Halloween activities in Breckenridge are already in full swing, but its never too late to join the party is it? While you wait for the early snow to blanket the slopes, why not dress up in your favorite costume and hit the town for one (or all) of Breckenridge’s many Halloween activities between now and Halloween night. The following are a list of some of the more popular.
Now Until October 31 – Paranormal Investigations
Did you know that Breckenridge is rumored to be haunted? It is, especially if you believe the stories from guides and visitors over the years about strange experiences in Breckenridge’s historic homes. Why not find out for yourself this Halloween? For just $15 you can do just that as the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance and a former Stanley Hotel investigator team up to help you communicate with the earliest inhabitants of one of the oldest homes in Breckenridge. More information here.
October 30 - Halloween Dodgeball Tournament
The 7th Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament is guaranteed to be a spooky good time. Show of your skills and your costume at the Breckenridge Recreation Center on Friday night from 6-8pm, but make sure you have a team of at least six and at least two female players. Hurry, though, as registration closes at 8pm on Thursday, October 29.
October 30 - Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is at it again with its Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour, part of its Halloween Extravaganza. Stroll through Breckenridge’s historic Valley Brook Cemetery, take in the final resting places of some of Breckenridge’s first inhabitants and hear some fascinating stories of a few untimely demises as well.
October 31 – Kids Trick-or-Treat Breckenridge
Play it safe this Halloween by grabbing the kids and taking them to High and Harris Streets for some good old fashioned trick or treating. The intersections will be closed to motorized vehicles thanks to the Breckenridge Police Department, Public Works Department and various other volunteers, so be sure to thank them for making Halloween safe for your children. A little bit up the hill to the east, the Wellington Neighborhood will also host some trick-or-treating, but this is typically for neighborhood kids, so if you are just visiting plan on hitting up Harris and High Streets.
October 31 – Witch’s Brew Tour & Tea
Go back in history by touring Breckenridge’s nationally recognized Historic District and learn about what life was like back in the day of a prosperous mining town. Afterwards, make sure to stop for a tilt of witch’s tea and treats with a twist in a restored Victorian home. This unique Halloween activity is at 11am and 1:30pm and is once again brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.
October 31 – Trick or Trails Halloween Trail Run
Get your spook on with either a 10K or 5K trail race through Breckenridge’s Open Space single track trails with the Trick or Trails Halloween Trail Run. Make sure to wear your costume, but also make sure that it is trail running friendly for the narrow and rocky trail.
October 31 – The Milne Madhouse
Enter if you dare. The Milne Madhouse is a haunted house in a spooky historic building on Harris Street in Breckenridge. Many of Colorado’s renowned crooks and madmen are highlighted in this free event from 4-7pm, but donations are encouraged (to support the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance).
October 31 – Breckenridge Haunted Tour
Tour the historic streets of downtown Breckenridge with a special edition of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance’s classic tours, the Breckenridge Haunted Tour. From 7:30-9pm you will enter the homes of Breckenridge’s former citizens and even visit one of the oldest “haunted” homes in the area.
So, as you can tell, there is no lack of activities to take part in this Halloween in Breckenridge. But, if these are not your cup of tea, or you need more late-night excitement be sure to look out for events at the Motherloaded Tavern, Cecilia’s, Liquid Lounge and Salt Creek. Late-night revelers beware!
By Reid Tulley
Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties