The Breck Wire - November

Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas

Date: December 8, 2018
Main Street & Blue River Plaza

Jessie Unruh GoBreck

Head down to Main Street to see the magical transformation of Breckenridge into a glittering, festive, holiday scene. As a local’s favorite holiday-themed event, don't miss and, in fact, join in with the countless reindeers (kids under 12) and Santas as they cruise down Main Street signaling the kick-off to the holiday season.

Starting at 3pm with the Make Your Own Ornament, the afternoon quickly transforms as the dogs take to the street to show off their most inventive holiday costume, followed by the Reindeer Run at 4:20pm, and then the Race of the Santas at 4:30pm. 

Directly following the mob of Santas is the Lighting of Breckenridge. The bonafide Kris Kringle makes a special trip to his favorite mountain town and flips the switch on the impressive light show that encompasses Blue River Plaza and our massive Town Tree.

For the full line-up, check out GoBreck’s Event Schedule.

Jessie Unruh GoBreck

Don’t miss these other town lightings located throughout Summit County!
Copper Mountain: Friday, November 23, 6:45pm, Center Village
Keystone: Saturday, November 24, 4pm, River Run Village
Frisco: Friday, November 30, 5:30pm, Frisco Main Street

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Date: December 31, 2018
Events starting at 6pm


A true mountain town classic, the Torchlight Parade caravans down from the top of Peak 9 towards the village in an incredible spectacle that all should view at least once in their lifetime. Able to be seen from many viewpoints around town, our best recommendation for the prime viewing location and ability to take advantage of all evening’s festivities is at Maggie Pond (at Main Street Station, Village Base Area).

Duck into one of the local Main Street Station establishments or head to Main Street for dinner post-Torchlight Parade to pass the time till round two amps up. The incredible show takes place in front of the backdrop of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Fireworks will begin at 9PM and are viewable pretty much anywhere in town. After the light show, don't miss one of the countless parties and specials happening around Main Street. 

Full Event Schedule

11th Annual Dew Tour

Date: December 13 -16th, 2018
Peak 8 / Downtown Breckenridge

The Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition returns to Breckenridge, Colorado this winter for the 11th straight year. During this four day event, Breckenridge is overtaken by pro athletes looking to take home top prize in the traditional halfpipe and slopestyle competitions, as well as, the Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge and streetstyle competitions. All events are free for spectators so there is no reason not to head up the hill and watch as these incredible athletes continue to push the boundaries of the ski and snowboard arena. 

Past competitors include Olympic gold medalist and Dew Tour champions Chloe Kim (USA), Nick Goepper (USA), Shaun White (USA), Red Gerard (USA), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Dara Howell (CAN) and many others.

Full Schedule available on Breckenridge Ski Resort's website.

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