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 

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! 

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! 

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! 

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! 

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