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Holidays arrive in Breckenridge with a sea of Santas, dogs, and lights

Posted: 4:21 PM, Dec 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-09 14:34:34-05
Lighting of Breckenridge
Racing of the Santas

BRECKENRIDGE — On Saturday, nearly 1,000 men and women raced through the main street of Breckenridge dressed as Jolly Old Saint Nick, hundreds of dogs paraded down the thoroughfare, and the town lit up hundreds of thousands of lights, ushering in the holiday season.

The lighting of Breckenridge and race of the Santa's (and the surrounding events), taking place during the first weekend of December, has been a holiday tradition for nearly a decade.

This year, approximately 1,000 Santa look-alikes participated in the race to spread holiday cheer, preceded by a parade of more than 200 holiday enthusiastic dogs.

More than 250,000 LED lights are flipped on at dusk, strands of lights that if strung end to end could reach from downtown Breckenridge to the top of the highest chairlift in North America (the Imperial Express SuperChair) almost four times.

To learn more about this holiday tradition in the mountains, CLICK HERE.