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We all want that perfect vacation, but finding things even the youngsters will enjoy can sometimes be tricky, especially at night. But in Breckenridge, have no fear! With so many winter activities to do, it’s the perfect destination for the whole family. Whether you want to get some family bonding time in or just want to go on a romantic date night without the kids, Breckenridge has you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the best nighttime activities for kids so they’ll have a blast, and you don’t have to feel guilty about taking that much-needed vacation.

 

Best Outdoor Activities:

Viewing the Holiday Lights 

A mother and her son looking at holiday lights in the Blue River Plaza
Holiday lights are up all winter long and make for the perfect stroll through town.

In Breckenridge, we celebrate all winter long. If you’re not around for the Lighting of Breckenridge or the holidays, don’t worry! The Christmas lights stay up throughout the winter season, perfect for a stroll through Main St. by night. Bring the kids, snap some photos and watch the lights twinkle in the Blue River Plaza and along many of the local shops and restaurants in town. Don’t forget to grab a hot cocoa at one of the many coffee shops in town to keep those fingers toasty warm!

Ghost Tours 

A woman in costume giving a Breckenridge ghost tour
Breckenridge ghost tours are a fun way to learn about local history while having a spooktacular time.

Explore the darker side of Breckenridge’s wild west past with, suitable for the whole family! Listen to spooky tales of the ghosts that remain here while walking historic Main St. and other locations by twilight. Kids will love the provided ghost hunting equipment and adults will love learning about our mining history. Go for an early dinner and then meet your Ghostly Tales tour guide Monday- Saturday at 7:00pm. Children ages 4-12 are welcome.

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Dinner Sleigh Rides

Crowd on a sleigh ride in Breckenridge
HEAD OUT INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND BY NIGHT ON A GOLDEN HORSESHOE TOUR SLEIGH RIDE.

For a truly magical Breckenridge experience, head out into the woods with Golden Horseshoe Tours. You’ll start with yummy hot cocoa in a heated, charming tent at their home base at Good Times Adventure Tours. Then, hop in your bright red North Pole-esque sleigh pulled by Belgian Draft horses and wind through the trees as the stars light the way. Upon arrival to the rustic, wood-stove heated mining camp, you’ll be greeted by your friendly staff and find your seat to finish off with dinner, an old west show and hot apple pie. Children ages 4-12 are welcome, and infants are free.

Learn more about sleigh ride options in Breckenridge

Warm-up by one of Breckenridge’s Outdoor Fireplaces 

Family warming up by the firepit at Blue Stag Saloon.
Warm up by the fire at Blue Stag Saloon.

Whether you’re waiting for a table or are strolling around to find the perfect dessert, take a moment to warm up by one of Breckenridge’s in town fireplaces with a treat. Grab a hot beverage and cozy up at the Blue Stag Saloon, or go for a warm, gooey crepe from Crepes a la Cart by their radiating heat lamps as you watch the town bustle by. If you’re a little too full for a full crepe, pick up a pastry or ice cream to-go at one of many bakeries and coffee shops in town, and head to the fireplaces by Ridge Street Wine and Chocolate or at the Main Street Station Village by the Maggie Pond.

Best Indoor Activities:

First Fridays Kid’s Night Out at the Breckenridge Rec Center 

Kids AND parents deserve a night out, so save the date for the first Friday of the month November-May for an evening of fun for everyone! At 1st Fridays, your child enjoys an evening of swimming, pizza dinner and a movie. Other activities may include inflatables, indoor climbing and crafts – all for much less than a sitter and takeout at home. Moms and Dads have three kid-free hours (6-9 pm) for dinner dates, errands, appointments or a long, long bubble bath!

Space is limited- Register Here

Second Saturdays with BreckCreate

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Make new crafts every second Saturday with BreckCreate.

Join BreckCreate on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm for free, hands-on kids’ activities and creative crafts on the Arts District campus. Children of all ages are welcome with parent or guardian present; first come, first served.

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Ice Skating 

Ice skating kids at the Breck Ice Arena ice rink
The Ice Arena has two skate rinks, 1 indoor and 1 outdoor.

Head to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena for open skate! Public ice skating is open daily on either their indoor or outdoor rink October- April. Bring the whole crew- family and group discounts are available, as well as private and group skating lessons. Skate rentals are just $4!

View the public skate schedule

If you want to stay for a hockey game, check out the Vipers minor league hockey team. The Breckenridge Vipers are a Senior A hockey club based in Breckenridge, Colorado and have games every week throughout the winter.

View the Vipers game schedule

Escape Rooms 

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Breckenridge is home to three different escape room experiences offering a variety of mysteries for your family and friends to solve.

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.

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Arcade Game & Mini Golf at Beaver Run Resort

If you’re staying at Beaver Run Resort or just want to swing by for a visit, don’t miss their full setup of accommodations. Check out the arcade and indoor mini golf setup located in the middle of the Beaver Run complex. Mini golf is free, and you’ll just need change for arcade games! The resort even offers on-site rentals, ski school for all ages and on-site daycare.

Arcade Game and a spot to watch the game at Downstairs at Eric’s

Eric’s has been a local and visitor favorite for years, and for good reason! With 29 flat screens to watch the game, 30 beers on tap and 25 arcade games, this family-friendly sports bar is somewhere everyone will find something they like. Because of its popularity, it gets busy and they don’t take reservations, so plan on putting your name down early and play a round or two of skee-ball while you wait.

Board Games and PinBall at Broken Compass Brewery

Broken Compass is one of two local breweries in town serving rotating craft brews made right here in Breckenridge. Of course, they have great beer, but they also have a ton of games for kids and those who aren’t drinking. Order a flight and taste a variety while the kids play play pin ball or sit down with a board game like trivia, Banana Grams, Clue, Scattegories and more! Spend some quality time away from the screens in their laid-back, everyone welcome atmosphere. You’ll get your micro-brewery fix and the kids will have a blast. Now that’s a win-win!

Drop-off Programs & Babysitting Services:

First Fridays Kid’s Night Out 

Kids AND parents deserve a night out, so save the date for the first Friday of the month November-May for an evening of fun for everyone! At 1st Fridays, your child enjoys an evening of swimming, pizza dinner and a movie. Other activities may include inflatables, indoor climbing and crafts – all for much less than a sitter and takeout at home. Moms and Dads have three kid-free hours (6-9 pm) for dinner dates, errands, appointments or a long, long bubble bath!

Space is limited- Register Here

Babysitters

You don’t have to feel guilty about taking some time for yourself! With tons of professional babysitting services in Breckenridge, the kids will have fun and you will too! Try Resort Sitters, Mountain Sitters or Care.com to find professional childcare 7 days a week, day and night.

 

Looking for stuff to do during the day? Check out our Family Winter Bucket List and Family Spring Break Guide!

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.

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