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Denton’s Wassail Weekend

“Due to the overwhelming success of Holiday Lighting, and to further enhance downtown Denton’s holiday-related activities, Denton Main Street Association is excited to announce that Wassail Fest will expand to the Saturday following Holiday Lighting. In cooperation with the Holiday Lighting Committee, we’re excited to provide people the opportunity to partake in expanded weekend activities in a more relaxed atmosphere. This move will further and complement the already special destination Denton experience!”

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 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or until the Wassail runs out.

Friday night’s festivities will be the festival and tastings. Saturday will have some Wassail stops open, strolling musicians, and there will be some other activities that day with the Historic Homes Tour and some morning fun for the family at the Holiday Express Train, an event held by Denton County Friends of the Family.

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 and later Dave White and Link Chalon strolling musicians playing guitar and mandolin around the square  
  • 4 p.m. – 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

VOTING OPENS FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH AT 5:30PM

  • 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. 

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.

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