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Lighting of Breckenridge ~ Light up December

Updated 11/26/2020

Race of the Santas

The first weekend in December - at the center of ski country, Breckenridge is already a winter wonderland -  lights ablaze, the fervor of the holiday season gets turned on with days of entertainment, and traditionally a race down Main Street with hundreds of folks dressed in Santa costumes. None of the traditional festivities will take place for Christmas 2020, but we all have Christmas wishes for the traditions to return in 2021. 

Downtown Breckenridge will still be lit in December with more than 250,000 LED twinkling holiday lights. The lights will be turned on gradually during the first week of December 2020. Businesses are encouraged to decorate a tree which will be placed along the Blue River Rec Path for the month of December. Regardless of a change in activities, the town of Breckenridge will be as magical as always and a postcard-perfect backdrop for family Christmas celebrations.