The ugly and the ugliest |

The ugly and the ugliest

Where can I rock my ugly holiday sweater?

Well the nice thing about living inside a snow globe is you can pretty much rock whatever you want when you want … within reason of course. If you are looking more for special occasions for that blinking-bulb of an outfit than everyday wear, don’t worry the options are still bountiful.

In fact, Frisco will even reward the best-worst sweater at the Ugly Sweater Challenge on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Much like last weekend’s Yam Jam at Copper, you get serious credit for style in this competition. Competitors don their ugliest duds and take part in a series of challenges including eggnog shooters (nonalcoholic, unfortunately) and fruitcake target practice. Like I said, think of this more as freestyle than downhill, so speed isn’t nearly as important as how good you look doing it. To find your way to infamy it will cost you $15, unless you just want to embarrass your kid, or your pup — that’s free.

If you’re like this old goat, some days competition might sound like a lot of work so if you’re more of a leisurely sweater-wearer, consider decking your torso for one of the town lightings instead. At the Dillon town lighting, you can make out like a bandit, if you play your cards right. After all, what goes better with your 3-D Rudolph sweater than a free set of antlers or a Santa hat, right? This is also the perfect place to continue eating your way through the holidays with free hot dogs from Pug Ryans and pizza from Lake Dillon Tavern. Oh yeah, Santa will be there for the kiddos, too. Enjoy the merriment from 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Breckenridge also presents a fine opportunity to show off your fashion sense during their town lighting. While you’ll have to sport a Santa suit for the annual Race of the Santas, like Clark Kent transforming into Superman, a simple tug at the collar can make you king of the ugly sweaters once again. Breck will be all about the holidays all day Dec. 5 with events planned throughout the downtown area. The day is capped off when Santa leads a host of Bernese mountain dogs (I mean a ton of fluff and drool) to the town tree starting at 5 p.m.

Your sweater and the town of Frisco can brighten the skies on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. when hundreds of luminaries will line Main Street as the Frisco Historic Park and Museum serves up the main event with the tree lighting.

The resorts are always a fine place to strut your stuff as well, so don’t be afraid this season, let your ugly side show!

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