About Wassail Weekend
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 5 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.
Schedule for Wassail Weekend
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Wassail tastings at various businesses during Denton Holiday Lighting festivities.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
12:00 PM - 4PM
- Wassail Tastings at various businesses from Noon to 4 pm while supplies last.
- Take a pic with Santa in his sleigh
on the courthouse lawn (arrive between Noon and 3:30 pm Saturday to get a pic)
- Music performed by strolling musicians, jazz trios and more.
Click HERE for an up to date Google map to help guide you to on your tasting spree! See the list below for those stops serving on Friday and/or Saturday.
To VOTE on your favorite, please scroll down and click on the VOTE button.
ELM STREET & BEYOND
Elm Street is on the West side of the Square. Businesses that reside on Elm Street, and span farther West of Denton, are placed in this category. Is your business interested in becoming a participant of Wassail Weekend? Contact DMSA today!
Red's Yard Gnome Cones
207 N. Elm 205 N. Elm (Fri Only)
The Palm Tree Boutique Cartwright's Ranch House
119 N. Elm (Fri Only) 111 N. Elm (Fri Only)
Game Changers Dusty's Bar and Grill
122 W. Mulberry, #100 119 S. Elm
HICKORY STREET & BEYOND
Hickory Street is on the South side of the Square. Businesses that reside on Hickory Street, and span farther South of Denton, are placed in this category. Is your business interested in becoming a participant of Wassail Weekend? Contact DMSA today!
Patchouli Joe's Books The Gracious Mind
221 W. Hickory 121 W. W. Hickory
Beth Maries Ice Cream Discover Denton Visitor Center
117 W. Hickory 111 W. Hickory
Mellow Mushroom Steve's Wine Bar
217 E. Hickory 111 Industrial
Ironwood Axe Throwing Vinyl Lounge
314 E. Hickory #117 (Fri Only) 314 E. Hickory #121 (Fri Only)
LOCUST STREET & BEYOND
Locust Street is on the East side of the Square. Businesses that reside on Locust Street, and span farther East of Denton, are placed in this category. Is your business interested in becoming a participant of Wassail Weekend? Contact DMSA today!
Recycled Books Susie's Snack Shop
200 N. Locust (Fri Only) 507 S. Locust (Sat Only)
110 W. Mulberry (Fri Only)
OAK STREET & BEYOND
Oak Street is on the North side of the Square. Businesses that reside on Oak Street, and span farther North of Denton, are placed in this category. Is your business interested in becoming a participant of Wassail Weekend? Contact DMSA today!
Jeff Gamble Photography Captiva Salon and Spa
215 N. Cedar 204 W. Oak (Fri Only)
Rose & Thorn Clothing Co. Dark Age Tattoo Studio
216 W. Oak 124 W. Oak (Fri Only)
Tried and True Salon Massage on the Square
110 W. Oak, Suite A (Fri Only) 109 E. Oak, #100 (Fri Only)
Bearded Monk Denton County Brewing Co
122 E. McKinney 200 E. Hickory (Sat Only)
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The DIME Store Second Hand Sports
118 E. McKinney (Fri Only) 204 E. McKinney (Sat Only)
VOTING FOR YOUR FAVORITE WASSAIL STOP
The voting button will be LIVE by the start of tastings on Friday, Dec. 3rd.
(Votes placed before 5 pm on Friday will not be counted).
There is plenty of time to vote on Friday or Saturday for your favorite Wassail.
Vote by 5 pm on Saturday, Dec. 4th.
Did you think one specific cup of Wassail was tastier than the rest? Let us know by voting on your mobile device, through the button provided to the right here. The Wassail creator with the most votes on this online link will win. Show the maker the recognition they deserve by posting it on social media using their assigned hashtag, too!
Recap of Past Wassail Weekends
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:
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.