Christmas in Keystone, Breckenridge & More

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Glittering snow, twinkling lights and the majestic mountains. Summit County is bustling with Christmas cheer! Check out the area events in Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, and for those that still haven’t booked their stay, search to see what’s still available. As of the writing of this post, we’re around 90% occupancy so choices will be limited.

Area Christmas Events

Chocolate Village
LOCATION: Keystone Lodge and Spa Lobby
DATE: December 21-January 7
TIME: Available for viewing 24 hours a day (the trains stop running from midnight-6 a.m.)
  • Visit Keystone’s one-of-a-kind chocolate village make it’s annual appearance in the Keystone Lodge lobby in Lakeside Village. The in-house pastry chef, Ned Archibald, crafts more than 7,000 pounds of chocolate into a magical display of trees, presents, a working gondola, chocolate waterfall, running train, and more! Come see what’s been added this year!. Cost: Free.
Breakfast & Playtime with Santa
LOCATION: Bighorn Bar and Bistro and Kidtopia Snowfort
DATE: December 24
TIME: 8-10 a.m., 11:30-1 p.m.
  • Join Santa for a special breakfast before taking to the mountain for some playtime at the Kidtopia Snowfort. Then say goodbye to Santa as he begins deliveries! Cost for Breakfast: Adults: $24.95, Children 6-12: $12.95, Children 5 or under: Free. Cost for Playtime at the Snow Fort: Free (must have valid lift or scenic ticket).
Santa Visits A-Basin
LOCATION: Mountain Goat Plaza
DATE: December 24th
TIME: 11-1 p.m.
  • Santa Claus and an elf will arrive at A-Basin to hand out candy to children in the A-Frame Lodge and Mountain Goat Plaza. After Santa visits the base area buildings he will visit children on Molly Hogan before heading up Black Mountain Express to visit our friends at Black Mountain Lodge. The Summit County Choral Society will be caroling in the base area as well.
Main Street
LOCATION: Breckenridge
DATE: N/A
  • Main Street in Breckenridge boasts some of the best shopping and eateries around! They have a wide array of restaurants and these places are known for their great food. Plus, you have various other activities and theater shows to choose from all weekend. Not to mention, lots of opportunities to say hi to Santa! See more information here.
Masses and Church Services
  • CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES
    • Keystone Conference Center: 4 p.m.
    • Riverwalk in Breckenridge: 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
    • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 7 p.m., 9 p.m. (Spanish)
    • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 9 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES
    • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 12 a.m. Midnight (Polish), 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
    • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
    • Copper Mountain: 5:15 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
    • St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church (between Keystone and Dillon): 7 p.m.
    • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 9 a.m. worship service, 5 p.m. (family service), 8 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Dillon Community Church: 9:30 a.m. (worship service), 4 p.m. (candlelight service), 6 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Rocky Mountain Bible Church: 9 a.m. (worship service), 5 p.m. (candlelight service), 7 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Christ Lutheran Church: 3 p.m. (candlelight service), 5 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Agape Outpost Church: 8:30 a.m. (worship service), 10 a.m. (worship service), 5 p.m. (candlelight service), 7 p.m. (candlelight service), 9 p.m. (candlelight service), the church will also host a living nativity on the 22nd at Blue River Plaza in Breckenridge at 5, 6 & 7 p.m.
    • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: 9 a.m. (lessons & carols), 3 p.m. (family service), 4:30 p.m. (candlelight service), 6 p.m. (candlelight service), 7 p.m. (candlelight service), 9 p.m. (candlelight & communion service)
    • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 4 p.m. (pageant, children’s homily & communion), 6 p.m. (festal Eucharist with carols & candlelight), 8 p.m. (festal Eucharist with carols & candlelight), 10:30 p.m. (festal Eucharist with carols & candlelight)
  • CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
    • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 10:30 a.m. (festal Eucharist with carols accompanies by guitar)

Need a place to stay? Click the book now button below, then enter in your desired dates of stay. Or, if you’re flexible, enter in only Christmas Day and then view each property’s calendar to see what days before and after the 25th are available.

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