While everyone is scrambling to find last minute gifts and fighting holiday traffic at shopping malls, you’re packing your bags to head to the mountains to deck the halls in style. Congratulations! You’re in for some serious fun, and the BOB staff is here to ensure that you make the most out of the winter wonderland known as Breckenridge. Below, we have listed our favorite local festivities to help you celebrate the yuletide like never before.
A Christmas Story at the Riverwalk: Grab your family and head downtown to the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Avenue to see the classic holiday film, A Christmas Story. View show times and save some money by booking tickets in advance here. Screenings are taking place now and will continue through Wednesday, December 30th. Make sure to check out the family four pack deals offered, by clicking on the link above or calling the box office at (970) 453-0199.
Christmas Eve church services: Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean that you can’t continue some holiday traditions. Breckenridge has many churches hosting Christmas and Christmas Eve services. When the service is done, take the family on a stroll through over the bridge towards Main Street to view the Christmas lights. Parents, treat yourself to a free sample at the Tasting Room while the kids gaze at the illuminated trees and play on the park.
Crafts at the Breckenridge Arts District: The kids will love the impressionist waterscapes and paper towel art workshops taking place on Tuesday, December 29th at the Quandary Antiques Cabin. On Wednesday, December 30th, let your little ones tap into their creative side with the winter tee shirt making and expressive animal mono-print workshops also at the Quandary Antiques Cabin. For more details, click here. Who knows, you might just have a Picasso waiting to be discovered!
Ice Skating: Aside from their closure on Christmas Day, the Stephen C. West Ice Arena will offer public skating hours for the whole family this week and next! Rentals are available on site, but bring your own skates to save a few bucks. More information can be found here. Multi-day passes are available if you foresee yourselves returning. On your way out of the arena, take a jaunt down to the historic Engine No. 9 on your left as you walk back to Main Street.
Sledding: After you get the clan bundled up, head over to Carter Park to experience the ultimate sledding spot in town. Bring some sleds, hot cocoa (maybe some Baileys, too) and enjoy watching the kiddos zoom down this spacious hill while you relax on the picnic tables at the bottom. But, why should the kids have all of the fun? Let your inner child out and join in on a sled. The thrill of the ride isn’t the only thing that will leave you breathless; this park is known for some of the most stunning views of Breckenridge in town.
Well, what are you waiting for? It’s time to change into your most ridiculous Holiday sweater, grab your winter boots and gloves, hop in that car and get to Breckenridge. We will meet you at the top of the Carter Park hill for a sled race! Loser has to provide the hot cocoa. The BOB staff would like to wish each and every one of you safe and happy holidays with your loved ones, from our family to yours!
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Breckenridge’s renowned decorations aren’t the only festivities illuminating Main Street this season. This mountain town’s unparalleled charm is at an all-time high, and winter lovers can’t help but be drawn here. Although the holiday season brings out the #BestofBreck, it can be difficult to swing a trip while budgeting for all the people on your “Nice” list. But, the BOB staff has some good news: you’ve made it onto our “Nice” list, and we’ve got a gift for you. Below, we’ve compiled a list of economical ways to enjoy Breckenridge without burning a hole in your wallet. Now, there’s no need to worry about being called a Grinch because you’d rather spend your savings to ski than shop.
Lift Tickets: This is probably the biggest expenditure for most visitors. If you plan on skiing or riding while in town, it is heavily recommended that you purchase tickets in advance from Vail Resorts or browse Liftopia, which often has even bigger savings. Check out lift ticket and lodging bundle packages here. This is an excellent way to make sure you’ve got your biggest needs for your getaway covered at an impressive discount.
Free Buses in Breck and Summit County: Don’t waste money on an expensive rental car! Take an affordable shuttle from DIA to Breckenridge, and enjoy any of the free transit systems in the county once you’re here. The Free Ride will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go in Breckenridge. Should you have a desire to venture to Keystone or Arapahoe Basin, the free Swan Mountain Flyer will get you there in no time (don’t worry about how hard you après, because this bus runs until 8:35 pm on evenings that night skiing is available). Want to check out Frisco or Silverthorne? Hop on the free Summit Stage at the Transfer Station! If you have a Copper pass, we didn’t forget about you. Check out this bus route. Please note that most hotels and condos also have their own complementary shuttle services that often provide on demand transportation.
Dining Specials: Visit the Grand Lodge on Peak 7’s site for an overview of the best places to feast in Breckenridge. You can also see the Summit Daily’s list of the latest dining specials in town or explore the Breckenridge Dining Guide to reference the finest cuisine in the area. Eating out on vacation doesn’t have to be expensive with the extensive happy hour and lunch deals abounding in Breck. We recommend the Quandary, Blue River Bistro, Mi Casa and Motherloaded Tavern for happy hour. The Breckenridge Brewery has amazing lunch specials daily that include full meals and complementary brews. Mountain Flying Fish often has half off sushi. Downstairs at Eric’s will always be a family favorite with the best wings, pizza and arcade in town!
Wax Your Own Equipment: Getting your gear waxed is necessary when skiing Breck, but it doesn’t have to cost you half the price of a lift ticket- that’s half of a day of riding right there!! Stop by Mountain Wave to grab waxing supplies, then watch this awesome video with step by step instructions on how to give your skis or board the best waxing they’ll ever have.
Getting your Gear Here: Oversized and/or additional baggage fees will leave your wallet empty quick. Opt to ship your equipment ahead of time for cheaper and easier transport. If that’s not your style, renting is always an option and Christie Sports at the Grand Timber Lodge has great deals (and if you’re a guest or owner, you get 20% off). You can rent all the gear you need, or bring your beloved boots and just grab skis or a board at the shop (but don’t forget a helmet). Feast your eyes on this blog for further details on how to ship and rent equipment, and see the packing list for your trip!
Lodging: Breckenridge is one of the most visited resort towns in North America and lodging prices often reflect that. To avoid overpaying for sub-par accommodations, make sure to book your stay with Breckenridge Discount Lodging and we promise you won’t be disappointed! If you have the option, reserve digs that include a kitchenette or kitchen. Cooking your own breakfast and/or other meals will dramatically decrease your spending. Not sure what you can make in a kitchenette? Read this blog for the yummiest wholesome meals that you can conjure up in a crockpot while you après in the hot tub.
If you incorporate the above tips into your Breck getaway, you’ll save significantly. Can’t argue with that, right? So, get it out of the way and go purchase some holiday gifts with that extra cash (you’re welcome). Then, get yourself and your loved ones to Summit County as soon as possible. After all, Breckenridge is the best gift that keeps on giving…
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Race of the Santas & Lighting of Breckenridge is this weekend! Don your best Santa costume and race down Main Street with 100’s of other Santas. Then stick around for other activities such as caroling and the lighting of the town tree. Check out everything else going on this weekend!
Friday, Dec 4th:
The Hartford Ski Spectacular | 8 am – 11 pm | Beaver Run Resort
Handmade Holiday Market | 12 – 6 pm | The Breckenridge Arts District | Everything is priced under $50
Late Night at Ready Paint Fire | 7 – 10 pm | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO
Fade to Winter – Matchstick Productions Video Premiere | Doors at 6:30, Movie at 8 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | Cost: $15/adult, $5/child
Saturday, Dec 5th:
The Hartford Ski Spectacular | 9:30 am – 9 pm | Springmeier Trail (Peak 8), Beaver Run Courtyard, Colorado Ballroom
Handmade Holiday Market | 12 – 6 pm | The Breckenridge Arts District | Everything is priced under $50
Gold Run Nordic Center Open House | 9 am – 4 pm | Gold Run Nordic Center | 200 Clubhouse Dr, Breckenridge CO
Are you heading up to Breckenridge this Thanksgiving? The slopes are open, the snow is wonderful, and the weather is beautiful. Check out these events and activities going on this Thanksgiving weekend.
Thursday, Nov 26th:
Thanksgiving Dinners | All Day | Various Locations | Breckenridge CO
Friday, Nov 27th:
Ice Skating | 1:15 – 3 pm & 4 – 6 pm | Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge CO
Late Night at Ready Paint Fire | 7 – 10 pm | Ready Paint Fire | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO
A Christmas Story | 7 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary
Saturday, Nov 28th:
Holiday Gift Bazaar | 12 – 4 pm | Art Supply Breckenridge |201 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO
Silversmithing – Mountain Pendant | 12 – 4 pm | Breckenridge Creative Arts – Hot Shop | 123 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO | $55
Canvas Painting Party | 7 – 10 pm | Ready Paint Fire | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $35
Under a Blood Red Sky – The U2 Tribute | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center |150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | $30-45
Sunday, Nov 29th:
Glass Fusing | Any time between 12 – 6 pm | Ready Paint Fire |323 N Main St Breckenridge CO | $35
Historic Tour | 1:30 – 3 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $5-10
Click below for the best lodging deals in Breckenridge over the Holidays!
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