Downtown merchants will be competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew during the inaugural Wassail Fest, a new event addition to the 2016 Lost Pines Christmas line up. Wassail is a hot drink that is made with wine, beer or cider, spices, sugar and usually baked apples. It is traditionally served from a large bowl, especially at Christmas time. Shoppers and other downtown visitors are invited to warm their bodies and spirits by sampling the various recipes, which will be judged on both taste and presentation. Participating merchants are also battling for the coveted People’s Choice award in which shoppers and visitors will be able to cast their vote for the best wassail. The competition is fierce, but the wassail is a warm and welcome respite for holiday shoppers. Wassail Fest participants put their own twists on the recipes, which are heavily guarded secrets among the cooks. Wassail Fest is a great day to visit downtown Bastrop, do a little Christmas shopping, have lunch, drink some delicious warm wassail and enjoy the season. This event is held in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday and is a great way to show your support for small business. Wassail Fest is scheduled from 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, November 26th. Wassail will be served at various shops, stores and restaurants in historic downtown Bastrop. A list of participating merchants can be found at participating stores or found online.
About Lost Pines Christmas
Celebrate the holiday season in historic downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned main street Christmas to food & wine events and activities for the entire family. You’ll love how Bastrop shares the season in Texas’ most historic small town. Downtown merchants are offering extended shopping hours through the holiday season. Times and locations vary through December 23rd. Downtown Bastrop will be transformed into a winter wonderland for Lost Pines Christmas with free Ice Skating and Carriage, Princesses, Santa’s Stories Tent, Rudolph’s Reindeer Games Tent, Mrs. Santa’s Tent, Live entertainment, Train Rides, Craft activity booths and much more! Visit lostpineschristmas.com for more details on times and locations!
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