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Holiday Events 2018 into 2019: 

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December 31  New Years Eve

For kids ages 5-13 : Join the Glow Worm parade–like the torchlight parade put on by the Ski School starting at 6 pm -  except they’re skiing green terrain with glow sticks to give the appearance of a New Year’s glow worm. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Beaver Run Ski and Snowboard School, and the parade begins at 5:45 p.m. Participants must be able to stop and turn on green terrain. Weather permitting.

6 pm - Torchlight Parade on Peak 9 

9 pm - Fireworks


January 9-12, 2019  Ullr Fest

Wednesday, January 9

6:30pm – Annual coronation of the Ullr King and Queen
As traditional as a Breckenridge UllrFest, the king and queen are two local folks chosen for their contribution in the community. What started as an off-beat festival is still off-beat but in its 56th year.
Time: Doors at 6:00pm, Crowning at 6:30pm
Location: Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge before Breck’s Got Talent

6:30pm – Breck’s Got Talent
Hosted by the local radio station, Always Mountain Time, a town-wide talent show begins at 6:30 at the Riverwalk Center, 150 W Adams Avenue. The first 200 attendees will receive a free beer, and so it will pay to arrive early.  To register,
Time: Doors at 6:00pm, show at 6:30pm
Location: Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
Ticket Prices: FREE

Thursday, January 10

4:00pm – Ullr Shot Ski
The World’s Longest Shot Ski gave cheer, last year, to 1,266 people on 422 skis spanning 2,128.3 feet down Breckenridge’s Main Street. Park City took over this world record in October 2018 and Breckenridge Distillery’s Ullr Shot Ski is posed to reclaim the record, January 2019.
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Breckenridge Main Street
Ticket Prices: Shot Ski is SOLD OUT! Get on the Wait-list - Break a New Record

4:30pm – Ullr Parade
The festival parades down Main Street Breckenridge for all the gods and (hu)men to see and celebrate snow, winter, ski towns, chill and cheer.  Sporting inventions, imagination and fun, the Ullr Fest Parade gathers the entire community and invites all visitors to be locals for a day. (Cash prizes for float: 1st gets $500, 2nd gets $300 and 3rd gets $200.)
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Breckenridge Main Street

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Ullr Bonfire
Join us for the town bonfire and retire your Christmas tree in style! Free entertainment by Red Bull.
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: South Gondola Parking Lot
Ticket Prices: FREE

Friday, January 11

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Ullr Ice Plunge
Maggie Pond is the place to plunge into icy cold water -not accidentally - the Ullr Ice Plungers will be accompanied by music, food, drinks and laughter. Best Plunge Costume wins a prize: your own decorated Ullr Helmet. This isn't a dare, its a cultivated adventure, and heated changing room and even a hot tub will be open to anyone willing to accept the challenge! Day-of registration.
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Main Street Station Plaza, 501 S Main Street.
Ticket Prices: FREE

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – National Cocktail Throwdown Finale
Breckenridge Distillery will bring some of the best bartenders in country to Breckenridge for a great Friday night. The winners of nine regional barkeep competitions will compete at a grand finale competition called Punch Kings “Last Call”.

The finalist bartenders will take the stage at 4 p.m. to prepare their winning bourbon punch for eight notable judges using two spotlight ingredients: bourbon from the renowned Breckenridge Distillery in Colorado and Angostura Bitters from Trinidad.

The Breckenridge Distillery greets guests with a welcome punch from Liquid Chef Billie Keithley while competitors are preparing their punches. During the competition, guests are offered punches crafted by nine regional bartenders and small bites from the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant. Only one bartender will be crowned the “Last Calls” Punch King [or Queen].
Time: 3:00pm VIP, Main Event: 4:00pm- 6:00pm
Location: Breckenridge Distillery, 1945 Airport Rd.
Ticket Prices: General Admission $35- Includes 2-hour Punch Kings Event, all-inclusive of beverage and food.
VIP ADMISSION: $70- Includes a 1-hour bartender meet-and-greet, VIP Distillery Tour, small bites and punch in our Dark Arts Lounge (3-4pm) and access to the 2-hour Punch Kings event (4-6pm), inclusive of all food and beverage. Purchase GA and VIP tickets

8:00pm – Comedy Night
Comedy club pros - stand-up comedians, Phil Palisoul and Elliot Woolsey, attempt to tickle the funny bones for the benefit of Carriage House Preschoolers at Ullr Fest’s Comedy Night.

Phil Palisoul has made his living as a comedian for 25 years. In that time, he’s been all over the world, performing in such far flung places as Hong Kong, China, and Juno, Alaska. He recently toured Afghanistan to perform for the troops with Comics on Duty. He’s worked with and won the respect of some of the biggest names in comedy, like Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey and George Lopez. His list of corporate clients is long and illustrious and includes GMC, Coca-Cola, and IBM.

Elliot Woolsey is a larger than life stand-up comedian from Denver, Colorado. Towering at an unnatural 6 5, and weighing in at barely-healthy 250 pounds, Elliot’s high-energy, commanding stage presence, and relatable material has made him a rising star in the Denver comedy scene. Elliot is the winner of the 2012 Comedy Works new faces contest, and has become a regular at the club, opening for amazing acts like T.J Miller, Todd Glass, and Josh Blue.

A fundraiser benefiting Breckenridge’s Carriage House Early Learning Center.
Time: Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00pm
Location: Riverwalk Center
Ticket Prices: $25 per ticket, $225 for 10 Purchase Tickets

Saturday, January 12

1:15pm – 3:00pm – Ice Skating Party
Bring the kids for an afternoon of ice skating and free kids Ullr helmet decorating. Hosted by the Breckenridge Ambassadors.
Location: Steven C. West Ice Arena, 189 Boreas Pass Rd.
Ticket Prices: FREE

3:00pm – Ullr Bike Race We’re finishing out Ullr Fest with the Fat Tire Ullr Bike Race! Last year, 70 competitors lined up at Ullr Bike!
Location: TBD
Ticket Prices: $30 Adults, $20 Juniors (17 and under) Register

6:00pm – Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Continental Divide Land Trust and HC3 have partnered once again to bring you the Wild & Scenic Film Festival that informs, inspires solutions and creates positive perspectives to restore the earth and human communities. You’ll experience the adrenaline of climbing the highest peaks and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll explore the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities. And you’ll celebrate the natural and human world in all its diversity.
Time: Doors at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Location: Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
Ticket Prices: $20 in advance, $25 at the door Tickets & More Info


January 21-30, 2019  International Snow Sculpture Championships

Competition/ Sculpting Days:  January 21-25, 2019

Blocks will be built the week before Jan. 21, when sculpting starts. The last moment that the sculptors can work on their pieces is 9 am on Jan 25.

6 pm  January 25 - Awards Ceremony Riverwalk Center

2019 teams include China (Yan Zhang), China (Wang Haifeng), Ecuador, France, Germany (Agrawarl), Germany (Theil), Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia (Tserendesh), Turkey, USA (Colorado), USA (Breckenridge Colorado), USA (Wisconsin).

Viewing Days: January 25-30, 2019


Year Round Activities:

General Recreation

Summit Lifestyle

Link to Eventing Organizations:

Breck Create: Big Cultural Events and Small Classes in the Breckenridge Arts District and

Historic Breckenridge Tours with Guides

Historical Society Tours

Backstage Theater

Lake Dillon Theatre Company





  • Ski Area Opening Day
  • Thanksgiving


  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Dew Tour - Mountain Championships


  • Mardi Gras
  • Presidents Weekend


  • Spring Fever


  • April Fools Parade
  • Imperial Challenge


  • WAVE - BreckCreate


  • Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts


  • October Fest (its actually in September)

Holiday lights and the Breckenridge ski resort