Although the popular saying may be “there’s no place like home for the holidays”, at Ski Country Resorts we like to think that there’s no place like home away for the holidays! Maybe it’s because Breckenridge offers the absolute perfect backdrop to make anyone’s holiday season magical. With blankets of fluffy snow and twinkly lights draped across all of the Victorian era style shops and restaurants that dot Main Street, as well as the towering aspen and pine trees scattered throughout downtown, it’s really no surprise at all that those who visit Breckenridge, Colorado often comment that it resembles the likes of a snow globe.
In addition to providing the ideal setting to celebrate the holidays, Breckenridge also offers plenty to do and see for all who visit. From decorating crafts to romantic sleigh rides to skiing, snowboarding, sledding.. Even dog sledding! Below we have compiled a list of events and activities that will surely keep you entertained should you be visiting us over the holiday season.
Holiday Themed Events
Santa tends to favor Breckenridge just a bit (maybe he feels at home amidst all the snow), choosing to visit us more than just once a year to make note of everyone’s Christmas wishlist. Below is a list of when and where you can catch Santa this holiday season!
¨ Thursday, December 4, 4:20-6:30p | Remax on Main Street
¨ Saturday, December 7, 5:30-7:00p | Barney Ford Museum *(after the lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas)
¨ Tuesday, December 24th, 1:30-4:00p | Skate with Santa More Info
Holiday Shop & Stroll
December 5, Main Street Breckenridge | 4.30-9:00p
Head downtown Breckenridge to take care of all your holiday shopping presented by the Breckenridge Retailers Association and Alpine Bank. Parking, child care, gift wrapping, photos w/ Santa, hot chocolate bar – all FREE! More Info
…psst. Trying to pinch pennies this holiday season? Or just think a homemade gift means more? Why not check out the Make Your Own Holiday Gift event for adults at the South Branch Library, Tuesday December 10.
Holiday Wreath Workshop
Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas
Saturday December 7, 3:00-7:00p | Downtown Breckenridge
During the first weekend in December, many gather from near and far in Breckenridge to light the Town Tree and help give Breckenridge its notoriously noted ‘Christmas Town’ look & feel. First, join hundreds of Santa adorned participants (dogs included!) in the Race of the Santas and then cheer on the kiddos as they embark on their very own “Reindeer Race.” After, celebrate by watching on as the sparkly lights along Main Street are lit. More Info & Shedule of Events.
Crafts & Cocktails Holiday Fair
December 8, 11:00a-7:00p | Breckenridge Distillery
Shop fun and unique holiday gifts like hand-made jewelry, ceramics, macrame and more from 11 local artisans while sipping on a hand-crafted cocktail from the bar.
Concerts & Musicals
The Riverwalk Center December Concerts
· The Wood Brothers with Katie Pruitt | Sunday, December 15 buy tickets
· The Lil Smokies with The Lonesome Days | Thursday, December 19 buy tickets
· One on One – Motown Memories Tribute | Saturday, December 28 buy tickets
· Yonder Mountain String Band with Trout Steak Revival | Sunday, December 29 buy tickets
A Christmas Carol – The Musical
December 5-29 | Breckenridge Backstage Theater
Enjoy, as Charles Dickens’ classic tale takes the audience on a journey to the past, present and future. This musical version of curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge’s life and ultimate redemption is the perfect holiday tradition for the entire family. View Showtimes & Buy Tickets.
Holiday Activities Fun For The Whole Family!
Family Christmas Movie Marathon
December 14 & 22, 9:00a-5:00p| South Branch Library
All ages are invited to stop by the Hopefull/Discovery Rooms at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge and watch Christmas movies all day! One room will play nonstop holiday favorite flicks while the others will be devoted to holiday crafts & gift wrapping!
December 19, 6:00-7:00p| South Branch Library
Families are invited to join for a special Holiday Pajama Storytime! Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Register at 970-453-3544 or sign up at the front desk.
Paint a Holiday Themed Masterpiece! | Ready, Paint, Fire!
During the month of December, Ready, Paint, Fire! in Breckenridge will be hosting several holiday themed workshops including a paint your own lighted Christmas tree or cactus and a paint your own ornament or nativity scene. Open daily. Check out their calendar here!
Sleigh Rides | Nordic Sleigh Rides
Dashing through the snow… Ok, these sleigh rides are less like “dashing” and more like “slowly gliding while you sip on warm hot chocolate and enjoy starry night views.” Enjoy a peaceful sleigh ride through towering pine trees followed by dinner and show in an old miner’s cabin! A Breckenridge activity you simply do not want to pass up! More Info or Make Reservations.
Dog Sledding | Good Times Adventures
Explore gorgeous winding trails while riding on a small passenger sleigh pulled by enthusiastic guide dogs, ready to show you around their “territory.” More Info or Make Reservations.
Snow Shoeing | Country Boy Mines
Join the group at Country Boy Mine on one of their historic guided tours and explore the private mine site and attractions on snow shoes, or explore the private mine site and the thousands of acres of trails that connect to it on your own! Once you’re finished, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate around the log fire. More Info or Make Reservations.
Take a Snowcat Tour | Breckenridge Nordic Center
Join the Breck Nordic Center’s fun loving staff in it’s state of the art Prinoth Snowcat designed by Pinifarina in Italy. Experience historic Legend forests in the heated comfort of the all class cabin with a stop for s’mores and hot chocolate at destination hut. More Info or Make Reservations.
Go Sledding | Carter Park
Take the fun off the ski slopes and onto the sledding hill! The free sledding hill at Carter Park is the perfect way for kids (and kids at heart) to spend an afternoon or evening! Sleighs are available for purchase at City Market or Breckenridge Market (closest to Carter Park).
Haven’t booked your Breckenridge holiday lodging yet? You’re in luck!
At Ski Country, we have a few remaining properties available – and at 20% Off !