Events Happening During the Lighting of Breckenridge - Breckenridge, CO

The Top 6 Events Happening During the Santa Race and The Lighting of Breckenridge

Seasons: Holidays

Be sure to join The Town of Breckenridge as we celebrate one the most festive events of the year and kick off the Christmas Season in style! On Saturday, December 2nd, the Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas (click here for registration) will be taking place between Main Street Station and Blue River Plaza. Aside from the main events, there will be a great deal of additional events happening around town, and we’ve compiled a list of the Top 6 for you to check out:

Top 6 Events During the Santa Race and Lighting of Breckenridge:

1. Holiday Dog Parade

Santa with dogs in costumes during Breckenridge's Race of the Santas and Lighting of Breckenridge.
Dogs and they owner dressed up for the Holiday Dog Parade

A local favorite and a dog lover’s dream, this parade down Main Street features dogs of all shapes and sizes and provides plenty of fun photo opportunities! Anyone is welcome to join with their pet. The registration for this event takes place from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm, with the parade commencing at 3:45 pm at Main Street Station and ending in the Blue River Plaza.

2. Handmade Holiday Market

Taking place at the Old Masonic Hall in the heart of the Breckenridge Arts District, this fun and hands-on crafting event is great for the whole family! Participants will have the opportunity to create their own holiday ornaments and join in on holiday Caroling Karaoke!

3. Reindeer Run

Kids 12 and under will have a chance to participate in their own Reindeer Run before Race of the Santas.  Each kid will receive a free pair of reindeer antlers to run in.  Come in costume and be prepared to be cheered by hundreds of spectators.

4. Caroling

Carollers singing holiday carols in Downtown Breckenridge before the Lighting of Breckenridge.
“Jingle Singers” stopping to carol for the crowd during the holidays in Downtown Breckenridge

A Christmas event just isn’t complete without caroling! For any singers out there, you will have the opportunity to join the “Jingle Singers” as they stroll down Main Street downing Victorian costumes, singing holiday classics and also putting modern spins on old favorites. This event will be taking place from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm, with congregation taking place in the Blue River Plaza.

5.  Caroling Karaoke Edition

rAnge: 10 is an open showcase for the local community. You are invited to join us for our holiday edition featuring Caroling Karaoke, a holiday-themed song party immediately following the tree illumination ceremony at the Lighting of Breckenridge.  Register to sing or come watch the fun.

 6. Meet Santa

Little girl hugging Santa by the tree

A must-do for any child looking to share their Holiday wishes and take a photo with the big guy himself! This fun event will take place inside the beautifully decorated Barney Ford House at the Barney Ford Museum (111 E. Washington Ave.) from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

By Breck Editorial

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