Christmas in Keystone


Glittering snow, twinkling lights and the majestic mountains. Keystone is bustling with Christmas cheer! Check out the area events, and for those that still haven’t booked their stay, visit our website to see what’s still available. As of the writing of this post, we have quite a few properties that still have Christmas Day availability.

Area Christmas Events

Chocolate Village

LOCATION: Keystone Lodge and Spa
DATE: December 20-January 8
TIME: Available for viewing 24 hours a day (the trains stop running from midnight-6 a.m.)
  • Don’t miss this delicious event! Keystone Resort’s Pastry Chef, Ned Archibald, heads up this annual tradition featuring over 7,000 pounds of chocolate crafted into a miniature alpine village. It features a working gondola, a running train, cascading waterfall and a 6-foot tall Christmas tree. And each year there’s a new addition–come see what it is this year!

Parade and Fireworks

LOCATION: River Run Ski School, Fireworks are visible from River Run and Lakeside Village
DATE: Saturday, December 24th
TIME: Parade starts at 4 p.m.; Fireworks start at 7 p.m.
COST: Free Admission
  • Join Ripperoo as he parades through the village with his ski school friends! Dance your way to the Dercum Square Ice Rink where you’ll get to enjoy complimentary cookies. At sunset enjoy the fireworks light up the sky over Dercum Mountain.

Birthday Party with Ripperoo & Starquest

LOCATION: Mountain House Food Court, Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village
DATE: Sunday, December 25th
TIME: Birthday Part starts at 3:30 p.m.; Starquest starts at 5:30 p.m.
COST: Free Admission
  • Come celebrate with Ripperoo and his friends! Enjoy ice cream, t-shirt decorating and photo opportunities. If it’s your child’s birthday there will be a special treat for him/her. Then at 5:30, join the Keystone Science School for a night of astronomy. There will be a lesson activity, a chance to view objects in the night sky up close and explore the winter constellations.

Santa Visits A-Basin

DATE: Saturday, December 24th
TIME: 10-Noon
  • Santa is visiting Arapahoe Basin before his big night of delivering toys! He’ll stop by the A-frame, Pika Place Learning Center, and the Molly Hogan Learning Center. After that he’s heading up the Black Mountain Express Chairlift for some turns on the lower mountain.

Main Street

LOCATION: Breckenridge
DATE: All Weekend
  • Main Street in Breckenridge boasts some of the best shopping and eateries around! They have a wide array of restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals (call in advance) and these places are known for their great food. Plus, you have various other activities and theater shows to choose from all weekend. Visit for all the information.

Masses and Church Services

    • Keystone Conference Center: 4 p.m., 6 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.
    • Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne: 12 a.m. Midnight (polish), 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon (spanish)
    • St. Mary in Breckenridge: 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
    • Copper Mountain: 5:15 p.m.
    • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 5 p.m. (children’s service), 7 p.m. (candlelight service), 9 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Dillon Community Church: 4 p.m. (candlelight service), 6 p.m. (candlelight service)
    • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: 3 p.m. (family Christmas service), 4:30 p.m. (candlelight service), 6 p.m. (candlelight service), 7:30 p.m. (candlelight service), 9 p.m. (candlelight & communion service)
    • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 3 p.m. (pageant, children’s homily & communion), 5 p.m. (festive holy Eucharist & sermon), 7 p.m. (festive holy Eucharist with choir & sermon), 10:30 p.m. (festive holy Eucharist & sermon)
    • Abundant Life Church in Silverthorne: 10 a.m.
    • Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Silverthorne: 10 a.m.
    • Dillon Community Church: 9 a.m.
    • Father Dyer United Methodist in Breckenridge: 9 a.m
    • St. John the Baptist Episcopal in Breckenridge: 10:30 a.m. (holy Eucharist, carols with guitar, sermon)

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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