lighting of breckenridge

Lighting of Breckenridge December 2, 2017

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, become part of a transformation from audience into artist during Phil Kline's highly anticipated "Unsilent Night" Procession.

Overview of Events 2017 :

  • Handmade Holiday Market
  • Holiday Dog Parade
  • Caroling
  • Race of the Santas down Main Street
  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night" procession
  • Meet Santa

handmade market build your own soundrig

Make Your Own Sound Rig

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday crafting for the whole family! Build your playing devices or get a boombox to prepare for Phil Klien's "Unsilent Night" procession.

lighting of breckenridge christmas caroling


Holiday Carols by the "Jingle Singers" will be strolling Main St. in Victorian costumes, singing classics and a fun modern spin on old favorites

Main Street, 3:30p-7p

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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

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 - 3:45p


Main Street, 4p - 4:20p

Dog Viewing Party

Washington Avenue, 4:30p

breckenridge race of the santas

Race of the Santas

A fun, 7 block run down Main Street Breckenridge. All are welcome as Santas range from competitive to casual. Bring your own Santa Suit or purchase one at the Breckenridge Welcome Center or Vertical Runner.


Lighting of Breckenridge

Santa makes an early visit to Breckenridge to light the Town Tree. Don’t miss the moment when Breckenridge turns on the lights and turns up the holiday spirit as Santa flips the switch in the Blue River Plaza just outside the Breckenridge.

phil klines unsilent night

Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night" Procession

Become part of a holiday sound sculpture that moves through the streets of Breckenridge in this free event that transforms audience into artist. Tote a portable music player (boombox, tape deck, Bluetooth speaker or smartphone) to amplify coordinated tracks while strolling through a designated route downtown with a surprise stop and possible Santa sightings!

How To Join : Immediately following the lighting of the holiday tree, gather in the Blue River Plaza for instructions. The audience will push play in unison and walk the route together. Don’t have an old portable music device? A limited number of vintage boomboxes and phone speakers will be available on Saturday, December 2 from 3:00–5:00 pm in the Blue River Plaza on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive one of the four tracks, download the Unsilent Night app on your smartphone, download one of the sound files here, or visit Old Masonic Hall on December 1 and 2 to pick up a cassette or CD.

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