Nov 23, 2012 1:24 PM by Kirsten Bennett
If Black Friday isn't your style, local businesses are planning events all day tomorrow for Small Business Saturday.
The Holiday kick-off takes place tomorrow in downtown Colorado Springs.
Among the events, carolers will perform starting at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a tree lighting celebration at 5:30 p.m. with Santa Claus walking around Acacia Park taking requests. Hot drinks and treats will be available from a food truck in the park as well.
Here is a list of events planned for the Holidays:
Saturday, Nov. 24
Small-business Saturday, a national day to shop local
Carolers, Colorado Springs Conservatory and other musicians beginning at 2:30
Tree lighting with the Colorado Springs Conservatory and Parks Director Karen Palus, 5:30 p.m.
Santa Claus will walk around Acacia Park taking requests
COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak region, will decorate storefronts
28th annual Festival of Lights parade, 5:50 p.m.
Ice rink opens in Acacia Park
Saturday, Dec. 1
Skate on a special ice rink in the park 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays and Noon to 8 p.m. all other days.
Skate loan is available in the police substation. Skating is FREE, although a contribution to the Empty Stocking Fund is encouraged.
Food trucks will provide hot beverages and a variety of sweet and savory cuisine
Skating demonstrations by USA Figure Skating
Tuba Christmas, 4 p.m.
Events for kids at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Holiday Stroll, 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
More than 40 downtown restaurants and shops have paired up to let you shop and snack in a unique holiday atmosphere
Live entertainment, including carolers, music, face painters, balloon artists, magic and characters
Enter a prize drawing for custom martini picks from Jack Miller Jewelry Designers, a two-night stay in Breckenridge, and a $100 Downtown Gift Card at participating shops
For more information on all these events, please visit www.downtown80903.com or call the Downtown Partnership at 719-886-0088.