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Ullr Fest Parade Breckenridge

Top Winter Events in Breckenridge

If it isn’t the mountains, the charming town, or the many winter activities that are drawing you to Breck, it must be one of these events. Are you on the fence about when to visit our town? Here are a few dates to steer you in the right direction.

You Don’t Want to Miss Breckenridge’s Ullr Fest

Praise Ullr and pray for snow! Breckenridge will celebrate its iconic Ullr Fest this year December 8–11 and you won’t want to miss it. If you have questions like, “what the heck is Ullr Fest?” and “how can I join in on the fun?” we’ve got you covered.

Spooky Guide to Halloween in Summit County

Trick or treat, get spooked and have a hauntingly good time this Halloween in Breckenridge and Summit County. If you enjoy the darker side of things, discover ghostly tours and escape rooms. For family-friendly fun head to a festival or Main Street trick-or-treat night. The changing leaves and crisp autumn air are sure to put you in a perfectly haunting mood this spooky season. 

Woman having her face painted at Dia De Los Muertos celebration in Breckenridge

Tricks 

Ghostly Tales & Voices from the Grave with Breckenridge Tours 

If you want to take a step back in time and get a few shivers down your spine, join Breckenridge Tours for a historic and spooky tour. The best options for October are the Ghostly Tales tour, a ghost hunting tour around Breckenridge or Voices from the Grave, which starts at the original cemetery of Breckenridge.  

Escape Rooms 

An escape room is a great idea any time of the year, but especially around Halloween! Check out the Wizard Room at Escape Room Breckenridge where you and your group become a part of the Breckenridge Wizard School or try the Mystery of Breckenridge at Mountain Time Escape Rooms where you help summon and trap spirits in a home. 

Tombstone Tales Tour 

Take a 90-minute walking tour with Breckenridge History at Valley Brook Cemetery and hear stories about Breckenridge’s elite. 

The Haunting of Breck Theater  

Join Breckenridge Backstage Theatre for a Halloween experience for the whole family October 13–31. Enjoy live theatrical haunted house, arts and crafts, storytelling and spooky food and drinks.   

Día de los Muertos

Breckenridge Creative Arts is hosting a three day commemoration of Day of the Dead October 1416 in the Breckenridge Arts District campus. Experience immersive installations, dance performances and workshops.

Treats  

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival 

Still on the Hill returns October 7–9 with a weekend filled with craft spirits. Start your October right with tastings, after-hours tours, live music, dinners and happy hours galore.  

Pumpkin Fest 

Head to Rainbow Park in Silverthorne October 9 for this free event! This pumpkin patch provides more than 2,500 pumpkins to community children and features a pumpkin painting station, free petting zoo, carnival games and more.  

Trick or Treat on Main Street Frisco  

Enjoy an evening of safe tricks and treats on Main Street in Frisco. Businesses on Main Street will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, a silent disco will take place in the Historic Park Gazebo and the Summit County Animal Shelter will be hosting a Halloween dog parade.  

Kindred Spirits at the Riverwalk Center

Check out this spirited variety show on October 29 featuring scenes from the Addams Family, wand and cape decorating with the Frosted Flamingo, and create your own magical concoctions with Castaways Cove.

Halloween Fest at the Outlets at Silverthorne  

Start your Halloween weekend off with a Halloween Fest in Silverthorne on October 29. Along with a shopping extravaganza, attendees can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, photo booth, pumpkin painting, in-store trick or treating and so much more. 

Eerily Good Lodging Deals 

October is a great time to enjoy Breckenridge with minimal crowds and crisp autumn air. Because this is the off season in the high country, it’s also the perfect time to take advantage of the lowest lodging rates of the year. Stay at Grand Timber Lodge, the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 or the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 for superior service and outstanding amenities. Pools and hot tubs, private movie theaters and spacious residences await in the heart of Breckenridge. 

The Breckenridge Wine Classic is BACK!

The Breckenridge Wine Classic is BACK! Join us in Breckenridge this fall and sample from hundreds of high-end wines.

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.