First Wine and Wassail Walk to be held in Bluebonnet Circle

Residents and guests of the 109 can enjoy cookies, cocoa and cocktails at Bluebonnet Village’s first Wine and Wassail Walk.

The holiday-themed event will take place on Dec. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Bluebonnet Circle.

Bluebonnet Village has hosted holiday events in the past, but this will be the first time it will incorporate wine and wassail samples into the event, said Angie Watts, president of the Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association.

Guests who purchase a $10 collectible wine glass will receive a  ticket for wine and appetizer samples from local businesses around the circle. Guests may also purchase a $5 cup to get hot wassail and one free appetizer.

Local businesses will have tables set up around the circle and artisans will have work that guests can purchase.

I expect this one to be the biggest event as far as engaging all the businesses around the circle and having people move around the circle,” Watts said.

Guests will be able to take photos with Santa Claus in the park, Watts said. (Photo courtesy of Bluebonnet Village.)

In Bluebonnet Park guests can listen to live music while enjoying free cookies and hot chocolate. A photo booth will also be in the park to allow guests to take holiday-themed pictures.

City Councilwoman Anne Zadeh and Santa Claus are also expected to make an appearance at the event.

“It’s open for everybody,” said Watts. “Anybody could just walk up and join in.”

The event is being hosted by Bluebonnet Village, a non-profit organization that focuses on engaging the community and creating a shared vision for the circle, according to the Bluebonnet Village website.

The money raised from the purchase of the wine and wassail cups will go toward creating a revitalization plan for Bluebonnet Circle and park, said Watts.

When the plan is finalized, it will be presented to larger organizations who may be willing to donate money for the purchase of a water fountain or pavilion in the park, Watts said.  

Val Arnett, who owns Junker Val’s Antiques, Vintage Junk and Jewelry Store, said she wants the event to bring new customers to her business.

I hope people will come right around the corner to their own neighborhood,” she said. “People who don’t know about it, will come and see what it’s all about.”

Watts said she hopes the event will bring people together and encourage them to spend more time at the circle.

“We have so many different people that are at different places in their life, but everybody loves the circle,” she said. “We need to see that we are a community and we care for each other.”

For more information about the Wine and Wassail walk, visit the event’s Facebook page.