11 delicious events to celebrate the holidays in grapevine, texas this season

Stroll the Main Street of Grapevine this holiday season among Victorian-style shops adorned with twinkling lights, decorative wreaths, garlands, candy canes, ribbons and bows. See the huge living Christmas tree in Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Street Station. Unbox a Christmas classic in Grapevine, the Christmas capital of Texas, with 40 days and 1,400 Christmas events until the end of the year.

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1.33rd Annual Carol of Lights

Welcome Christmas at 33e Annual Carol of Lights Show and Street Lights Monday, November 22. Come early at 4 p.m. and enjoy a tour with Santa and live reindeer, create holiday crafts, and savor tasty bites. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the mayor “flips the switch” and the streets light up with a dazzling light show amid live musical performances culminating in breathtaking fireworks at the hotel. city.

Two smiling women walking down the Christmas decorated street in Grapevine, Texas.
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Shop in over 80 boutiques, jewelry stores, art galleries, interior design studios, collectibles stores, wine tasting rooms, and more. You’re sure to find your favorite Christmas food, a bottle of wine, and a Christmas present or stocking for everyone on your list.

Visit the Christmas Market for local and regional baked goods, cheese, nuts, chocolate, and gift baskets at the European-style open-air market at Town Square Gazebo on Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas, as well as Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Christmas weekdays.

Hundreds of band members march through the streets of Grapevine, Texas during the Parade of Lights.
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3. Parade of lights

See more than 100 illuminated floats and marching bands along the historic Main Street during the Parade of Lights on Thursday, December 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa Claus ends the parade by making his debut on the last float.

Driver taking tickets to board the North Pole express train.
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4. Express Pole Nord Christmas Village

Don’t miss the most wonderful time of year at the North Pole Express Christmas Village as you stroll through a winter wonderland in the snowy Christmas forest and experience real Texas snow. Join Herman the Elf on a trip around the village with the Grapevine Christmas Passport Elf Adventure featuring holiday crafts and handmade ornaments like a wooden train or metal garlands. Meet Main Street Santa in the North Pole General Store in Christmas Village, snap a photo, and witness story time with Santa.

Tower of the Main Street Station in historic downtown Grapevine.
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5. Tour of the main street station

Visit the Main Street Station Tower with views of historic downtown Grapevine from 12 floors and a 360-degree view of the lights of the DFW Metroplex.

A small tractor pushes a wagon of people enjoying Christmas at Nash Farm.
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6. Christmas at Nash Farm

Hear how Grapevine’s first settlers celebrated Christmas at Nash Farm with cookies and cider while helping to decorate the farm for Christmas. Enjoy a Victorian Farm and Barn Christmas tour or celebrate with ornament making while listening to traditional Christmas music with refreshments. Enjoy coffee, tea and sweets as well as board games at the farm’s Christmas Parlor Social. Later, you can learn Victorian card printing, ornament making, and cookie baking. Check the farm schedule for events and tickets.

Palace Theater in historic Grapevine.
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7. Historic Grapevine Palace Theater

Enjoy Christmas classics on the big screen and holiday-themed shows and entertainment at Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theater with the North Central Ballet and the Nutcracker, an abridged version featuring three dances. You’ll see a comedic take on The Return of the Nutcracker, A Merry Little Christmas Show, Cinderella, A British Pantomime, and Elvis Christmas Special with Kraig Parker. Take a trip back in time with the radio show It’s a Wonderful Life, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s Christmas tribute, or bluegrass Christmas with the Petersens. See the program of classic Christmas films like Alone at home Where It’s a wonderful life.

Inside the Gaylord Texan Resort at Christmas time.
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8. Buddy the Elf at Gaylord Texan Resort

Take a journey into the world of Buddy the Elf to save Christmas at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Visit Mr. Narwhal and his friends in the sugar cane forest, explore the North Pole toy store, watch for the arrival of Santa Claus in the famous New York department store, organize a snowball fight in Central Park, and more. Be amazed by the towering Christmas trees, millions of dazzling lights, glittering ornaments and magical model train sets at Merry & Light, with real snow falling. Find an indoor ice rink, real snow to build life-size snowmen, and a tube slide track.

Entrance to Snowland at the Great Wolf Lodge.
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9. Snowland at the Great Wolf Lodge

At the Great Wolf Lodge, take a walk through a winter wonderland in Snowland with daily indoor snowfall. Play Snowland Bingo, make holiday crafts, and listen to songs and stories on It was the night before Snowland and the frost fest dance party. As a respite from Snowland, play in the 84-degree water park where cabanas feature shiny Christmas trees and holiday decor.

Charcuterie board and two glasses of wine sitting on a wrought iron table outside in Grapevine, Texas.
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10. Urban wine route and world-class catering

Sip mulled wines in famous Grapevine vineyard tasting rooms along the Urban Wine Trail and dine at over 200 chef-owned restaurants and cafes with world-class gourmet cuisine and creative holiday cocktails.

The family takes a photo with a large sculpture of Santa Claus in Grapevine, TX.
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11. Main Street Instagram Photoshoots

Be a kid again with dozens of Instagram photo ops along Historic Main Street with mints at Candy Cane Lane, giant toys at Toyland at the Gazebo, or vintage sleds and cards from Life-size Christmas. You will enjoy the singing Christmas tree animated by the 40 foot community, giant gnomes and Santas. Check out the hometown Christmas exhibit inside the Tower Gallery with Captain Christmas and his reindeer ready to strike a pose as you stroll through other vintage holiday vignettes.

Pro tip: Dr. Sue’s Chocolate offers a Hot Chocolate Happy Hour daily starting at 4:30 p.m. with artisanal hot chocolate and unique toppings.

Shop at the British Emporium, winner of Best Multicultural Store in DFW, for UK holiday gifts and food.

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