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5 Around Town: Enjoy a holiday gift show, gaming and Veterans Day events

Posted at 10:24 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 09:48:07-05

Looking for something to do this weekend? The News5 team has come up with a list of events that you should check out in Southern Colorado.

Colorado Country Christmas Show
What: Get ready for the holidays at the Biggest Holiday Gift Show of the Year! Set in a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and Christmas décor, the Colorado Country Christmas Gift show features more than 250 National and Regional vendors, offering arts & crafts, unique gifts, beautiful seasonal decorations, home décor, and tasty gourmet foods to create a delightful shopping experience.
When: Friday November 8th 10am-7pm, Saturday November 9th 10am-7pm, Sunday November 10th 10am-5pm
Where: Colorado Springs Event Center at 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.
Cost: Adults $10.00
Children 13 & under FREE
$1 Off Coupon at:
Tickets may be purchased at the door

Colorado Springs Retro Gaming Convention
What: Remember getting together with your friends, playing NES all night, scouring through a maze of Dungeons & Dragons, or even jumping around your parent's furniture because the floor is lava? That's what Springs RetCon is! There will also be arcades and pinball all set to Free Play, electric slot car racing, state of the art VHS movies playing all day/night, and a few other surprises.
When: Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel-7290 Commerce Center Drive in Colorado Springs
Cost: $25 weekend pass
$15 Saturday pass
$15 Sunday pass

YMCA Hosting Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
What: The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is proud to be hosting our annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. The free event will include breakfast, music and guest speakers. Veterans, retirees, active duty military and their families are welcome to attend. Veterans are encouraged to wear their service uniforms and hats.
When: Friday, November 8
Time: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m
Where: Briargate YMCA
To register for the breakfast, go to or call the Briargate YMCA at 719-282-9622

Military weekend at the Pueblo Zoo
What: The Pueblo Zoo wants to thank our service members with a visit to the Pueblo Zoo! There will be free admission for all military, with valid military ID, and their family (Includes spouse and dependent children under 18. Promotion will be honored for veterans and spouses with deployed partners.
When: November 9th and 10th
Time: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information, click here.

Veterans Day Backyard Bash
What: Come celebrate Veterans Day with at Red Leg Brewing Company! Head to the taproom to celebrate our nation’s Veterans with music by Manitou Strings, food by Mira Sol food truck, bingo, raffles, yard games, and more!
When: Friday, November 8
Time: 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Where: Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road.

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