Winter Events

Breckenridge offers an incredible selection of events and activities, such as the International Snow Sculpture Championships being held on 1/18/2016-2/7/2016 where blank canvases of snow become works of art.

January 18 - 23, 2016 Technical Week - 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.

January 26 - 30, 2016 Sculpting Week - Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26th with a gun shot start and sculpting ends on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will be on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 29 is one of the best times to visit. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory. 

January 30 to February 7, 2016 Viewing Week - During viewing week, the artists are done sculpting but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Weather permitting the snow sculptures will stay up until the night of Sunday, February 7, 2016 until approx. 9pm.

  • Snow Sculpture

Dew Tour - The Winter Dew Tour will be in Breckenridge December 10-13, 2015. 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!

The Lighting of Breckenridge - 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.

  • Ullr

Ullr Fest, January 2016 - 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.

Mardi Gras - 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!