Seven Falls to light up in color in second annual Winter Lights Ceremony

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — You can now see some Christmas decor at the Broadmoor Seven Falls, but it’ll be a different sight Saturday night.

“We’ll have Christmas decorations, we’ll have elves running up and down the canyon, we’ll have Chester the chipmunk, our Seven Falls mascot out and about,” said Meridith Rich, a supervisor at Seven Falls.

It will also be the lit in 100,000 colored LED lights, a first since the falls came under the Broadmoor’s ownership.

The Broadmoor says they’re expecting between 2,000 and 3,000 people Saturday – a big jump from last year’s numbers that were low due to a blizzard around that time.

“The anticipation was to have that last year, but because of the new lighting system that we have here at the falls, which has been more updated, more LED and friendly towards nature and to power,” said Sasha Burke, park driector of Seven Falls.

The Broadmoor says their old lighting technique could not be used with the LED lights, but that’s all changed.

“They did it actually rather quickly. Took just about week and we had some very nice lighting walkthroughs,” Burke said.

Santa will also be making an appearance as he ziplines through the canyon and rappels down into the falls.

“We actually have a very nice surprise for everyone when the lights do come on. We have not talked about and we’ll just keep it as that,” Burke said.

The fun begins at noon with children’s activities and the lighting ceremony will start around 5 p.m.

FOX21’s own Joe Cole will also be emceeing the event.

Tickets start at $14 and a portion of sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society and the Empty Stocking Fund.

The lights will stay lit through February 25.

>> Click here to see a live view of Seven Falls.

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