Annual Wassail Days celebration in Frisco includes tubing, sleigh rides, Santa Dash for Cash and more |

Annual Wassail Days celebration in Frisco includes tubing, sleigh rides, Santa Dash for Cash and more

It was a mad dash of Santas for the start of the Santa Dash for Cash down Main Street in Frisco last year. The third-annual Santa Dash is Saturday, Dec. 14, in Frisco. Visit for more information.
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If you go

What: Wassail Days

When and where: Saturday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 15

Saturday, Dec. 7

8:30-10:30 a.m. — Visit with Santa, Frisco Historic Park & Museum

4:30 p.m. — Frisco’s Community Tree Lighting, Frisco Historic Park’s Gazebo

5-7 p.m. — Soup Cup Classic, Frisco Adventure Park

Tuesday, Dec. 10

6 p.m. — Santa’s calling Frisco kids

Thursday, Dec. 12

Free day at the Frisco Adventure Park, with free Nordic skiing, tubing and scenic sleigh rides

Friday, Dec. 13

4-7 p.m. — Victorian Wassail Night at the Museum, Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Saturday, Dec. 14

8:30-11 a.m. — Breakfast with Santa at Backcountry Brewery (reservations required; call Summit County Preschool at (970) 668-5508, ext. 1)

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Visit with Santa, Frisco Historic Park & Museum

3 p.m. — Santa Dash for Cash, Frisco’s Main Street

Sunday, Dec. 15

Final day of voting for favorite wassail recipe, Frisco-Copper Visitor Information Center

More information: Visit

The town of Frisco will host its annual Wassail Days beginning Saturday, Dec. 7, and running through Sunday, Dec. 15. Frisco will spread the holiday cheer all week long with daily events on Main Street and at the Frisco Adventure Park.

Frisco will kick off the event on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the annual tree lighting and visit from Santa. After, head over to the Frisco Adventure Park to slide down the tubing hill and warm up with some homemade soup during the inaugural Soup Cup Classic.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, head to the Backcountry Brewery for Breakfast with Santa, where families can take photos with Santa and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Later in the afternoon, join in the annual Santa Dash. Runners dress up like Santa, and everyone who crosses the finish line receives a stocking full of goodies, including cash. Registered participants also receive a Frisco Santa shirt, Santa hat and one free hour of tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park tubing hill through Friday, Dec. 20.

Those looking for fun on a budget can venture to Frisco for the free day in Frisco on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Frisco Adventure Park will host a day of free tubing, free sleigh rides and free Nordic skiing. And Wassail Days wouldn’t be complete without the annual wassail competition. Participating retailers along Main Street will offer homemade wassail, a delicious mixture of cider and spices. Shoppers can vote for their favorite wassail recipe through the close of voting Sunday, Dec. 15.

Visit for more information or to register for the Soup Cup Classic or Santa Dash for Cash.

For more information about the town of Frisco, visit or contact the Frisco Information Center at (800) 424-1554.

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