WHAT WE DID: HOLIDAY LIGHTING EDITION

Some weeks there's just too much going on that we have to bust up our weekly What We Did post into two separate posts. After all, a person can only tolerate so many VSCO presets in a given post, right? This week, we had to have an additional post due to the awesomeness that was Friday evening. The Holiday Lighting Festival, the annual Wassail Fest, and Krampus' visit to Denton all coalesced into a weird, apple-scented romp around town.

We love it when the square gets shut down to cars and people wander through the streets and try to avoid the horses casually walking around. It's one of our favorite Denton holidays. 

Below are several photos from that evening that were tagged with #WDDI on Instagram or shared with us through email. You can click on (most of) the images below to be led back to that photographer's Instagram or website. Go ahead and feel nostalgic for something that happened three days ago and take a peek at the images below...


Photo by Marshall Surratt. 

Photo by Marshall Surratt. 

Photo by Marshall Surratt. 

Photo by Marshall Surratt. 

After making a later appearance than previously planned, Krampus was sadly asked to leave the square (or relocate a few blocks away) on Friday evening, but not before giving away all of his presents and eating at least a dozen children. Next year, he hopes to have a permit and spend some more time in Denton before flying out to towns with worse children (such as Phoenix). 

After making a later appearance than previously planned, Krampus was sadly asked to leave the square (or relocate a few blocks away) on Friday evening, but not before giving away all of his presents and eating at least a dozen children. Next year, he hopes to have a permit and spend some more time in Denton before flying out to towns with worse children (such as Phoenix). 

A different, taller Krampus. 

A different, taller Krampus. 

First United Methodist Church had a live nativity and a small petting zoo (complete with a dude with a chicken on his head) in front of their building on South Locust. 

First United Methodist Church had a live nativity and a small petting zoo (complete with a dude with a chicken on his head) in front of their building on South Locust. 

The decorations on the businesses surrounding the square were superb. This is one of our favorite window murals currently up. 

The decorations on the businesses surrounding the square were superb. This is one of our favorite window murals currently up. 

What was your favorite wassail this year? We're always partial to La Di Da's leaded wassail, but that's just how we roll. 

What was your favorite wassail this year? We're always partial to La Di Da's leaded wassail, but that's just how we roll.