(Last Updated On: December 14, 2014)

It’s no surprise Breck has been named one of the most picturesque holiday towns in the country.

Just take a look. Here are six reasons to celebrate in Breck instead of the North Pole this season:


1. There’s more than one jolly guy. In Breck, everyone’s in the running to be Santa, especially during the Santa Race downtown. @af1qazx

Santa race. #breckbecause

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2. A Breck snowman looks like this. No need for a magic silk hat. @ericzerowin

#snowman #pow #powderday @breckenridgemtn with @instagreggdavis #breckstaff #breckbecause

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3. Holiday lights go up and stay up through April. That’s six months. @gobreck

#MainStreet #Breckenridge is glowing! #holidays #christmas #christmaslights #BreckBecause #winter

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4. Reindeer aren’t the only ones who fly. @lumberyardbreck

One of our #shred buddies, Jordon Houck! Huge, styled out #method @breckparks!


5. You can have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas. @jenniferbroometv

(And visit all of the spots filmed in Breck for National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Disclaimer: Clark is actually sledding down Four O’Clock Run on Breck Ski Resort in the movie not Carter Park but hey this is close).

Incoming! Sledding at Carter Park @gobreck is a blast. #breckbecause #sledding #letitride #breck

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6. This … is the Best. Present. Ever.  @seeeeeeej