Breck's Lighting CeremonyThere is no better way to kick off the holiday season then to Visit Breckenridge for the Lighting of Breckenridge and the Race of the Santas on Saturday, December 2nd. Breckenridge is already a winter wonderland so why not embrace the holiday spirit and help transform Breckenridge into a sparkling holiday scene.

There is a full schedule of events taking place on Saturday starting at noon with the Handmade Holiday Market. Come to the Old Masonic Hall on Main Street for an afternoon of holiday crafting and build your playing devices for the High-Country rendition of Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” procession.

A little later gather together for the Holiday Dog Parade Starting at Main Street Station Plaza at 3 p.m. to register your dog. Then march up Main Street with the doggies to the Blue River Plaza near the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

At 4:30 p.m. it’s time to don your best Santa suit and limber up for the Race of the Santas. Registration will be taking place in the Blue River Plaza starting at 2 p.m.

Next catch your breath at the Lighting of Breckenridge in the Blue River Plaza starting at 5 p.m. Be there when Santa turns on the lights and turns up the holiday spirit as he flips the switch in the Blue River Plaza just outside the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street.

Right after the Lighting join in Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” procession of Christmas music through town leading to the Santa! Then to round out the evening kiddos (and adults too) can visit with Santa at the Barney Ford Museum at 111. E. Washington Street and take a photo in the decorated Barney Ford house.

For more information and a complete schedule of events during the Lighting of Breckenridge click here.

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Getting around is free and easy!

There are free public transportation, taxi services, and rental car agencies in the community.

Hotel Shuttles: Check with your hotel! Most lodging hotels and condominiums in Breckenridge have complimentary shuttles.

Breckenridge ‘Free Ride’: The Breckenridge ‘Free Ride’ is free bus transportation that takes you all around town. Operating seven days a week, the Breckenridge ‘Free Ride’ is the best choice for getting around town, especially after hours. Click here for more information.

Summit Stage: The Summit Stage is the free county-wide bus transportation that travels to Copper Mountain, Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, and Frisco. Summit Stage bus service is available year round and departs from various locations, including the Breckenridge Transit Center located right next to the BreckConnect Gondola. Visit for more information.

Paid Transportation

Uber: From your cell phone, download the app, tap a button and get a ride. Uber is an easy way to get around without any hassle. One tap and a car will come directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go and when you get there, just step out. Payment is completely seamless.

453-TAXI: Summit County also has a taxi service that can take you point to point anywhere in the county. 453-TAXI is a fee-based taxi service that can take you anywhere you need, whenever you need. Call 970-453-8294 to arrange transportation.

Coming to Breckenridge for Thanksgiving? Click here to read about Thanksgiving Day feasts that are happening in Breckenridge!


There is nothing better than the sweet smell of fresh turkey, savory gravy, and homemade pie. Tack on a couple days of skiing, fresh snow and nights huddled by the fire and you’ve got yourself a true Breckenridge Thanksgiving! Here at Best of Breck, we have complied a list of all the Thanksgiving dinner options to enjoy on your Thanksgiving getaway!Family skiing in Breckenridge

Spencer’s: If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving spread that is sure to have every traditional dish and more, Spencer’s is the place to be. Start off with a display of soups, then load up your plate with turkey, ham, prime rib and an array of sides. Make sure to save room for the cheesecake, pies, and chocolate cake!
$49.00 adult / $29.00 kid
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Call 970-453-8712

Hearthstone: Fine dining meets a 4-course harvest at the Hearthstone. Known for their incredible dishes, the Hearthstone is sure to make your tummy full and Thanksgiving cravings filled. Menu is TBD check here for updates!
$52.00 adults / $22.00 kid
Time: 9 p.m.
Call 970-453-1148 for reservations

Blue River Bistro: A local’s favorite in Breck, Blue River is a great option with a 3-course meal. Start with a truffle pea soup, then a hearty Thanksgiving plate, topped off with pumpkin cheesecake.
$32 adults / $15 kid
Time: 4 p.m.

BoLD: serving a traditional 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Starting with a warming bowl of our soup du jour, it will continue with a classic Thanksgiving lineup of turkey with all of the trimmings, and apple or pumpkin pie for dessert – if you’ve still got room. Don’t fancy turkey? They will also be serving their usual menus as well.
$30 adults / $15 kid
Time: 1 p.m.

Sevens Restaurant: Located at the base of Peak 7, this restaurant is offering a 3-course meal with outstanding views. Ski right on in to Sevens for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Menu is still TBD. Call (970) 496-8910 for details.
*Price is still to be determinded
Time: 2 p.m.

Other Thanksgiving Day specials

Robbie’s Tavern – 212 Grandview Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424 |970-547-8785

Quandary Grill – 505 S Main St C1, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | (970) 547-5969

Eric’s – 111 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | (970) 453-1401

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There is nothing like freshly waxed skis for the first day on the mountain. However, taking your board/skis into a shop every time the weather changes can become tedious. Learn how to wax your own skis or snowboard with this easy to follow instructional video from Best of Breck!