40 Days of Fun at America's Christmas Capital
Grapevine is a famous destination in North Texas, US thanks to its year-round attractions, fine dining, fabulous hotels, and great shopping. In 2009, the Texas State Senate officially declared Grapevine as the Christmas Capital of Texas. Every year, the city holds to its title by providing memories-in-the-making holiday events for the whole family.
|Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas since 2009.Photo: Star telegram|
This small-town charm shines most brightly during the holidays, and here are the reason why.
The perfect spot to spend the holidays with family and friends
From mid-November to the first of January, travelers and locals visit Grapevine each year to marvel at the beautiful display of lights and Christmas decorations and create Christmas family traditions. You'll be amazed at 40 days of unique and traditional Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and much more! Be sure to make Grapevine, Texas your top Christmas destination.
Grapevine is only about 20 minutes northwest of Dallas and minutes away from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Whether you're looking for a night out with the family, an opportunity to enjoy the season with someone special or a unique Christmas getaway.
Grapevine Christmas Passport
|the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's North Pole Express. Photo: Texas Highway Magazine.|
Visitors can explore Grapevine’s enchanting past and join in an Elf Adventure with the Grapevine Christmas Passport. Everywhere you look on this historic street has been well-thought-out and fully enhanced with Christmas joy and decorations!
Kids can create souvenirs with Herman the Elf. One special stop on the journey that many chirldren look forward to is stamping a brass gift tag at Millican’s Blacksmith Shop.
Take a stroll through the Town Square Gazebo, you will experience animated snowman and watch “The Chilly Dawgs” as they perform all day long surrounded in snow. After the sun sets, experience and see JUST how the magic of Christmas brings our 30-foot community Singing Christmas Tree to life.
Create a unique family Christmas memory onboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's North Pole Express.
Snug in their pajamas, children's dreams come true as they climb aboard the magical train bound for the North Pole. Or, adults can take a ride on the wine trains and enjoy Christmas off the beaten path.
Meeting Santa Clause
Another hot hit is the Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan. Young to old will enjoy the spectacular hotel atrium when it’s decorated with the fabulous Christmas tree, millions of twinkling lights all around, and electric trains going around and around. And who can resist sitting on Santa’s lap for a photo! It’s truly the most magical place to spend your holidays. The hotel inside and out is so mesmerizing that you can’t help but feel Christmas’s true meaning.
|Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan. Photo: Go Grapevine|
Gaylord Texan hosts plenty of family fun every holiday season, you would not want to miss any of them: snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread decorating, snow throwing, wine tasting.
|Wine train is a hot hit among adults. Photo: Go Grapevine|
To get into the holiday spirit, you can check out Historic Palace Theatre for some classic Christmas events like live performances and beloved classic Christmas movies, presented by Park Place Lexus Land Rover Jaguar Grapevine, all season long.
Special Victorian Christmas traditions
|With 1,400 events in 40 days, Grapevine is the perfect place to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The Travel|
As the Christmas Captial of Texas, it comes as no surprise that during the holiday season, Grapevine is filled with fun activities and holiday joy to experience and create long-lasting memories with your family and loved ones. Check out Nash Farm, located right in the city, and you will enter a time capsule to go back to a century ago. You can try hayrides, old time skills classes, barn dance, ice cream social and the list goes on. All ages love it so do not hesitate to take your family to a fun day of Victorian Christmas traditions at Nash Farm.
Don't forget the unique shopping experience! Shoppers can discover 1.8 million square feet of joy at Grapevine Mills or scroll along the Main Street and marvel at the Christmas décor while checking off their holiday shopping list with all the charming gifts local stores have to offer.
With 1,400 events in 40 days, Grapevine is the perfect place to create yearly traditions, and to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. From thrilling Wagon rides at the amusement park through the Historic District, strolling down the street looking at all of the Christmas decor, to reading stories with Mrs. Claus, Grapevine is a must-visit destination each year during the holidays.
|Children enjoyed North Pole Express. Photo: essentiallyamerica|
How to make the holiday more splendid?
Choosing between 1,400 events in 40 days may be a not-so-jolly task and you may want to start your holiday adventure by visiting the Grapevine Visitor Information Center located at 636 South Main Street. It is a delight in itself with its massive display of lights and decorations inside and out.
Not only can you pick up every known brochure imaginable for every holiday event happening in Grapevine (and other towns), you can get firsthand information so you can enjoy your time in Grapevine to the max. Look for parking lots in advance if you go by private vehicles or get the brochure for public transportation in case you go to one event separately from your group.
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