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Learn hip-hop dancing or basket weaving, celebrate the Year of the Rat, envision 2020, and toss some fruitcake.

Stories Robyn Griggs Lawrence
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No doubt, we’re in the thick of it—in every way. Don’t even think about hibernating. Winter in Southern Colorado offers the best of all worlds—there are plenty of opportunities to play, learn, and create that could keep you busy morning through midnight. Here are a few of our favorites.


The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

Jan. 5
Downtown Colorado Springs

rockymountainfoodtours.com
Celebrate local chefs during a roving food tour (advance ticket purchase required).


Adult Hip-Hop Trial Class

Jan. 13
Dance Wonderland, Colorado Springs

Tickets on Eventbrite
Learn some new moves and get a workout too.


Chinese New Year Festival

Jan. 18
City Auditorium, Colorado Springs

cscci.org
Celebrate the Year of the Rat with dancing, music, demonstrations, food, and tea.


Frosted City Winter Market

Jan. 18–19
Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo

Event info on Facebook
At this winter market, you’ll find more than 100 booths selling handmade goodies in the Palace of Agriculture.


Southern Colorado Largest Bridal Festival Wedding Expo

Jan. 19
Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center, Colorado Springs

hotelelegante.com
Find everything for your wedding, from cosmetics to cake.


The 25th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

Jan. 23
Ouray Ice Park, Ouray

ourayicepark.com
Celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing.


Utilitarian Basket Weaving

Jan. 24 & 26
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs

cmzoo.org
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about baskets, including how to make one.


2020 Vision Board Workshop

Jan. 25
Yoga Olas, Salida
Event info on Facebook
Create a vision for 2020, learn about intention and attraction, make new friends, and eat burritos.


Fruitcake Toss

Jan. 25
Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

manitousprings.org
Fruitcakes will get tossed, but organic, non-GMO fruitcakes will also get tasted during a bake-off at this annual event.


Pikes Peak Writers: Writers’ Night

Jan. 27
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Colorado Springs

pikespeakwriters.com
This is a place for aspiring writers and old pros to network and share accomplishments.

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