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Lighting of Breckenridge

Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas

December 02, 2017
Location: Breckenridge
Time: Varies
The first weekend in December, the town transforms into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of Santas race down Main Street to benefit Breckenridge's Boy Scout Troop 187 and continue the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets holiday revelers from his horse-drawn carriage. 

To continue the festivities, bring your pet to lead Santa down Main Street on his journey to the Blue River Plaza, where he will greet holiday revelers for the Lighting of Breckenridge. Watch as Santa flips his magical switch to light up the town for the holiday season. Then visit with Santa himself in the Barney Ford House Museum to make sure you're still on the Nice List. 

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Schedule:

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017: Race of the Santas/Race of the Reindeer
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.


Dec. 2, 2017: Lighting of Breckenridge
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. - Summit Choral Society will be singing timeless holiday classics in the Blue River Plaza.  Whether you come to listen or join in, nothing spreads holiday cheer like caroling!

2:30 p.m. -- The second annual Fat Bike Open starts from an all-new location on Main Street, near the intersection of Ski Hill Road. Watch as racers begin their fat bike journey to the French Gulch area on a combination of road and singletrack. These specialty winter rides--with huge, low-pressure tires--are designed for riding in snow.

3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. – Gather in Main Street Station Plaza with the dogs before the Holiday Dog Parade. All dogs are welcome. Have your pet take part in Santa's procession down Main Street! 

3:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. - Holiday Carols by the "Jingle Singers" will be strolling Main St. in Victorian costumes, singing
classics and a fun modern spin on old favorites

4:00 p.m. — 4:25 p.m. – The Bernese Mountain Dog Parade will march up Main Street from Main St. Station Plaza to the Blue River Plaza. Anyone is welcome to join with their dog and be an honorary Berner for the day.

4:30 p.m. - Race of the Santas starts on Main St. by the Blue River Plaza. Registration and bib pick-up in the Breckenridge Welcome Center located at 203 S. Main St. starting at 2:00pm

5:15 p.m. -  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 Welcome Center at 203 S Main Street.

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. - Visits with Santa at the Barney Ford Museum, 111 E. Washington Ave. Let the little ones share their Holiday wishes with Santa and take a photo in the beautifully decorated Barney Ford House!

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