Race of the Santas drew more than 200 costumed runners to kick off the holiday season in Breckenridge, Colo. The fun run, a benefit for toy charity Adopt an Angel Summit County, included a reindeer category and aid stations offering milk, cookies and candy canes.
Immediately following the race, the Lighting of Breckenridge brought a community procession led by the real Santa, caroling, lighting of the town tree, a fire pit, s’mores station and other holiday activities. Festivities continue throughout the month with the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Dec. 12-15 (which kicks off the Olympic qualifying season for freeski and snowboard athletes) and New Year’s Eve festivities.
Participants in Race of the Santas and the Lighting of Breckenridge –
• Saw more than 32,000 LED bulbs illuminate the town tree and surrounding Blue River Plaza
• Drank 40 gallons of hot chocolate
• Ate over 1200 cookies
• Raised funds to support happy holidays for more than 2,100 children since the event’s inception in 2011
With 13 inches of new snow in the last seven days and more expected to fall tonight, great conditions at Breckenridge Ski Resort gave skiers and riders an early holiday present. In town, some 200 boutiques and 70 restaurants feature made-in-Breck gift ideas and windows dressed for a holiday decorating competition.
Fourth night free in Breckenridge
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