December Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

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Date(s) - 12/03/2021 - 12/18/2021
All Day


All programs require pre-registration. In light of COVID-19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status.

Bear Creek by Candlelight
Friday, December 3, 5-8 p.m.
Head out now to Bear Creek Nature Center’s annual holiday celebration! Walk on luminary-lit nature trails, enjoy live music, chili dinner from Texas Roadhouse, Santa Claus and festive crafts. Pre-register for specific times. $7 per member/$8 per nonmember.

December Forest Bathing Walk with Summer Lajoie at Listening Pines
Saturday, December 4, 1-3:30 p.m.
Experience the therapeutic practice of Shinrinyoku and awaken your senses with a slow, mindful walk through the woods and a beautiful tea ceremony.
For more information on Forest Bathing $20 per member/$30 per nonmember.

COS Then & Now
Wednesday, December 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colorado photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography is celebrating Colorado Springs’ 150th Anniversary with his own “then and now” photography project, which celebrates Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial and educates the public about the history of the area. Mike has replicated photos from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Pikes Peak Library District and other archives in his own way while showcasing people who are doing amazing things in the community. Free to attend. Books for purchase.

Kids’ Morning at Bear Creek
Saturday, December 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Caregivers – Enjoy a morning to yourself while your child (ages 6-11) spends the morning at Bear Creek hiking, playing games, and creating a festive ornament. Lunch is included. $15 per member/$20 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.

Bear Creek Nature Center Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
All are welcome for Bear Creek Regional Park’s portion of 2021’s Christmas Bird Count. Be prepared for cold, snow and icy trails. Limited group size, pre-registration required. $5 recommended donation for birdseed & feeders.

Gingerbread Habitat Decorating
Saturday, December 18, 10-11:30 a.m. & 12-1:30 p.m.
Learn about the different animal habitats at Bear Creek Nature Center while decorating a Gingerbread Habitat kit of your own (this is a nature twist on the traditional gingerbread house). Pre-register for specific times. $15 per member kit/$20 per nonmember kit.

For more information, call 719-520-6388 or visit