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

Today’s top five things to do in Summit County

The Adopt an Angel program returns to Summit County for its 21st year. The program is in need of donations, volunteers and sponsors to provide just under 800 children with gifts this Christmas. Local retailers help with this program by displaying a Christmas tree in their lobby with ornaments that describe the age and gender of a child. Pick your “Angel” and purchase a new toy that will be appropriate for the child described on the ornament. After purchasing the gifts, bring the unwrapped gifts to your local fire, ambulance, police department or Sheriff’s Office. Include the ornaments with the gifts so we know who you had in mind for the gifts. On Dec. 16, the Silverthorne Pavilion will be turned into a giant toy factory where thousands of gifts will be given to pre-registered families and children of Summit County. Extra gifts will be donated to local nonprofits who work with children. Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help the families pick and wrap the gifts and make the holiday as joyful as possible. If you would like to volunteer to be one of Santa’s helpers or if you would like to make a cash donation or be a corporate sponsor, contact The Silverthorne Police Department. The program relies heavily on donations and corporate sponsors. Because of the participation and generosity of Summit County residents and business owners, the program continues to be a huge success and makes a difference for many families in Summit County. Summit County fire departments, ambulance service and police agencies (Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, and Summit County Sheriff’s Office) participate in the program.For more information, visit the website at, visit us on Facebook, or call (970) 262-7300.
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Soup Cup Classic

Frisco, Dec. 6

4 p.m., Frisco Adventure Park, 621 Recreation Way. Town of Frisco will host the annual Soup Cup Classic, in which local restaurants and amateur chefs compete for the title of Best Soup, as judged by guests and attendees. The Soup Cup Classic is part of the towns Wassail Days celebration. This years Wassail Days will showcase more than 60 local businesses, each sharing their own special wassail recipe over the 10-day festival, and guests will vote for their favorite recipes.

GRNC Open House – Free Winter Warm Up

Breckenridge, Dec. 6

9 a.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. Please join the staff of the Gold Run Nordic Center for our annual Open House, free to the public. 30 minutes of stretching and core exercises specifically focusing on winter activities. Clinics, sales and more continue all weekend!. (970) 453-1734

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Keystone Nordic Kids Winter Program Registration

Keystone, Dec. 6

Keystone Nordic Center, 155 River Course Dr. Accepting registrations for elementary age children for the Keystone Nordic Kids Winter Program. Program begins on Monday Dec 7th and ends Monday Feb. 15th. $100 per child includes all gear. Email for more information.

Historic Walking Tour

Breckenridge, Dec. 6

11 a.m., Breckenridge Hertiage Alliance, 203 South Main St. Take a tour through Breckenridge’s nationally-recognized historic district. Please visit or call (970) 453-9767 for information.

Huge Book & Bake Sale

Frisco, Dec. 6

9 a.m., Summit County Library. Thousands of Books, DVDs and Audio Books for sale. $3 hardbacks, $2 paperbacks, all kids books are $1. Half price on Saturday! Come by and get the best Christmas presents, many books in like new condition. Find some great presents for everyone, and help support the Summit County Libraries!

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