Wassail Days

2016 Wassail Days Schedule


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

This year over 60 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. This year’s mug image is still to be determined.

This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change. 

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

9:00am-5:00pm

Nordic ski and snowshoe on the Frisco Nordic Center trails for free. The Frisco Nordic Center will be hosting a free ski and snowshoe day for locals. Anyone displaying a Summit County ID may have a free trail pass between 9am – 5pm and rentals will be available at a discounted rate of $15.

4:00pm-6:00pm

Free tubing sessions at the Frisco Adventure Park. Try out the new tubing lanes for the 2015/2016 season. Free 30 minute tubing sessions available. Reservations strongly recommended. For details and reservations call 970-668-2558.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Santa’s Calling -From November 25-December 6 at noon, 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 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. For more information and for tickets please visit the Frisco Breakfast with Santa website or call 970-668-5508.

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.

4:00pm

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 “holiday challenges” starting on Main Street at 7th Avenue and finishing 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 Pastaria.

This is not a race so participants will be rewarded for style. Prizes will be awarded 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 pair of Colorado made Frisco socks 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 – 3:00pm 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 on Main Street at the 7th Avenue.
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.

This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.