HERE WE COME A WASSAILING!!!
DECEMBER 7, 2019
Metamora Chamber of Commerce
for the second Annual Wassailing Celebration
What does Wassail mean?
For centuries, wassailing was a way to toast someone’s good health. But, in England, wassail also denoted the alcoholic beverage you imbibed during that toast—an elixir of steamy mulled mead or cider. Sometimes, wassail was a whipped dark beer flavored with roasted crab apples. At Christmastide, the poor expected privileges denied them at other times, including the right to enter the homes of the wealthy, who feasted them from the best of their provisions. At these gatherings, the bands of roving wassailers often performed songs for the master while drinking his beer, toasting him, his family, his livestock, wishing continued health and wealth. By the 19th century, wassailing would mellow. As the custom of caroling became the dominant door-to-door pastime, alcohol-fueled begging dwindled.
Metamora will celebrate the tradition of Wassailing on December 7, 2019. Many businesses will welcome guests with special events. Keep watching the Metamora Chamber Wassailing Celebration Facebook page and this web site for more information about these events.
All Horse Parade
December 7, 2:00 pm
Join us on December 7, 2019 in Metamora, Michigan for the Wassailing Celebration Horse and Carriage Holiday Parade hosted by the Metamora Area Chamber of Commerce.
No fire engines, no bands, no motorcycles JUST HORSES!
Awards will be given in several categories and every participant receives a commemorative ornament.
Download a parade application HERE
Wassailing Celebration Events
Santa will be visiting with children from 3pm - 5pm at Metamora General.
Your visit to Metamora isn’t complete unless you visit The Classic Horse! They've been creating beautiful jewelry in Metamora since 1991! Their Annual Open House weekend festivities include a STOREWIDE SALE with savings on JEWELRY, GIFTS and ACCESSORIES! Enter to win a $500 shopping spree! 11 am - 9 pm
Free hot cocoa, from 12:30-2:00 on the porch of Stonehouse Perfumery
The Metamora Historical Society welcomes you to stop in to their quaint hall for some warmth and history between 1-4 pm! 26 E. High St.
Dove Manor invites you to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee before the parade 12:30 pm-2:30 pm 3957 North Oak Street
The Metamora Branch Library will be open for the Wassailing Event on Saturday, December 7th.
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Come and enjoy a short Christmas movie for children
at 12:30 and 1:15
free craft station from 12:30 to 3,
(donuts, coffee, hot cocoa).
Friends of the Metamora Branch Library Book Sale from 12:30 to 3 inside in the back meeting room.
Will your place of business
be participating with an event
for the public?
and let us low what you will be doing!