Come to Breckenridge, Colorado for Victorian Holidays
Breckenridge Introduces “Race of the Santas”
A Month-long holiday lineup lets travelers celebrate early, save money
The mountain community of Breckenridge, CO aka “Breck” will kick off the Christmas and skiing holiday season with a new event, Race of the Santas, on Dec. 3, 2011. The fun run benefits Adopt an Angel Summit County and takes place just prior to the Lighting of Breckenridge. Art openings, Santa visits, the Snowflake Challenge (amateur snow sculpting competition) and Winter Dew Tour round out the month-long lineup of festivities.
Saturday, Dec. 3: Race of the Santas and Lighting of Breckenridge – Race of the Santas will bring some 100 Santa Clauses sprinting down Main Street, all in the name of fun and fundraising. Registration starts at $20 and includes free Santa suit and donation. Free hot cocoa, a Main Street procession with the real Santa and lighting of the town tree follow the race.
Saturday, Dec. 10: Second Saturday – A nod to the First Fridays of the great art cities across the U.S., Breck’s Second Saturday is a monthly social and cultural event: galleries open their doors, provide refreshments and host openings with new artists.
Dec. 9 – 16: Breckenridge Snowflake Challenge –This open-to-the-public, amateur event brings snow art to the streets of downtown Breckenridge, Colo. Sculptures remain on display throughout the holidays and site maps for viewing will be available the week of the competition.
Dec. 15 – 18: Winter Dew Tour – Winter Dew begins its three-city tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort with a showcase of the world’s top freeski and snowboard athletes competing in slopestyle and superpipe events.
Festivities continue throughout December with activities including holiday-themed performances at the Backstage Theatre, a living nativity, museum open houses and more. With some 200 shops and 70 restaurants, travelers can take advantage of one of the best shopping districts in Colorado’s high country – Main Street Breckenridge.
Breckenridge Central Reservations is offering Ski Free Stay Free packages that offer one night of free lodging and a free day on the slopes with reservations of four nights or more. Visit GoBreck.com or call 800-Go-Breck (800-462-7325) for details.
This winter season, Breckenridge Ski Resort celebrates its 50th anniversary. First opened to the public on Dec. 16, 1961, Breckenridge was the first ski resort in North America to install a high-speed quad (1981) and the first Colorado resort to allow snowboarding (1984).
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