Noon and New Year’s Eve Celebrations!
Why keep the kids up until midnight on New Year’s Eve when there are plenty of fun family events going on earlier? The countdown will start before noon at the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum and the Castle Rock Library! There are also a wide variety of family-friendly parties (both during the day and at night) with activities ranging from arcade games to bowling. And for adults, two fabulous 80s NYE parties are in the area!
TODAY/TONIGHT, December 27
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
On the third day of Christmas, you will want to see—A Magical Cirque Christmas! This holiday blockbuster extends Christmas just a little longer, putting on a dazzling show for the entire family. Part theatrical circus, part holiday musical performance, A Magical Cirque Christmas is filled with mind-blowing talent, exquisite costumes, and live musicians performing your favorite Christmas carols. It’s a Christmas show like no other!
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
OCEAN SOUL – A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
Underwater enthusiasts will love this visually breathtaking presentation by a leading National Geographic underwater photographer. As a boy, Brian Skerry always dreamed of exploring the oceans, and working on a wide range of stories for National Geographic has been his way to realize that dream.
For the past twenty years, he has been documenting important and alarming trends in the world’s oceans, including the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters, the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries, the planet’s last remaining pristine coral reefs, and threatened sharks in the Bahamas. Skerry has emerged as a leading voice for marine conservation, and in his powerful presentation he lets you see a little of the world as he does.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thursday-Monday, December 27-31
ICE SKATING AT THE RINK AT THE ROCK!
Ice skating is everyone’s favorite winter activity—it’s a fun way to gather with friends and family and work off some of those holiday calories! Castle Rock’s Rink at the Rock is the meeting place for all ages and abilities.
Skates are available to rent, and there are even lessons available.
The White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
From the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, comes a powerful and child-centric theatrical event! Matilda the Musical is based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book about an extraordinary little girl with supernatural abilities. Although her family doesn’t understand or support her, Matilda’s kind teacher steps in to help her take a stand and change her own destiny.
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29
MAKE A NEW YEAR’S MASK
Throw a masquerade New Year’s party—for the kids! The first step is to help them make their own elaborate New Year’s masks, and there’s a workshop for that! Lakeshore Learning will be providing a hands-on DIY workshop for kids ages 3-8 in Lone Tree. The workshop is free, but you will need to bring supplies—or buy them in the Lakeshore store.
Lakeshore Learning, 8680 S. Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, December 31
TWO ARCADE NYE PARTIES!
You have two countdowns to choose from: one at noon, for NOON YEAR’S EVE, and another one at midnight, with the NEW YEAR’S EVE party starting at 6:00 p.m.! The Noon Year’s Eve party is designed for kids, complete with noisemakers and hats, and a balloon drop and bubble wrap stomp after the countdown at noon. Also included are 3 hours of unlimited access to bowling, XD dark ride, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts and $5 arcade play!
The evening party is ideal for the entire family, and starts with an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet served from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. You get unlimited access to all of the activities at Boondocks, as well as noise makers and hats at the midnight balloon drop and toast! No reservations required—purchase your tickets at the park.
Boondocks, 18706 Cottonwood Dr., Parker
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (next day)
Tickets: $17.95 – $26.95
NOON YEAR’S EVE AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Bring the kids to ring in the New Year at the 10th Annual Noon Year’s Eve event at the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum! Everyone’s favorite part is the countdown at noon with a balloon drop and confetti popping!
There are plenty of hands-on activities for kids that are connected to S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. The day will be filled with music and dancing, face painting, balloon artists, photo booths, and kids will have a chance to meet some of their favorite characters. The kids will have a blast, and you won’t have to keep them up late!
Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$35 per family
BOWL INTO 2019!
Two countdowns, two parties to choose from! With the Daytime Family Package, you can ring in the New Year early and still get the kids to bed on time. Celebrate with 2 hours of unlimited bowling, champagne/sparkling cider toasts, tasty snacks, and more!
The Ball Drop Package begins at 9:00 p.m. and features 4 hours of unlimited bowling, an extensive appetizer menu, champagne/sparkling cider toasts, and a countdown at midnight!
Bowlero, 9255 Kimmer Dr., Lone Tree
Daytime starting at 11:00 a.m.; Ball Drop 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (next day)
Tickets: $21.99 – $43.99
NOON YEAR’S EVE AT THE LIBRARY!
Kids and parents alike will enjoy this FREE special countdown to 12:00—noon! The Castle Rock library will have plenty for everyone to do with family crafts, treats, and an opportunity to mingle with friends and neighbors. Registration is required for this special library event.
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
NEW YEAR’S EVE COMEDY SHOW
Take your pick from three shows this evening—including a family-friendly 5:00 p.m. performance! Comedian Taylor Tomlinson is a rising star at only 24 years old and straight off her late-night debut on Conan. She commands the stage with the confidence and capability of comedians with far more experience. She has a “real person” likability that endears her to audiences wherever she goes. Her self-deprecating charm and conversational wit emphasize how wildly normal she can be in a wildly bizarre world.
The second two shows are for adults over 21 only, and the 10:00 p.m. performance is a NYE extravaganza, including party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and countdown with the comics.
Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
5:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.
NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE PHILHARMONIC
For an elegant New Year’s Eve, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic brings you a concert in the spirit of the big band era! Vocalist Donna Devine will be on hand to croon those old tunes you love from artists such as Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman. Swing into the New Year with songs from yesteryear!
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
BACK TO THE FUTURE 80S EXTRAVAGANZA
With two floors of music and dancing, classy 1980s decorations, and an extravagant buffet dinner, this New Year’s Eve party is the biggest bash in the area! The popular 80s cover band, The Goonies, will be playing from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the downstairs tavern, and the rooftop dance floor will feature a Back-to-the-Future DJ spinning from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. NYE party favors and a complementary midnight champagne toast are included!
The Viewhouse, 7101 South Clinton St., Centennial
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
LONE TREE NYE 80S PARTYFor a cool but elegant 80s New Year’s Eve party, the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel offers an upscale dinner buffet, cocktails, midnight tapas bar, a pool table, and 80s arcade games. That Eighties Band will be providing entertainment in a setting more intimate than a big club scene. Stay ‘til the party’s over, or book a room at the hotel and make a night of it!
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Welcome 2019 in Crystal Valley!
Ready to welcome the New Year? We are, too! Join us in 2019 in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! Situated near historic Castle Rock, stop by and explore the nine beautiful models from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes. Find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.