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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off holiday season in Breckenridge

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off holiday season in Breckenridge
November 16
10:52 2019

A crowd gathered in Breckenridge’s Foundation Park on Friday evening to listen to the music of the Breckenridge High School jazz bands and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree at Walker Street and Breckenridge Avenue.

David and Drake Bearden pose with Santa for a photo at MLR Graphics during Mingle and Jingle on Friday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The event, hosted by the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, kicked off the holiday season for the community. Immediately following the tree lighting, the Chamber’s Mingle and Jingle shopping event started. A dozen local businesses and organizations stayed open late to let Breckenridge get a head start on holiday shopping. The participating businesses/organizations offered food and drinks, as well as a chance to win prizes.

Breckenridge’s 2019 Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown. The theme of this year’s parade is Another Charlie Brown Christmas. Last year’s parade was canceled, along with the tree lighting event, due to bad weather.

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center will present the fifth annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and will go on sale Monday, Nov. 18, at the BFAC, 207 N. Breckenridge Ave.; First National Bank, 101 E. Walker St.; and Interbank, 301 W. Walker St.

Additionally, the local schools will be offering a variety of events for their students and parents throughout the holiday season.

Cutline, top photo: The Breckenridge High School jazz bands perform during the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in downtown Breckenridge on Friday, Nov. 15. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Chasity Hash-Blevins provided the musical entertainment at the 40 Something Cowgirls shop during Mingle and Jingle on Friday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Breckenridge High School Class of 2021 and their moms were selling a variety of Buckaroo products as a fundraiser for the class at MLR Graphics during Mingle and Jingle. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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