Pueblo Zoo ElectriCritters 2014

Electric Critters

Experience this cherished Pueblo tradition with the whole family!

Every year we take our children to the Puebo Zoo for the ElectriCritters.  It’s a wonderful family time and the children love the 150 magical creations with 250,000 dancing lights, the hot chocolate & treats at the Candy Cane Cafe and this year they added Santa every Sunday (this Sunday is the last one for Santa)!

Purchase your tickets before 4 pm

Member Adult $4
Member Child $3
Non-Member Adult $6
Non-Member Child $4

Tickets at the door after 4 pm

Member Adult $5
Member Child $4
Non-Member Adult $7
Non-Member Child $5

Children under 3 are free!
Adults = 13 years of age and older

December: 12-23, 26-31
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This Weekend in Pueblo (Dec 5,6,7)

This Weekend in Pueblo

This Weekend in Pueblo: December 5-7

ElectriCrittersDec. 5-7 Voted the Best Holiday tradition in Pueblo, ElectriCritters is sure to get you in the holiday mood! Stroll to the holiday music through this dazzling spectacle of animated animal creations while sipping on hot chocolate and trying to find the newest additions. New this year- New Year’s Family Night! Tickets can be purchased in advance (at a discount price), during regular daytime business hours at the Zoo starting in November. Front gate closes at 8:00pm. Non-Member Adult $6, Non-Member Child $4, Member Adult $4, Member Child $3, and children under 3 years old are free.

Nutcracker at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center: One of ballet’s most beloved performances, The Nutcracker is a timeless tale of the magic of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of a child. The Sangre de Cristo School of Dance presents the annual production of this holiday classic for the pleasure of the entire family at the Arts Center Theater. December 5 @ 7:30, December 6 @ 2pm and 7:30pm,December 7 @ 2pm
Tickets $12, Members $10
Call (719) 295-7200 to order tickets today!

Damon Runyon Theater presents Brigadoon“Once in the highlands, the highlands of Scotland two weary hunter lost their way and this is what happened, the strange thing that happened to two weary hunters who lost their way.”Lerner and Lowe’s journey to a mysterious village that appears out of the mist for only one day every hundred years. A haunting tail for all those who feel the world is changing to fast and leaving so may of us behind. December 5&6 at 7:30, December 7 at 2

Winter Wonderland at Buell Children’s MuseumThrills and chills abound with this exploration of ice, snow, and all things frozen!
If the cold never bothers you, this is your exhibit! Traditional Nutcracker Capers, Enchanted Frosty Forest, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, gift making and of course the tallest teddy bear tree in town return to round out the experience.


 Friday December 5

First Friday Arts Walk: The First Friday Art Walk, features extended hours, (5:00pm–8:00pm, some until 9:00pm) of art galleries with newly hung shows, refreshments, and music. Additionally First Friday Art Walks will present performing artists on Union Avenue at an outdoor venue. Here is a complete map of the First Friday Arts Walk.

Lazer Light Skating at Pueblo Ice ArenaIce Skate through a wispy fog with over 1,100 laser and LED lights  while listening to your favorite songs through our state of the art sound system. Friday from 7:30-9:30! Cost is $5 and includes skates.

Saturday December 6

Arkansas River Chorus Christmas Concert: Free Holiday Concert! , December 6th at 7:00pm for an evening of Christmas music! The Arkansas River Chorus is hosting an evening of Christmas music at First United Methodist Church (Corner of 11th and Court). Special Guests to include: Just a Quartet (from the Sweet Adelines Chorus), Charles and Juanita De Hart, First United Methodist Church Choir, Jane Profitt, Kyle Schulz, Hayride to Heaven, Sophia Cisney, and Unexpected Pleasure. Emcee: Craig Eliot. 

Glimmers of Christmas: Free Holiday Concert. Start the holiday season off with a bright and festive concert filled with the familiar sounds of Christmas. This performance will feature selections from Handel’s Messiah along with a mix of light-hearted popular Christmas melodies and a visit from Santa for kids of all ages! Majestic Baptist Church in Pueblo West -3pm.

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25th Annual Pueblo Parade of Lights/Riverwalk Tree Lighting


November 29, 2014 – 5:30 pm

This years theme for the Pueblo Downtown Associations Parade of Lights is Silver Bells!

Nearly 100 lighted entries, containing more than 1,500 festively dressed participants, wend their way down the 1.2 mile long parade route. Santa Claus leads the parade and stays around afterwards to talk to the children about their Christmas wishes. There’s hot cider and cookies, too. There’s no lacking goodies along the parade route either as the route contains several restaurants and coffee shops.

Parade travels from Colorado and Abriendo on the Mesa Junction down Union Avenue to Court Street, ending at the Pueblo Bank & Trust parking lot.


Loaf ‘N Jug presents the 14th Annual Holiday Lighting Extravaganza

 The 14th annual Riverwalk Holiday Lighting Extravaganza is the Friday following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2014 at 5pm.  (Also, kicking off the Holiday Boat Rides with Santa! Every Friday and Saturday night in November and December ending December 20, 2014.)

The Riverwalk Holiday Lighting Extravaganza is also the first time to see the famed KPHT Jingle Bell Rock. It will be on display all night for everyone to get the first glimpse and hear the prizes for this years hunt. 


Pueblo Cooperative Care Annual Coat Drive 2014

Clothing donations

Pueblo Cooperative Care is hosting the 17th Annual Coat Drive.  It started on Monday, Nov. 10 and will run thru December 31. Together with Clear Channel Radio and the Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions we will again be keeping the residents of Pueblo County warm this winter.

Boxes are set up at credit unions throughout Pueblo and coats can be dropped off anytime or between the hours of 7 am – 12 pm Monday thru Friday at the Cooperative Care Center, 326 W. 8th Street. Our goal is 10,000 coats,” Come on Pueblo,” we can do it with your help. Last year they collected and distributed 8,870 coats.

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Knee-High Nature Hour – November 12

Knee High Nature

This week is a fun week at the Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center!! Knee High Nature Hour, Homeschool Nature and more!!!  (With the dramatic changes in weather? It’d be a lot of fun to bundle up and head to the Nature Center!)

Wonderful Water
NRCP’s popular tot program, Knee High Nature Hour returns for the fall season. Join new Education Coordinator, Sue Hardesty, to explore nature with your toddler through stories, music, crafts and outdoor games.
$2/member toddler $3/non-member toddler.
Please call 719-549-2458 to register.

Fall Knee High Nature Hour Schedule
All classes are from 10 to 11am
November 12 – Falling Leaves
November 26 – Talkin’ Turkey

And if you’ve got older kids? They have a homeschool program too!

November 14th – Homeschool Program – 10 to noon – NRCP Yurt
Tracks & Scat: The Stories they Tell
We may not always see wildlife when we are out in nature, but we can observe
signs that they leave behind. Find out how scientists use these signs to learn
about mammals. Then we will try to solve a mystery using signs from local
mammals. $5 per student/max. $20 per family

November 29 – Family Fun Hike with a Twist – 1pm
Bring the whole family and be trail detectives. We will find clues
along the way, and put them all together to solve a wildlife
mystery. Come walk off the turkey dinner and have fun too! $2
members/$3 non-members. Please call 719-549-2458 to register

For more info on these programs (and more!) check out the Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center and their November Newsletter!