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.
4:30 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.