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What to do this Halloween in Breckenridge

It’s one of the best times of the year in Breckenridge. Carved pumpkins and spider webs decorate doorsteps, the brisk October air gets the stoke high for ski season, pumpkin spiced lattes and hot cider are easy to find at Breckenridge’s local coffee shops, and everyone is excited to show off their new Halloween costumes. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities or happening nightlife, here’s your guide to Halloween in Breckenridge, from local events, haunted houses , ghost tours, trick-or-treating and more!

Note: Trick-Or-Treating will be postponed until 2021, and all locals and visitors are required to adhere to all current health orders

 

Haunted Houses

Ghost in a Haunted House
Get spooked and explore Breckenridge’s haunted mining past.

Horror in the Mine at Country Boy Mine – Postponed Until 2021

Horror in the Mine is a totally new (and extremely scary!) concept to come to Breckenridge. Imagine yourself in the 1880’s reaching the goldfields and new horrors have taken over the mine. Your job is to not only escape from these horrors, but also stop them taking over the world. Meet the Doctor, the Morgue Assistant and join the Marshal’s posse, go 1000 feet into the mine of horror, try to stay alive long enough to stop the world being taken over. Recommended for ages 12+.

 

Breckenridge Ghost Tours and Haunted History

A woman giving a Haunted Ghost Tour
Haunted tours are quite the hit during October in Breckenridge but are available year-round for anyone looking for a little history and a good scare.

Breckenridge Haunted Tour

Prepare to be haunted by eerie tales of Breckenridge’s past on this popular tour through the historic district. This is the only haunted tour that takes you inside the Briggle House, which is claimed to be haunted by spirits from Breckenridge’s early days. Guides share eerie stories from Breckenridge’s past (by lantern light), which remain unexplained today! $20/adult, $15/child

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays through October at 7:30pm. Special Halloween Tour on Thursday 10/31!
Where: Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St.

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Ghostly Tales Tour 

This is the original ghost tour of Breckenridge (started in 2010), with new sites and updated information. Explore the darker side of our wild west past with our chilling tales of the ghosts that remain here. Ghost hunting equipment provided! Adult $19, Child $12 (4-12)

When: Monday through Saturday at 7pm
Where: Meet at the Yacht Club (formerly Dredge Restaurant), 180 W. Jefferson

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Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour

This twilight tour through Breckenridge’s Valley Brook Cemetery, on the National Register of Historic Places, reveals ornate, carved gravestones representing some of the town’s earliest art and written history. This is the only guided tour of Breckenridge’s historic cemetery. Valley Brook Cemetery is full of secrets and surprises ranging from how it was designed to who is (and who is not) buried there and why. Our guides have the answers! $20/adult, $15/child

When: Sundays through October at 5pm. Special Halloween Tour Thursday 10/31!
Where: Valley Brook Cemetery, Airport Rd.

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Voices from the Grave Tour 

This walking tour starts at the site of the original cemetery of Breckenridge.  Hear the history of the town’s burial grounds and also the stories of the locals that are buried here.  Visit their places of business or homes on the way.

When: Monday through Friday at 10.30am
Where: Meet your costumed guide at 505 S. Main St., by the fire pit in Main Street Station.  Gail will be dressed in costume!

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View all Breckenridge museums and historic tours. 

 

Events and Festivals this Halloween in Breckenridge

Face painting during Dia De Los Muertos Breckenridge
Join BreckCreate for a 2-day Dia De Los Muertos Celebration!

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival – Postponed Until 2021

Join us for the annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival featuring small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, a spirited cooking class, ghost tours, scavenger hunts, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling. Meet the distillers and taste the creations of 40 distillers Saturday night at the main event, the Still on the Hill Grand Tasting!

 

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration – Oct. 5 – Nov. 1, 2020 

Dia De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a multi-day, traditional Mexican holiday celebrating ancestors and loved ones who’ve passed. This is not a day of sadness, but a day where the dead come alive to celebrate with family and friends, and to come together support one another’s spiritual journeys.

Join us in this November 1- 2, along with BreckCreate, for a celebration filled with arts and crafts, live performances, featured installations, face painting and more. Learn about new cultures and traditions, right here in Breckenridge!

 

Trick-Or-Treating in Breckenridge – Postponed Until 2021

Thanks to the Breckenridge Police Department, Harris Street and High Street will be closed to motorized traffic for trick-or-treating, making it easy to meet up with friends and fill up on treats. For the adults, check out Breck Insider’s Halloween night life schedule and events, including live music, special deals, pub crawls and more!

Note: Trick-Or-Treating will be postponed until 2021, and all locals and visitors are required to adhere to all current health orders

 

More Ways to get in the Halloween Spirit

William H. Milner tombstone in Breckenridge
William H. Milner tombstone located in Breckenridge, CO.

12th Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament – Postponed Until 2021

Do you think you have what it takes to dodge witches, goblins and maybe even White Goodman? Our Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament is your chance to show off your skills AND your costume! A minimum of six players per team is required with at least two females.

 

Escape Rooms

Seek clues, solve unique puzzles, answer questions and work together to try to escape! These all-age friendly Breckenridge-themed rooms consist of stories, decorations and technology to immerse you in a fun game for all. You’ll have 60-minutes to complete each of your adventures! This is a great bonding activity for families, friends, date nights, bachelorette, bachelor or birthday parties, co-workers and teammates. Try the Paranormal Mystery of Breckenridge room, perfect for Halloween!

 

Have you picked up your Breckenridge Dining Passport yet? Before you head out to the local restaurants, stores or coffee shops, head over to the Breckenridge Welcome Center to purchase your fall dining passport for deals and specials around town.

By Breck Editorial
The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

Breckenridge in October