Things to Do in December at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs

Things to do in December at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum





For fun and festive things to do during the holidays, head to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

Looking for things to do during December in Colorado Springs? This holiday season, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is the place for fun and festive family outings. Enjoy beautiful holiday trees, festive decorations and photo opportunities throughout the 60,000-square-foot attraction.

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers visitors an unparalleled interactive media experience, with ancient and modern artifacts and sports technology exhibits that capture the spirit and history of the Games and the inspiring stories of America’s greatest athletes.

From exciting holiday celebrations featuring athlete meet and greets, artifact demonstrations and sport activations to our monthly curators collection and more, the Museum is the perfect place to make new memories with family and loved ones during the holidays! Check out our programming below for things to do in December.

Festival of Lights Celebration at the Museum

December 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the spirit and excitement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games this holiday season right here in Olympic City USA. Join us for a Festival of Lights Celebration at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum featuring festive programming before the downtown Festival of Lights Parade.

We will have athlete meet and greets, guided tours (available for regular admission purchase), artifact demonstrations and sport activations. Guests will also be able to get hold an Olympic torch and get a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of the Paralympic medals exhibit. Warm up with complimentary hot cocoa at Flame Café and enjoy a host of engaging activities for visitors of all ages.


Meet Kevin McDowell // 2020 Olympic silver medalist!

December 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
In 2020, McDowell clinched silver in the debut of the Mixed Relay at the Tokyo Olympics, marking a historic moment. Learn more.


Meet Allysa Seely // Paratriathlon Champion!

December 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Seely made history at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, winning gold in paratriathlon’s debut. She defended her title at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Learn more.


Meet John Terrell // 2024 Para-cycling hopeful!

December 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
John has competed on two world championship teams (2022, 2023), earning a pair of bronze medals, and has his sights set on making the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Learn more.


Festival of Lights Parade

December 9 @ 5:50 pm
Following the USOPM activities, continue the festivities at the Festival of Lights Parade, starting at 5:50 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs. Find full details on the parade.

Curator Collection: Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games

December 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Believe it or not, 67 years ago the Summer Games took place in December! Join us from 1-2 p.m. on December 14 for an exclusive look into the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games featuring an up-close look at unique artifacts from our collection. The first Games in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Olympic Games featured outstanding performances from hall of famers such as Tommy Kono and Al Oerter. This month’s Curator Collection will provide interesting insight into these athletes and much more.


Discounts on admission for Colorado residents

Saturdays from 3 p.m. onward

We’re excited to extend our exclusive offer for Colorado residents through the end of the year! Every Saturday, starting at 3 p.m., Colorado residents can purchase admission tickets for just $5 each with a valid Colorado ID and experience one of the nation’s best attractions! Tickets are available for purchase both in-person and online.

As an added bonus, out-of-state guests can also enjoy the Museum for only $10 per ticket when accompanied by a Colorado resident. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

Give the Gift of Greatness

Looking for the perfect gift to give a family member or loved one this year? The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum has two special offerings – gifts that let the recipient visit Colorado Springs best family attraction!

  • Give the gift of admission to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Museum tickets make a terrific stocking stuffer for family and friends all age.
  • Give the gift of membership to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. A Museum membership is the gift that keeps on giving year-round.

Find Great Gifts for Sports Fans

The Museum Shop is also a great place to find stocking stuffers and gifts for those sports fans in the family. From high-end brands to exclusive Museum gear, you’re sure to find something for everyone in the family!

Museum Ticket Package for Two

Celebrate the holidays with a ticket package for two! The holidays are meant for spending time with family and loved ones and there’s no better place to do that than the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. With our special Groupon ticket package for two, you can get two admissions plus two pizzas and two beverages at the Flame Cafe for only $59!

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About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays, and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration, and courage in every visitor. It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come.

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