About Wassail Weekend
What is Wassail Weekend? It is just a fussy old English word for hot cider. 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 Friday, December 6th, 2019, and tastings will be 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, December 7th, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm, or until the Wassail runs out (note Saturday Wassail Stop serving times may vary).
Friday night's festivities will be the festival and tastings. Saturday will have some Wassail stops and strolling musicians around downtown. Also, be sure to check out the other family-friendly activities that will be happening on Saturday, December 7th in downtown, including the Historic Homes Tour and some morning fun on the Holiday Express Train, an event held by Denton County Friends of the Family.
The Denton County Friends of the Family will present the Holiday Express 2019 on December 7th. This multicultural event is a magical train ride of excitement that will take you around the world. Tickets for this event are required and they include a train ride, followed by activities at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, including brunch, a mimosa bar for the parents, family-friendly activities, games, pics with Santa and more at “Winter Square”. When you finish up, bring the family around downtown for some free Wassail tastings and vote on your favorite. Click here for information and to get tickets for Holiday Express Train,
Tour the beautiful historic homes of the Oak-Hickory Historic District after some free Wassail tasting on Saturday. The tour is Saturday December 7th from 1 to 5 p.m. The featured homes, representing several architectural styles, were built between 1895 and 1917 in an area within walking distance of the downtown square.Click here for information and to get tour tickets.
More information on Wassail stops and details, see below. We look forward to seeing you at Wassail Stops during the weekend.
Schedule for Wassail Weekend
SATURDAY DEC. 7TH
(Times subject to change)
11 am - Tastings start at Saturday participating locations until 4 p.m. or until Wassail supplies run out. (Note Saturday Wassail Stop serving times may vary).
11 am - A quartet from TB Winds will play on Oak Street sidewalk
1 pm - 2 pm - Layne Elizabeth at the Discover Denton Welcome Center
2 pm - 3 pm - Dave White and Link Chalon strolling musicians playing guitar and mandolin around the square
4 pm - Voting ends so be sure to stop by the Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W. Hickory to get your list of hashtags for voting and cast your vote in the online ballot. See the link below.
Note: Outdoor locations subject to change in event of inclement weather
How to vote for your favorite Wassail Stop
Vote right here by clicking Vote Online (voting button will be activated at 5:30 pm on Dec. 6th)
Vote through Facebook and Instagram by posting a photo of your favorite Wassail and tag your favorite spot by using their hashtag from the list below. Please make your post public.
List of all the stops and the hashtags to use in voting on social media available at the Wassail Info table at the Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W. Hickory or check in store windows.
*All voting begins Friday, Dec. 6th at 5:30 pm and must be in by 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 7th to be eligible.
Participants List and voting #'s 2019
• WASSAIL STOPS ARE OPEN FRI., 5:30 PM TO 8 PM AND SATURDAY, 11 AM - 4 PM, OR UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT. (SATURDAY STOPS’ SERVING TIMES WILL VARY)
• VOTE BY 4:30 PM SATURDAY.
• SOME STOPS ARE ONLY SERVING ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AND ARE NOTED. ALL OTHERS ARE SERVING ON BOTH DAYS.
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
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
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)
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 Stops list is not final. Check back for additional stops. Stops subject to change, so please check for updates up to event date.
Recap of Past Wassail Weekends
Get ready to jump aboard and ride 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 friendly activities at “Winter Square".
Schedule and Ticket Information:
Click here for more train and day-of details.
Historic Home Tour
On Saturday December 7th, from 1 to 5 p.m. 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.