Winter Holidays

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Handmade: Holiday Craft Market @ Breckenridge Arts District

Friday, Dec 2 | 4-8pm
Saturday, Dec 3 | 12pm-6pm
Sunday, Dec 4| 12pm-4pm 

Find the perfect gift and come experience the Breckenridge Arts District as it hosts a holiday craft market and winter open house. Stroll the campus with a warm cup of cider or cocoa, visit the decorated historic structures, and enjoy music and artist demonstrations at the various studios. In addition, visiting artisans will be selling fine crafts including jewelry, ceramics, candles, accessories and more, with no gift item priced more than $50.  Presented by the Breckenridge Creative Arts.

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016: Race of the Santas

Join us as 100’s of holiday enthusiasts of all ages, dressed in festive costumes, race down historic Main Street, Breckenridge. We encourage those who can withstand the thin mountain air to start at the front of the pack, as the top finishers will be awarded Ullr helmets and prize packages. Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the 6-block course. Children dressed in holiday costumes are welcome to join their parents in the Santa Race. So come out and show your support, all proceeds benefit the local charity, Adopt An Angel. Click HERE for more details.


Dec. 3, 2016: Lighting of Breckenridge

12:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. - Check out the Handmade Holiday Craft Market in the Breckenridge Arts District where you can pick up some unique gifts including jewelry, ceramics, candles and more in the Arts District located on Washington Ave just off Main St. The best part: everything is $50 or less!

Fat Bike Open
Celebrate the opening of the Gold Run Nordic Center – now welcoming fat bikes to groomed trails three days a week – with free demos (starting at noon) and a casual race. Breckenridge’s high mountain location makes for one of the country’s earliest starts to the fat biking season. More info

2:00 p.m. - Summit Dancers - Enjoy a holiday dance show in the Blue River Plaza

2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. - Summit Choral Society will be singing timeless holiday classics in the Blue River Plaza.  Whether you come to listen or even join in, nothing spreads holiday cheer like caroling! 

3:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. - Holiday Carols by the "Jingle Singers" in Victorian costumes, singing
classics and a fun modern spin on old favorites

4:15 p.m. - Race of the Santas starts on Main St. by the Blue River Plaza. Registration and bib pick-up in the Breckenridge Welcome Center located at 203 S. Main St. starting at 2:00pm

4:30 p.m. - Free hot cocoa and cookies in the Blue River Plaza

5:00 p.m. -  Santa makes an early visit to Breckenridge to lead the procession of Bernese Mountain Dogs to the Blue River Plaza from South Park Ave. and Main St. for the lighting of the Town Tree

5:15 p.m. - Tree lighting and caroling in the Blue River Plaza

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. - Visits with Santa at the Barney Ford Museum, 111 E. Washington Ave. Let the little ones share their Holiday wishes with Santa and take a photo too! 

 Winter Dew Tour- TBD

The world’s top ski and snowboard athletes compete in superpipe, big air and slopestyle. Stop by the Dew Tour Experience at the base of Peak 8, music in town and a local rail jam. Click here for event happenings.

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Celebration

Bring in the New Year with a boom! Watch a spectacular array of fireworks, (launch location TBD). You can find best visibility from downtown Main Street. Weather permitting, catch the Torch Light Parade flowing down the Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The first weekend in December, the town transforms into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where 100’s of Santas race down Main Street to benefit Adopt an Angel and continue the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets holiday revelers from his horse-drawn carriage. Find the perfect gift and come experience the new Breckenridge Arts District as it hosts Handmade Holiday Market and winter open house. Stroll the campus with a warm cup of cider or cocoa, visit the decorated historic structures, and enjoy music and artist demonstrations at the various studios. In addition, visiting artisans will be selling fine crafts including jewelry, ceramics, candles, accessories and more, with no gift item priced more than $50.  Presented by the Breckenridge Creative Arts. The following weekend, Winter Dew Tour puts pro snowsports athletes on display with televised halfpipe and slopestyle competitions. When it’s time to ring out the old, live music, bar parties and special restaurant menus punctuate New Year’s Eve celebrations, accompanied by a torchlight parade down the slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort. A spectacular fireworks display and concert ring in the new year in style.

Breckenridge offers a wide variety of lodging options for this time of year. Click below to see great deals on pre-holiday lodging.

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Register for the Race of the Santas


The race will be held starting at 4:15 on Main St. in Breckenridge. Day of entry and bib pick-up will take place at the Welcome Center located at 203 S. Main St.

Santa Suits are sold out. You can still participate in your holiday inspired outfit.

Register online at www.RunReg.com/race-of-the-santas