Fun Thanksgiving Ideas in Breckenridge

If you will be heading up to beautiful Breckenridge for turkey day this year, there will be no shortage of exciting events and fun things to do around town. From the Frisco Turkey Day 5k to a traditional Thanksgiving feast, your Thanksgiving in Breckenridge will be one to remember. Make plans now to have the best Breckenridge Thanksgiving weekend with these ideas.

Turkey Day 5k

Everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving morning race is back for its 5th year! Prepare for the turkey, potatoes and stuffing with this fun run through town and along the recreation path. The 5th Annual Turkey Day 5k in Frisco will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:30am from the old Community Center. All racers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center of Summit County.

After the race, head over to the Peak One Neighborhood for the after party. The post-race party starts at the finish line. All racers are invited to stick around for prize giveaways and some delicious refreshments.

Hit the Slopes!

What could possibly be better than making a few turns on the mountain before the big Thanksgiving feast? Breckenridge currently has a couple trails open.  However, the promise of a winter storm today and tomorrow may mean a few more runs could be opening soon. Head over to the Breckenridge Resort website for up-to-date information on open runs, terrain status and weather reports.

Traditional Thanksgiving Feasts

Planning an entire Thanksgiving dinner, let alone actually cooking it, is quite the challenge while on vacation. Take a real break from it all and hit any number of the spectacular restaurants in Breckenridge hosting a traditional feast. Here is a snapshot of the restaurants roasting turkeys and mashing potatoes this Thanksgiving Day:


$49.00 adult / $29.00 kid
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Call 970-453-8712
Head to Spencer’s for a Thanksgiving spread that is sure to have every traditional dish and more. Start off with a display of soups, then load up your plate with turkey, ham, prime rib and an array of sides. Save room for the cheesecake, pies, and chocolate cake!


$52.00 adults / $22.00 kid
Call 970-453-1148 for reservations
For a fine dining Thanksgiving experience, book a table at the Hearthstone for their 4-course harvest. Known for their incredible dishes, the Hearthstone is sure to make your tummy full and Thanksgiving cravings filled. Menu is TBD – check here for updates!

Blue River Bistro

$32 adults / $15 kid
Time: 4 p.m.
A local’s favorite in Breck, Blue River is a great option with a 3-course meal. Start with a truffle pea soup, then a hearty Thanksgiving plate, topped off with pumpkin cheesecake.

Sevens Restaurant

*Price is still to be determined
Time: 2 p.m.
Sevens Restaurant, which is located at the base of Peak 7, will be offering a 3-course meal with outstanding views. Ski right on in to Sevens for a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

Breckenridge is a great place to spend Thanksgiving weekend, and while we do not have any rafting for the holiday, we are still ziplining and running our Via Ferrata course! Max out on adventure on the cliffsides of Idaho Springs, located just 40 minutes east of Breckenridge down I-70. For a limited time, BOGO 50% off on ziplining trips, or save $50 per person on our newest adventure – the Via Ferrata! Check our our deals page for more information, or give us a call at 855-RAFTING.


*Featured image courtesy of Country Living Magazine, and we’re hungry already.