almagre Saxophone Quartet  (Main Lobby)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm – Pikes Peak Youth Ringers (Division 1 Courtroom)
  • 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm – Colorado Springs Conservatory Carolers (Division 1 Courtroom)

Although Family Fun Day ends at 2pm, guests are encouraged to stop in before the Festival of Lights Parade and enjoy the festive brass quintet, Lincoln Street Brass for a holiday performance from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the museum’s main lobby!

Family-Friendly Activities

  • Write and send your letters to Santa with the United States Postal Service
  • Spread holiday cheer with festive face painting
  • Marvel at the incredible Slim Rails Model Train display
  • Learn about local wildlife with Colorado Springs Trails, Open Space, & Parks
  • Take home a Balloon Art creation from Marvelous Marc
  • Create holiday ornaments and crafts throughout the two levels of the museum!
    • Beaded holiday tree or candy cane
    • CSPM holiday ornament
    • Story of Us, “Y” is for “You!” ornament
    • Pine cone ornament
  • Learn about local history at Hands on History stations
  • Activities and demonstrations presented by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and the Rocky Mountain Lace Guild
  • High five your favorite local sports mascots
  • And more!

Parade, Cookies, and Hot Cocoa

  • Don’t miss the annual Festival of Lights Parade at 5:50 pm! Stop by the museum for free cookies and hot cocoa as a gift from the staff!

CSPM Holiday Light Show

Enjoy a holiday light show at the museum immediately following the parade!


  • This program is FREE and open to the public! Let us know your joining the celebration by completing our online reservation form here.
  • Parking is available for $1.oo all day in the City Administration Parking Garage located on the corner of Nevada and Colorado. You can also find free parking spots available on Vermijo, just east of Nevada.
  • The museum does not allow any food, drink, or large bags. Please leave any of these items at home or check them at the front desk. You are welcome to take photographs but please turn off your flash. Thank you!