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Breckenridge Events

If you are lucky enough to visit Breckenridge in winter, the highlight of your ski vacation would be landing here when there is a fun event happening, too. Here are some of our favorite wintertime events in Breckenridge. 

Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas |

Dec. 3, 2022

Breckenridge ups the ante on small town holiday charm with the return of Lighting of Breckenridge. The first weekend of December kicks off a festive holiday scene in the streets of Breckenridge.  Hundreds of Santa look-alikes will run down Main Street in a race to kick-off the holiday season.  Hang out post-race to watch the town transform into a real life holiday card thanks to more than 13,000 feet and 250,000 LED holiday lights. The iconic holiday lights in downtown Breckenridge are one of the most photographed sights during the snowy months and continue to shine and spread hope all winter long.

 Event Highlights

  • Holiday Dog Parade
  • Race of the Santas
  • Children’s Moose March
  • Countdown to tree lighting with Santa Claus
  • Holiday carolers & revelry

Ullr Fest | December 9-12, 2022

Grab your Viking hats and celebrate all things winter at the 58th annual Ullr Fest, December 9-12. Breckenridge invites locals and visitors of all ages to praise Ullr, the Norse god of snow, in hopes of a powder-filled ski season. Show your devotion at the Main Street parade and become part of history at the longest Shotski® “unofficial” World Record breaking attempt. If you’re in for a legendary party, this is one you won’t want to miss!

Event Highlights

  • Take part in the Ullr Parade down Main Street
  • Break the 2021 Breckenridge Distillery Shotski® “unofficial” World Record
  • Prove your dedication to snow at the Ullr Bonfire

International Snow Sculpture Championships | 

January 2023

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships

Snow artists from around the world will compete in January in Breckenridge at the International Snow Sculpture Championships. Sculptures, which traditionally remain on display for one week after sculpting, start as 12-foot-tall, 20+ ton blocks of snow.

Teams from all over the world will compete and using only hand tools, artists achieve finished pieces across five days (65 hours) of sculpting in this one-of-a-kind event. Support your favorite sculpture with the People’s Choice Vote OR Discover the process of snow sculpting, information about the teams, and lots of interesting trivia.

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