The Town of Frisco celebrates all things winter and the holidays with Wassail Days, a local tradition of sampling wassail, a hot spiced cider founded back in 2008. For residents and visitors alike, this year boasts more than 60 Frisco businesses serving their versions of the drink from Saturday to December 8th.
Attendees can fill their “12 Sips of Wassail” cards, which can be redeemed at the Frisco Information Center for a 2019 Wassail Days mug while supplies last. This year’s mug showcases an original design from local artist Ashlie Weisel of Frisco’s Sunny Side Up Art Studio.
Wassail Days celebrates Small Business Saturday with local merchants welcoming everyone with their own marvelous ‘brew’ of hot cider and spices. The perfect holiday treat while you have a chance to browse local shops for unique finds.
Frisco’s events throughout the week encourage some good clean holiday fun with a dose of magic. Some of the highlights consist of a “Soup Cup Classic” with unlimited tasting and tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park and a tree lighting complete with a fireworks show to follow shortly after the tree lighting.
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
Wassail Days kick starts with Small Business Saturday and wassail tastings Saturday at 5 p.m. with the holiday tree lighting celebration to follow at 5:30 p.m. The event incorporates wassail of course, along with spiced wine, caroling, and s’mores kit sales to benefit the Family & Intercultural Resources Center’s Summit County Cares program.
Frisco Mayor Gary Wilkinson, along with “a special guest in red,” will light the tree at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. A fireworks show will follow shortly after the tree lighting.
SUNDAY, DEC. 1
Santa visits for children at the Historic Park will take place on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. From noon to 2 p.m. Christmas carolers will make their way up and down Main Street.
MONDAY, DEC. 2
The Frisco Adventure Park will offer free 30-minute tubing session on Dec. 2 from 4-6 p.m. Guests must make reservations by calling 970-668-2558.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Wassail Days guests can take advantage of the Frisco Nordic Center trails on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free, including free rentals while supplies last.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Free 30-minute horse-drawn sleigh rides at 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Frisco Nordic Center. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 970.453.1520.
FRIDAY, DEC. 6
The Frisco Historic Park will host the Wassail Night at the Museum on Friday, Dec, 6. The event is free and features a reading of “12 Days of Christmas” along with cookies, wassail, beer from Outer Range Brewing Co. and music from Nina Waters.
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
On Saturday, Dec. 7 the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco will host breakfast with Santa. Breakfast is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Make reservations by calling 970-668-5508 extension 1. Children also have the opportunity to meet Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park. Christmas carolers will return to Main Street from 2–4 p.m.
SUNDAY, DEC. 8
The Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge will host the Soup Cup Classic on Sunday, where local cooks and restaurants will present their best soups Dec. 8 from 4-6 p.m. Attendees can sample the soups and act as judges, voting for their favorite amateur and professional soups. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. An event ticket includes all-you-can-eat soup, two beverages, bread, desserts, and unlimited tubbing during the event! Tickets will be available at the door starting at 3 p.m.