Wassail Weekend

About Wassail Weekend

UPDATE: First weekend in December* Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be any Wassail tastings during the weekend. The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival will happen virtually and will have some drive-thru events and that information can be found on their website page HERE.. There will be sign-ups available for drive-up, contactless selfie pics with Santa, as he will be safely inside a snowglobe, on Friday, Dec. 4th and Saturday, Dec. 5th in the afternoon only. The sign up can be found on the Denton Holiday Lighting website HERE..

Stay tuned for downtown socially-distanced holiday promotion updates and ways you can still enjoy downtown Denton lights and support businesses during the month of December.

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, which falls on the Friday a week following Thanksgiving, and tastings are served from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.. In addition to Friday, more downtown merchants will give free tastings while you shop and dine downtown on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, or until the Wassail runs out (note: this year tastings are not taking place, but we do look forward to seeing everyone back for tastings next year!)



Schedule for Wassail Weekend 

Stay tuned for updates on other ways you can enjoy holidays and the lights in downtown Denton in December 2020.

How to vote for your favorite Wassail Stop

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Wassail Tasting and voting will not take place.

Participants List and voting #'s from 2019
Last year all these stops competed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Elm Street & Beyond

Gnome Cones/ #WWDGnomeCones
205 N. Elm

Dix Coney Island / #WWDDixConey
123 N. Elm

The Palm Tree Boutique/#WWDPalmTree
119 N. Elm (Fri. only)

VaChelle’s on the Square/ #WWDVachelles
121 N. Elm St (Fri. only)

First People’s Jewelers / #WWDFPJewel
117 N. Elm (Fri. only)

Cartwright’s Ranch House / #WWDCartwrights
111 N. Elm (Fri. only)

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern/ #WWDSweetwater
115 S. Elm

Dusty’s Bar & Grill / #WWDDustys
119 S. Elm

Game Changers Sports & Arcade /#WWDGameGhangers
122 W. Mulberry

Mulberry Street Cantina/ #WWDMulberry
110 W. Mulberry

Juice Lab/#WWDJuiceLab
508 S. Elm, Ste. 104 (serving Friday from 221 W. Oak)
(Sat. at Juice Lab only, 508 S. Elm)

Hickory Street & Beyond

The Green Botica /#WWDGreenBotica
221 W. Hickory

Les Muses/ #WWDLesMuses
209 W. Hickory

The Loophole/ #WWDLoophole
119 W. Hickory (Fri. only)

LSA Burger Co. / #WWDLSA
113 W. Hickory (Fri. only)

Discover Denton Welcome Center/#WWDWelcome
111 W. Hickory

Swash Labs/#WWDSwashLabs
107 W. Hickory St. (serving from Chestnut Tree) (Fri. only)

116 N. Austin St.

Mellow Mushroom /#WWDMellowMushroom
217 E. Hickory

Rusty Taco / #WWDRusty
210 E. Hickory (Fri. only)

Harvest House / #WWDHarvestHouse
331 E. Hickory (Fri. only)

Applejacks Liquors/#WWDApple
345 E. Hickory St. (Fri. only)

Steve’s Wine Bar / #WWDStevesWine
111 Industrial St. (Fri. only)

Locust Street & Beyond

Greenhouse Restaurant/ #WWDGreenhouse
600 N. Locust

Recycled Books / #WWDRecycled
200 N. Locust

Andy’s Bar / #WWDAndys
122 N. Locust (Fri. only)

la di da/ #WWDladida
114 N. Locust

Oak Street & Beyond

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church/ #WWDSt.Andrew
300 W. Oak

A Creative Art Studio / #WWDArtStudio
227 W. Oak

Salted Sanctuary / #WWDSSSoap
221 W. Oak St.

940’s Kitchen & Cocktails / #WWD940Kitchen
219 W. Oak (Sat. only)

Howling Mutt Brewing Co./ #WWDHowlingMutt
205 N. Cedar (Fri. only)

Jeff Gamble Photography/ #WWDJeffGamble
215 N. Cedar

Painting with a Twist/ #WWDPainting
208 W. Oak

Captiva Salon and Spa / #WWDCaptiva
204 W. Oak (Fri. only)

J.T. Clothiers / #WWDJTClothiers
200 W. Oak (Fri. only)

Dark Age Tattoo Studio / #WWDDarkAge
124 W. Oak

West Oak Coffee Bar /#WWDWestOak
114 W. Oak (Fri. only)

TB Winds / #WWDTBWinds
112 W. Oak, Ste. 200 (Sat. only)

Denton Trading Company / #WWDDentonTrading
112 W. Oak

Half-Pint Children’s Boutique/ #WWDHalfPint
108 W, Oak

Market on Oak / #WWDMarketOak
108 W. Oak, Ste. 101

Barley & Board / #WWDBarleyBoard
100 W. Oak (Fri. only)

Massage on the Square / #WWDMassage
108 E. Oak (Fri. only)

East Side Denton / #WWDEastSide
113 E. Oak

Miss Angeline’s/ #WWDAngelines
125 E. Oak

The DIME Store / #WWDDimeStore
118 E. McKinney St.

Bearded Monk / #WWDBeardedMonk
122 W. McKinney (Fri. only)

Denton County Brewing Company /#WWDDentonBrewing
200 E. McKinney (Fri. only)

Oak Street Draft House /#WWDOakStreet
308 E. Oak

PLEASE NOTE: Wassail tasting competition  will not take place this year due to restrictions from Covid-19. 

Recap of Past Wassail Weekends

Holiday Express

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be a Holiday Express Train in 2020.

This fun event features a ride on the local DCTA A-Train to the North Pole! It's the Holiday Express!

Denton County Friends of the Family are taking over the A-Train, in collaboration with the Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA), and turning it into a holiday themed train ride. This magical day of excitement will begin with a train ride on the Holiday Express followed by brunch and family.  

Schedule and Ticket Information:

Check back next year for more train and day-of details.

Historic Home Tour

The featured homes, representing several architectural styles, were built between 1895 and 1917 in an area within walking distance of the downtown square. Click on the button below for ticket information. 

No HIstoric home tour this year in 2020.