Wow, what a great time to be in Colorado! With the temperatures dropping and snow falling, skiers from around the world are arriving in Breckenridge for another epic winter. Every year thousands flock to Breckenridge for its great nightlife, famous snow, and family-friendly atmosphere, though this year is sure to prove special. This is Breckenridge’s 50th Anniversary and more events are planned for this year than ever before!
On December 4, the Town of Breckenridge was transformed into a “Victorian Winter Wonderland” with Santa parading down Main St. in a horse-drawn carriage with carolers in tow. When Santa arrived at the Blue River Plaza, the lights were turned on and the Christmas tree was lit to signal that the holidays have arrived. But the events don’t stop on the 4th. Until Christmas, the town of Breck keeps a winter market going at the plaza daily and musical performances on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-6 p.m.
Beginning December 12, the Winter Dew Tour makes its first stop in Breckenridge to kickoff the competition featuring the top skiers and snowboarders on the planet. Aside from the awesome talent on display, the Dew Tour brings lots of things to see and enjoy while exploring the sponsors (who set up booths at the base of Peak 8 to show off their newest gear), great concerts and an awesome atmosphere that spreads excitement to everyone.
For Breckenridge's 50th Birthday party, the Town of Breckenridge is throwing a $50,000 "bash" that will include (amongst other things)a concert and birthday cake. Foregoing the traditional opening day pancake breakfast this year, Vail Resorts opted to give the first-day crowd cupcakes in celebration. Of course Breckenridge does have a lot to celebrate, growing from around 17,000 skiers its inaugural year to 1.63 million in 2010/11, and more than 39 million total over the last 50 years! So when cruising down the mountain this year, take a moment to look around and enjoy the experience that you have shared with millions of people from more than 60 countries around the world.
Finally, to welcome in the New Year, Breckenridge has a firework show on New Year’s Eve. The view from downtown is incredible and I can’t imagine watching fireworks with a better backdrop than Breckenridge’s beautiful mountains. What a wonderful time of year!