Wassail Days returns to Frisco | SummitDaily.com

Wassail Days returns to Frisco

Drew Andersen

It’s time once again for Frisco visitors and residents to “come a-wassaling.”

The town of Frisco will host its third annual Wassail Days celebration starting today and running through Sunday, Dec. 12. The event encompasses many of Frisco’s holiday celebrations, including the Tree of Memories Ceremony, Breakfast with Santa and Caroling for a Cause.

The town is putting an extra emphasis on Wassail Days this year, according to director of marketing and communication Suzanne Lifgren. With the impending opening of the Frisco Adventure Park on Dec. 9, the town hopes to create a winter wonderland atmosphere through the holiday season.

Participating Frisco merchants on both Main Street and beyond will brew their own wassail recipes for customers to sample throughout the event. Patrons can then vote on their favorite wassail recipe, and a winner will be crowned at the conclusion of the event.

Former winner Chris “Campy” Campton, owner of Rivers clothing store on Main Street, won’t reveal his secret recipe, but said the event was great for driving foot traffic to Main Street businesses.

“It brings people to Main Street and into the store,” Campton said. “It’s kind of a kickoff to the holiday season.”

This year 68 Frisco merchants will compete in the event, with the winner taking home the coveted Wassail Cup. And just for voting, customers are automatically entered into a drawing to win a summer BBQ Frisco Vacation getaway, including lodging and tickets for the 18th annual Colorado BBQ Challenge.

For the first time in the three-year history of the event, Frisco will host Caroling for a Cause on Dec. 11. The town hopes to break the Guinness World Record for most carolers participating in a song. The current high water mark was set in 2004 at Bob Jones University in South Carolina at 7,514 carolers. More importantly, the town will look to raise $15,000 for Flight for Life through the event. All it takes to participate is a $5 donation, and the town hopes to draw at least 3,000 carolers to meet its financial goal.

For more information on the event, visit http://bit.ly/4t94wl.

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