Breckenridge & Blue River
December 8: Lighting of Breckenridge and the Race of the Santas. The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race and watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the season.
- Race of the Santas down Main Street
- Holiday Dog Parade
- Lighting of Breckenridge
- Meet Santa
December 13 – 16: Dew Tour. The annual winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival will return to Breckenridge, Colo. December 13-16, 2018. The six-day event includes the world’s best male and female skiers and snowboarders competing in individual Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions, Dew Tour’s signature Team Challenge and Streetstyle competitions and a calendar of fan-based activities. Past competitors include Olympic gold medalist and Dew Tour champions Chloe Kim (USA), Nick Goepper (USA), Shaun White (USA), Red Gerard (USA), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Dara Howell (CAN) and others from around the world.
The Dew Tour competitions and festival are FREE and open to the public.
December 1: Snowsation. Live music by The Strumbellas!
With some seriously great music, it’s the celebration of winter in the Rockies at its finest.
- FREE to the public!
December 3 – 8: 2018 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The best freeski and snowboard athletes in the world congregate at Copper for the U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe competitions. Athletes scheduled to appear are Chloe Kim, Arielle Gold, David Wise and more.
This event is FREE to attend! The event will also include a vendor village and live music.
December 10: U.S. Revolution Tour. The Copper stop of the U.S. Rev Tour includes snowboard and freeski competitions in the Main Vein Superpipe. The Rev Tour has proven to be a progressive venue for today’s top junior skiers and riders to take the competitive stage in multiple disciplines. It is designed to serve as a stepping stone for athletes to make the transition from competing at a grassroots level to the elite level. Top winners may earn an invitation to the U.S. Grand Prix, Junior Worlds or USASA Nationals.
December 24: Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and kid’s glow pageant. Santa’s arrival to Copper Mountain! Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a kid’s glow stick parade, Ski and Ride School torchlight parade, and fireworks all accompanied by DJ with festive holiday tunes. Santa will ski down then be whisked away so he can get to business! Following his appearance there will be fireworks.
FREE festive giveaways and sweet treats will be handed out during the event.
Schedule (all events will take place in Center Village):
- 4:45 - 7pm: DJ Landry Holiday Mix
- 5pm: Chapel Candlelight Service, Copper Mountain Chapel
- 5pm: Kids Meet for Glowstick Pageant
- 5:30pm: Kids Glowstick Pageant around Burning Stones Plaza
- 6:15pm: Torchlight Parade and Visit from Santa
- 6:30pm: Fireworks
- 7:30pm: Chapel Candlelight Service, Copper Mountain Chapel
December 5: Holiday Celebration with Hazel Miller. This year we are pleased to welcome acclaimed musical talent Hazel Miller to the Holiday Celebration. Hazel will take the stage at 6:00pm with all the holiday classics as well as a fun sing-along at the end of the night. Of course it wouldn't be the holidays without a visit from Santa! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 5:30-8:30 taking photos and meeting families. There will be several children's activities as well as light refreshments. Join us as we come together as a community for this exciting holiday event.
Location: Dillon Community Church
371 E. La Bonte
Dillon, CO 80435
Introduction: The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with Christmas carols, cookies and of course Santa! Join us at the Dillon Community Church on December 5th at 5:30 as we come together to celebrate the start of the holiday season.
December 7: Lighting of Dillon.
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Marina Park Pavillion
W. Lodgepole Street and Marina Drive
Dillon, CO 80435
Introduction: Join us at Marina Park as we kick-off the Lighting of Dillon with a giant Holiday Tree that illuminates the night with music and a choreographed light show. Light refreshments and other goodies will be provided. The tree will be on display from December 7th through January 6th and the light show will run every half hour from 4:30-9:30.
December 1 – 9: What is wassail?
- A hot spiced cider served in Frisco during Wassail Days
- Frisco’s super fun celebration of all things winter and the holidays
What do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Drink wassail of course! From November 30 – December 9, 2018, local businesses serve up their own secret version of wassail. Guests are encouraged to taste at least 12 different types of wassail at 12 different locations and fill their “12 Sips of Wassail Card.” Once the “12 Sips” card is filled out guests can turn them in at the Frisco/Copper Mt information center in exchange for a commemorative Frisco Wassail Days mug, while supplies last. The 2017 Frisco Wassail Days mug was a metal mug that featured an adorable winter fox. You’ll have to come to Frisco to see the new design for the 2018 Wassail Days commemorative mug.
What else do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Frisco’s events throughout the week encourage some good clean holiday fun with a dose of magic and wackiness. Some of the highlights include a Soup Cup Classic with unlimited tubing and soup tasting at the Frisco Adventure Park and a tree lighting featuring 600 luminaries up and down Frisco’s Main Street. We hope you’ll find your own piece of mountain magic in Frisco during Wassail Days.
December 30: Snowshoe Dinner. Join the Frisco Nordic Center staff for a nighttime adventure on snowshoes! Participants ages 8 and up are invited to snowshoe and enjoy refreshments from FoodHedz World Cafe each month. Each tour will meet at 5:00pm, and depart from the Frisco Nordic Center, returning for dinner around 7:00pm. Ages 21+ cost $65, and anyone under 21 are $45. Price includes rentals, a beverage of your choice (wine, beer or non-alcoholic).
Registration will open on November 1, 2018 for all 2018/2019 snowshoe dinner tours.
December 8: Santa Sleigh Ride. Celebrate the holiday season with a festive twist on Keystone's Scenic Sleigh Ride. Enjoy a magical sleigh ride out to the Keystone Stables as you join Santa Clause himself for a scrumptious family-style pancake breakfast. Families will have the opportunity to meet with Santa one-on-one, share their Christmas wish lists and take a photo to cherish the memories forever.
Saturday, December 8 | 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
- $60 / adult
- $45 /child (4-12)
- Kids 3 & under FREE with a paying adult
To reserve your spot, call our Play Experts at 970-496-4386
December 15: Fondue With Santa. Celebrate the holiday season with a festive twist on Keystone's Signature Mountaintop Fondue dinner. Enjoy a traditional four-course feast, served fondue style while keeping an eye out for Santa Clause himself! Families will have the opportunity to meet with Santa, share their Christmas wish lists and take a photo to cherish the memories forever.
Santa will be stopping by Der Fondue Chessel from 6 - 8 p.m. so please make sure to make your reservation accordingly. To reserve your spot, call our Play Experts at 970-496-4386
December 24: Jingle Bell Breakfast with Santa. Celebrate Christmas Eve with Santa Claus himself! Start the holiday off enjoying a festive breakfast buffet while giving Santa your last minute wish list.
8 - 10 a.m. | To reserve your spot call our Play Experts at 970-496-4386
December 1: Holiday Bazaar. Silverthorne Pavilion
400 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne, CO 80498
Need a little help finding that perfect one-of-a-kind gift while also getting into the holiday spirit? Head to the Holiday Bazaar at the Silverthorne Pavilion, Saturday, Dec. 1. from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. to discover local artisan treasures that are sure to put a smile on any receiver’s face.
December 7: Silverthorne Holiday Celebration First Friday.
Silverthorne Preforming Arts Center
400 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne, CO 80498
This will feature Silverthorne’s first ever tree lighting in front of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. Other holiday festivities will includes carolers, photos with Santa, hot chocolate, and a story time on the go at Red Buffalo with plenty of tasty holiday treats.