Everyone’s got their own version of the perfect epic day.
Here are a few outlines of how we like to play!
Holidays in COS
There are many ways to get in the holiday spirit in Colorado Springs. From parades to ice skating in the park, we love the way our little city illuminates and radiates joy during the winter season.
After you’re done creating memories with the fam, land back at Kinship. We have a cozy, warm bed with your name on it.
Nestled in the trees at the base of Pikes Peak, this Christmas-themed amusement park is magical, and is open year round. From Santa’s village to a rollercoaster offering 360 mountain views, celebrate the holidays here and get in the spirit. Hot tip - go into the candy shop and buy a smore's kit. Worth it.
Every year, holiday-themed floats, fire trucks, musical performances and more march down Tejon street in Downtown Colorado Springs to kick off the holiday season. Stop by Homa before or after for a holiday-themed drink!
Where: Starts at St.Vrain & marches down Tejon
When: December 4th, 5:50pm
Shop local this holiday season! Shops will be open late, snacks will be served, and Santa will be roaming around Downtown Colorado Springs. Plus, live music and carolers on the street corners.
Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
When: December 8th
Lace up the skates and bring your best twirls. The only outdoor ice skating rink in Colorado Springs is back starting November 12.
Where: Acacia Park, Downtown Colorado Springs
When: November 12, 2021 - February 2022
Experience Cheyenne Mountain Zoo all lit up with over 60 dazzling light displays. With hot cocoa, santa visits, animals and a sky ride, you’ll be sure to get in the holiday spirit.
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
When: Dec. 3-5, 10-23, 25-Jan. 1, 2022
Experience the holidays from a birds eye view! Take a cozy, heated helicopter ride through Colorado Springs to take in the Christmas lights and mountain views.
Celebrate all things holiday cheer at Kinship this season. We have specials on deck for you and yours!
Use code HOLIDAYCHEER for:
Book 2 or more nights and pay $41 per night in any shared bunkroom bed this holiday season - Nov. 1 - Dec. 29.
Celebrate all things Holiday Cheer for $154 per night in a Jr. Suite this holiday season - Nov. 1 - Dec. 29.
Grab the crew or book the ultimate company retreat this holiday season. Book 2 or more nights and pay $274 per night for the full bunkroom (sleeps 8) this holiday season - Nov. 1 - Dec. 29.
Hit the trail, peep the art, & drink the beer with friends!
Winter is my favorite season. Early mornings, quiet trails, and a hard-earned beer or two mark my days off, which I pack full. A quick jaunt up the Manitou Incline or a trail run on Section 16 is a great way to start. Meet my family and warm up with a pour-over and my favorite breakfast at Urban Steam., the GreasyGranny Waffle. When there’s snow on the ground, next we’ll go sledding or build a snowwoman at Bear Creek Park. If not, climbing at City Rock climbing gym for the afternoon. Then, pizza time! Slice 420 for dinner at home. If it’s the first Friday of the month, later in the night we can take the free shuttle around town and bump into friends at Kreuser Gallery or the Fine Arts Center while we peruse one of dozens of galleries and live music venues in downtown, Old Colorado City, or Manitou. If we don’t end up at Blooms Mill Hill Saloon or Axe and the Oak distillery for some drinks and dancing later on, you’ll find me around the backyard fire pit sharing hot toddies and sipping a local brew, like a crowler of Cerberus Brewing’s Tiny Umbrella IPA. Sleep heavy!
The Perfect Snow Day!
SNOW! I love snow, the whole world changes color! Lounging at Building 3 with an amazing cup of coffee looking at a snow-covered Pikes Peak is the perfect way to start the day. Then, head over to Terra Verde or Local Honey for some shopping. Perfect places to find Christmas gifts for the women in your life (or yourself). Time for sledding! Grab the family and head to Cottonwood Creek Park, don’t forget the sunscreen and your snowball-making skills. Now that everyone has worked up an appetite, swing by Poor Richard's for lunch. Pizza for the kiddos, veggie burger for dad and always one of their amazing soups for me! Just so happens that there is an epic toy store and bookstore right next door! Since everyone is already bundled up, why not lace up for Skate in the Park. End the day at Shuga's. A carafe of Shuga’s Mash, an array of bruschetta and great friends is where it’s at!
Boujee, But Not Basic
After sleeping in cause it gives me life, I meet my girls for patio brunch at Dos Santos or Denver Biscuit Company (on the same block so you can just decide when you pull up). Usually somewhere close is my favorite mode of transport, Pike Ride, electric-assist bikes with stations all over downtown. Name me a better combo of fun and breezy. Do a stretch on Santa Fe Trail…through America the Beautiful park, past the Olympic Museum, with the mountains on your left and our Hogwarts-looking Colorado College on your right, then loop back around through downtown. Dare you to find all the murals from Art On The Streets. It’s about time to spice it up, so change into something nicer, and head to the Broadmoor, a luxury resort at the base of the mountains- yes the president has stayed here. So has Paul Walker, RIP. Have dinner at the Golden Bee, where they throw bees at you (you’ll see what I mean), and walk around the lake under the lights. Fancy another stop? Motif is a hidden gem- a real live jazz bar to wrap up a magical day in Colorado Springs.