Thanksgiving brings families together from near and far–and while we all love a traditional celebration that includes favorites like turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and stuffing, it’s also fun to try out new ways to celebrate the holiday. So here are some really interesting things happening around Colorado Springs that are local Thanksgiving traditions in and of themselves. You might just find a favorite new tradition to add to all the beloved old ones.

Winter Lights at Seven Falls

Every year, Seven Falls–a local hike near the Broadmoor Hotel with gorgeous waterfalls–takes colored lights to highlight the water’s beauty. This tradition has been around for over 60 years, and families love to go look at the decorated falls each year while also enjoying the fun festivities that the Broadmoor puts on to celebrate the occasion.

For More Info: https://www.broadmoor.com/winter-lights-2018/   

Fall Family Fun Days at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the Pioneers Museum, then Thanksgiving is a great time to do so! The museum has an annual event happening around the holiday for children and adults alike to enjoy called Fall Family Fun Days. At Fall Family Fun Days, you can go on a scavenger hunt, check out the exhibits, or go on a free guided tour.

For More Info: http://www.cspm.org/event/fall-family-fun-days-3/?instance_id=12301

Hungry Farmer Bands’ Annual Thanksgiving Reunion

If you’re interested in local music, then this event is for you. This annual event has been going on for over 35 years, and it all started when musicians gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving at a popular restaurant at the time. Now, this gathering has become a musical event where people can come listen to great music the day before Thanksgiving. So check it out! It’s truly a local tradition.

For More Info: http://www.stargazerstheatre.com/event/8e8cabd3c4513c004568fdf7ad241733

Wherever you end up, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a great November!