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Hearthstone Restaurant in Breckenridge

With so many restaurants in Breckenridge, it’s tough to choose where to go, let alone on a holiday. Although some restaurants are closed for the holidays, many are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Whether you’re needing a romantic dinner with a loved one or are looking to feed the whole family, we have you covered this holiday season! Here are some of the best local favorites for holiday dining in Breckenridge that are open Christmas Day and New Year’s. Be sure to make reservations as soon as you make up your mind!

Holiday Dining in Breckenridge

These restaurants offer traditional holiday menus.  Space is limited and reservations are recommended in advance for many of these locations.


Aurum Breckenridge, CO
Aurum is composed of a small team of passionate people devoted to creating unique dining “experiences” above all else.

New to Breckenridge, Aurum features locally sourced, seasonally fresh ingredients to boot. Join them Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day for a traditional holiday meal or dinner off of their full dinner menu. A wine-pairing option is available as an add on.

Reservations   |   (970) 771-3943


Blue River Bistro

Look into the Blue River Bistro for a special evening of Jazz music, fine dining, artisanal cocktails, and good company.

Reservations   |   970-453-6974



Bold offers a relaxed place with reclaimed wood interior dishing out classic breakfasts & Mediterranean dinners.

Reservations   |  (970) 423-5150

Briar Rose

If wild game is a little more your style, a must-hit location is the Briar Rose Chophouse. They’ll be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The Venison Chops with Lingonberry demiglace is great.

Reservations   | 970-453-9948


Canteen Taphouse

tin cups in a cheers motion at Canteen Tap House Breckenridge
Canteen Tap House & Tavern is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado. That specializes in modern comfort food, Colorado beer, handcrafted cocktails, world-class wines and superior guest experience

The Canteen Tap House & Tavern is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado located in a historic 1860’s cabin. We specialize in modern comfort food, Colorado crafted beer, handcrafted cocktails, world-class wines, and superior guest experience.

Reservations   |  (970) 453-0063



The Hearthstone Restaurant will be open throughout the holiday season; however you’ll have to book early for New Year’s Eve. Always popular, this place has lots of charm and some of the best views in town. A warm fireplace upstairs flanked by one of the many Christmas trees puts you in a great spot to see lots of hustle at this unique dining spot in an old Victorian house. A great choice is the Crispy Lobster to start, followed by the always delicious Lamb Rack.

Reservations   | 970-453-1148

Legend’s Steakhouse

Outstanding hospitality meets elegant cuisine for a legendary dining experience. Legends Steakhouse specializes in high-end steaks, authentic Italian and prohibition-era cocktails.  i

Reservations   |   970-423-6913



Running holiday-themed specials, Modis is closed on Christmas day, but open every other day at 113 S.Main St. One of the more interesting interiors of any restaurant in town, the dining room features a grand staircase and loft seating under a majestic clerestory style window. Their cocktails are legendary in town, too.

Reservations   |   970-453-4330

Salt Creek Restaurant & Bar

Salt Creek Breckenridge, CO
The wine list at Salt Creek presents a wide variety of wines with the contemplation that a wide choice ranging from price point, vintage, appellation and varietal will offer several options to everyone’s palate.

Salt Creek Steakhouse is located in the heart of Breckenridge’s’ historic district. Since 1997 we have consistently set the benchmark for great Steaks, mouth watering BBQ (cooked slow and low) fresh fish, poultry and vegetarian dish’s.

Reservations   |  (970) 453-4949


Spencer’s Restaurants

Spencer’s sits right at the base of the Beaver Run Superchair on Peak 9. Spencer’s features a convenient breakfast and lunch option with a full buffet style for quick service to get you out on the slopes fast, or order off the menu for a casual and relaxed dining experience.

Reservations   |   (970) 453-6000


The Lodge at Breckenridge’s’s signature dining establishment, Traverse Restaurant and Bar’s culinary team demonstrates skill and creativity, providing an innovative variety of daily fresh selections and expertly prepared meals featuring local and sustainable ingredients.

Reservations   |  (970) 453-9300

More Holiday Dining Options

A group of people dining at Ember in Breckenridge
There are countless options of incredible restaurants in Breckenridge.

Most of Breckenridge’s 100+ bars and restaurants remain open during the holidays but many will not offer a specific holiday menu.  While some restaurants have joined Open Table, there are still plenty of restaurants in Breckenridge that are walk-in only.   The holidays are one of the most popular times of the year to visit Breckenridge and many people enjoy holiday dinners out on the town.  Follow our tips to ensure you holiday dinners go as smoothly as possible.

Tips for holiday dining in Breckenridge

  • Make a reservation. Check Open Table or call the restaurant well in advance to see if they take reservations.
  • Go early.  Many restaurants will have a wait so be sure to arrive at the restaurant before everyone in the group is starving.
  • Arrive with everyone.  Most restaurants in town will not seat incomplete parties.  Be sure everyone in your group is accounted for at the restaurant.
  • Visit one of the lesser-known restaurants in town.

For more details on restaurants open for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, call the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 877-864-0868.

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.

Holidays in Breckenridge