The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene with the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race down Main Street and watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the season.
KICK-OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON DECEMBER 8, 2018
- Race of the Santas down Main Street
- Holiday Dog Parade
- Lighting of Breckenridge
- Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” procession
- Meet Santa
12:00pm - 6:00pm — Handmade Holiday Market
3:00pm - 3:45pm — Holiday Dog Parade Registration
3:30pm - 7:00pm — Caroling
4:00pm - 4:20pm — Holiday Dog Parade
4:30pm — Race of the Santas
5:00pm — Lighting of Breckenridge
5:00pm — Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night"
5:30pm—7:00pm — Meet Santa
RACE OF THE SANTAS
Join us as hundreds of holiday enthusiasts of all ages, dressed in festive costumes, race down historic Main Street, Breckenridge. We encourage those who can withstand the thin mountain air to start at the front of the pack, as the top finishers will be awarded Ullr helmets and prize packages. Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the 6-block course. Children dressed in holiday costumes are welcome to join their parents in the Santa Race. So come out and show your support, all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Boy Scout Troop 187.
Registration: coming soon
Santa Suite: Bring your own holiday costume or purchase one at the Breckenridge Welcome Center or Verticle Runner starting November 1st: $5 for Race Santa Suits (single use) or $35 for Deluxe Santa Suits.Course Description: .75 miles down Main Street Breckenridge
HOLIDAY DOG PARADE
Dogs who’ve made Santa’s nice list are welcomed to parade Santa down Main Street in Breckenridge’s Holiday Dog Parade!
Date: December 2nd, 2017
Time: Registration 3:00pm – 3:45pm | Parade Starts at 4:00pm
Location: Meet at Main Street Station
HOLIDAY DOG PARADE SCHEDULE:
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. — Parade Registration
Gather in Main Street Station with the dogs before the Holiday Dog Parade. There will be light refreshments, free Santa dog costumes for people who would like to join in the parade and lots of fun photo opportunities!
4:00 p.m. — 4:25 p.m. — Holiday Dog Parade
The Holiday Dog Parade will march down Main Street from Main St. Station to the Blue River Plaza. Anyone is welcome to join with their pet, as long as all dogs are in the holiday spirit and friendly with others. No Scrooges, please.
4:30 p.m. — Dog Viewing Party of The Lighting of Breckenridge
Everyone from the parade will gather near the bottom of Washington Avenue in a special sectioned-off area to watch the Race of the Santas come down Main Street and gather together in the Blue River Plaza for more fun. Many people will surely want to take pictures with the dogs (and you too!) so everyone is welcome to stay until the lighting of the town tree at 5:00 p.m.