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Holiday Events Around the Mountains

Celebration in the town of BreckenridgeBreckenridge and all of the ski areas in the surrounding areas come alive during the holiday season. It is no surprise that Breckenridge along with the rest of Colorado’s ski country embraces this time of year. With snow, cold weather, evergreen trees to add color and not to mention world class skiing and winter activities it is no surprise that the holidays are such a vibrant and exciting time in Breckenridge and all around the Rocky Mountains. Here is a short list of some of the larger events going on in and around Breckenridge this holiday season!


Breckenridge celebrates the New Year with fireworks and live music: Yamn is bringing their annual New Year’s Eve show to the Riverwalk Center for an all-ages show. The Town of Breckenridge’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will be visible from all over town at 9 p.m.

Vail Family Holidaze, starting today through New Year’s Eve: Holidaze is perfect for families celebrating the season. Watch Vail come alive with lights, sounds, events and the cheer of the season during December with concerts, world-class ice skating shows with world champion and Olympic skaters like Patrick Chan, Kids Zone activities and New Year’s Eve entertainment. Visit for the full schedule of events.

Beaver Creek’s 1st Annual Winterfest, Sunday, Dec. 18 through New Year’s Day: Come to Beaver Creek for the 1st annual Winterfest celebration! Winterfest is a two-week event and features theatrical elements and decoration, and interactive family events and activities that are designed to animate Beaver Creek Village and bring the spirit of the season to life. Winterfest also features a lineup of family events and activities, including daily appearances from Santa, Kids Winter Wonder parade, Disco Skate Nights, figure skating performances, an Animals of Winter presentation by the Denver Zoo, torchlight ski-downs, fireworks and more.

Kidtopia Family Weekends at Keystone, Dec. 27 through Jan. 3: Keystone Resort is offering family activities throughout the week or weekend with special activities designed just for families including, movie night in the village, live entertainment, interactive arts and crafts, family dining and more. Go to for more info.

Keystone’s New Year’s Eve Lakeside Village Icestravaganza Celebration: Join Keystone for an on the resort’s five acre outdoor ice rink where you can skate the night away with Frosty the Snowman. There will be a fireworks display over the lake at 8 p.m. The Adventure Center will be selling hot dogs, chicken fingers, fries, popcorn, sodas, hot chocolate and spirits. Edgewater Café in the Keystone Lodge & Spa will be serving a Family Dinner Buffet and complimentary skate rentals are included with the purchase of dinner. For more details and a schedule of events visit

Beaver Creek New Year’s Eve Glow Worm Ski Down & Fireworks: Ski down Beaver Creek Mountain lighting the snow on New Year’s Eve. Stay for a fireworks display above the entire Village. The event is for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. For more information, visit

Vail Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Join the New Year’s Eve celebration at Vail with a torchlight parade and fireworks display beginning at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks will welcome 2012 beginning at 12 a.m. Visit for a schedule of events.

If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge for the Winter Dew Tour or anytime, contact Breckenridge Discount Lodging. We are your source for Breckenridge deals, Breckenridge discounts and Breckenridge recreation. Give us a call at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit