Wassail Tasting Contest, Caroling, Chinese Auction, Shopping, and more. The New Brighton Public Library and several New Brighton businesses would like to invite you to join us for this festive kickoff to the holiday season. You will judge which wassail is the “best” as you walk through New Brighton, enjoying the fellowship of neighbors and merchants. This fundraiser will begin at the library where you will be given a map of the participating locations and a Wassail Voting Card. Each site will serve at least one Wassail and one hors d\'oevre . The library will have several Wassails and hors d\'oevres to sample.