Do you have any Norwegian in you? Do you want some? Then Ullr Fest is where you need to be and it starts tomorrow in Breck. Every year Breckenridge celebrates the Norse god of winter, Ullr (pronounced oo-ler), with a variety of events for the public. The party kicks off on Sunday, January 8 and lasts until Saturday, January 14. Here’s the idea: the harder you party, the happier Ullr gets. The happier Ullr is, the better our blessed winter will be.
Ullr Fest is all about the events, and there is a few that are not to be missed. January 10th marks the Ullympic games, going on at the Riverwalk Lawn, where co-ed teams battle it out for Ullympic gold. But if there is one event you need to witness it has to be the Ullr Parade. Starting on North Main Street and traveling through the heart of Breckenridge, this parade is a party train on steroids. This is the event where you see Ullr pride at its finest, and the best thing is float registration is free and open to the public. The parade is followed by the traditional Ullr bonfire in the South Gondola lot beginning at 5pm and going until 7pm.
With the way the snow has been falling (or not falling) this year, Ullr Fest is more important now then ever. So don't just sit around waiting for the snow to fall do something about it. Show Ullr your thanks by partying as hard as possible and he will show his gratitude with the almighty gift of POW.
Check out the full list of events on GoBreck.com and watch this video recap of Ullr Fest 2011 from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.