Breckenridge lights up the holiday season |

Breckenridge lights up the holiday season

Summit Daily/Reid Williams Forrest Kriss peeks through the front window of the locomotive pulling the Holiday Train in Breckenridge's Blue River Plaza Friday.

BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge’s Victorian charm provides a picturesque setting for a winter wonderland in which to spend the holidays.Holiday cheer rolls through Breckenridge starting with the Holiday Express Train – a mini-train that children of all ages can ride in – at the Blue River Plaza today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rides continue Dec. 1-5, 11-12 and Dec. 17 through Jan. 2.On Saturday, Dec. 4, Breckenridge rings in the holiday spirit with a Victorian feel.A 100-year-old vintage sleigh with live reindeer offers photo opportunities, along with the lighting of the town tree, caroling and a small fireworks display.

— 10-11:30 a.m.: Holiday workshop at the Breckenridge Recreation Center (advance registration required).– 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Photos with Santa in a vintage sleigh in the Blue River Plaza.– noon to 4 p.m.: Free craft workshop with the Mountain Top Children’s Museum in the Arts District of Breckenridge at the Robert Whyte House, 127 S. Ridge St. n 4:30 p.m.: Cocoa and caroling at Daniel’s Cabin at 309 N. Main St.

n 5:10 p.m.: Santa arrives at Daniel’s Cabin by horse-drawn carriage to lead a procession to the Blue River Plaza for the lighting of the town tree. n 5:25 p.m.: Tree lighting in the Blue River Plaza. n 5:30 p.m.: Santa leads a second procession from the Blue River Plaza to Main Street Station. n 5:45-6:05 p.m.: Choir concert with the Frontier Holiday Carolers from La Grange, Wyo., on the plaza stage at Main Street Station.

n 6:10 p.m.: Short fireworks show (weather permitting) from Maggie Pond. n 68 p.m.: Open house with the merchants of Main Street Station with indoor Santa visits. The festivities continue throughout December in Breckenridge with such workshops as handmade, paper cards at the Arts District, Summit Historic Society’s Victorian Christmas and “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” family story time at the Edwin Carter Museum.For more information, visit

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