SOURCE: Breckenridge

December 02, 2008 10:00 ET

Holiday Lodging Availability, Value and Festivities Illuminate Breckenridge

Celebrate the Spirit of the Holidays in an Authentic Mountain Town

BRECKENRIDGE, CO--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - The snow is falling, historic buildings are decorated with twinkling lights, the town tree is trimmed and carolers are singing on the street corner. Breckenridge embodies the holiday season with a story book atmosphere, festive events, winter activities and lodging packages that provide an affordable and memorable vacation option needed now more than ever.

Holiday Lodging Packages:

-- It's not too late to book a family holiday ski vacation at an incredible value

Five nights of lodging and four days of lift tickets for a family of four. Get 20% savings with prices as low as $113 per person per night during the holiday season. Restrictions apply. Visit www.gobreck.com or call 877.593.5260 today.

More Holiday Events than Ever:

-- Get in the holiday spirit with the Lighting of Breckenridge, December 6, 2008

Breckenridge kicks off its holiday season with the annual lighting of the town tree, which brings together guests and locals every year to rejoice in true holiday spirit. A Rocky Mountain inspired holiday concert with John Adams and Friends will conclude the night.

-- See how snow sculpting got started in Breck with the debut of the Breckenridge Snowflake Challenge, December 6-13, 2008

Snow sculpting revisits its zany roots on the streets of Breckenridge. This grass-roots sculpting contest is open to anyone who has wanted to try their hands at sculpting snow. Sculptures will be on display along Main Street through the holidays.

-- Watch freeskiing and snowboarding's finest pros compete in the inaugural Winter Dew Tour, December 18-21, 2008

The Winter Dew Tour comes to Breckenridge for its kick off with halfpipe and slopestyle competitions and live concerts with rock from All American Rejects and hip-hop from 3oh!3. Come check out the likes of Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Tanner Hall, Simon Dumont, Steve Fisher and more of winter sports' greatest in their quest to become Dew Cup champions.

-- Ring in the New Year Breckenridge style, December 31, 2008

Fireworks over the Ski Resort and parties and bar specials around town welcome 2009 in style. The perfect time to check out Breck's renowned night life scene.

Off the Beat Activities:

In addition to skiing and snowboarding at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, the town offers a vast array of distinctive winter activities. Breckenridge boasts miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails at two quality Nordic Centers as well as on the town's trail system.

Experience what it is like to be a musher with a dog sledding tour in Breckenridge's backcountry or hear the sleigh bells jingle with a ride through a snowy starlit night on a horse drawn dinner sleigh ride. Adventure seekers can rent snowmobiles and tour Breckenridge's scenic backcountry or go sledding at Carter Park.

Other winter activities include a visit to the Arts District, boutique holiday shopping, spa treatments, hut trips, ice skating, walking, mining and museum tours and more. With an average of 25 feet of snow each year, Breckenridge's has endless winter activities to offer.

And So Much More:

If you aren't sold yet, there's more holiday cheer to be had from holiday card decorating in the Arts District to a performance of It's a Wonderful Life at the Breckenridge Theatre.

For more information on Breckenridge's holiday events, activities and packages, visit www.gobreck.com or call 877.593.5260.

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