Whether you’re on vacation and want to feed a hungry family with a nicer meal, or are just a little stressed out from shopping, kids being home on break, or need time away from visiting family, many Breckenridge restaurants are open during the holidays. Some are even open on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Here are some local favorites for holiday dining in Breckenridge, and be sure to make reservations as soon as you make up your mind!
Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dinners in Breckenridge
The Hearthstone Restaurant will be open throughout the holiday season; however they usually are completely booked for New Year’s Eve. Always popular, this place has lots of charm and one of the best views in town. A warm fireplace upstairs flanked by one of the many Christmas trees puts you in a great spot to see lots of hustle at this unique dining spot in an old Victorian house. A great choice is the Crispy Lobster to start, followed by the awesome Lamb Rack.
130 S. Ridge Street | 970-453-1148
The newest restaurant on Breckenridge Ski Resort will be open for Christmas. Located at the base of Peak 8, indulge in great food while being treated to incredible views. Reservations are available!
Blue River Bistro
For New Year’s Eve, look into the Blue River Bistro for a special four-course meal. They’ll be open with specials on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Very Euro, very cool.
305 N. Main Street | 970-453-6974
Another option on New Year’s Eve is Relish, sitting above the Blue River Plaza, just off Main St. with awesome views of the ski area. Though closed on Christmas Day, Relish will be open with specials on New Year’s Eve. Relish always sells out for New Year’s Eve, so book early.
137 S. Main Street | 970-453-0989
Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant
New to the Breckenridge Distillery is their modernized American restaurant with a spirited twist. They will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations are available.
Blue Stag Saloon
Featuring a $25 Prime Rib Special on Christmas Day, Blue Stag Saloon will be open until 2 am both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
If wild game is a little more your style, a must-hit location is the Briar Rose Chophouse. They’ll be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The Venison Chops with Lingonberry demiglace is great. Happy Hour is super fun as well, and the hunters will love this place.
109 Lincoln Avenue | 970-453-9948
Not to be outdone, the cozy yet modern Ember will be open with specials on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Check out their three-course meal for New Year’s Eve. I’m a sucker for Osso Bucco and Ember’s is excellent.
160 E. Adams Street | 970-547-9595
Running holiday-themed specials, Modis is closed on Christmas day, but open every other day at 113 S.Main St. One of the more interesting interiors of any restaurant in town, the dining room features a grand staircase and loft seating under a majestic clerestory style window. Their cocktails are legendary in town, too.
113 S. Main Street | 970-453-4330
Salt Creek Restaurant & Bar
Featuring one of the best steaks in the county, Salt Creek will have their doors open throughout the holidays. Reservations are available.
Sauce on the Maggie
Located on Maggie’s Pond at the base of Peak 9, this Italian eatery will have you craving for more after every dish. Sauce on the Maggie is open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day during regular hours. Reservations are available.
More Christmas and New Year’s Dining Options in Breckenridge
Canteen Tavern & Tap House, The Mother Loaded Tavern, South Ridge Seafood Grill, Spencer’s Steaks & Spirits, The Swiss Haven, The Warming Hut, Mi Casa Mexican Cantina, Quandary Grille, and Sevens are open throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.
Though closed on Christmas Day, many others are open on Christmas Eve and throughout the New Year. Many of the local bars and restaurants charge cover for New Year’s Eve. No matter your choice, you can always find something to get you in from the cold weather and also give you delicious calories to burn skiing, snowmobiling or sledding. Reservations are an absolute must, and give yourself an extra bit of time to get where you’re going. Cozy fireplaces and friendly locals are waiting for you, your family and friends.
For more details on restaurants open for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, call the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 877-864-0868.
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