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Festival of Lights Virtual Activities

Festival of Lights Virtual Celebration

Welcome to the Festival of Lights Virtual Celebration! Whether you picked up a holiday kit from the Museum* or plan to gather your own supplies, get ready to be creative, conduct a scientific experiment, celebrate through music and dance, and so much more. 

THANK YOU to our wonderful community partners who have helped to make a virtual holiday celebration possible! Join the fun by exploring the videos below. These videos will help guide you through the different activities. Show us how you celebrated by using #cspmfol2021

Get Creative!

Use these step-by-step videos to make the crafts from your kit!

Paper Ornament Craft

Gingerbread Man Craft

Beaded Snowflake Craft

Holiday Lights Craft

CD Weaving Craft with the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild

Ballet Folklórico de la Raza

Ballet Folklórico de la Raza is a Mexican folklorico dance group founded by Connie Solano de Benavidez; serving the Pikes Peak region since 1994. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/bfdelaraza/ 

Region: Veracruz; Dance: La Paloma

Veracruz was known as the port to the Americas. Dressed in all white, the ladies wear lace dresses with a reboso, fan and apron and the gentlemen wear a shirt called a Guayabera because the pockets were large enough to carry a guava. The footwork evolved from the Spanish Flamenco dances. La Paloma means the dove and in this dance one male dove is courting the other female doves. 

Region: Aguascalientes; Dance: Viva Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes translates to “hot springs” and was named as such because of the hot springs there. The dresses include images of grapes and roosters because this region is known for its rooster fights and wine.

Region: Jalisco; Dance: El Son de la Negra

Jalisco is the mariachi and folklorico capital of Mexico. The outfits include the charro suit for the gentlemen and the bright, bold colorful ribbon dresses for the ladies. El Son de la Negra is sometimes referred to as the 2nd national anthem of Mexico behind Jarabe Tapatío (Mexican hat dance).

Cool Science Experiments

Cool Science is all about making science cool for kids, just like music, art or sports. Our volunteers do this by bringing a wide variety of fun and engaging hands-on science activities year-round to schools, libraries and other public venues throughout eastern Colorado.

Experiment: Light from Candy – Presented by Cool Science, Visit the Cool Science website to learn more!

Experiment: Vein-ous Vision – Presented by Cool Science, Visit the Cool Science website to learn more!

From the CSPM Collections

Memories from the Palmer Holiday Parties

Amazing Artifact: The Knull Family Christmas

Do You Believe in Magic?

Professor Higgins, AKA Dick Bowman, is an award winning comedy magician who has been performing professionally for over 40 years, with performances on three continents and over 30 States in the USA. In addition to performing, he is an author, inventor, teacher and publisher of magic.

Professor Higgins’ Magic Show: The “Loops & Wand” Magic Trick

Professor Higgins’ Magic Show: The “Number Bar” Magic Trick

Professor Higgins’ Magic Show: The “Houdini’s Floating Table” Magic Trick

Sing Along to Holiday Favorites

The Front Porch Singers perform Winter Wonderland 

The Front Porch Singers perform The Parting Glass

The Front Porch Singers perform Silver Bells

The Front Porch Singers perform Let it Snow

More Ways to Celebrate

The 8 “Ates” of Winter – Learn More

Mayor John Suthers reads “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Holiday Cookie Baking at Rock Ledge Ranch

Thank you to our wonderful 2021 partners!