SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023
5:00PM - 9:00PM
WHAT IS WASSAIL?
Wassail is a hot, spiced holiday punch traditionally made with apple cider, ale or wine, citrus, and warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. It is associated with wassailing, an ancient English custom of singing and drinking to good health and a productive harvest.
ABOUT WASSAIL FEST
Tasting wassail is a fun and festive way to celebrate the winter holidays and bring our community together. You will have the opportunity to taste many varieties of wassail this evening and we invite you to recognize your favorite by casting a vote in our annual wassail competition.
Here We Go A-Wassailing!
The Denton Main Street Association has been celebrating this yuletide custom in Downtown Denton since 1999. We are excited for you to join us as we continue this annual tradition!
Taste the many versions of Wassail
Make your way around Downtown Denton, sampling wassail recipes as you go. You can rate the wassail on a variety of factors, such as taste, aroma, and appearance. There are so many different options, you're sure to find a winner!
Enjoy the shopping opportunities
Wassail stops can get pretty popular during the evening, so you might be standing in line for a few minutes. Enjoy some festive holiday shopping while you peruse downtown and sample all the tasty wassail.
Vote for your favorite Wassail
After tasting all the different versions of wassail, members of the public are invited to vote online for their favorite wassail recipe. The contestant with the most popular votes at the end of the night wins!
DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING FESTIVAL
Wassail Fest is happening in conjunction with Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. For a schedule of events and more details about the other festivities happening this evening, visit the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival website.MORE INFORMATION
2022 Wassail Fest Winners
Barley & Board
VOTE on your favorite Wassail below by scrolling down the page and clicking on the VOTE button after the list of the Wassail Stops.
Voting starts Friday night at 5 pm and ends Saturday at 4 pm. For more information on Wassail tastings, stops and times, please scroll down. For details on the activities of the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, please scroll down and click on their website link.
What is Wassail Weekend? It is just a fussy old English word for hot cider. Each year, some downtown merchants will stir up their best recipe to give free tastings for all ages during the festivities of the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. This event falls on the Friday that is one week after Thanksgiving, and tastings will be served during Denton Holiday Lighting Festival by some merchants. In addition to Friday, more downtown merchants will give free tastings while you shop and dine downtown on Saturday afternoon, or until the Wassail runs out.
VOTE button is after the list of Wassail Stops.
For more information on Wassail tastings, stops and times, please scroll down.
For details on the activities of the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, please scroll down and click on their website link.
, dine and enjoy other activities around downtown Denton with family and friends.
NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PARKING DOWNTOWN?
There are free parking spaces located throughout Downtown Denton and within easy walking distance to the Square. Refer to the map below for free parking locations.