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The Broadmoor Hotel Is a Must-See Holiday Showpiece in Colorado Springs

Colorado Jill

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(Colorado Springs, CO) The Broadmoor resort is fabulous in every season, but it is especially magnificent during the holidays.

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The hotel lobby and first-floor sitting areas are adorned with garland strands and white lights. The mezzanine level has a massive Christmas tree with gold and red ribbons and ornaments. It provides the perfect backdrop for a holiday photo.

An equally stunning, slightly smaller Christmas tree decorated in white, silver, and blue stands near a fireplace creating a nice spot to sit and enjoy a holiday moment.

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The mezzanine level is also home to the annual gingerbread masterpiece.

This year the talented pasty chefs created a replica of Spencer Penrose's 1937 Flathead V-8 Cadillac Touring Car.

The sweet creation has many fun details like a clever "Sleigh" license plate (5L31GH), a decorated tree strapped to the car's top, and Santa in the driver's seat with several of his helpers peering out the windows.

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The vintage car, made with 958 pounds of powdered sugar, 475 pounds of flour, and 200 pounds of granulated sugar, has macaroon fenders, a chocolate steering wheel, and sugar windows. It is an impressive creation!

The annual gingerbread house has been a Broadmoor holiday tradition since 1964. Initially, the creations were more modest, but in 2013, the hotel's skilled pastry chefs created the first life-size gingerbread house. The masterpieces have become grander and more detailed every year since.

Past themes include The Broadmoor train (2016), the Pauline Chapel (2017), a 13.5-foot tall replica of the original 1918 resort (2018), The Broadmoor Special - an iconic race car (2019), a Cog Railway display (2020), and a life-sized chateau-themed gingerbread house (2021).

The gingerbread display is worth the trip!

If you visit the resort at night, the property comes alive with millions of white lights. It is an indoor and outdoor holiday wonderland that is a must-see in Colorado Springs.

Local or non-registered hotel guests can enjoy the holiday decorations at The Broadmoor during the following timeframes:

  • Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 1
  • Monday, December 5 – Thursday, December 8
  • Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15
  • Monday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 20

There is an on-site parking garage, and it is $3.00 per half hour.

Location: 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs

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