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Festival of Lights Family Fun Day

fol2016_kids-weekSaturday, December 3

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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 20 years!

Performance Schedule

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. – Professor Higgins Magic Show (Division 1 Courtroom)

11:15 a.m. to Noon – Almagre Saxophone Quartet  (Main Lobby)

Noon to 12:45 p.m. – Pikes Peak Youth Ringers (Division 1 Courtroom)

1:15 to 2:00 p.m. – Song Spinners Show Choir (Division 1 Courtroom)

Family-Friendly Activities

  • Write and send your letters to Santa with the United States Postal Service.
  • Add some holiday cheer to your look and get your face painted!
  • Marvel at the incredible Slim Rails Model Train display
  • Learn about local wildlife at the El Paso County Nature Centers hands-on displays
  • Take home a Balloon Art creation from Marvelous Marc!
  • Create holiday ornaments and crafts throughout the two levels of the museum!
  • 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

Parade, Cookies, and Hot Cocoa

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


  • This program is FREE and open to the public! Let us know your joining the celebration by completing our online reservation form here.
  • FREE holiday metered parking surrounding the building!
  • Parking is also 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!