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Ringing in a New DECADE!

POSTED December 26, 2019

It’s not only the start of a brand-new year but also a brand-new decade! And the last time the 20s rolled around, it was a roaring good time! The Castle Rock area has plenty of New Year’s Eve events to ring in the New Year, including some for families. Whether your idea of a fun night out is a Gatsby-inspired ball, an 80s-themed party, a family night at the arcade, or a concert at the symphony, you’re sure to find an event to make the night memorable!

TODAY/TONIGHT, December 26

Part orchestra concert, part acrobatic circus, this family-favorite holiday show will dazzle all ages with its daring circus stunts and hilarious hijinks. Holiday Wishes is a theatrical holiday story that comes to life on stage with a live symphony orchestra playing your favorite holiday tunes.

You’ll be amazed at the grace of the acrobats and aerialists as they perform daredevil moves to the majesty of the music!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $49-$70
Phone: 719-960-4725

Thursday-Sunday, December 26-29

The signature song from A Sound of Music has been adopted as a holiday classic for good reason: this heartwarming true story about an aspiring nun who becomes a nanny is filled with themes of the season! Treat your family to the stage performance of the musical that is filled with love, hope, and music! This show is recommended is for ages 6 and up.

Fine Arts Center at CC, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$50
Phone: 719-634-5581

Thursday-Tuesday, December 26-31

If cabin fever is starting to kick in, take the kids down to the Rink at the Rock and let them work off some of that excess energy with a fun and healthy spin around the rink! Ice skating is a great way to spend some quality family time together that doesn’t involve sitting in front of a screen! 

The White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $6-$8
Phone: 303-814-8142

Friday, December 27

Another chance to treat your family to a holiday show that will wow them! Adam Trent’s Holiday Magic is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music designed to entertain the entire family.

Trent is a brilliant illusionist who specializes in high-tech stage spectacles. He has mesmerized audiences when he appeared on America’s Got Talent, The Today Show, Ellen, Rachael Ray Show, and the Disney Channel, as well as appearing in the first three years of The Illusionists on Broadway. Everyone talks about the magic of the holidays—this show captures it!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$48
Phone: 719-960-4725

National Geographic brings you an astonishing presentation by rock climber Mark Synnott, who has made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest, most forbidding walls—from Baffin Island to Pakistan. Perhaps even more amazing, Synnott has chosen to use his unique talents to break scientific ground by reaching incredibly inaccessible environments in search of rare species. Get caught up in the spirit of discovery and adventure, as he shares his insights about these sites of strange, remote beauty.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$36
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, December 29

Celebrate New Year’s a bit early with a festive holiday brunch in a castle! This is a unique opportunity to get dressed up and embark on an outing with friends and family. A castle tour is included in the price! The elegant atmosphere of the Great Hall will be all decked out with decorations of the season—great for capturing some family photos. You’ll enjoy a delicious brunch buffet with a seasonal menu offering a variety of warm savory dishes, meats, and bakery selections fit for royalty!

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $60
Phone: 303-688-5555

Tuesday, December 31

Choose from two countdowns: 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.! Noon Year’s Eve is designed for kids, with noisemakers and hats, and a balloon drop and bubblewrap stomp after the countdown at noon. They’ll also get three 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 will have unlimited access to all of the fun activities at Boondocks, as well as free noise makers and hats at the midnight balloon drop and toast!

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
Phone: 720-842-1100

Take your pick from three special NYE shows with headliner Pete Lee, including a 5:00 p.m. show for all ages. Lee’s joyful brand of humor transcends age groups and is based in his Midwestern roots. He’s performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and is a regular on Comedy Knockout and Roast Battle. 

In addition to the earlier family show, the two evening shows are for adults 21 and over. The 10:00 p.m. extravaganza includes party favors, a midnight champagne toast and countdown with the comics.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $25-$60
Phone: 720-274-6800

It is the Roaring 20s again, so why not ring in the new decade in style with an elegant Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball? This is your chance to dress up in flapper or old-time gangster attire and get ready to dance the night away! You’ll enjoy prohibition-style cocktails, a delicious dinner buffet, and of course, a champagne toast at midnight! A live jazz band and Charleston dancers round out the evening!

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Tickets: $150
Phone: 719-960-4725

If your idea of a fun night out includes big hair and even bigger shoulder pads, this New Year’s Eve party will take you back in time to your 1980s prom! It will be a totally rad night of dining, dancing, drinks and 80s fun to ring in 2020! You’ll enjoy the best NYE food, including a beef tenderloin carving station, raw bar, charcuterie platters, and some of your favorite comfort foods! Your ticket also includes a champagne toast at midnight, two spiked prom punch drink tickets per person, the best 80s music you’ve ever heard, and a prom-wear contest for King and Queen titles and cash prizes! So break out your most dazzling 80s prom outfits and get ready to party!

Ecclesia Market, 221 Perry St., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. next day
Tickets: $80-$150

Rock out in Parker this New Year’s Eve with two live bands! The Shady McCree band will open, with Jewel & The Rough taking you through to the countdown! There will be hors d’oeuvres, tapas, and desserts, a silent auction, and a midnight champagne toast! So grab your significant other or your pack of pals and make it a night to remember!

Deep Space Lounge, 11020 S. Pikes Peak Dr. #50, Parker
7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. next day
Tickets: $75
Phone: 720-675-7932

If you are a fan of Broadway music, you won’t want to miss this chance to ring in the New Year with a spectacular Broadway’s Best show by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and special guest vocalist Franklin has appeared in Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, and Grease, but for one very special New Year’s Eve, he’ll be joining the Philharmonic to celebrate the start of 2020 with hits from Broadway’s greatest shows.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$68
Phone: 719-960-4725

Looking for a festive New Years Eve party that won’t break the bank?

This fun evening includes dinner, your first two glasses of wine, and a glass of sparkling wine at midnight, all for only $35 per person!

Purgatory Cellars, 30 Springer Dr., Highlands Ranch
8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. next day
Tickets: $35
Phone: 618-688-2120

Forgot to make plans for New Year’s Eve? No worries! Dress up and head out to Castle Rock for a casual but festive evening, dancing to the beat of DJ Case! Enjoy a champagne toast with fellow revelers when the clock strikes twelve! 

Colorado Cork and Keg, 971 Park St., Castle Rock
9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. next day
Tickets: FREE admission
Phone: 618-688-2120

Ring in the New Year Near Crystal Valley!

Away from it all, but close to everything, the master-planned community of Crystal Valley offers access to all the nearby holiday events! You’ll find plenty of things to do every weekend. If you’re in the area, stop by the amazing model homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.


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