Breckenridge Events winter 2023-2024

Breckenridge is truly wonderful in December with snow covered mountains, festivities in full swing, and the holiday spirit on display everywhere in our special town. There is no better place to spend the holidays. Besides being a world-renowned ski destination, Breckenridge has always been known for being Colorado’s fun and welcoming mountain town. The first week in December is the beginning of Breckenridge’s annual picture-perfect holiday transformation.

Plan this year’s ski trip or family gathering around one of our big events and be a part of the celebration and cheer!

Top Winter Events

Race of the Santas & Lighting of Breckenridge

Running of the Santas in Breckenridge

The first week in December is the beginning of Breckenridge’s annual picture-perfect holiday transformation. Join us for the official kick-off to the holidays in Breckenridge!

It’s a sure thing that you will never see so many Santas in one place as you will when hundreds and hundreds of them gather to race down Main Street. Kids aged 17 and under can join in the Moose March. Even your favorite furry four-legged pals won’t miss out as they parade through town in the Holiday Dog Parade. And everyone—locals and visitors alike—will want to be part of our wonderful traditions of the Lighting of Breckenridge.

For full details on the Race of the Santas & Lighting of Breckenridge CLICK HERE.

Breckenridge Ullr Fest

Grab your Viking hat and join us at the 60th Annual Ullr Fest, December 7-9, for the Main Street parade, the world’s longest recorded Shotski®, and impressive Ullr Bonfire.

For full details on Breckenridge Ullr Fest CLICK HERE.

NYE in Summit County

We can't think of better place to ring in the new year than our own winter wonderland in Breckenridge!

For full details on all Summit County NYE events CLICK HERE.

International Snow Sculpture Championships

The most beloved event in Breckenridge returns for another year! The International Snow Sculpture Competition (ISSC) creates a temporary but magnificent outdoor museum in the center of town. Some of the finest snow sculptors in the world gather in Breckenridge, Colorado for the Internation Snow Sculpture Competition. Traveling from as far as Germany and Ecuador this year, the sculptures face the daunting task of transforming a twelve-foot high, 50,000-pound cube of packed snow into an elusive and delicate work of art in just five days using only simple tools and human intellect.

For full details on the 2024 International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge CLICK HERE.


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