Each year at Christmastime, the beautiful Seven Falls Canyon becomes a winter wonderland with a Holiday Lighting Charity event. The falls are open to community residents and donations from the event go to Christmas Unlimited, a local charity that helps needy families year round. In 1949, the Christmas tradition of opening the Seven Falls canyon at night without charge to the residents of Colorado Springs was started. This year was the 63rd year that collections have been made for Christmas Unlimited.*
Driving in the canyon toward the falls, Hubby and I enjoyed the beautiful Christmas displays and the thousands of lights decorating the rock walls. Then, after parking the car, we walked to the bridge at the base of the frozen falls to observe the constantly changing lights on the massive crystalline formation.
The elevator to the viewing area at the top of the mountain was out of order. For at least an instant, we considered climbing the many steps leading to that area, but then settled for a description of the view from the top given to us by a gracious young couple. Our knees and hearts thanked us for resisting the foolish.
Before leaving the canyon, we warmed up while enjoying hot chocolate in the snack bar.
I never cease to be in awe of God’s handiwork.
Ice and Lights
Menorah High on the Mountain
High Altitude Carolers
“Frosty” at Home in the Ice and Snow
Sign Over the Exit
•Some facts from Philip Tapia in Fresh Ink.