Wassail Weekend

About Wassail Weekend

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.  

Wassail Weekend is back! The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival is the evening of Friday, Dec. 3rd and Wassail tastings begin Dec. 3rd during the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. In addition, DMSA merchants will offer tastings will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 4th from Noon to 4 pm while you shop, dine and enjoy other activities around downtown Denton with family and friends. 

For more information on the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, please scroll down and see their website link for details. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING 

DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING

Schedule for Wassail Weekend 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
12:00 PM - 4PM

Wassail Tastings 

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)
#WWDRedsYard                          #WWDGnomeCones

The Palm Tree Boutique            Cartwright's Ranch House 
119 N. Elm (Fri Only)                   111 N. Elm (Fri Only)
#WWDPalmTree                          #WWDCartwrights

Game Changers                           Dusty's Bar and Grill
122 W. Mulberry, #100               119 S. Elm
#WWDGameChangers               #WWDDustys

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
2221 W. Hickory                             121 W. W. Hickory
#WWDPatchouliJoes                      #WWDGraciousMind

Beth Maries Ice Cream                  Discover Denton Visitor Center
117 W. Hickory                               111 W. Hickory
#WWDBethMaries                         #WWDWelcome

Mellow Mushroom                         Steve's Wine Bar
217 E. Hickory                                 111 Industrial
#WWDMellow                                 #WWDStevesWine

Ironwood Axe Throwing                 Vinyl Lounge
314 E. Hickory #117 (Fri Only)       314 E. Hickory #121 (Fri Only)
#WWDIronwoodAxe                       #WWDVinylLounge

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)
#WWDRecycled                            #WWDSusiesSnacks

Wild Cactus            
110 W. Mulberry (Fri Only)                   
#WWDWild Cactus                         

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)
#WWDJeffGamble                             #WWDCaptiva

Rose & Thorn Clothing Co.               Dark Age Tattoo Studio
216 W. Oak                                         124 W. Oak (Fri Only)
#WWDRoseandThorn                       #WWDDarkAge

Tried and True Salon                         Massage on the Square
110 W. Oak, Suite A (Fri Only)           109 E. Oak, #100 (Fri Only)
#WWDTriedandTrue                          #WWDMassage

Bearded Monk                                    Denton County Brewing Co
122 E. McKinney                                 200 E. Hickory (Sat Only)
#WWDBearded Monk                        #WWDDentonBrewing

The DIME Store                                   Second Hand Sports
118 E. McKinney (Fri Only)                 204 E. McKinney (Sat Only)
#WWDDIMEStore                               #WWDSecondHand

VOTING FOR YOUR FAVORITE WASSAIL STOP

The voting ballot will be up by the start of Wassail Weekend to give you plenty of time to vote on Friday or Saturday for your favorite Wassail. 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 here. Show the maker the recognition they deserve! The Wassail creator with the most votes will win ______. 

Recap of Past Wassail Weekends

Holiday Express

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:

HOLIDAY EXPRESS INFO 

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. 

Historic home tour tickets