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.

What are you thankful for world cloud

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!”


Happy Thanksgiving!



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Weekend Events 11.18.16

OPENING DAY IS THIS SATURDAY! It’s official, friends. Breckenridge Ski Resort will be open this Saturday at 9 am! Check out everything else happening this weekend.

Friday, November 18th:

  • Disco Public Skate | 7:30 – 9 pm | Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO
  • Summit Ski Exhibit | 11 am – 3 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 970-453-9767
  • Wild West Tour | 10:30 am | The Dredge Restaurant | 180 W Jefferson, Breckenridge CO | $15

Saturday, November 19th:

  • Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day | 9 am | Peak 8 Breckenridge
  • Breckenridge Distillery Tour | Every half hour until 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO
  • Moose Jaw Anniversary Party | The John Trucelli Band plays live | Moose Jaw | 208 Main St, Frisco CO
  • Line Dancing | 6:15 pm | Old Masonic Hall | 136 S Main St, Breckenridge CO

Sunday, November 20th:

  • Canvas Painting Night |7 – 10 pm | Ready, Paint, Fire! | 323 N Main St | $35
  • Wearable Art – Jewelry & Textiles | All Day | Arts Alive | 500 S Main St, Breckenridge CO

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