The downtown shops were serving up their best wassail and hoping East Texans would sample it and what their shops have to offer. "Well it brings people downtown and it adds to the festivities and it gives us a reason to serve wassail. On a cold, rainy day like today I think it is especially nice,"Andi Rigby, Manager of The Cottage said.
Wassail is a cider made with spices and apple juice. Each store had their own version so shoppers could go from door to door to sample. "It's just something that the downtown businesses can do to bring people into their stores and to kind of give back to the community and make things fun," Gerry Larabee of Hearts of Texas explains.