• Winter Events

Winter Events

Breckenridge offers an incredible selection of events and activities, such as the International Snow Sculpture Championships which is held from the middle of January to the beginning of February, where blank canvases of snow become works of art. [b]Week 1 - Technical Week:[/b] Watch how the blocks are built. The enormous blocks of snow are built in anticipation of the artists arrival so that the blocks have time to settle and compact under their own weight prior to being carved. This allows for a more consistent medium, giving the sculptors the ability to execute their gravity-defying designs. [b]Week 2 - Sculpting Week:[/b] Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m. with a gunshot start the third week of January, and sculpting ends on that Friday at 10:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will be later that afternoon. [b]Week 3 - Viewing Week:[/b] During viewing week, the artists are done sculpting but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Stop by to view the sculptures as they will be up all week, weather permitting. [b]Dew Tour [/b]- The Winter Dew Tour typically hits Breckenridge the second week of December. Join in on the fun as some of the best winter ski and snowboard athletes in the world to compete in SuperPipe and SlopeStyle competitions![div] [/div][div][b]The Lighting of Breckenridge[/b] - Every year on the first Saturday of December, locals and visitors get together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. This free family event is stocked with hot cocoa, cookies and caroling. Join us as Santa arrives around 5 p.m. to guide the parade to Blue River Plaza where he presides over the lighting of the Town Tree. [b]Ullr Fest [/b]- Ullr Fest usually occurs the second week of January. A local's signature festival, Ullr Fest has been returning to Breckenridge for over 50 years. In Norse mythology, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the God of Winter. This weeklong celebration brings you a family day with free activities, the Ullympics, Ullr parade and a town bonfire. [b]Mardi Gras[/b] - The party kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday with a traditional Mardi Gras Parade filled with floats and a sorts of zany characters. Event is free![/div]