It's that time of year again! It's almost December, fresh snow is blanketing the ground and Main Street has been transformed into a winter wonderland. It's time for Wassail Days in Frisco, Colorado!
Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit than all the shops on Main Street serving up warm beverages, decorating with holiday lights and playing festive music. Locals and visitors return year after year to take part in this fun event. Wassail Days 2016 runs from December 2 through December 11.
What do you do during Wassail Days? Well, you drink wassail, for one thing. Each participating business serves up its own version of the hot cider beverage. If you are more than a casual wassail taster and you would like to make it more of a challenge, stop in at the Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center or at any participating location for a "12 Sips of Wassail" card. Then sample 12 different wassails and get a stamp at each location. You can then turn in your card at the Info Center for a commemorative mug (while supplies last!) You can also vote for your favorite wassail.
The festive atmosphere during Wassail Days is difficult to put into words, and experiencing it for yourself is the best way to see what it's all about. Besides wassail and general holiday cheer, there's even more to get excited about during this time period. On Friday, December 2, the event kicks off with carolers singing up and down Main Street from 5 to 7 pm, and a tree lighting at 6 pm at the Frisco Historic Park. On Sunday, December 4, sample local soups at the Soup Cup Classic. The following Saturday, December 10, will feature the Ugly Sweater Challenge, a just-for-fun 2K with lighthearted obstacles and prizes for the best ugly sweaters.
Other happenings throughout the week include free days at the Frisco Adventure Park, carolers up and down Main Street, visits from Santa, and Wassail Night at the Museum. Click here to check out the full schedule of events.
If you are ready to get into the holiday spirit, this is definitely a wonderful way to kick off the season! If you're in town, be sure to stop by our shop at the corner of Third Avenue and Main, and let us know what you think of our new wassail recipe. We hope to see you here!