We are open for Christmas 2020!

Book your tickets now! Reservations are required for all our events.

We’re so excited for our second season. We have worked really hard to add new fun things in addition to what we had last year. We are taking steps to ensure your safety and will be following appropriate guidelines as well.

Due to reduced capacity, we anticipate filling up quickly. Make your reservation today.

We can’t wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus with you and your family!

When

Season Opening: Friday, Nov. 27th

Hours: 4PM – 8PM
Days:
Tree Lighting Weekend :
Friday November 27, Saturday 28, Sunday 29

Saint Nicholas* Weekend:
Saturday December 5, Sunday 6
*NOTE: Not the traditional Santa Claus 

Giving Weekend:
Friday December 11, Saturday 12, and Sunday 13

Christmas Week:
Thursday December 17, Friday 18, Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23

Tree Lighting Weekend:

Join us for our Christmas tree lighting ceremony as we introduce the host families, sing carols around the tree, and count down as we light our beautiful 20ft live Blue Spruce.  

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:15pm once each night

It will fill up fast! Buy your ticket today!

 
Saint Nicholas* Weekend
 

To help with the spirit of generous giving during Christmas, we would like to share the story of who Saint Nicholas* was from history and his great love for the Lord.  Included with our normal activities, we will have a guest portraying Saint Nicholas* and doing a story time describing his great generosity to others and care for those in need.  

  • Storytimes: 5:15pm and 6:45pm
  • Sorry no one on one time with Saint Nicholas*
  • Closed on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

*NOTE: Not the traditional Santa Claus

 

Giving Weekend

We invite you to give back to our local community with us.  During your visit with us, we invite you to give towards the cause of the night.  Forest Bend will match your giving dollar for dollar up to a $1,000 max for the weekend. Encourage your kids to bring a dollar or two of their own money to bless someone else.  Feel free to also bring any canned goods to be donated to our local food pantry.

On Friday December 11, bring a canned good or a $2 donation and your child can get his or her face painted! (Face painting available only on Dec. 11.)

On December 12-13, see a Black Forest Fire Department fire truck between 5:30pm and 6:30pm, and watch a fire department demonstration! Please note that the engine may need to leave early if there is an emergency call.

  • Donate toward our local Black Forest Fire Department and/or Springs Rescue Mission

 

Christmas Week

  • This is the countdown to Christmas week.  It will fill up fast so book today! 
 
 

What

  • Old Fashioned Christmas on the Farm
  • Hayride through lights
  • Kids nativity play
  • Kids’ crafts and cookie decorating
  • Crafts for sale
  • Coffee, hot cocoa, and cider
  • Roasting marshmallows on the fire
  • Fun games and activities
  • And more!
 

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • Beautiful 20ft Blue Spruce fully decorated Christmas Tree
  • Tire Swings
  • Playground Zip line
  • Outdoor Games in our Games Corral
  • Numerous photo opportunities
  • Mountain House A-Frame Ticket booth (perfect for photos)
  • Entry Fence (Look for the Large Star of Bethlehem)
  • Heated Tent to allow you to spread out on property while staying warm
  • New scavenger hunts on the hayride and around property
  • Our themed nights (Ex: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saint Nicholas Night, Black Forest Fire Truck visit…)

Where

Forest Bend Farm
9525 Burgess Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80908.

Find our exact location using the Waze app on your phone HERE. Or you can just search “Forest Bend Farm” on Waze to make it easier!

We are located a half mile east of Vollmer Road on the south side of Burgess Road. Signs will direct you onto the property.

Forest Bend is taking all necessary precautions to help you have a safe and healthy visit to the farm. We will have a hand washing station as well as numerous bottles of hand sanitizer around property. We also have created kits for cookies, s’mores, and crafts to ensure cleanliness and the possibilities of completing at home instead of on property. We have created more wooden tokens allowing for each token to only be touched by one guest each night. We will sanitize all commonly touched surface at the end of each event.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE FARM!

Christmas Season 2020

Pick Your Day

Choose your Date and Arrival Time!

Tickets are just $12 per person.

Mid Season tickets from the 5th to the 13th of December are $10.

All tickets include 1 FREE Hot Beverage or craft!

Children under 24 months are free!

NOTE:  Every booking will have a flat $2 online processing fee.

Enjoy hot Chocolate On Us!

A Forest Bend Token is given to each guest with their ticket. A token can be redeemed for a hot beverage, craft or cookie kit, or s’mores kit. Then sit back, relax and soak in the season with your family and friends!

Activities At Forest Bend

Cocoa Barn

Visit the Cocoa Barn for a cup of delicious hot chocolate or apple cider, a bag of complimentary freshly-made popcorn, or a s’mores kit ready to roasted over the fire.

Fire Pit + S’mores

Warm up around our fire pit or roast a delicious marshmallow to make a perfectly soft and sticky s’more.*

*The Fire pit is free for all.  S’mores’ are not included with admission but available if desired.

Kids’ Corral

Visit the Kids’ Corral where you can pet and feed the animals, climb on our numerous climbing structures, swing on the tire swings, play tic-tac-to, dig through the bean (snow) bins, and capture cute pictures of the family.

Get Warm

After playing outside for a while, it may be time to warm up in our various heated locations. Visit the heated tent to create a cute kids craft and spend some time reading an assortment of favorite Christmas books.

The Barn

Next visit our beautiful, cozy barn to shop in our Christmas store for the perfect Christmas gift, take a family picture, decorate a cookie, and watch our sweet nativity play performed by your own children.

The Hayride
The highlight of your night is sure to be the hayride through Christmas lights while singing along to Christmas music and capturing special family pictures.

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9525 Burgess Rd Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908

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719-225-2804

About

About Us

It all began with a dream for a place for our community to experience the beauty and peacefulness of Black Forest. We hope that our love for Jesus Christ shines when you visit Forest Bend, and that our neighbors and guests be blessed through us. Check out our YouTube channel to keep up with our progress!

Thank you so much for your support,

Amber, Matt, Patrick and Elisa

F A Q s

Frequently Asked Questions

At Forest Bend Farm, we will do our best to provide a wonderful and safe experience for the whole family. We will be doing extra rounds of sanitation on commonly used surfaces and we have even opened up more areas on the property to allow our guests to space out.

If anyone in your party is not feeling well, please stay home.

Along with selecting the day you’d like to visit, you select an entrance time as well. This is to help us manage the flow of guests and to help things not get overcrowded. There is a certain amount of grace period around that time, if you need to arrive a little earlier or a little later, that should be fine.

For your enjoyment we have:

  • ​The Kids’ Corral – with climbing stumps, live animals, hay stacks, game tables.
  • The Tractor Ride – ride the hay wagon through the lights.
  • The Nativity Play – kids can participate in regular showings of the Christmas story where they dress us as the Bible characters and play the parts.
  • The Cozy Barn – warm up inside the barn enjoy some piano music, or sit down and work on a craft with your kiddo, or read them a great kid’s book.

For sale at the farm we have hot beverages (cocoa or cider), a s’mores kit for roasting by the fire, a sugar cookie kit that you can decorate in the barn, a selection of kid’s craft kits, and plenty of Christmas gift options for sale in the shop. For payment we take credit cards and cash. No checks are accepted at this time.

We have tried to include activities that are fun for the whole family! The older kids might enjoy the bigger games in the game shed, like the ring game and carpet ball. We have added a number of activities in our ‘game corral’ for the 2020 season. Adults and kids alike have seemed to really enjoy decorating a sugar cookie and sipping on hot cocoa while going on the hayride too.

That’s completely up to you but probably a couple hours. Most of our guests spend about an hour and a half to two hours to enjoy all the activities.

Our event mainly takes place outdoors and it’s best to wear layers and prepare for Colorado weather. We do have several places to warm up including a fire pit, several outdoor heaters, and the barn stays warm with our wood burning stove. The terrain isn’t completely flat so wear boots or comfortable walking shoes. We also have porta-potties available for our guests to use.

Being located directly off of Burgess Road makes us easy to find… however, you will need to pay special attention to the address numbers and be looking for our sign to make sure you turn down our driveway and not our neighbors. We have a large lit up Star of Bethlehem at the entrance off of Burgess Road. The WAZE app takes you directly to our farm.

No, parking is included with your tickets. Just follow the signs all the way back to the parking area and look for the parking attendants that will direct you to a space.

Due to the limited about of space each evening we are only able to honor the reservations that are booked in advance. However, if we are not at full capacity or if you have an addition to your party that you didn’t know of when you booked, then we can sell those tickets at the door.

We will try to stay open for our scheduled nights, even if it’s snowing. We will only cancel if the weather makes it unsafe to travel to or be at the farm. In those cases, we will email those ticket holders to let them know of the change and allow them to choose another date. If your own life circumstances cause you to have to cancel we will also give you the opportunity to reschedule on a different date as well.

You may bring any snacks and drinks for your family. Don’t forget to dress warmly. You may bring strollers for your kiddos.

We do not allow any pets at Forest Bend. Also, all firearms are prohibited.

For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:5-6

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