Hundreds of Santas hit Main Street during the Lighting of Breckenridge |

Hundreds of Santas hit Main Street during the Lighting of Breckenridge

Daniel Dunn / GoBreck
Daniel Dunn / GoBreck |

Lighting of Breckenridge schedule

All events take place on Saturday, Dec. 6. Visit for complete details.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ornament decoration at Ready, Paint, Fire (323 N. Main St.). Paint ceramics and receive the finished product the next day. Studio fees will be waived every Saturday and Sunday in December

1:45 to 3:45 p.m. — Free make-and-take holiday art projects at the Fuqua Livery Stable in the Breckenridge Arts District (110 E. Washington Ave.)

4:15 p.m. — Race of the Santas; register online or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main St.)

4:30 p.m. — Free cocoa, cookies and caroling in the Blue River Plaza (South Main Street and Washington Avenue)

5 p.m. — Santa arrives at the Plaza, where he will light the town tree

5:45 to 7 p.m. — Little ones share their holiday wishes with Santa at the Barney Ford House Museum (111 E. Washington Ave.), across from the plaza

Breckenridge “officially” transforms into a holiday scene on Saturday, Dec. 6, with the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas, when hundreds of runners and walkers don Santa suits to benefit Adopt an Angel Summit County. Free hot cocoa and cookies keep revelers warm until sunset.

After the race, the real Santa Claus lights the town tree and visits with families. Race registration is $15 if you provide your own suit or costume, or $45 with a Santa suit included.

Both price points include a donation to Adopt an Angel Summit County. Kids race free with a parent, reindeer antlers and jingle bells included.

Breckenridge’s holiday activities continue throughout the month and include the BreckCreate Handmade Holiday Market, Dew Tour and New Year’s Eve parties. The town’s independent retailers are also offering up all manner of gifts: made-in-Breckenridge jewelry, funky children’s wear, mountain fashions, artisan foods and more.

Visit for more information and details.

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