Weekend Events 12.2.16

The Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas is this Saturday! This weekend is chalk-full of fun festivities for the entire family! Join us as 100’s of holiday enthusiasts of all ages, dressed in Santa and reindeer costumes race down Main Street! Then stick around for hot cocoa and cookies, caroling, the lighting of the town tree and a visit with Santa himself!

Thursday, December 1:

  • Matchstick Movie Premiere: Ruin and Rose | 8 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave | $20

Friday, December 2:

  • Fused Glass Pendant Jewelry | 6 – 9 pm | Ready, Paint, Fire! | 323 N Main St | $20
  • Handmade Holiday | 4 – 8 pm | Breckenridge Arts District

Saturday, December 3:

  • Lighting of Breckenridge | 12 – 6 pm | Main Street Breckenridge
  • Race of the Santas | 4:15 pm | Main Street Breckenridge
  • Handmade Holiday | 12 – 6 pm | Breckenridge Arts District
  • 9th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash | 5 – 10 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams St
  • Gold Run Nordic Center Open House | 9 am – 4 pm | Gold Run Nordic Center | 200 Clubhouse Dr

Sunday, December 4:

  • Handmade Holiday | 12 – 4 pm | Breckenridge Arts District
  • Gold Run Nordic Center Open House | 9 am – 4 pm | Gold Run Nordic Center | 200 Clubhouse Dr

Click here for a detailed schedule for The Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas this weekend!

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The Lighting of Breckenridge

It’s Time to Warm Up the Holiday Season!

Race of the Santas

Come take part in a classic Breckenridge holiday tradition Saturday, December 3rd at the annual Lighting of Breckenridge and the Race of the Santas. Part of Breckenridge’s winter holiday line-up, the Lighting of Breckenridge is the anchor to the first weekend of holiday festivities in December. Come help Santa celebrate the lighting of the Town Tree in the Blue River Plaza. Join the procession as it moves down Main Street escorting Santa’s sleigh. Check out a detailed list of the days’ events below:

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, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, also known as the BOEC. 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!

2:00 p.m. – Summit Dancers – Enjoy a holiday dance show in the Blue River Plaza performed by the local after school dance company

2:00 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 join in, nothing spreads holiday cheer like caroling!

3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. – Gather in Main Street Station Plaza with the dogs before the Bernese Mountain Dog Parade. There will be light refreshments, free Santa dog costumes for people who would like to join in the parade (because even the X-Large is way too small to fit a Berner) and lots of fun photo opportunities!

3:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. – Holiday Carols by the “Jingle Singers” will be strolling Main St. in Victorian costumes, singing
classics and a fun modern spin on old favorites

3:45 p.m. — 4:10 p.m. – The Bernese Mountain Dog Parade will march up Main Street from Main St. Station Plaza to the Blue River Plaza. Anyone is welcome to join with their dog and be an honorary Berner for the day.

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

5:15 p.m. –  Santa makes an early visit to Breckenridge to light the Town Tree. Don’t miss the moment when Breckenridge turns on the lights and turns up the holiday spirit as Santa flips the switch in the Blue River Plaza just outside the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street.

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 in the beautifully decorated Barney Ford House!

6:30 p.m. – After party with pasta bar at the Village at Breckenridge (535. S. Park Ave.), cost $25 per person, dogs welcome.

Schedule and information provided by GoBreck.

Weekend Events 11.24.16

The Breckenridge Ski Season is officially in full swing AND Thanksgiving is right around the corner! So much to be grateful for! Check out everything happening this weekend.

Thursday, November 24:

Friday, November 25:

  • She Loves Me – Champagne Opening | 7:30 – 9:30 pm | Breckenridge Theater |120 S Ridge St | $23-39
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting | Between 12 – 9 pm | Breck Wine & Cheese | 304 S Main St
  • Paint Your Own Art | 10 am | Ready, Paint, Fire! | 323 N Main St | $10

Saturday, November 26:

  • Victorian Tour & Tea | 1:30 – 3:30 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St | $10-20
  • Breckenridge Distillery Tour | Every half hour during the day | Breckenridge Distillery | 1925 Airport Rd
  • Wild West Tour | 10:30 am | The Dredge Restaurant | 180 W Jefferson | $15

Sunday, November 27:

  • Public Skate | 1:15 – 3 pm | Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd | Prices Vary

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Tis the Season to be Thankful

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give thanks! Take a step back and reflect on what really matters to you. Sometimes it’s so easy to take things for granted and it’s always important to put things in perspective. Think about it for a second…

What are you thankful for?

We asked our co-workers and below is a Word Cloud that we generated from all of their responses.

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Here are a few quotes from our co-workers!

“I am thankful that I get to spend time this thanksgiving being with my best friends.  Even though our families are miles apart, nothing beats hanging out with the people that you know and love.”

“I am thankful for living here in Breckenridge and working with such wonderful people. I feel blessed to be healthy and active in the ski and snowboarding community.”

“That I have a good job, doing what I enjoy – for an outstanding company and with amazing co-workers!”

“I am thankful for the mountains that we live in and the lifestyle of summit county.”

“I am thankful for my health, well-being, and being privileged enough to live in this beautiful place we call home!”

“My family, husband, children and four beautiful grandchildren.”

“I feel so blessed living where I do and I LOVE every second of it! I feel so fortunate to live in this amazing place.”

“It has been such a privilege growing up in this community. I have been watching Breckenridge and its ski area change and evolve my entire life, and I am so thankful that not only do I live in one of the best ski towns in the world, but also that I work with some of the most amazing people I have ever met. I have met so many wonderful people in this town and I am thankful to be a part of such a tight-knit community. Last but not least, I am thankful for healthy friends and family, and I am so grateful for everything I have right now.”

“I am thankful for being fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful community!”

“I am thankful to live and work in my favorite place on earth. I am thankful that I get to snowboard and mountain bike in my back yard. I am thankful for all of the passionate, genuine people who I have gotten to know in Breckenridge to share these experiences with. I am thankful for my family and the time we get to spend together.”

“I am thankful for every day that I wake up and get to have another day with my horse (who is 34), my dog (who is 13), and my grandma (who is currently having some health issues). I know that their time left with me is limited and I am thankful for every day and every moment.”

“This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for SO MUCH! But, the things I am MOST thankful for are: my health,  my family & home, my friends: near & far, new & old, my co-workers, my awesome job, the life I am able to live, snow, skiing, yoga, our Breckenridge community, the Rocky Mountains, and the ability to do awesome things with amazing people (rock climbing, concerts, hikes, white water anything, snow biking, festivals, town events).”

“I’m thankful to have a family away from my family – our company and the friendships I have made. Nothin’ beats personal connections and fostering valuable relationships.”

“Thankful for snow and mountains and family!”

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH: BRECK’S HIDDEN GEMS

In a magical town where so much fun is right at your fingertips, it can be easy to overlook the less-known hotspots unless you’re rolling with a Breckenridge local. Luckily, you are! The staff at BOB wants you to have the inside scoop on our favorite hidden gems in Breck. 

RESTAURANTS

BREAKFAST: Salt Creek Steakhouse is one of the best breakfast joints in town, but most visitors aren’t aware of that, since they are renowned for dinner. When the waitlists everywhere else are long, you can always walk over to Salt Creek and wait no longer than ten minutes for one of the most delicious meals to start your day with.Modis Dining-105_Scofield

HAPPY HOUR: The Crown is known as one of the best coffee shops in town, which can sometimes cause patrons to overlook the fact that their happy hour is second to none. With seasonal, crafty cocktails and locally-sourced, creative dishes, you won’t be disappointed.

DECK/PATIO: Modis is well-known in Breckenridge for their phenomenal happy hour. What most don’t know is that their roof deck is probably the best deck in town. Why not combine both and enjoy happy hour while watching the sunset over the Tenmile Range?

RECREATION

SKI RUN: Way Out We almost regret typing this as our fingers hit the keys. That is just how sweet the pow stashes are in this zone, days after a storm. But, the best things in life should be shared, so make your way to 6 Chair on Peak 8 and take a looker’s left when unloading from the chair (usually, most people go right to Imperial, which gets tracked out quick). Go through a gate that warns you of expert terrain, as long as you’re experienced enough. All of the runs in this area are fun, but Way Out will be the second to last run you will hit under Snow White after going through the gate. Enjoy!

ACTIVITY: Fat tire biking is gaining popularity quickly. Fat tires enable mountain biking year round. Unless there’s an epic pow day to be had, most hardcore bikers can be found riding around Breck’s plethora of trails, no matter how much snow there is!

HIKING: Shock Hill Trail is such a well-kept secret that it is hard to even find a website to link it to! Shock Hill is a well-known community in town, but the lesser-known trail that shares its name can be accessed off Ski Hill Road directly to the right of the gondola prior to entering the community. Take this loop all the way around for some of the most stunning views of Breckenridge, which overlook Cucumber Gulch, all while getting a pretty decent workout from the rolling hills.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

MUSIC: The Historic Brown underwent a remarkable remodel, specifically designed for welcoming live music to Breckenridge again. When other music venues in town ceased to be, The Brown took it upon itself to fill that huge musical void. And, by the sounds of it, it will continue to do so for quite some time.

THEATRE: The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is the perfect place to catch a live performance such as a musical or play. Get some culture while you’re here! See their website for schedules and pricing.

So, now that you’re in the loop with how to get your Breck on without the crowds, regardless of when you come, it’s time to book your dates. Find the best promotional deals at The Grand Colorado on Peak 8, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Timber Lodge.