Best December Events in Breckenridge [Updated for 2023]

Best Events in Breckenridge - December 2021

We love December in the mountains!  As the holidays roll in, the events and parties begin! There are plenty of December events in Summit County to fully celebrate this festive time of year - and don't forget about world class skiing throughout the county! 

Lighting of Breckenridge / Race of the Santas

Lighting of Breckenridge event on Main Street Breckenridge

The annual Lighting of Breckenridge event is back this year, in all of its festive glory. Taking place December 2nd, participate in or spectate all of the great events this celebration has in store, including: 

  • Bernese Mountain Dog Parade
  • Race of the Santas
  •  The Lighting Ceremony

For information about the Lighting of Breckenridge, visit the Go Breck website

Ullr Festival

Ullr Festival shot ski on Main Street Breckenridge

It's time to pray for snow and pay our respects to Ullr, the God of Snow. The annual Ullr Festival is always a great time in Breckenridge as we kick off the ski season with a snow-hopeful celebration. Taking place December 7-9, there are LOTS of ways to Pray for Snow this year, including:

  • Shot Ski
  • Polar Plunge
  • Ullr Parade
  • Ullr Bonfire

To learn more about this legendary event, visit the Go Breck website

Night Skiing at Keystone Ski Resort

Night Skiing at Keystone Ski Resort

Night skiing at the Keystone Ski Resort is a great way to fit in some extra laps! Make your plans to ski under the lights during Christmas and New Year's this year: Open nightly December 23rd - 31st!

For more information on this great way to take some turns this winter, visit the Keystone Ski Resort website

LIVE Theater: The Gift of The Magi 

Breck Create Creative Arts District sign

If you're anything like us, you love live theater performances for the holidays. Have no fear because the Breckenridge Creative Arts District is committed to live shows throughout the year. Catch The Gift of The Magi at the Breckenridge theater December 6th-30th.

For ticket information, visit the Breckenridge Backstage Theater website

Backcountry Film Festival

Winter Wildlands Alliance is back on the road with their Backcountry Film Festival, which includes a stop in Breckenridge. If you happen to be here on December 12, we highly recommend spending your evening at The Eclipse getting stoked for ski season!

You can purchase tickets here.

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