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Wassail Days

What is Wassail Days?

Wassail Days is Frisco’s super fun celebration of all things winter and the holidays, celebrated by local businesses offering unique wassail recipes to sample. Wassail Days is also a competition among businesses serving Wassail. Check out the 2021 Wassail Days winners.

What is Wassail?

Wassail is a hot, spiced cider served over the holidays and shared among friends and neighbors.

What do you do during Frisco Wassail Days?

Drink wassail of course! From Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, December 4, 2022, 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.” Once the “12 Sips” card is filled out, guests can redeem it at the Frisco/Copper Information Center for a commemorative Frisco Wassail Days mug, while supplies last.

Frisco/Copper Information Center

800-424-1554
970-668-5547
TOFinfo@townoffrisco.com

Physical Address

300 Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443

Hours

Monday-Sunday
9:00am-5:00pm

Wassail Days Hours:
Saturday, November 26: 9:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, November 27: 9:00am-7:00pm
Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 1: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4: 9:00am-7:00pm

The Information Center will have limited hours on some holidays and will be closed on January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24 & 25.

2022 Wassail Days Commemorative Mug

Each year the commemorative mug features an iconic Frisco scene, and this year’s mug features an original design from Summit County-based artist Michele Perl, owner of Ends Meet Art. Most notable for her bold contrasting colors and mountain-inspired acrylic landscapes, Michelle pulls inspiration from the surrounding nature of Summit County.

Closeup of 2022 Wassail Days commemorative mug

Free Holiday Gift Wrapping

Wassail Days is a great time to get your holiday shopping done. Free holiday gift wrapping is available for gifts purchased from Frisco businesses. Bring gifts purchased in Frisco (with receipts) to the Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center at the corner of 3rd Avenue & Main Street

  • The Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center is open 9:00am – 5:00pm, seven days a week
  • Free gift wrapping is available through Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Oversized gifts (golf clubs, televisions, skis, etc.) are excluded from free gift wrapping
  • Staff will try to wrap gifts within 30 minutes, but if it is busy you may need to leave the gift and come back later to pick it up

What else can 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 free wassail sampling at local businesses, a tree lighting with fireworks on Main Street, Santa visits at the Frisco Historic Park, and breakfast with Santa. We hope you’ll find your own piece of mountain magic in Frisco during Wassail Days.

2022 Participating Businesses

Art Galleries
Arts Alive Gallery
Frisco Art Collective
Wilderness Exclusives Fine Art Photography
Coffee Shops
Mountain Dweller Coffee Roasters
Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters
Lodging
Frisco Inn on Galena
Frisco Lodge
Restaurants
5th Avenue Grille
Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe
Ein Prosit
Foote’s Rest Sweet Shoppe
Highside Brewing
The Lost Cajun
The Moose Jaw
Tocko
The Uptown on Main
Services
Frisco Adventure Park
Frisco/Copper Information Center
Frisco Historic Park & Museum
Frisco Nordic Center
Frisco Town Hall
Mountain River Naturopathic Clinic
Omni Real Estate
RE/MAX Properties of the Summit
Slifer Smith & Frampton
Wassail for Pets
A & A Pet Supply & Feed
Retail
Alpine Accents
Around the World Toys
Backcountry Herbal Apothecary
Basecamp Wine & Spirits
Colisco Wearables
Colorado Special Tees
Cornflower Boutique & Gallery
Craniologie Clearance Center
Epic Mountain Gear
The Flying Crane
Frisco Emporium
Frisco Liquors
Frisco Trading Post
Funky Trunk Boutique
High Country Designs
iFurnish
Juniper Tree
Lady Sunshine Floral
Lilli’s Lighting & Decor
Next Page Books & Nosh
Peak1 Men’s Wear
Podium Sports
Rebel Sports
Rivers Clothing Company
Round the Mountain Gift Shop
Shoe Inn Boutique
Smok N’ Bra
Stay Sunny
Stork & Bear Co.
Summit Gold
Trouts Fly Fishing
Wit’s End Antiques
Wyatt West

Business Sign Up

Frisco businesses are invited to participate in Wassail Days and serve Wassail (or some other yummy treat) from Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, December 4, 2022. For more information and to sign up, please click on the button below.

2022 Wassail Days Schedule*

*Schedule is subject to change. 

Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, December 4, 2022

Wassail Sampling – Taste different versions of wassail (hot spiced cider) at 50+ Frisco businesses, fill your “12 Sips of Wassail Card” and bring it in to the Frisco/Copper Information Center for a free, commemorative Frisco Wassail Days mug while supplies last!

Sign Up for Santa’s Calling – Sign up between November 26 and December 4 at Frisco Town Hall, the Frisco Adventure Park, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, Summit County Preschool, The Frisco/Copper Information Center, Stork & Bear Co., The Sunny Side Up Studio, or online for a call from Santa. Santa will be calling all the kids on his list on the evening of Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The online Santa’s Calling form is now available.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Small Business Saturday – Start your Wassail days celebration on Small Business Saturday and shop local at businesses on Main Street and in the Summit Boulevard area and grab a bite to eat at one of Frisco’s many great dining establishments.

5:00pm-7:00pm
Carolers on Main Street – Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.

6:00pm with the Tree Lighting and Fireworks at 6:30pm
Frisco Tree Lighting and Fireworks at the Frisco Historic Park – A special guest will join us and we will illuminate the town tree and have fireworks at 6:30pm. Sing along with carolers, enjoy fireworks, and warm up with fire pits. Hot wine, wassail, and s’mores kit sales will benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center.

6:30pm-8:30pm
Santa Visits at the Frisco Historic Park– Santa will visit with children to find out their fondest wishes. Bring your camera for photos.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

11:00am-1:00pm
Santa Visits at the Frisco Historic Park – Santa will visit with children to find out their fondest wishes. Bring your camera for photos.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

9:00am-10:30am
Breakfast with Santa presented by the Summit County Preschool, Groove Subaru, and Ebert Family Clinic

Breakfast with Santa is sold out

This breakfast with the holiday’s favorite big guy will take place at the Summit County Preschool located at 70 W Main Street, Frisco. Santa will arrive at 9:00am. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa, and holiday arts and crafts from 9:00am-10:30am. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the Summit County Preschool.

10:00am-12:00pm
Carolers on Main Street – Carolers will make their way up and down Main Street filling the town with good cheer and holiday music.

10:30am – 12:00pm
Story Time at the Historic Park Gazebo – Come pet Santa’s reindeer and listen to local author, Misty Hymel, read her book Twas the Night Before a Snow Day. Enjoy wassail, hot chocolate, cookies, and take-home craft kits for the kids.

11:00am-1:00pm
Santa Visit at the Historic Park – Santa will visit with children to find out their fondest wishes. Bring your camera for photos.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

11:00am-1:00pm
Santa Visit at the Historic Park – Santa will visit with children to find out their fondest wishes. Bring your camera for photos.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Due to a lack of natural snowfall, the free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing day will be pushed back to Monday, December 5, 2022.

9:00am – 4:00pm
Free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at the Frisco Nordic Center – Free Nordic skiing trail use and rentals at the Frisco Nordic Center, while supplies last. Last rental goes out at 2:00pm. *Snow conditions permitting

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

6:00pm-8:00pm
Santa’s CallingSign up for Santa’s Calling – Santa will be calling all of the children whose parents or guardians signed them up for a call through December 6 at noon at Frisco Town Hall, the Frisco Adventure Park, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, Summit County Preschool, The Frisco/Copper Information Center, Stork & Bear Co., The Sunny Side Up Studio, or online.

*Schedule is subject to change. 

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