How to Celebrate the Holidays in Breckenridge

The holidays are a magical time in Breckenridge.  A light snow covers all the twinkle lights as locals and visitors mingle around town sipping on hot cocoa, enjoying a yummy snack or relaxing with friends after a fun day of skiing with a local brew.  You will find activities and events for the entire family during the holidays.  From building gingerbread houses to a presentation of the Nutcracker Suite and, if you are lucky, you might even see Santa on ice skates!


Saturday, December 2nd (2pm to 7pm)
The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race down Main St. and watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the season.  Other activities include a Holiday Dog Parade, Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” procession, and an opportunity to meet Santa himself!

(Nathan Bilow /AP Images for The Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

BRECKCREATE – Second Saturday for Families Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 9th (10am to 12pm)
Join us in the sweet holiday tradition of decorating a festive Gingerbread House at the Old Masonic Hall on Main Street.  This is a free, hands-on, family-friendly activity and kids of all ages are welcome with a parent or guardian present.  No registration required at this drop-in workshop that is first-come, first-served.  Materials are provided and participants will be able to take their projects home.



Thursday, December 14th – Monday, December 18th 
The event will serve as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions. The Dew Tour will also host Team Challenge and Streetstyle competitions and a calendar of fan-based activities, both up on the mountain and also in town.  Entertainment for all ages!



The Nutcracker Suite and Holiday Performance – The Summit School of Dance and the CO. Motion Dancers, present magical adventure showcasing the most popular sounds of Tchaikovsky including the famous, “Waltz of the Flowers” and the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.”  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Holiday Ice Skating Show – This family show includes performances by local youth and adult figure skaters presenting holiday-themed routines.  Friday, December 8, 2017 (7pm to 9pm)
The Backstage Theatre: A Rocky Mountain Christmas – A heartwarming, holiday musical for the whole family.  A surprise snowstorm brings together the members of a mountain community for a makeshift Christmas Eve celebration in 1880s Breckenridge, attended by the “snowshoe preacher” himself, Father John Lewis Dyer.  December 14-29th
Skate with Santa! – Skate with Santa!  Come on down and join Santa on the rink for three different sessions this Christmas Eve.  December 24, 2017 (9am to 3pm)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own.  Live at the Riverwalk Center.  Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Lincoln Park Team!