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 Colorado Springs Christmas Lights Guide 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.
* Addresses below are submitted by homeowners and business owners. Thank you for letting us know about unlit properties so we can keep the map up to date.
Click the property to view dates, times, and details for each property. Please be aware that some properties are only lit on weekends.
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 15, 2020.
Whether you’re a fan of Manheim Steamroller or Bing Crosby, we’ve put together a playlist to help you jam out this season. In order to fully enjoy the playlist, we’d recommend setting up a free Spotify account. Let the season ring! Or blast in your car speakers. Either works.
Check out this year’s scavenger hunt and drawing sheet! Can you find all of these things on your lights tour around Colorado Springs? Take a picture of your completed drawing and tag us in it!
4910 Nugent Drive
Mark, at 4910 Nugent Drive, has been lighting his home to support Care & Share since 2014. In his first year he received 165 pounds of donated goods and by his sixth year, in 2019, he received a whopping 2,256 pounds of donated goods! That’s over one ton of donations to Care & Share.
For many years prior to his relationship with Care & Share, Mark decorated his home to spread the joy of the season. Mark saw an opportunity to give back to the community and to continue spreading holiday cheer.
This Christmas look out for his newest addition – the lion from the Island of Misfit Toys, along with Snoopy, Rudolph, the Coca Cola bears, a Nativity scene, and many more fun figures. 4910 Nugent Drive is a spectacular view, with Christmas lights on all sides of his house and over 6,000 energy efficient LED lights. He has been told that his house could can be seen from an airplane!
Mark hopes to again receive 2,000 pounds of donations this season. Bring your non-perishable food to 4910 Nugent Drive after Thanksgiving to see this heartfelt display for yourself. Simply drop your donations in to the freezer box!
11243 Allendale Drive
When Aimee & Johnny moved into their home at 11243 Allendale Drive in 2013 they quickly learned that their neighbors all loved to light their homes for the holiday! “It was a great way to bond with our neighbors.” Says Aimee. While some have moved away they have kept lighting their home since.
The secret to their fun holiday lights extravaganza is teamwork! Aimee, who is terrified of heights handles the computer programming, while husband Jonny does the ladder work. This year you can enjoy 10 songs at this computerized display!
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 used 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 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.
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