Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santa - Breckenridge, Colorado

Lighting of Breckenridge
& Race of the Santas

December 7, 2019

Events

The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race and watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the season.

  • Race of the Santas down Main Street
  • Holiday Dog Parade
  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Meet Santa

Register for Race of the Santas

2019 Event Schedule

3:00pm - 6:00pm Snowman Building Competition

Who wants to build a snowman?  Come showcase your sculpting skills and create characters out of snow. The competition will be judged by Breck Create Staff. All ages welcome. Walk-ins also welcome, first-come, first-served.

Cost: Free

Where: Arts District Lawn (middle of Ridge St.)

Registration: All ages welcome. Walk-ins also welcome, first-come, first-served.

Details

3:45pm - Holiday Dog Parade

Dogs who’ve made Santa’s nice list are welcomed to parade down Main Street in Breckenridge’s Holiday Dog Parade!

Registration 3:00pm – 3:30pm  | Parade Starts at 3:45pm
Location: 
Register at Main Street Station
Cost: Free

Full Schedule:

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Parade Registration
Gather in Main Street Station with the dogs before the Holiday Dog Parade.  Costumes for two and four-legged participants are always encouraged!  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.

3:45pm. — Holiday Dog Parade
The Holiday Dog Parade will march down Main Street from Main St. Station to the Blue River Plaza.

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. Everyone is welcome to stay until the lighting of the town tree at 5:00 p.m.

SPONSORS

Dog parade sponsored by Animal Lovers Pet Supply.

4:20pm - Reindeer Run

All kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in this year’s Reindeer Run! All kids participating in the race must register and will receive free reindeer antlers before they run down Main Street to the cheers of hundreds of people.

Ages: 12 and under

Cost: $10 (includes race entry and antlers)
All proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Boy Scout Troop 187.

Registration: Register Online
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Dec 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM MT
Day of Registration:  In Person at at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub from 2:00pm -3:30pm on Saturday, December 7th.

Bib pick-up: Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30pm at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, 110 Lincoln Ave.  Be sure to come and pick up your bib and antlers.

Race Start Time: 4:20pm

4:30pm - Race of the Santas

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than joining hundreds of Santas in a race through Breckenridge.  If you are the type of Santa that is more fit than Jolly, head to the front of the race. Top finishers will be awarded Ullr helmets and prize packages. Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the 6-block course.  This race is for anyone who’s ready to get in the holiday spirit!

Ages: 13 and up

Course Description:  .75 miles down Main Street Breckenridge

Race Entry Cost: $15
All proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Boy Scout Troop 187.

Registration: Register Online
Online Registration Deadline:
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM MT

To register go to Napper Tandy’s @ 110 Lincoln Ave. between 2:00pm-3:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 8th. Santa suits are sold out.  Come in your own Santa suit or holiday attire.

Bib pick-up: Saturday, December7 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30pm at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, 110 Lincoln Ave.  Be sure to come and pick up your bib!

5:00pm - 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 Welcome Center at 203 S Main Street.

Stick around for some cookies and cheer, courtesy of the Breckenridge Tourism Office.

5:30pm - 7:00pm Meet Santa

Visit 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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If you’re coming to the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas (or any other Breckenridge Festival and Event) make sure you take advantage of these great lodging deals!

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