“The word Wassail refers to several related traditions; first and foremost wassailing is an ancient southern English tradition that is performed with the intention of ensuring a good crop of cider apples for the next year’s harvest. It also refers to both the salute ‘Waes Hail’, the term itself is a contraction of the Middle English phrase wæs hæil, meaning literally ‘good health’ or ‘be you healthy’ and to the drink of wassail which is a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of the wassail ceremony.” Wikipedia
The Wassail tradition continues this year in the quaint, mountain town of Frisco, CO…but this festive, family-friendly week of events isn’t your every-day holiday celebration. Decked with creativity and a novelty all it’s own, Wassail Days inadvertently promotes health and wellness (don’t tell Santa). Children adorned in Santa gear will dash 1K to a fun run finish line to reap their stocking filled with goodies – including free sledding (another fantastically healthy activity disguised in super family fun) and Wassail cash to be used at designated venues in town.
If you’ve never spent a day in Frisco, you’re missn’ out! Come early and stay late…this little town lights up at night in a way that only a frosty, Colorado Christmas mountain town can AND you’ll stay warm sipping a vast variety of delicious wassail!
This year Frisco is kicking off their annual Wassail Days (Dec. 3 – 11) week-long holiday celebration with SANTA DASH FOR CASH – a 1K “fun run” – participants must wear Santa gear! Frisco will help you out, when you register at www.wassaildays.com you will receive a Frisco Santa shirt, a Santa hat and at the end of the run you will receive a stocking full of goodies including Wassail Cash (the official currency of Wassail Days that can be used at local restaurants and retailers) and a FREE pass for a ½ hour of tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park Tubing Hill.