Mountain Almanac for the Week of November 29

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Wellness Walk. Scheduled for Nov. 30 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Meet at the upper level and choose a one, two or three-mile hike. Maps are available. Healthy living tips and mindfulness exercises to enhance your walk. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Free admission.

Thursday, Dec. 1

The Woodland Park City Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, next to city hall.

Friday, Dec. 2

Debut of Wizard of Oz, Colorado and a new Christmas Olio. Featured at the Butte Theater for select times from now to Dec. 31. This is a New Holiday play by Chris Sorensen, loosely based on L. Frank Baum’s OZ stories. It is December in Cripple Creek, 1899. Before the holiday break, Dorothy Gunnison, a young schoolteacher, invites famed genius Nikola Telsa to speak to her class. But while demonstrating one of his inventions (the N.T.M.), Telsa accidentally sends Dorothy through a time twister to the LAND OF OZ. There, with the assistance of a certain scarecrow, tin man, and lion, she must find a way to return to Cripple Creek before Christmas is cancelled. Followed by TATC’s famous Christmas Olio. For more information, call 719-689-6402 or check the Butte Theater’s website for reservations.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Tweeds Holiday Home Tour/Sounds of the Season.  Scheduled on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a variety of locations. Our Mission is to raise funds for the Greater Teller County nonprofit organizations that foster art, culture, human services, environmental stewardship or sports and recreation. The 2022 Beneficiaries this year are Friends of Mueller State Park; HtN – Hope Lives Here; Woodland Park Farmers Market and Woodland Park Senior Organization.  Revenues will be generated by producing an impressive, high quality tour event that positively showcases the Greater Teller County area and its talents, creativity and community commitment. Tickets may be purchased online or at Tweeds Furnishings. For more information, call Karolyn Smith at 719-661-7377.  See related information regarding this event in this week’s TMJ.

The Lighter Side of Christmas Parade, an annual event that culminates a variety of Yuletide events in the City Above the Clouds, will be held on Dec. 3 in downtown Woodland Park, at 6 p.m.

For a full detail of holiday events, see this week’s TMJ or visit or our Facebook page.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Christmas in Green Mountain Falls.

The town of Green Mountain Falls will feature a big Yuletide and tree lighting celebration on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. The majority of the festivities will occur at the Sallie Bush center. The event is sponsored by the Ute Pass Chamber of Commerce, the Church in the Wildwood, Ute Pass Elementary and Green Box Arts and more. The festivities include a holiday craft show, live music,  a choir performance and BBQ food, courtesy of the Southern Pride Asian Fusion. The event culminates with caroling in Tatter Hall in the Church in the Wildwood and the lighting of a huge Christmas tree in the Gazebo Park.

Swing Factory Christmas Concert.  This free concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  The scheduled includes a 6 p.m. reception with Christmas cookies and wine; a 7 p.m. Christmas jazz show.  For detailed information visit


Gold Camp Christmas. The Cripple Creek/Victor area will showcase a spree of holiday events from Dec. 8-10, with the lion’s share of the celebrations, including the annual downtown parade, scheduled for this Saturday. For more details, see this week’s TMJ or visit the city’s tourism website.

Woodland Park Wind Symphony Christmas Concert. Scheduled for Dec. 11 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.  Two performances – reservations required will be held at  4 pm and 6:30 pm.  This is a free concert with a  cash bar and Christmas cookies before each performance.  For reservations and detailed information visit

State of the City Breakfast. Scheduled for Dec. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center. The guest speaker is Woodland Park Mayor Hilary LaBarre. The cost is $30 and RSVPs must be received by Dec. 9. The event is sponsored by the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and UCHealth. Visit the city of chamber’s website for more details.