Celebrate the Holidays with the Frisco Lodge Like Never Before!

Posted by: admin December 10th, 2014

Colorado ChristmasThere is truly no better time to visit Summit County than during the holidays! The mountain communities of the high country truly transform themselves into a magical holiday paradise for both children and adults alike. Oh yeah, and rarely do ever have to worry about having a white Christmas!

So, if you are planning a trip to Frisco, or any of our other mountain towns during this holiday season, here is a brief list of some activities for you and the family to take part in.

Arapahoe Basin

Santa at A-Basin

On December 20 from 10am - 12pm celebrate Christmas a few days early as Santa Claus will make an appearance in the base area. Take some turns with Santa and his elf too!

Arapahoe Basin Moonlight New Year's Eve DinnerNew Year’s Eve in the Mountains

Ring in the New Year with a special dinner by Chef Christopher Rybak in a beautiful mountain setting at the Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with New York at 10pm with a glass of champagne and party favors. 

Dinner will include a seafood raw bar, hors d’oeuvres, soup & salad, an entree buffet and dessert. For more information, click here.


Christmas Ornament Painting

Want to make your Christmas in Summit County feel a bit more like home? Head on over to Ready, Paint, Fire! and join one of the Christmas Ornament Painting parties. Make something special for your tree the weekends of December 13 - 14 and December 20 - 21.

Kids Ornament Making Workshop

On Friday, December 19 from 2 - 3pm, bring the children to Art Supply Breckenridge for a one-hour FREE workshop where the little ones can create their very own holiday ornament!

Holiday Brass

Celebrate the holidays in Breckenridge with an evening of music with brass instruments from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet, Justin Bartels, and his CSO brass colleagues. The event will take place Sunday, December 21 at Riverwalk Center from 7:30 - 9pm.

Handmade Holiday Market

Find the perfect gift and experience the Breckenridge Arts District as it hosts the Handmade Holiday Market. Visit the historic structures, enjoy music and artist demonstrations and purchase any of the find crafts with no gift item priced more than $50.

New Year's Eve in BreckenridgeNew Year’s Eve Celebration

Breckenridge is pulling out all the stops to make this a New Year’s Eve to remember. Starting at 5pm, the Blue River Plaza will be showing live coverage of New Year’s from Times Square on a giant television donated by Breckenridge Ski Resort. At 7pm, a live concert will kick the celebration into high gear, and after two hours of live music, a fireworks show will kick off over the ski resort. Watch fireworks light up the mountain between Peaks 8 and 9, and celebrate a New Year’s Eve you’ll never forget!

Copper Mountain

The Twelve Days of Copper

Daily from December 20 until December 31, Copper Mountain will feature The Twelve Days of Copper, with twelve days of events, discounts and holiday surprises. The two main features of this event are the Christmas Eve Pageant & Parade and the New Year’s Eve Celebration. 

On Christmas Eve, the kids can participate in the Glow-Stick Pageant and Torchlight Parade at 6pm, view a 7pm fireworks display over West Lake, and vista the Copper Mountain Chapel Candlelight Services at 5 and 7:30pm.

On New Year’s Eve, check out the USASA Rocky Mountain Series Rail Jam at 4:30pm, immerse yourself in another Glow-Stick Pageant and Torchlight Parade at 6pm, and view another spectacular fireworks presentation at 10pm in Burning Stones Plaza.


Meet Santa

Grab the kiddos and head to Keystone Village anytime from December 6 - 20 to meet Santa Claus in the flesh. Check the full list of times here. Keystone is just a short drive from our Frisco lodging and free parking is available in the River Run Parking Lot.

Chocolate Village

Your sweet tooth may fight you on this one! Head on over to Keystone December 19 - January 4 to view the delicious homemade creation from Keystone’s Pastry Chef Ned Archibald. This holiday tradition chocolate village features 8,000 pounds of chocolate crafted into a miniature alpine village with a working gondola, cascading chocolate waterfall, and a 4-foot tall white chocolate Christmas tree. The chocolate village can be viewed 24 hours a day, but the trains take a break from midnight to 6:00am. 

Eminence Ensemble 5th Annual Holiday Party

Keystone welcomes “Eminence Ensemble” for its fifth year of rocking holiday parties at Warren Station, Saturday, December 27 from 7 -11:30pm. These locals, with roots in Summit County, are a five-piece Progressive Electronic Rock group that fuses elements of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Electronica. 

Head For the Hills New Year’s Eve Concert

After you’ve put the little ones to bed, head to Warren Station in Keystone at 9pm to ring in the New Year with “Head For The Hills,” a quintessential Colorado band the fuels the ballroom with their cutting edge strings and unique Indie-Bluegrass sound.