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November 16, 2023

Getting in the Holiday Cheer: Upcoming Summit County Events

As the snow blankets the peaks of Summit County, the spirit of the holidays descends upon our charming towns. Summit County is gearing up for a festive season with a lineup of events that promise to infuse the crisp mountain air with the warmth of holiday cheer. Here’s a guide to some of the upcoming events that will help you kick off the season in style.

Turkey Trot

November 23

9:30 AM

Get your blood flowing before eating those Thanksgiving meals and embrace the spirit of giving by participating in Frisco’s 10th annual Turkey Trot. Lace up your running shoes for a 5K run through the stunning mountain scenery. It’s a fun and active way to celebrate the holiday while supporting a good cause.

Frisco Wassail Days

November 25 – December 3

Embrace the holiday spirit with Frisco Wassail Days, a week-long celebration of warm, spiced cider known as “wassail.” Explore local businesses around town and indulge in the diverse array of cider offerings. This is a unique opportunity to experience the flavors of the season while supporting the vibrant local community.

Silverthorne’s First Friday – Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa Photos

December 1

4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kick off the festive season with Silverthorne’s First Friday event. Join the community for the magical Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony and seize the chance to capture precious moments with Santa himself. This family-friendly event promises joy, laughter, and the enchantment of holiday lights.

Lighting of Breckenridge

December 2

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Breckenridge transforms into a winter wonderland during the Lighting of Breckenridge event. Enjoy the adorable Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, witness the hilarious Race of the Santas, and revel in the magical Lighting of Breck. This is a spectacle that promises to leave you in awe and usher in the holiday season with unforgettable memories.

Ullr Fest

December 7-9

Embrace the Norse god of snow, Ullr, during the legendary Ullr Fest. Experience the excitement of the parade, warm up by the bonfire, and witness the attempt to break the Longest Shot Ski world record. This event is a unique blend of tradition, celebration, and mountain spirit.

Summit County is alive with the spirit of the season, and these events are just the beginning of the holiday festivities. Whether you’re sipping cider, lighting up the town, or participating in a festive run, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this winter wonderland. Gather your friends, family and let the magic of Summit County create lasting memories this holiday season.

Featured Photo Credit: Elaine Collins

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