Christmas in the County

By Samantha Blair | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Santa is a busy man this year. He can be found all over Summit County visiting children and merry folk at breakfast, the ski lodge and at evening celebrations on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Check out all the happenings during the holiday across the county. 

Photo: Everything Summit

Holiday Performance

The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is performing a Christmas Story this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and shows will continue through December 29. Tickets are for sale online.

Christmas Activities:

December 24

Santa Claus will be at Mountain Goat Plaza at A-Basin at 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve to hand out candy. The Summit County Choral Society will carol in the base area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Keystone is hosting a Jingle Bell Breakfast buffet with Santa on December 24 at Bighorn Bistro in Lakeside Village from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call (970) 496-4386 for reservations.

Photo: Everything Summit, Keystone Resort

Copper Mountain is hosting a Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Kids’ Glow Pageant. Santa will visit, DJ Landry will play his holiday set, the Ski and Ride School will perform a torchlight parade, there will be fireworks and more. Check the schedule for the full list of free events at Copper on December 24.

December 25

The Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center will be serving salads, holiday pies and cakes, crudites, artisan bread, soup, a seafood display and will have a carving station. Adults eat for $47 and kids 5 years old and up eat for $18. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Tiki Mana Island Grill will have a festive dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, Hawaiian stuffing, a veggie medley and a dinner roll. The meal will start at 2 p.m. and will cost $17.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids.

Photo: Everything Summit, Copper Mountain Resort

Ice Castles

The Ice Castles are back in Dillon this year! This is a stunning display of twinkling lights in 25 million pounds of ice, sculpted into an acre-large ice castle. The Castles will open this Friday, December 21. Tickets are now available online.

Photo: Everything Summit, Ice Castles

Coming Soon: Big Beers Festival

The Big Beers Belgian & Barleywines Festival is coming January 10 through 12. The world-class festival features renowned brewmasters and brewery owners from around the world. Craft beer lovers can enjoy a brewmaster dinner, beer and brewing seminars, and the commercial tasting event with more than 400 beers from more than 150 breweries. Tickets are available online now.

Photo: Big Beers Festival


About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.