Today’s top five things to do in Summit County |

Today’s top five things to do in Summit County

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Wassail Days

Frisco, Dec. 8-14

All Day, Main Street in Downtown. There are many Wassail traditions throughout the world, but in Frisco, Wassail Days is an holiday experience for people looking for unique shopping and a slowed down version of holiday celebrations. Shoppers can buy a commemorative Wassail mug from participating merchants and at the Frisco/Copper Information Center located on 3rd and Main. Take your mug from shop to shop and taste each merchant’s interpretation of Wassail. At the end of your shopping, vote for your favorite Wassail.

Uphill/Downhill Classic Ski Clinic

Breckenridge, Dec. 8 & 10

noon, Gold Run Nordic Center, 200 Clubhouse Drive. Master ascending and descending for cross country skiing on classic skis. These clinics develop both uphill and downhill techniques so you feel more comfortable on a variety of terrain and in a variety of conditions. (970) 453-1734.

Matisse Stained Glass Windows

Breckenridge, Dec. 8

4-5:30 p.m., Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 South Ridge St. Using cellophane and construction paper, students will create designs influenced by Henri Matisse to hang in and illuminate a window. Ages 7 and up. $25, includes all materials.

Gold Miner’s Snowshoe Hike

Breckenridge, Dec. 8

10 a.m., Iowa Hill Trailhead, Airport Road. Enjoy an easy guided hike through the historic Iowa Hill mine site, which takes you past mining artifacts and interpretive signs. Lean what life was like as a miner in the late 1800s and visit a restored miners’ boardinghouse. Weather permitting; Reservations required.

BREXpedition Tour

Breckenridge, Dec. 8

11 a.m., Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Discover the history and mystery of Breckenridge. This enlightening orientation will provide the 411 on where to eat, shop and play in town interspersed with intriguing facts about historic Breck. Reservations not required.

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