[Ullr Fest Parade along Main Street. Photo: Brian Wibbenmeyer] Every January Breckenridge hosts their annual Ullr Festival, which celebrates snow and tradition mixed with a lot of wild fun. Come out for this wild event in downtown Breck, it’s one of Colorado’s most unique winter events.
The festival has an interesting story behind it that involves a mythical God of winter, Ullr. According to the story Ullr covered the Earth with snow every winter to protect it from harm. He’s also described as a great skier and travel who one day found himself in Breckenridge.
Ullr eventually found the perfect place for him to settle down where he fit right in. So, every year, it was believed that he blesses Breckenridge with fine snow. As a way of showing their appreciation, the people of the town holds the Ullr festival that honors their god of snow.
Ullr Fest in Breckenridge
Breckenridge will celebrate their 56th year of Ullr Festival and as usual, people should expect one of the most vibrant events they’ll have the pleasure of attending. It’s held from January 9th to 12th.
- Watch and participate in the Ullr Parade on Main Street and don’t be surprised to see a lot of people wearing Viking hats. If you want, join the parade and get yourself a hat too.
- Bring your Christmas tree and retire it at the Ullr Bonfire. There will also be free entertainment courtesy of Red Bull.
- Take part at the Ullr Ice Plunge where participants will bravely immerse themselves in the frozen Maggie Pond.
- See who will be crowned as the new Ullr King and Queen based on their significant contribution to the community.
- Come with friends and family and enjoy the talent shows, comedy nights, and other fun activities.
For those who want to experience everything that Ullr Fest has to offer, you can check out different lodging packages that will suit your needs. They also can include air and land transportation, event passes, and lift tickets.
Address: Main Street, Breckenridge
Phone: 970-453-2913 (Breckenridge Tourism Office)
Date: Wed-Sat, January 9-12, 2019