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Adventurous Activities and Events in Breckenridge

Bring the Whole Family Together This Winter

Get your family out of the house this winter with an epic trip to Colorado’s snowiest mountain village, Breckenridge. You’ll find that we are a “celebrate anything and everything” type of town. From the Race of the Santas to the International Snow Sculpture Championships and more, you’ll always find the town buzzing with excitement. Read on for details on a few exciting events on the calendar for the upcoming winter season!

Winter Events

While Breckenridge offers numerous winter activities for visitors all season long, the events we have on the calendar are bound to be a great time! 

  1. Frisco Wassail Days (Nov 27-Dec 5, 2021) — Wassail Days is Frisco’s festival celebrating all things winter. Wassail is a hot, spiced cider served during the holiday season and often shared amongst friends and family. So naturally, Wassail Days is full of libations and celebrates everything the holiday season has to offer. 
  2. The Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas (Dec 4, 2021) — A slightly reimagined version of the traditional lighting of Breckenridge will take place this year. Our 250,000 LED holiday lights hung throughout the town are luminated on on the 4th and will stay lit all winter long to spread joy and bring life to the holiday season through the town. 
  3. Breckenridge Ullr Fest (Dec 8-12, 2021) — The traditional Ullr Festival will take place this winter with reimagined features to ensure we can celebrate Ullr, the Norwegian snow god, safely. Ullr Fest is traditionally celebrated to honor the coming winter season and to pay tribute to Ullr for his gift of snow. This year’s festival will feature a weeklong celebration consisting of games, parties and more.
  4. International Snow Sculpture Championships (Jan 24-30, 2022) — The world-renowned International Snow Sculpture Championships (brought to you by the Breckenridge Tourism Office) is a competition pitting 16 teams from around the world against one another. Each team is tasked with carving a 20-ton block of snow into an enormous, intricate work of art using only hand tools and creativity to bring their vision to life.

The ongoing global health pandemic has required us all to modify our plans in order to remain safe and to abide by local and national health regulations while still attempting to maintain some traditions. Though some features of these events have been modified to adhere to public Colorado health and safety regulations, there really is no better time to celebrate the great outdoors than now!

Winter Activities Happening All Season

While many visitors come for the can’t-be-beat, epic, on-mountain terrain, Breckenridge offers endless winter activities for all those who don’t ski! From cross-country skiing to dog-sledding, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice skating, and more, the possibilities for non-skiing activities are endless. 

If you are planning your trip to Breckenridge this winter and looking to book some epic winter activities for all of the non-skiers in your group or even some last-minute activities the whole family can enjoy, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the Top 100 Things To Do in Breckenridge, download a visitor guide, or contact Breckenridge Grand Vacations to connect with a vacation specialist to plan your trip!

Stay With Us!

While there are many lodging options to choose from in Breckenridge, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 offers an experience that can’t be beat. With a location directly on the mountain, you’ll experience the magic of waking up with the sun and stepping out onto a balcony overlooking the entire ski resort. The luxury amenities like ski-in/ski-out access, onsite spa, indoor/outdoor aquatics, fitness facility, dining options, and more at make the Grand Colorado the perfect home base for your next Breckenridge vacation.

Ullr Fest Parade Breckenridge

Top Winter Events in Breckenridge

Buzz is building for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Although summers in Breckenridge are truly amazing, Summit County and its four world-class ski areas really come to life in the winter. Here are the top major events to get excited about this season!

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