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, November 30th, 2018, 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 1st, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 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, musicians live at DentonRadio.com studio in the Discover Denton Welcome Center. Also, be sure to check out the other family-friendly activities that will be happening on Saturday, December 1st 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 Holiday Express Train is a magical day of excitement beginning with a train ride on the Holiday Express (mimicking the old time favorite, The Polar Express) followed by brunch and family friendly activities at the "North Pole". 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 1st 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.
For more information about Denton Holiday Lighting
Schedule for Wassail Weekend - Saturday Dec. 1st
1 p.m. - Tastings start at Saturday participating locations until 4:30 p.m. or until Wassail supplies run out.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - TB Winds Quartet in Oak Street sidewalk
2 p.m. - Jake Nickol playing some holiday tunes mixed in with Americana influenced Country/Folk music in the DentonRadio.com studio, 111 W. Hickory Street
3:00 pm. - 4:00 p.m. - Dave White and Link Chalon strolling musicians playing guitar and mandolin around the square
4:30 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
Vote right here by clicking Vote Online
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, Nov. 30th at 5:30 pm and must be completed in by 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 1st to be eligible for drawings.
Participants List and voting #'s 2018
WASSAIL STOPS ARE OPEN FRI., 5:30 PM TO 8 PM AND SATURDAY, 1 PM - 4:30 PM, OR UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT.
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 as of 11/26/18.
Locust Street & Beyond
Wildflower Art Studio / #WWDWildflower
715 N. Locust
Recycled Books / #WWDRecycled
200 N. Locust
Andy’s Bar / #WWDAndys
122 N. Locust (Fri. only)
Basil’s By The Square / #WWDBasils
301 S. Locust (Fri. only)
Susie’s Snack Shop / #WWDSusies
507 S. Locust
Oak Street & Beyond
St. Andrew Presbyterian / #WWDStAndrew
300 W. Oak (Fri. only)
A Creative Art Studio / #WWDArtStudio
227 W. Oak
Circa 77 Vintage / #WWDCirca77
227A W. Oak
Vintage Bleu Home / #WWDVintageBlue
221 W. Oak (Fri. only)
Camp Gladiator also at 221 W. Oak / #WWDCampGlad
940’s Kitchen & Cocktails / #WWD940Kitchen
219 W. Oak (Sat. only)
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
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
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
Elm Street & Beyond
Salted Sanctuary / #WWDSSSoap
525 N. Elm
Cowhide Western Furniture / #WWDCowhide
207 N. Elm
Dix Coney Island / #WWDDixConey
123 N. Elm
Garden Gate / #WWDGardenGate
121 N. Elm (Fri. only)
The Palm Tree Boutique/#WWDPalmTree
119 N. Elm (Fri. only)
First People’s Jewelers / #WWDFPJewel
117 N. Elm (Fri. only)
Cartwright’s Ranch House / #WWDCartwrights
111 N. Elm (Fri. only)
UNT on the Square / #WWDUNT
109 Elm at UNT on the Square
Dusty’s Bar & Grill / #WWDDustys
119 S. Elm
Game Changers Sports & Arcade /#WWDGameGhangers
122 W. Mulberry
Mulberry Street Cantina/ #WWDMulberry
110 W. Mulberry
The (Ghost) Note Drum Shop & Music School / #WWDGhostNote
901 S. Elm
Hickory Street & Beyond
The Denton Grille / #WWDDGrille
209 W. Hickory
LSA Burger Co. / #WWDLSA
113 W. Hickory (Fri. only)
Discover Denton Welcome Center/#WWDWelcome
111 W. Hickory
Queenie’s Steakhouse / #WWDQueenies
115 W. Hickory (Fri. only)
Steve’s Wine Bar / #WWDStevesWine
219 E. Hickory (Fri. only)
Mellow Mushroom /#WWDMellowMushroom
217 E. Hickory
Harvest House / #WWDHarvestHouse
331 E. Hickory (Fri. only)
Spiral Diner / #WWDSpiralDiner
608 E. Hickory
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 (mimicking the old time favorite, The Polar Express) followed by brunch and family friendly activities at the "North Pole".
North Pole Festivities:
Saturday, December 1st
9:00am - 1:00pm
Patterson-Appleton Center (Greater Denton Arts Council)
400 E. Hickory St, Denton TX 76201
General admission tickets will go on sale November 20th. Seats are limited! Make sure you're the first to know- sign up for the Holiday Express Newsletter.
Historic Home Tour
On Saturday December 1st, 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.