COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sipping hot chocolate and munching Christmas cookies in front of a crackling fire is better than even meeting Santa, according to Eliya Palmer, 5.
“Santa is OK, but hot chocolate is better,” said the Cheyenne Mountain resident as she wrapped her hands around a cup of the flavorful holiday staple.
For Palmer and 200 other citizens, the Cheyenne Mountain Park’s annual free Holiday Open House proved to be the next best thing to Christmas morning. Held Sunday at the CMSP Visitor Center, the four-hour event was held as a way for citizens to learn about the park and enjoy some Christmas cheer with family and friends.
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