Breckenridge snow sculptures

The snow is falling and the Breckenridge winter events lineup is HOT!

11/22/2019 | by alpineedge | Vacation Rentals

The snow is falling in Breckenridge, Colorado. The bluebird days are upon us, and the après ski libations have never tasted so sweet! Along with the apparent joys of ski season arrives the full lineup of fantastic events. Whether it’s a family-friend stroll down Main Street for the Lighting of Breckenridge Town holiday tree and the Santa Race, or an evening dancing in the streets and celebrating Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, we’re wondering… what you are waiting for? Join the fun and enjoy our unique, world-class events!


Do you have memories of being little, shaking a snow globe, and wondering what it would be like to be inside of that magical world? The Lighting of Breckenridge is your chance to be fully immersed in the whimsical feeling. Along with the lighting of the tree are the annual holiday dog parade, the Race of the Santa’s, and a grandiose appearance by Santa himself.

Lighting on Breckenridge


ULLR FEST – DECEMBER 11-15, 2019

This is the 55th year of this wild and wacky event. The streets are filled with over 12,000 snow lovers’ prayer for more snow! Yes, they are adorned with horned Viking helmets, and often fur jackets and pelts. Hey, you’ve got to look the part if you are to draw in the Norse God energy! Also, in conjunction with the Ullr celebrations, the Town of Breckenridge collaborates with Breckenridge Distillery to set the record for the world’s longest community shot (aka shot ski). You can be a part of history! Register here to join in on the fun.

Ullr Fest Breckenridge


For the past 30 years, Breckenridge has hosted the International Snow Sculpture Championships. This event draws competitors from around the world to use their imagination, creativity, architecture, and problem-solving to create masterpieces out of 12-foot-tall, 25-ton blocks of snow using only hand tools. The teams work around the clock, in all conditions, in hopes of the grand prize. This is a great event that takes place during the day; but at night, the sculptures are illuminated with colorful lights, adding new dimensions and character to the piece.

Breckenridge snow sculptures

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION – February 25, 2020

Breckenridge might be 1,300 miles from New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean this sweet mountain town doesn’t know how to boogie Fat Tuesday style. That’s right, Breck hosts a party downtown, including beads, boas, live music, libations, and traditional eats. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

No matter if you are traveling with family, friends or coming to Breck on a solo mission to enjoy all that we have to offer, we highly suggest you jump in with the locals. See the sights, taste the flavors, and enjoy ski season in Breckenridge. See you soon!

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