Culture Briefs: Dec. 5

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December 5, 2017

Adaman Club Fireworks

    While ringing in the New Year, be sure to get a good seat for the annual Pikes Peak firework show.

     Since 1922, climbers have navigated the slopes in order to deliver spectacular firework shows that “can be seen for hundreds of miles along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies and eastern plains,” according to the Visit Colorado Springs website.

    The fireworks show will commence at midnight on Dec. 31. Viewing is free to the public, and if it is a clear night, you could view the show from your own backyard.     

 

Skate in the Park

    Nov. 14 marked the return of Downtown Colorado’s 4,675 sqft ice rink. This will be the fifth year that the rink will be located in Acacia Park.

    There is a $10 admission fee that includes skates. The rink will remain open every day until Jan. 15, 2018.

 

Santa Express Train

    The Santa Express train ride is your ticket to the North Pole and offers their passengers a relaxing and cozy trip that promises to be fun for the whole family.

     Passengers can enjoy complementary hot chocolate and a cookie, along with locally sourced entrees. Ticket fees vary. For more information, visit royalgorgeroute.com.

 

Winter Wonderland with the Wolves

    If you are a fan of wildlife, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is hosting a one-day event where people can come and enjoy a breakfast burrito next to wolves.

    The event will take place on Dec. 24 from 9 – 11 a.m. Admission fee for adults is $30 and $15 for children under 12 years old.

    The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is located in Divide, CO. For more information or to make a reservation, call 687.9742.

 

Compiled by Rachel Librach

rlibrach@uccs.edu

 

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