Christmas Begins in Manitou is a new event for our region. Thanksgiving weekend starts the Holiday season for all of us and there will be no better way to experience this then by spending it in Manitou Springs.
Toys 4 Tots
The Manitou Springs Christmas Parade will ask everyone to get into the spirit of giving by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the parade. Volunteers from Toys for Tots will be marching in the parade and will collect the toys from parade goers.
Compete against all of Manitou Springs with an interactive voting section that will appear Parade Day on ManitouChristmasParade.com which will select the business that is best decorated for the holiday season!
Tree Lighting Ceremony
End the day of shopping and incredible parade in the grandest style. Join us as we light the tree in this kickoff to the Christmas Season!
Thanksgiving weekend 2016 will add a new twist to promoting Manitou as a Holiday destination. For over a century people have come to visit Colorado’s first Destination, from Mountain Utes who came to Manitou to drink the spring waters to the numerous tourism pioneers who built the Manitou Incline, The Cog Railway, the Cliff House and the many fine attractions that bring thousands of guests to Manitou.
This year Manitou Springs will be the host to the regions Christmas Kickoff Event. “The Manitou Christmas Parade.” Our Theme is “Christmas Starts in Manitou.” Christmas Starts in Manitou is a promotion capped by an event, a night time Christmas Parade on Saturday evening 6:00 pm. November 26th - Thanksgiving weekend.