In addition to the traditional hours during the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival on Friday, Dec. 5th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Denton, the Denton Main Street Association (DMSA) will expand hours for its 16th Annual Wassail Fest on Saturday, Dec. 6th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown merchants will stir up their favorite Wassail recipe and serve it to tasters on Friday night and Saturday afternoon (merchants serving will vary, so check schedule on the Events page of this site). Tasting is free and open to all.
“Due to the overwhelming success of Holiday Lighting, and to further enhance downtown Denton's holiday-related festivities, Denton Main Street Association is excited to announce that Wassail Fest will expand to the Saturday following Holiday Lighting. In cooperation with the Holiday Lighting Committee, we're excited to provide people the opportunity to partake in expanded weekend holiday activities in a more relaxed atmosphere.This move will further and complement the already special destination Denton experience!” explains Monte Jensen, president of the Denton Main Street Association.
The Saturday Wassail Fest activities will include: great wassail tasting, shopping and dining in downtown’s businesses, musicians and choral groups in various locations around downtown and at wassail stops, a visit and photo opportunity with Santa in front of “Bonnie”, a 1960’s retro camper that will be stationed in front of the courthouse. Bring your camera! The public can cast their votes for their favorite Wassail on Friday evening during Denton’s annual Holiday Lighting Festival, ORon Saturday during the expanded Wassail Fest between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.. Those who turn in ballots are eligible for door prizes from participating merchants.
Numerous events from performing arts and live music to festivals and special events will happen in the next several weeks, so check out all that downtown Denton has to offer and come celebrate the season!