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Holiday Chocolate Festival at the Broadmoor

The beautiful, historic 5-star BROADMOOR RESORT in Colorado Springs!

What better setting for... a day of entertainment, shopping and sampling the finest chocolates on earth! Dozens of Chocolatiers and Chocolate Vendors selling and offering samples of fine chocolates and sweets!

* Holiday Gifts * Live Music * Drinks * Special Guests!

The Broadmoor's stunning Holiday Decorations will be up and sparkling during our festival! And .... YES, there will be Hot Chocolate... and Chocolate Martinis!

Admission is $5.00. Come enjoy the entertainment and shop for chocolate and holiday gifts! You may Purchase Taste Tickets for Samples: Taste Tickets available at the Door: 10 Taste tickets for $10 - 20 Taste Tickets for $20 Arrive early for the best sampling!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice....too bad it snowed. For my first Laid Back meetup it was very nice and meet some nice ladies.

    1 · December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a neat experience and the chocolate was just fantastic.
    Somehow though I must have missed exactly where we were to meet up since I did not meet up with the group and I was very excited to get to meet you all since this was my first event. Oh well, I'm sure I will have a chance at one of the other great events you have.

    1 · December 9, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Sorry we missed you too...hung on to Elmo up until the time I left a little after three. There were quite a few people about though. Hope you have a great time and we would love to meet you soon at another event!!

      December 10, 2012

  • Theresa S.

    Deliciously decadent! I arrived about 1:30 and was hoping to be able to find the group but did not see Elmo and I was not able to recognize any faces in the crowd :( maybe next time.

    1 · December 9, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Sorry we missed you Theresa...do hope you try meeting with us again sometime!

      December 10, 2012

  • Lynne

    Enjoyed all the chocolate---very yummy.

    1 · December 10, 2012

  • Stephanie C

    It was the best!!! Not too crowded, great vendors (I did some Christmas shopping), and just an all around good time.

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    Had a nice time...thanks Ladies! Had no idea till the end though that Elmo had fallen from grace....sigh. Guess that's the downside of not owning a TV, you never know when you are carrying around a symbol that makes parents hold their children closer to them. Good grief, who woulda known??

    December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think someone has to stand up in support of Elmo. It isn't his fault. He will find a another puppeteer. I hope. Thank you so much for hosting this event. I enjoyed chatting with you. You made the experience fun.

      December 9, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    This event was so fun. Glad that I got up to go, great tastings and not so many people that it felt crowded. Will definitely plan on doing this again next year!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Relate about chocolate with the girls? Can't get better than that!

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Dagmar T.

    I really enjoyed the event.

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm out in Monument, made it down the hill and turned around, too much ice and snow for me! Have fun ladies!

    December 9, 2012

    • Amy

      Me too! I was excited to get out too!

      1 · December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Next time Amy, I look forward to meeting you :-)

      December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone is still home and wants to try and print my tickets and use them, send me an email and I will forward them to [masked], I paid for one entry and 10 tastings :-)
    someone should enjoy them! Jessica

    December 9, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    Not feeling very well today but on my way....
    See you guys soon!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Monument, just changed my RSVP to no. I still want to come.
    My mobile is[masked]-5003. I am watching the weather, we got 4 inches of fresh powder! Deb

    December 9, 2012

  • Alyssa D.

    Does anyone live near Peterson Airforce Base that is willing to give me a ride if my mom can't make it down here

    December 9, 2012

    • Brittany B.

      I'm not too far from there. Give me a call or message me if you'd like a ride. [masked]

      December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be walking to the event if anyone else is in the Broadmoor area. [masked] Give me a call if you like.

    December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you live far? I have a truck and was wondering if there may be better parking by where you live rather than trying to park st the broad more?

      December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      HI Sarah....well since it snowed I am pretty sure parking up by me won't be a good alternative for this time ...sorry. I am now getting a ride down the mountain for today. But I do hope to meet you there!

      December 9, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    OK, couldn't find a flower balloon so we ended up with Elmo. Will meet everyone in the lobby to the Colorado Hall at 1PM. Looking forward to seeing you all!!

    December 8, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      For those of you who don't know Elmo...Red Balloon with a goofy cartoon smiley face. That's us.

      1 · December 8, 2012

  • Lynne

    I suggest you just meet at The Colorado Hall which is where the event is being held. There is a large indoor lobby in front of the hall and where you will pay for taste tickets and your entry fee if you have not already purchased. My cell is[masked]-1872. Although I am going to be there at 11am not 1pm.

    Also the Colorado Hall is located right next to the Golden Bee Pub. If you are on Lake Ave and go to the actual hotel you have gone too far west. Turn right one block before the round about that is in front of the hotel and the Colo Hall will be right there on the left hand side along with the Golden Bee Pub with the pub being first and the the hall second. They are essentially in the same building. There is also a parking lot in front of the pub. You will understand when you see it. Street parking or a large lot to park in on the right side 2 houses up. Parking lot fee is approximately $5.00. Sorry if this is clear as mud.

    December 5, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Yes, clear as mud LOL, thanks! We will plan on meeting at the Colorado Hall then at 1 PM. Hope you can stay to join us for a bit Lynne, I can't be there personally before 1.

      December 5, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Will still bring a balloon, one of those shiny mylar ones. Hopefully they will let us in with it. ;-)

      December 5, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    Anyone know of a good place close to the Broadmoor where we can all meet?? I will get a balloon of something fun to tote around so people can find us. Will look for a flower... and will post color description whatever the night before.

    December 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a way to identify who is with the Laid Back Lively Ladies crowd? This is my first event. And what time does the event actually start?

    December 5, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Usually Deanna has a huge yellow flower for us to congregate to but apparently she won't be joining us. I have never been to the Broadmoor so don't really have a valid suggestion on whee to meet. Keep checking back though as I am sure we will settle on something soon! Look forward to meeting you. My cell number is (719)[masked] and you are welcome to call.

      December 5, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      OK, reread Deanna's suggestion and I will get a balloon of something fun to tote around so people can find us. Will look for a flower... and will post color description whatever the night before. Anyone know of a good place close to the Broadmoor where we can all meet??

      1 · December 5, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    Bought my ticket and a few taste tickets online. Have never been to the Broadmoor before. Anyone know if we have to pay for parking and where would be a good place for us all to meet?

    December 3, 2012

    • Lynne

      $5.00 for parking in the parking garage and a lot that is across the street from the venue. but there is free parking on the street but its tricky getting a spot.

      December 5, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Thanks....I'll come prepared to pay and praying to find a perfect spot where I won't have too. Thus more money for CHOCOLATE!!

      December 5, 2012

  • Amy

    I would love to go to this! I heard it may snow on Sunday though and I've never driven in snow....is it hard driving in snow haha!

    December 3, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      We will pray it does not snow...I am not finished with Spring yet!! LOL Seriously though, I moved here from FL and was afraid of driving on ice and snow too but it wasn't as bad as I feared. 5 years later I have a great respect for the ice, but if you are careful and use some common sense you will be fine.

      December 3, 2012

    • Amy

      Thank you! I just moved from Savannah GA...so secretly I'm hoping it will snow soon..but when I don't have to drive haha

      December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't have plans for this day, but now I do. Will he nice to be in good company for my birthday :) (Kristen, I am happy to help with transportation, just don't know where you live. MSG me if needed)

    December 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, please do :)

      December 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kristen, I have to work that day so I'm glad that Sarah can pick you up. Sorry about that and I'm bummed that I'm going to miss all the chocolate.

      December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, This will be my first meetup and first Laid Back Ladies event. I just moved here this week from France....and I am looking to meet new people. :) and Chocolate makes it all the better !!
    Deb Killeen

    November 30, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Glad to have you join us Deb, we will post more info on how we are all going to meet up as the date gets closer. We are doing many other fun things this month so take a look through what's going on and please feel welcome to join us for some of the other events as well.

      November 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be at[masked]

    November 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      wine, beer, and chocolate pairings 1 -3pm

      November 29, 2012

  • Deanna

    Arg. I'm going to Christmas Brunch with Andrew's Family this day. Does anyone want to be the point of contact for this event? Here is my advice- choose to meet at another location at the Broadmoor and then walk over as a group. Also- you can get a balloon on a really long string and carry it around- so late comers can spot you in the crowd. Any takers?

    November 27, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      I am planning on going and can try to round everyone up.... wish you could be there too.

      November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI...it looks like you can pre-purchase the tickets online. https://eventsetc.webconnex.com/2012_broadmoor_tickets
    Sounds kid friendly....Santa will be there :-0)

    November 27, 2012

    • Tracy M.

      Excellent, thanks Jessica....

      November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey it's chocolate, if I'm not working, I will be there.

    November 18, 2012

  • Jessica

    This sounds like so much fun! Im in, not sure how long I can stay. Can we bring guests and/or kids?

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in and I'm not sure how long I'll stay but I'll be happy to pick you up Kristen.

    November 5, 2012

  • Tracy M.

    I would still like to go...

    November 5, 2012

  • Deanna

    Sorry ladies- I posted this about 6 months ago before any information was out about the 2012 event- and there is still some old information on their website- http://www.holiday.chocolate-festival.org/index.html

    I'd still like to go, even if it's $5.00 to get in.

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, I called the Broadmoor and the festival is on Sunday the 9th. It's 5 bucks to get in with 1 dollar tickets per tasting. Is this still on Deanna?

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we're getting conflicting dates. Deanna will you please look into this since I have the 8th written down and Lynne seems to think it's on the 9th. Please clarify. Thanks.

    November 5, 2012

  • Lynne

    also, looks like admission is $5.00, unless Deanna has gotten some free admission tickets.

    November 5, 2012

  • Lynne

    Hi, not to put a damper on things, I go every year and this is usually on Sundays, 11am to 6pm. If you go on Saturday you will be too early, since its on Sun, Dec 9.
    here's the website: https://eventsetc.webconnex.com/2012_chocolate_broadmoor

    November 5, 2012

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