What is wassail?
1- A hot spiced cider served all over Frisco during Wassail Days.
2- Frisco’s super fun celebration of all things winter and the holidays.
What do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Drink wassail of course! From December 5-December 14, 2014, local businesses serve up their own secret version of wassail. Guests are encouraged to taste at least 12 different types of wassail at 12 different locations and fill their “12 Sips of Wassail Card.” Late on Saturday, December 13, we ran out of 2014 limited edition Wassail Days mugs. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we hope you enjoyed visiting local Frisco businesses.
What else do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?
Frisco’s events throughout the week encourage some good clean holiday fun with a dose of magic and wackiness. Some of the highlights include an “Ugly Sweater Challenge” on Main Street, a “Soup Cup Classic” with unlimited tubing and soup tasting and a tree lighting featuring 500 luminaries up and down Frisco’s Main Street. We hope you’ll find your own piece of mountain magic in Frisco during Wassail Days.
2014 Frisco Wassail Days Schedule:
Friday, December 5th
5pm-7pm: Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.
6pm: The Frisco Holiday Tree Lighting will be at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo. New this year- 500 luminaries will line Main Street for an extra dose of mountain magic.
Saturday, December 6th
10am-12pm: Santa Visits- Santa will visit with boys and girls at the Frisco Historic Park Museum to find out what their fondest wishes are for the holiday season. Santa loves it when parents bring their cameras and take pictures of Santa with the kids.
12pm-2pm: Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.
Sunday, December 7th
4pm-6pm: The Soup Cup Classic will be held at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge. Local restaurants and amateur cooks will duke it out for the titles of best professional soup and best amateur soup respectively. The guests will be the judges as they sample soup and vote for their favorite professional and amateur soups.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger and include unlimited soup tasting, 2 drinks (New Belgium beer for guests 21 and older) and 2 hours of unlimited tubing from 4pm-6pm (a combined $50 value). Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door. Bring a new toy for the Summit County Adopt an Angel program and you will be entered into a door prize drawing for a family tubing season pass.
Tuesday, December 9th
6pm-8pm: Santa’s Calling- From November 27-December 9 at 5pm, Frisco Town Hall, Frisco Adventure Park, Frisco Historic Park, Summit County Public Library, Summit County Preschool, Frisco/Copper Information Center and Stork and Bear Clothing Company will all be accepting call requests from boys and girls who want to talk to Santa about their holiday wishes. And on Tuesday, December 9, Santa will be calling all the boys and girls on his call list.
Thursday, December 11th
Frisco Adventure Park Free Day
From 10am-12pm the Frisco Adventure Park Tubing Hill will offer 30 minutes of free tubing on a first come, first tubing basis for the first 200 people. Tubing begins at 10am and a session goes out every 15 minutes with the last free tubing session going out at 11:30 a.m. No reservations will be accepted for free tubing- only walk ups. Participants must be at least 36” tall and able to ride in their own tube.
The Frisco Nordic Center will offer free skiing and snowshoeing and free ski and snowshoe rentals from 9am-4pm. This is an exceptional opportunity to check out cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the beautiful Frisco Nordic Center.
Two Below Zero will offer free 30 minute horse drawn scenic sleigh rides at 2:30pm and 3pm. Availability is limited. Please call 970-453-1520 to make reservations.
Friday, December 12th
5pm-8pm: Wassail Night at the Museum- Guests are invited to experience a cozy winter evening at the Frisco Historic Museum with an afterhours celebration. Apple cider, cookies, stories and music will be enjoyed in the Museum which will be decked out for the holidays.
Saturday, December 13th
9am-11am: Breakfast with Santa at the Backcountry Brewery- This breakfast with the holiday’s favorite big guy benefits the Summit County Preschool. Reservations are required – call Summit County Preschool at 970-668-5508 ext 1.
11am-1pm: Santa Visits- Santa will visit with boys and girls at the Frisco Historic Park Museum to find out what their fondest wishes are for the holiday season. Santa loves it when parents bring their cameras and take pictures of Santa with the kids.
4pm: Inaugural Ugly Sweater Challenge- Ugly holiday sweaters are required at this event which celebrates all things holiday with a tongue in cheek challenge on Main Street. Participants are invited to take on 5 “holiday challenges” from 7th Avenue to the finish at the Frisco Historic Park. Challenges will include traditional holiday tasks like target practice with fruit cakes and eggnog shooters (nonalcoholic to keep participants in top form). Awards will be followed by an ugly sweater after party at Greco’s.
Prizes will be given out for best ugly holiday sweater, best team of ugly holiday sweaters and best dog ugly holiday sweater. Registration is $15 per person. Dogs and children under 5 are free. Registration includes a Frisco beanie, a chance to show off your sweater and a bunch of glory for participating in the inaugural year. Register now!
4pm-6pm: Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.
Sunday, December 14th
Final day to sample wassail and turn in your vote for your favorite wassail. Late on Saturday, December 13, we ran out of 2014 limited edition Wassail Days mugs. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we hope you enjoyed visiting local Frisco businesses.