UNWRAP A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS IN GRAPEVINE, THE CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS!
Experience family-friendly fun all season long with 40 days of more than 1,400 Christmas events
Unwrap a classic Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Be amazed by a massive live Christmas tree on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, walk among millions of twinkling lights and enormous decorations, and enjoy seasonal events to create lifelong memories. The Gaylord Texan Resort invites you to journey into Buddy the Elf’s world to save Christmas while Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland has a 100 percent chance of snow with daily indoor snow showers and a holiday fun in their winter wonderland. Cozy up to hot mulled wines in Grapevine’s renowned winery tasting rooms. Grapevine’s chef-owned bistros and cafes will delight you with world-class tastes of Christmas dining and uniquely crafted holiday drinks. Watch classic Christmas movies on the big screen and see magical Christmas performances at the Palace Theatre. This Christmas, treat yourself to a classic Christmas in Grapevine.
See What Christmas is All About at Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas: Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas brings the joy of Christmas to life! Marvel at dazzling light shows, towering Christmas trees, magical miniature train sets and thousands of shimmering ornaments. And all new this year is Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf™ , a Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. Join Buddy the Elf and save Christmas. Team up with Mr. Narwhal and friends in the candy cane forest, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa’s arrival at the iconic department store, take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in Central Park and so much more. Also new this year is Merry & Light, a whimsical, walk-through an outdoor Christmas lights attraction featuring more than 400,000 lights, a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree with an animated light show, a North Pole display with real falling snow and more. Inside find a snow-tubing hill, indoor ice-skating rink, snow to build life-size snowmen and many more family friendly activities. ChristmasAtGaylordTexan.com, November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022.
It’s Snowing Inside at Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland: Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge. Enjoy daily indoor snow showers, Snowland Bingo, seasonally-themed crafts, holiday stories and songs as well as “Twas the Night Before Snowland” Yoga Tails and the evening Frost Fest Family Dance Party. Transport to a private oasis in a candy cane chalet within the Snowland Cabanas in the water park. Each Cabana features elaborate holiday-themed décor, inviting guests to cozy up on a lounge chair next to a glowing Christmas tree for a respite from the chilly winter weather inside the 84-degree water park. Each Cabana also includes a wreath-shaped tube to use on the Crooked Creek lazy river. For information and reservations, visit GreatWolf.com, November 19, 2021- January 3, 2022.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE
Be Enchanted by the Beauty of Christmas on Main: Unwrap a classic Christmas on Main Street this season and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths, all set aglow with twinkling lights. Enjoy larger-than-life decorations galore up and down Historic Main Street. After a merry walk down Main Street, enjoy mulled wine at winery tasting rooms along the Urban Wine Trail and the flavors and aromas of Christmas at Grapevine’s more than 200 restaurants, bistros and cafes.
Peace Plaza Christmas: Be dazzled by a massive Christmas tree with its hundreds of lights on Grapevine Main Station’s Peace Plaza. It’s sure to make the holidays more merry on Main Street.
A Picture-Perfect Christmas: Enjoy a plethora of photo ops along Historic Main Street. Surround yourself with peppermints in Candy Cane Lane, strike a pose in Toy Land at the Gazebo or keep it classic with vintage sleighs and life-size Christmas cards. Larger-than-life gnomes, Santas, and a 40-foot community animated Singing Christmas Tree will be sure to bring giggles of delight. Step into a classic Christmas past with the Hometown Christmas exhibit inside Tower Gallery (636 Main St.). Captain Christmas and his fellow reindeer stand ready to pose with you. Stroll through vintage vignettes and more find picture perfect moments in this Christmas exhibit of small-town America.
Kick Off Christmas at the Carol of Lights: Kick off the Christmas Capital of Texas as we illuminate Historic Downtown Grapevine when Mayor William D. Tate “flips the switch” at the 33rd Annual Carol of Lights show and street lighting on Monday, November 22. Celebrate the season with live performances, a spectacle of lights and breathtaking fireworks at City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy family-friendly fun like seeing Santa and live reindeer, creating seasonal crafts and enjoying tasty bites, beginning at 4 p.m. Visit GoGrapevine.com/CarolofLights. Free event. 200 S. Main St.
Find a World of Delights at the Parade of Lights: See more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands along Historic Main Street during the Parade of Lights on Thursday, December 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! The parade will travel from Hanover Drive, north down Historic Main Street to Northwest Highway. Claim your spot early on Main Street! Free event.
Shop Local at the Christmas Market: Shop locally and regionally sourced produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets and more at this open-air European style market at the Town Square Gazebo. November 27 and 28; and December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Open from 2 – 9 p.m. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas for more information. 325 S. Main St.
Explore Grapevine’s Past in the Grapevine Christmas Village: Families will enjoy the most wonder-filled time of the year in the Grapevine Christmas Village. Walk through a winter wonderland in the Snowy Christmas Forest and take a selfie in the snow in Texas! Shop for North Pole Express merchandise, toy trains and more in the General Store. Holiday treats and cups of hot chocolate, coffee or apple cider will keep your spirits bright for more family-friendly fun. The Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure invites you to learn holiday-themed heritage skills. Enjoy making fun keepsakes with classic Christmas cookie cutter crafting and other craft activities. Enjoy a ride in the Lil’ Elves Tricycle Corral, hear Story Time with Santa and get a classic Christmas photo with Santa.
- Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure: In the Grapevine Christmas Village, all good little girls and boys can join Herman the Elf on a journey around the village with the Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure, presenting sponsor LeafFilter Gutter Protection. Capture the magic of Christmas and take home hand-made projects. Craft a Christmas bookmark inside the Historic Cotton Belt Depot. Create a piece of metal tinsel for your tree at the Tin Shop at the Bragg House. Decorate a wooden train ornament at the Cotton Belt Section Foreman House and stamp a brass luggage or gift tag at Millican’s Blacksmith Shop, sponsored by ULINE. Passports are $8 ($10 value), credit card only. Admission to the Grapevine Christmas Village is Free. GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas. November 26 – December 23. 705 S. Main St.
- Cookie Cutter Crafting: Get ready for holiday baking with Christmas cookie cutter crafting at the Tin Shop at the Bragg House. $60 for four people.
- Meet Main Street Santa: Take a memorable photo with Santa in the North Pole General Store, located in the Christmas Village – Founders Building, sponsored by Amazon. Photos are available during Grapevine Christmas Village operating hours, November 26 – December 24. Passengers who ride the North Pole Express receive a voucher for a free family photo with Santa. 701 S. Main St. Reservations accepted at MainStreetSanta.com.
- Story Time with Santa: Enjoy Story Time with Santa, sponsored by Amazon, December 2, 3, 9, and 16 at Noon and 1 p.m. and hear some of Santa’s favorite stories and songs. After story time, take a picture with Santa! Cost: $65. For more information and to make reservations, visit MainStreetSanta.com. 701 S. Main St.
- Grapevine Main Station Tower Tours: Enjoy the view of a classic Christmas on Main Street from 12 stories high on a Grapevine Observation Tower Tour. See the sights of Historic Downtown Grapevine and a 360-view of lights across the DFW metroplex. Tours will be offered on select evenings.
- North Pole Express, co-presenting sponsors Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail: Experience the magic of Christmas on board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express, co-presenting sponsors Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail. Put on your best Christmas pajamas and join Mrs. Claus on a holiday adventure as she takes her guests to pick up Santa and bring him to the Christmas Capital of Texas. Stroll through the snowy North Pole Forest before making your way to take a complimentary keepsake photo with Santa. November 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30; and December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Tickets: $35 for Touring Class, $40 for First Class. GVRR.com 707 S. Main St.
- After Christmas Trains: Not ready to end the holiday cheer? Enjoy a festive ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Boarding begins at 12:20 p.m. Trains depart Grapevine at 12:50 p.m. and return to Grapevine between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Tickets: $26 First Class, $22 Touring Class and $18 Economy Class. GVRR.com 707 S. Main St.
Make Spirits Bright with A Nash Farm Christmas: Experience how Grapevine’s earliest settlers celebrated Christmas at Nash Farm. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 626 Ball St.
- Friday, December 3, decorate the farmhouse for Christmas while enjoying cookies and cider. 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 3 p.m. $5 per person.
- Saturday, December 4, enjoy a Victorian Christmas Tour of the barn and farmhouse, then enjoy cider and cookies by the campfire. $5 per person. Every 15 minutes from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday, December 11, join the farmhands for a family-friendly celebration including ornament-making, listening to traditional music, refreshments and more at the Farmstead Christmas Celebration. $5 per person. 1 – 4 p.m.
- Friday, December 17 enjoy Nash Farm’s Christmas Parlor Sociable with coffee, tea and sweets along with parlor games. Ages 12+, $15 per person; advance tickets only at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday participate in Victorian Card Printing, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
- Throughout the season, from November 27 – December 31, participate in Christmas Ornament Making and Cookie Baking at the Farm, daily events from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $3 per person per activity. 626 Ball St. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Nash-Farm for tickets.
HISTORIC PALACE THEATRE
Memorable Christmas Performances and Classic Christmas Movies at the Palace Theatre: Enjoy live holiday-themed performances and entertainment, and see Christmas classics on the big screen at Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre, presenting sponsor Park Place Lexus, Jaguar and Land Rover Grapevine! For tickets, visit Palace-Theatre.com or by call 817.410.3100. 300 S. Main St.
- North Central Ballet presents “Nutcracker – Short and Sweet”: Enjoy colorful and energetic dancing to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, including “Spanish Dance,” “Arabian Dance,” and the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.” Tickets are $15, reserved seating. Sunday, November 28 at 3 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- William Lee Martin’s “The Return of the Nutcracker,” A Christmas Standup Spectacular: It’s adult humor without the adult language. The show is high energy and guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! 18 and over. Tickets start at $29. Friday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- “A Merry Little Christmas Show” with Ricki Derek: Ricki Derek and his swinging Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra return to the historically-swanky Palace Theatre. Ricki croons your favorite Christmas tunes backed by his amazing orchestra and a few special guests. Tickets are $32. Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- Cinderella – A British Pantomime: Enjoy the boos, cheers, pantomime antics and sing-along fun at Peter Duncan’s “Cinderella.” This family friendly screening of The Grand Online Family Pantomime puts a twist on the classic and will put you in the Christmas spirit. Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy very British treats from the British Emporium’s booth in the lobby. Tickets are $6.50 per adult; $5 per senior/ child. Sunday, December 5 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Lancaster Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- Elvis Christmas Special with Kraig Parker: Kraig Parker’s looks, moves, charisma and powerful voice are as close as it gets to seeing the King of Rock-n-Roll in person. He will be backed by his Royal Tribute Band and offer a mix of Christmas favorites, Elvis hits and other special surprises. VIP Tickets $42, Tickets $32 for adults, $15 for kids under 12. Sunday, December 5 at 4 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play: A Wishing Star Stage Company Production and the Palace Theatre present It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It is December 24, 1946 and a small group of actors have gathered in Studio A of WFTX Radio for a live broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances to bring It’s a Wonderful Life live. Tickets $25, reserved seating. Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- Will Hearn’s The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show with Blue Water Highway: This original by The Grand Ol’ Production Company and Will Hearn features Americana standout Blue Water Highway, the N-0-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel Singers, plus a cast of the best artists and entertainers in Texas. VIP Tickets $50, Tickets $32. Sunday, December 12 at 4 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin the Christmas Tribute: Experience a captivating blend of swing, swagger and holiday fun with a rousing Christmas salute to the “kings of cool” – Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, produced by Tribute Masters. Tickets $36. Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- Christmas with the Petersens: Celebrate Christmas with The Petersens as they bring their original bluegrass sound to the Palace Theatre. The Petersens are an award-winning Americana roots family in their 10th season of shows in Branson, MO. Tickets $28. Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St.
- Classic Christmas Movies: Watch beloved Classic Christmas movies this season at Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre. Tickets $6. Movies include Home Alone (1990), November 27 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and December 21 at 2 p.m.; It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), November 29 at 7 p.m., December 9 at 7 p.m., December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 22 at 7 p.m.; A Christmas Carol (1951), November 30 at 7 p.m.; White Christmas (1954), December 1 at 7 p.m., December 15 at 7 p.m., December 21 at 7 p.m., December 22 at 2 p.m. and December 23 at 7 p.m.; A Christmas Story (1983), December 6 at 7 p.m.; Scrooged (1988), December 7 at 7 p.m.; Miracle on 34th Street (1947), December 8 at 7 p.m.; Elf (2003), December 13 at 7 p.m.; National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), December 14 at 7 p.m.; Animated Double Feature: Charlie Brown Christmas & Frosty the Snowman, December 20 at 11 a.m., December 22 at 11 a.m. and December 23 at 11 a.m.; The Santa Clause (1994), December 20 at 2 p.m. and December 23 at 2p.m.; The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), December 21 at 11 a.m.; The Shop Around the Corner (1940), December 28 at 2 p.m.; The Holiday (2006), December 29 at 2 p.m.; Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) December 30 at 2 p.m.
LANCASTER THEATRE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CARTOONS & CRAFTS: Visit the Lancaster most Tuesdays from November 30 – December 23 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to see classic Christmas cartoons such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” and many other cartoons, presenting sponsor Park Place Lexus, Jaguar and Land Rover Grapevine. Create Christmas crafts including Candy Can Elves, Snowman Stocking Ornaments, Ugly Sweater ties and more. Child tickets $6 and include movie, craft, a small popcorn and beverage. Adult tickets $3 and include movie and a beverage.
MAIN STREET & AREA MERCHANTS
Grapevine offers shopping options for every taste and budget with boutiques along Historic Main Street, the Texas-sized Grapevine Mills, the expansive Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Grapevine Towne Center.
- Everything’s bigger in Texas, especially Grapevine Mills! With expansive shopping and a variety of exciting holiday events, Grapevine Mills offers a holiday shopping paradise. The 1.8 million square feet of shopping euphoria includes popular spots such as Coach, Converse, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, American Eagle, Disney Store Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call and many more! Santa arrives on Thursday, November 18 and will be available until December 24! Sunday, December 5 visit Caring Santa for those with special needs. Please visit GraepvineMills.com for times and location. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.
- Celebrate a Bricktacular Holiday at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and See Scuba Diving Santa at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium: Don’t miss your chance to meet LEGO® Santa at LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Holiday Bricktacular. Dive into SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice when Scuba Diving Santa returns.
- Treasures Abound in Historic Downtown Grapevine: Find a gift for everyone on your list at Historic Grapevine’s more than 80 locally-owned shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, winery tasting rooms, art galleries, home décor studios, collectible shops and more! Stores such as The British Emporium, Good Things For All Seasons, Palm Tree Boutique, Bermuda Gold & Silver, The Spice & Tea Exchange and many more will delight even the most seasoned shopper!
- British Emporium: Start your Black Friday shopping at the British Emporium. The shelves are stocked with all of your favorite Christmas foods, stocking stuffers and gifts for everyone on your list. The store will open early at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 26. The first 100 customers to spend $10 or more will receive a free goodie bag full of British treats – one per family.
- Find a Decorator’s Delight at Holiday Décor 4 Us Boutique: Find all of your holiday decorating needs at Holiday Décor 4 Us Boutique. Tucked at the corner of Main Street and Northwest Highway, the boutique home décor store offers a holiday shopper’s decorating delight. Find everything from ornaments and figurines to table decorations and outdoor holiday ornamentation. 129 S. Main St.
- Enjoy Chocolate treats at Chocolate Moonshine and Dr. Sue’s Hot Chocolate Happy Hour: Chocolate and Christmas go hand-in-hand, so be sure to savor the chocolatey Christmas flavors on Main Street. Chocolate Moonshine offers hot cocoa bombs and their signature Texas-shaped truffles (520 S. Main St. Ste. 207). Warm up at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bar and Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. daily with a cup of hand-crafted hot chocolate. The Hot Chocolate Barista serves top quality European cocoa in flavors such as Peppermint, Mexican Spice and Old-Fashioned hot chocolate with customizable toppings, like marshmallows, fresh whipped cream and spices. This year buy a packet of Dr. Sue’s signature hot chocolate mix to make your own cup at home. Pricing starts at $4.50 per person. November 26 – December 23. 417 S. Main St.
- IPAT Museum (International Porcelain Artists & Teachers) Hosts Holidaze on Franklin Street: IPAT will be holding an open house for their newly remodeled museum (204 E. Franklin St.). This free event will include educational demonstrations and opportunities to learn about painting on porcelain and the relevance of porcelain throughout history. Children will receive free porcelain bead necklaces or lanyards. Thursday, December 2 – Saturday, December 4.
- House of Shine: Stop by House of Shine to send a letter to Santa in their Santa Mailbox December 1 through December 20. Enjoy holiday-themed crafts on November 23, December 7 and 21 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. 334 S. Barton St.
- Melt Glass On an Open Fire at Vetro Glassblowing Studio: Experience hands-on holiday fun inside Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Bring the entire family and learn how to make an ornament from hot, molten glass in an Ornament Help Create class, ages 12+. November 6 – December 31. Pricing is $60 plus a $4.95 fee, taxes not included. For more information, call 817.251.1668 or visit VetroArtGlass.com. 701 S. Main St., Ste. 103.
- A Holly, Jolly Warhammer Citadel Christmas: Join the Warhammer Citadel team for fun holiday-themed building, painting and gaming activities at the Warhammer Citadel. Visit the Warhammer Citadel Store & Café and ask the team about gaming and create the ultimate gift list. While you’re there, enjoy a hot cup of cider, coffee or tea. November 23 – January 1, 2022. 616 S. Main St.
- Willhoite’s 21st Annual Silent Auction & Toy Drive for Grapevine Santa Cops: Bring toys and participate in a fundraising raffle and silent auction at Willhoite’s on Wednesday, December 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. This fundraiser helps bring gifts to area children who may not otherwise have Christmas. Willhoite’s will be collecting toys for Santa Cops all of December.
- Holiday Fun at the Grapevine Library: Visit the Grapevine Library (1201 Municipal Way) for holiday fun all season long. December 4 and 5 shop at their 17th Annual Friends of the Library Artisans’ Market where you will find hand crafted goods like pottery, textiles, art and more. Learn to make KitKat Sleighs at their Happy Chocolate-y Holidays event on Saturday December 11 at 2 p.m. Sing along at the Family Concert & Singalong Show on Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. Make your own Christmas cards on Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
- Shopping traditionalists will love Grapevine Towne Center, home to brands such as Target, Ross Dress for Less, Haltom’s Jewelers and more.
GRAPEVINE AREA EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS
Twinkle Light Boat Parade on Lake Grapevine: Enjoy a floating festival of lights with the Twinkle Light Boat Parade on Lake Grapevine. This lighted boat parade, filled with boats decorated for the holidays, starts at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina, Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake, as it circles the lake. The parade is visible from Oak Grove Park (2520 Oak Grove Loop South). December 4, begins t 5:30 p.m. Free event.
Texas Star Dinner Theater Presents A Cold-Hearted Christmas: ‘Tis just before Christmas and all about town, E.B. Neazer Enterprises is stirring and shutting everyone down. It appears E.B. Neazer is planning on closing the orphanage, buying out the bordello, firing his only employee, and giving our hero, Marshal Jim Courtright, a headache. It seems Courtright will never get his Christmas stocking hung by the chimney with care unless you join the posse and help find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Tickets $59.95 (not including tax and gratuity). Shows are every Friday and Saturday night in November and every Thursday – Sunday night in December. For tickets, visit TexasStarDinnerTheater.com. 816 S. Main St.
OhLook Performing Arts Center Showcases Elf: The Musical: See Elf and his journey to save Christmas in a merry musical performance at the OhLook Performing Arts Center. Shows on Friday, December 10 – Sunday, December 12 and Friday, December 17 – Sunday, December 19. Visit https://www.ohlookonline.com/ for tickets and times. Located at The Vine, 225 W. Worth St., entrance at the back.
Runway Theatre – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!): It’s no ordinary Christmas play when three actors toss a dusty retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic in favor of a madcap tour through beloved holiday stories with a pit stop for seasonal icons and a global look at holiday traditions. You won’t want to miss the vaudevillian romp that includes Santa, Rudolph, and even the Grinch. Join us for a zany celebration of the season! Friday, November 26 – Sunday, December 12. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Visit RunwayTheatre.com 215 N. Dooley St.
See the Nutcracker in the Park: Take a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets to visit the Sugarplum Fairy. North Central Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, now in its 27th season, will be presented in Meadowmere Park. December 3 – December 5, 6-9 p.m. Tickets $22 plus tax and fees. $6 per car (must pre-pay). Visit https://thenutcracker.ticketspice.com/nutcracker-in-the-park-2021 for tickets. 3000 Meadowmere Ln.
Elves on the Run 5k: Don your favorite elf costume or Christmas gear and head out for the 5th Annual Elves on the Run, 5K/ Kids Run, presented by Brinker. This family-friendly event takes place on December 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Grove Park – Trawick Pavilion (2700 Darren G. Medlin Trail). Meet Santa at the finish line! Visit vendors, keep warm with beverages and snacks and more! Dogs on leashes are welcome. Visit https://ElvesontheRun5k.com/ for more information.
HOLIDAY HOTEL PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE. With so many events in the Christmas Capital of Texas, you’ll want to spend the night to experience it all! For additional information, please contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas.
GRAPEVINE, CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS®
It’s merrier in Grapevine! Grapevine offers 40 days of Christmas with more than 1,400 events and activities. Grapevine was officially declared the Christmas Capital of Texas by the State of Texas Senate with Proclamation No. 556 in 2009, signed by Senator Jane Nelson. City staff, along with volunteer citizens and members of the Chamber of Commerce generously provided their time to help install millions of lights and Christmas decorations throughout the city.