Breck Mardi Gras Ball with Hazel Miller, Brazilian Dancers. Tickets are now On Sale for the February 9, 2013 Breck Mardi Gras Ball with Hazel Miller, Brazilian Dancers.
Ski, stay, celebrate packages starting at $145; Float registration open for Fat Tuesday parade, Feb. 12
Revel in the snow with fellow carnival goers this season as Breckenridge celebrates Mardi Gras. Complete with beads, a Mardi Gras Ball, boas and a parade, Breck’s Mardi Gras mixes New Orleans style with lodging specials and mountain town celebrations.
Feb. 9, 2013: Mardi Gras Ball – Hazel Miller’s soulful vocals provide the backdrop to this mountain-formal masquerade ball at Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center. New this year, catch the moves of Brazilian samba dancers. Guests can spot local royalty at the crowning of the 2013 Rex and Queen while sampling New Orleans-style cuisine.
Get into the carnival spirit with costumes, beads and masks, which will be sold at the event. Tickets are $55 each, $100 per couple, or a table of 10 for $450. Purchase online, at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main St.) or call 970-453-5055.
Feb. 12, 2013: Fat Tuesday parade – Summit County’s only Mardi Gras parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. Free float registration is now open.
Join the party on Main Street to see floats and colorful characters handing out trinkets to the crowd. Stop by Holly’s Pizazz Boutique, 101 N. Main St. #D, for bead, mask and boa needs. Post-parade parties will be held at restaurants and bars around town; celebrate the night with drink specials, music and more.
Mardi Gras Adventure Stay and Play Package
Four people stay four nights in a two-bedroom condo with three-day lift tickets and two couple tickets to the Mardi Gras Ball, starting at $145 per person, per night. Call Breckenridge Central reservations at 8888-251-2417 or visit GoBreck.com for package information.
How did Mardi Gras find its way to the mountains?
Some 15 years ago, a tight-knit group of New Orleanians decided to trade Mardi Gras crowds for skiing and sunshine in Breck. It wasn’t long before they realized they couldn’t do without hometown traditions; but since the group loved Breckenridge too much to leave, they brought a little bit of NOLA to 9,600 feet. Today, the Town of Breckenridge has expanded upon the revelry to include the Mardi Gras Ball with live music and more. Join the Breckenridge community to honor Rex in true mountain style: with skiing, snow play and an all-out party on Main Street.
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