Frisco Wassail Days

“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 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.

More events during Frisco’s Wassail Days…
12/3: $25 entry fee for SANTA DASH FOR CASH – receive Frisco Santa shirt, a Santa hat, Wassail Cash, ½ hour tubing pass for Frisco Adventure Park.
o    FREE admission to Tree Lighting along Main Street
o    Chili Cook-off at the Frisco Adventure Park where runners can redeem their ½ free tubing hill pass
12/7: Wassail Night at the Historic Park
12/8: FREE Nordic Ski, Tubing and Sleigh Rides
12/10: Breakfast with Santa at Tuscato’s (register for this event at
12/11: Final voting day for the Wassail competition – sip and vote for your favorite wassail for FREE at participating retail shops along Main Street in Frisco.
photo: localsearched

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