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January First Friday

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the first First Friday event of the new year with fun, friends, and more at Dills Tavern on Friday, January 6th, from 7-10 pm. Enjoy the sounds of the season as Greenwood Muse presents their unique type of lovely 17th century music with flickering candlelight and warm fires.

To ensure a great new year, let’s start with an old English celebration, Wassailing. Wassailing was a common practice in England, and it was meant to ensure a good harvest from the cider apple orchard. “Waes Hael” means to your health. This year, we will include wassail in our January 6th First Friday tasting line-up.

We are lucky to have Greenwood Muse providing the music for the evening. At the conclusion of each tasting we will practice the Wassailing Song in preparation for the 9:45 procession from the courtyard to the edge of the orchard. Participants are encouraged to dress in brightly colored attire with hats adorned in a festive winter or orchard theme. Keep in mind: it will be cold, but the march is short and we will have fires along the way. We will make noise, shoot off a cannon to scare away any evil spirits followed by the joyful noise of singing Here We Come a Wassailing and placing toast in the tree for a good harvest.

The libations for the January First Friday Tasting will consist of the following:
– Hot Buttered Rye
– Chocolate Cherry Bounce
– Apple Toddy
– Fireside Whiskey
– Wassail
A few links as an introduction to Wassailing:

What is Wassailing? An excuse for hot cider, dancing and fun!

some ideas for the ladies: https://www.pinterest.com/FindMiWay/wassailing-costume/

As always, BYOB, and you must be 21 years or older to join us. This event will be $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers at the door.


January 6
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dill’s Tavern
227 North Baltimore St.
Dillsburg, PA 17019 United States
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