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All About The Ullr Fest in Breckenridge

January 11, 2019

For the last 55 years, the town of Breckenridge has gathered together to celebrate Ullr — the Norse god of snow.

This year, the 56th annual Ullr Fest will take place from Jan. 9 through Jan. 12 in Breckenridge.

Events At Ullr Fest

Get your viking hats ready for this three-day event, and be sure to check out the activities that’ll take place in downtown Breckenridge throughout the weekend.

Events include:
  • Ullr King and Queen Crowning — watch as two townspeople get crowned as the honorary Ullr King and Ullr Queen. Then, see amateur acts perform during Breck’s Got Talent. As a bonus incentive, the first 200 guests receive a free beer. This event takes place Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
  • The Ullr Fest Parade and Bonfire — stake a spot on Main Street to watch Viking-laden floats pass by. After the parade, there’s the iconic Ullr Bonfire that takes place in the South Gondola Parking Lot. The parade and bonfire begin Thursday at 4 p.m.
  • Ullr Ice Plunge — think you have what it takes to submerge your body in frigid pond water? At 2 p.m. on Friday, you can participate in the Maggie Pond plunge to see.
  • National Cocktail Throwdown Finale — Hosted by Breckenridge Distillery, this event brings in the nation’s best bartenders to make their iteration of Bourbon Punch. Make sure to buy tickets for this buzzing Friday night event.
  • Ullr Bike Race — Hop on your bike or watch racers pedal throughout town during the day on Saturday. The event starts at 3 p.m. at the Gold Run Nordic Center.
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival — This family-friendly event is the culminating event of Ullr Fest, and it gives you a chance to watch incredible short films. The festival takes place at the Riverwalk Center on Saturday at 7 p.m.
If you’re in Breckenridge during Ullr Fest, don’t be shocked when you see someone in a full Viking helmet, fur coat, and beard cruising down the slopes beside you. Ullr Fest weekend is one of the best times to visit Breckenridge, so get ready for a crowded and fun-filled weekend.

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