Wassail Days

2016 Wassail Days Schedule


Friday, December 2, 2016 – Sunday, December 11, 2016

This year 71 local businesses will serve their own special recipe wassail from December 2-11, and guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite wassail and fill up their “12 Sips of Wassail” card. Completed cards may be redeemed at the Frisco/Copper Information Center for a free 2016 commemorative Wassail Days mug while supplies last.

Friday, December 2, 2016

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.

6:00pm

The Frisco Holiday Tree Lighting will be at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo. Back again this year- 600 luminaries will line Main Street for an extra dose of mountain magic.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

10:00am – 12:00pm

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.

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Soup Cup Classic will be held at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge and tubing hill. 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. Cost- $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under which includes all-you-can-eat soup, 2 beverages (New Belgium beer for 21+) and 2 hours of unlimited tubing during the event.

Monday, December 5, 2016

 4:00pm-6:00pm

Free tubing sessions at the Frisco Adventure Park. Try out the new tubing lanes for the 2016/2017 season. Free 30 minute tubing sessions available. Reservations strongly recommended. For details and reservations call 970-668-2558.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10:00am-4:00pm

Nordic ski and snowshoe on the Frisco Nordic Center trails for free. Rentals are also free while supplies last. This is an exceptional opportunity to check out cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the beautiful Frisco Nordic Center. Please call 970-668-2570 with any questions.

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Santa’s Calling -From November 24-December 6 at noon, Frisco Town Hall, Frisco Adventure Park, Frisco Historic Park, Summit County Public Library, Summit County Preschool, Frisco/Copper Information Center, Stork and Bear Company and Little Bear Boutique will be accepting call requests from boys and girls who want to talk to Santa about their holiday wishes. And on Tuesday, December 6, Santa will be calling all the boys and girls on his call list.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2:30pm and 3:00pm

Free sleigh rides at the Frisco Nordic Center offered by Two Below Zero. Relax on a free 30 minute horse drawn scenic sleigh ride. Availability is limited. Please call 970-453-1520 to make reservations.

Friday, December 9, 2016

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Wassail Night at the Museum– Guests are invited to experience a cozy winter evening at the Frisco Historic Park & 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 10, 2016

8:30am – 11:00am

Breakfast with Santa – This breakfast at the Backcountry Brewery with the holiday’s favorite big guy benefits the Summit County Preschool. It is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are required – call Summit County Preschool at 970-668-5508 ext. 1.

11:00am – 1:00pm

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.

3:00pm

Ugly Holiday Sweater Challenge – Ugly holiday sweaters are embraced at this event where participants are invited to take on 1.5km of lighthearted “holiday challenges” like eggnog shooters and snow angels while wearing skis, snowshoes or regular shoes. $10 ski and snowshoe rentals will be available at the Frisco Nordic Center. This is not a race so participants will be rewarded for style with $100 cash prizes for best ugly holiday sweater in 4 categories: adult, kid, team and dog.

DUE TO EARLY SEASON SNOW CONDITIONS, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING CONDITIONS WILL BE VERY CHALLENGING WITH UNSEEN ROCKS AND STUMPS AND SOME STEEP GRADES SO WE SUGGEST SNOWSHOEING OR WALKING THE COURSE UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXPERT DAREDEVIL.

Awards will be followed by an Ugly Sweater After Party at Greco’s Pastaria.

Registration is $15 per person. Dogs and children under 5 are free. Registration includes a Frisco beanie while supplies last, a chance to show off your sweater and a whole bunch of glory for participating and having the courage show off your best ugly sweater.

  • Online registration will be available through Friday, December 9.
  • Day of registration on Saturday, December 10 will be available from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Frisco/Copper Information Center at 300 Main Street in Frisco- phone # 970-668-5547.
  • Start line registration on Saturday, December 10 will be at the Frisco Nordic Center at 2:00pm.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wassail tasting – This is the last day fill up the “12 Sips of Wassail” card at participating shops and restaurants.