Ullr Fest In Breckenridge

Ullr Fest 2017

Dust off that old Viking helmet and pay homage to the Norse god of winter himself! The son of Sif and stepson of Thor, Ullr embraced everything that had to do with cold weather. And you can too at this year’s Ullr Fest in Breck.

Ullr Who?

The Norse God ~ Of Winter

As the old story goes, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) loved travelling all over the land each winter season. Equipped with his giant skis, he sought after lively game with his trusty bow and welcomed all challengers to a race on the slopes. But he also enjoyed a good party. So as an annual tribute to all his flake-filled glory, Breckenridge pays its respects to all things winter by celebrating his gift of snow each year with this four-day long festival.

A Celebration of Participation

Never A Dull Moment ~ During Ullr Fest

From January 11th-14th, 2017, the 54th Ullr Fest takes place in Breckenridge, Colorado, and there are no shortage of festive events to help you celebrate in style. Witness the elaborate floats as they parade down Main Street. Hop into a mobile hot tub and travel right along with them yourself. Become an Ullympic athlete by trying your hand in a frying pan flinging contest. Grab the whole family for the ski boot relay. Or throw on some gloves to compete in the International Snow Sculpture Championships. Of course, you can always choose to just sit back and relax in the glow of the giant bonfire in the town’s center. Old Christmas trees and skis are always welcomed to help fuel the fire. The truth is, there’s never a dull moment during Ullr Fest.

Schedule of Events

Plan Your Day ~ Around These Events

  • Wednesday, January 11th: The Crowning of the Ullr King and Queen (6:30 p.m.), Breck’s Got Talent (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m.) – Flex your unique skills at this talent show for all ages, and enjoy your first beer for free if you’re of age.
  • Thursday, January 12th: Ullr Parade (4:30 p.m.) – A unique parade of intricate floats, interactive ski jumps, and all around revelry along Main Street. Ullr Bonfire (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) – It’s big, it’s warm, and it crackles with joy, so gather round.
  • Friday, January 13th: Comedy Night (7:00 p.m. doors, show at 8:00) – Get ready for an evening of belly-busting laughs at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Ave.
  • Saturday, January 14th: Ice Skating Party (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – The kids will love this break from all the hillside action as they lace up the skates, and then show off their artistic side by decorating their very own Ullr Fest helmet. Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m.) – TBD films shown at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. Get ready to win some door prizes!
  • Check out a complete events schedule here.

Plot Your Pilgrimage

Festival Fit For a King ~ Or A God

There are plenty of other events on the agenda during Ullr Fest. This is just a taste. Reserve your condo or cabin for this January and take part this festival fit for a king. Or in this case, “Norse god” would probably be more fitting.

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