Ullr Fest 2023

Join the local party and show your devotion to the God of Snow - the legendary Ullr, at Ullr Fest 2023 this December 7-9 in Breckenridge!


Who Is Ullr?

Ullr has been an infamous character around Breckenridge since Breckenridge Ski Resort was founded in 1961. You’ve probably noticed his 25-foot metal statue on Peak 8 and heard his name around town. Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, was brought to Breck by the two Norwegian friends who founded the resort. Known for his incredible archery and skiing skills, Ullr would travel the land on skis, hunting with his bow. Every winter, Ullr would cover the earth in snow every winter to protect it from harm. Ullr Fest was born as a celebration of the fresh powder and good winter tidings Ullr brings to Breckenridge each year.

Grab your Viking hat and join us at the 60th annual Ullr Fest, December 7-9, for the Main Street parade, be part of the quest for the unofficial world record for longest Shotski®, and watch the impressive Ullr Bonfire! 

The Schedule for Ullr Fest 2023


Ullr Fest 2023 Ultimate Ullr Helmet Decorating PartyUltimate Ullr Helmet Decorating Party

Channel your creativity and get in the Ullr spirit early this year at the Ultimate Ullr Helmet Decorating Party hosted by Ready, Paint, Fire! Enjoy great music while you customize your Ullr helmet with supplied provided by Ready, Paint, Fire! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Ready, Paint, Fire! *New Location at 112 S Ridge St

Cost: $35 (includes one size fits all Viking helmet)

Ullr Fest 2023 Crowning of the King & QueenCrowning of the King & Queen

Kicking off the celebrations will be the crowing of the Ullr Fest King and Queen. Chosen for their phenomenal contributions to Breckenridge's local community and their unwavering love of powder days, the King and Queen of Ullr Fest represent what Breckenridge stands for at its core: a deep devotion to our beautiful mountain and the send it spirit.

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Blue River Plaza

Cost: Free

Ullr Fest 2023 Worlds Longest ShotskiWorld's Longest Shotski®

Sponsored by the Breckenridge Distillery and Breckenridge Mountain Rotary, we are on a mission to beat Park City, Utah in the unofficial world record for longest Shotski®!

Time: 4:20 PM start, 4:00 PM line-up

Location: Main Street

Cost: TBD (all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Mountain Rotary)

Registration: Click here to register for the 2023 Breckenridge Ullr Fest ShotSki® World Record Attempt.

** Must be 21 years old to participate.

Ullr Fest 2023 Parade Ullr Parade

Possibly one of the most anticipated events of Ullr Fest, come cheer on teams as they show off their awe-inspiring floats in the Ullr Parade! Cash prizes will be awarded for the best float - $1000.00 for 1st place, $750.00 for 2nd place and $500.00 for 3rd place.

Time: Parade starts at 4:30 PM

Location: Main Street. Parade starts at the 300 block of N. Main Street, heading south towards the Tiger Dredge parking lot.

Cost: Free to attend


2023 Ullr Parade Route:

Ullr Fest 2023 Parade Route

Ullr Fest 2023 Town BonfireTown Bonfire

The town bonfire is a sight to be seen! Considered the ultimate homage to Ullr, the party continues with a DJ as the town gathers together to burn Christmas trees from years past and stoke the love for winter in Breckenridge that we all carry inside us.

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: East Sawmill Parking Lot

Cost: Free


FAQ: Are Dogs Allowed at Ullr Fest?

Pets are allowed at the Main Street Parade, however the Town of Breckenridge cautions that there will be loud noises, crowds, and it can get very cold. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.

Dogs are not permitted at the Ullr Bonfire or at indoor events without the proper paperwork.

Friday, December 8th:

Race for everyBODY

For the past 36 years, The Hartford Ski Spectacular has been hosted in Breckenridge by Move United, a national not-for-profit providing adaptive sports opportunities for people with disabilities. This year, Move United is inviting the Breckenridge community to race alongside talented adaptive athletes in the inclusive GS ski and snowboard Race for everyBODY!

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Peak 9 - Sundown

Cost: $25

Click here to register for the Race for everyBODY.

Ullr Fest 2023 Comedy ShowUllr Comedy Show

Award-winning comedian, Nancy Norton, will be performing this year along with multi-talented comedian, writer, and actor Andrew Orvedahl. All proceeds will go to benefit Breckenridge's Carriage House Early Learning Center.

Time: Doors open starts at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Location: Riverwalk Center

Cost: $25

Click here to purchase tickets for the Ullr Fest Comedy Night.


Saturday, December 9th:

Ullr Fest 2023 Ice Skating PartyUllr Ice Skating Party

Continue the family friendly activities with an Ullr Ice Skating Party!

Time: 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Location: Stephen C. West Ice Arena

Cost: $4.00 Skate Rental




Ullr Fest 2023 Holiday Ice Skating ShowWinter Ice Skating Show

his holiday themed show is perfect for all ages and includes performances by local youth and adult figure skaters.

Time: 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Location: Stephen C. West Ice Arena

Cost: $4.00 Skate Rental





Ullr Fest 2023 Santa at Riverwalk CenterHigh Country Holidays Concert

This holiday themed show is perfect for all ages and includes performances by local youth and adult figure skaters.

Time: 6:00pm. Santa will arrive before the intermission.

Location: Riverwalk Center

Cost: Free






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