The holiday season is here again, and there is no better way to celebrate than to take a Christmas lights tour around Colorado Springs! We’ve updated our guide of must-see areas, businesses and homes that have fantastic Christmas lights. We’ve also highlighted some hot cocoa & coffee stops along the way so you can stay cozy while you browse, and have included a playlist of all the best Christmas music to enjoy while you drive.
The best way to view this map is by zooming in and clicking on the icons for more information, or click the white square in the top left for a full list of locations. Use the triangular button on the top right of the map to download, print or share.
Would you like your home or business on the Christmas lights guide? Do you know of any other great displays around Colorado Springs that aren’t listed? We will be taking submissions until December 14, 2018.
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Do you have a favorite lights display? Upload a photo of your favorite Christmas lights display or a photo of you and your loved ones exploring our Christmas Lights Guide using the hashtag #CoSpringsLightsGuide to be featured on our Instagram wall!
Colorado Springs Christmas Lights Guide Spotify Playlist
Need some Christmas tunes to help you get in the spirit while you browse? We’ve created a special playlist to use specifically while exploring our guide (and for dancing around the living room during holiday activities – we won’t judge). Give it a listen on this page, or follow it on Spotify to access it anywhere!
Starting in 2017, Timberline has had the privilege to install Christmas lights at Broadmoor Seven Falls. View our drone footage of the decor above, and plan a visit this holiday season!
“The experience [of being part of this project] is a combination of excitement, fear, and thrill,” said Judd Bryarly, Vice President of Timberline Landscaping.
“You are excited because it’s a large project that attracts thousands, there is pressure to get it right and you have a short window to get everything completed. We map and plan every detail ahead of time which makes the actual installation go smooth even when the plan inevitably shifts from what is on paper.
Its fearful because thousands will be seeing your work and the expectation with such a high end client is perfection. One misstep and you can look bad and the client may not ask for your services in the future.
The thrill comes from knowing we did our best, it looks fantastic and waiting for feedback from the client and the public. It’s a great feeling!
We look forward to seeing people having fun, taking pictures and spending time with the people they enjoy being with the most. Everyone is creating their own memories.”
Timberline was proud to install the Christmas Lights of the City of Manitou Springs this holiday season. “The City of Manitou Springs has been impacted by construction, the closure of the Cog Railway and parking trouble,” said Natalie Johnson, Executive Director of Manitou Springs Creative District.
“Holiday lighting gives us an opportunity to transform the conversation into something positive and to boost the economy in Manitou Springs. We are still waiting on numbers, but we are confident that an investment in holiday lighting is an investment in our businesses and generates pride in those who live here.”
2570 Nadine Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Kevin Pickett and his wife Linda have been decorating their home with computerized lights since 2000. Their display has been a yearly tradition for Colorado residents, but they have been recognized on national computerized Christmas light listings. The Picketts continue to light their home in hopes that the Christmas lights tradition never goes away:
“You just don’t see the streets of houses decorated with lights the way it use to be. Maybe people have gotten too busy, and don’t have the time to put up lights. But as a small boy, taking those rides in the car at night to look at all the Christmas Lights is one Christmas tradition I don’t want to see go by the wayside. Our kids are all grown and out on their own, but I still still go to the extreme in decorating our house, hoping it brings a smile to some small child who doesn’t have lights of their own. Besides, I’m just a big kid myself who hasn’t let the bright lights of a display fade to a memory.”
Be sure to visit the Pickett’s display this season starting December 4, from 5:30 – 10:00 pm nightly in December, and tune to 93.5 FM to listen to the music. View videos of their previous displays on their Facebook page.
Want to see the Colorado Springs lights from a different angle? Check out Colorado Vertical aerial tours to see the lights from a jet-powered helicopter! They have been giving helicopter Christmas light tours of Colorado Springs since 2008. All pilots are experienced mountain pilots and are excellent tour guides.
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