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lighting of breckenridge

Lighting of Breckenridge December 7, 2019

During the first weekend in December, Breckenridge transforms into its notoriously noted 'Christmas Town' look & feel. Celebrate with us by watching on as the sparkly lights along Main Street are lit. Join hundreds of other Santa adorned participants (dogs included!) in the Race of the Santas. And, new this year, Reindeer Run for children 12 and under.

Overview of Events 2019 :

  • Make Your Own Christmas Ornament
  • Holiday Dog Parade
  • Reindeer Run
  • Race of the Santas down Main Street
  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Meet Santa
  • Caroling Karaoke

make your own christmas ornament

Make Your Own Christmas Ornament

Celebrate the Holidays by visiting BreckCreate’s make-and-take ornament station to create a special (FREE!) one-of-a-kind gift for family or friends.

meet santa in breckenridge

Meet Santa

Visit with Santa and let the little ones share their Holiday wishes with Santa and take a photo in the beautifully decorated Barney Ford House!

Barney Ford Museum, 5:30p-7p

christmas caroling karaoke

Caroling Karaoke

You are invited to a a holiday-themed Karaoke party immediately following the tree illumination ceremony at the Lighting of Breckenridge. Cash Bar Available.

breckenridge holiday dog parade

Holiday Dog Parade

Watch or take part in this festive pooch parade up Main Street! Anyone is welcome to join with their dog and parade their 'Christmassy' canine down Main Street.


Main Street Station Plaza, 3p - 3:30p


Main Street, 3:45p

Dog Viewing Party

Washington Avenue, 4:30p

breckenridge race of the santas

Race of the Santas

A fun, 6 block run (or jog or walk) down Main Street Breckenridge. All Santas, age 13+, are welcome to join and top finishers will be rewarded with Ullr helmets & prize packages. Come in your own Santa Suit or make a costume!

reindeer run breckenridge

Reindeer Run

Not to be left out, all kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in this year’s NEW Reindeer Run! Following the same course as the adults, all participants will receive free reindeer antlers before they run down Main Street.

lighting of breckenridge

Lighting of Breckenridge

Santa makes an early visit to Breckenridge to flip the switch and light the Town Tree! Don’t miss the moment when Breckenridge takes on its infamous 'snow globe' persona with twinkly lights shining through the blanket of snow covered branches and rooftops. Be sure to stick around after for some cookies and holiday cheer!

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