Grapevine, Texas - Key Annual Events

Though some of the community's events reoccur yearly with great anticipation, there are many new ones to experience. Be sure to check this short list often. For a detailed, year-long listing, visit our Community Calendar.  If you'd like to list an event in Grapevine, contact us with the information.
 

January 2015

February 2015
March 2015
April 2015

Annual Chocolate Festival
April 24, 25, 2015
Chocolate Fest
The Travelers Aid "Traveler" dressed in chocolate and his blue artist's smock and holding his paintbrush is the official representative of the Chocolate Fest DFW Chocolate and Art Festival.

Chocolate Fest DFW is an annual fund raising event benefiting Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth.  The Festival features two different events bringing together the best in chocolate, art and wine. If you love chocolate, wine and art, this is your event!

Chocolate Fest Features and Events:

The 11th annual ChocolateFest consists of two events - an Evening of Chocolate and Wine, Friday, April 24th, from 7-10 pm. and A Day of Chocolate and Art, Saturday, April 25th, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Both events will be held at Austin Ranch near Grapevine Mills Mall in Grapevine, TX. Enjoy great wine, wonderful art creations, live music, and of course outstanding chocolate from area chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants, hotels and more.

NEW VENUE!!! ChocolateFest has moved to a new venue for 2015! We are proud to announce that both the Evening of Chocolate and Wine and Day of Chocolate and Art will be held at Austin Ranch. Austin Ranch is located near Grapevine Mills Mall in Grapevine at 2009 Anderson Gibson Road. There will be more space for vendors and guests to relax and enjoy the chocolate! CHOCOLATES AND CHAPS..... Austin Ranch is a western themed event venue. As a result, this year the ChocolateFest will take on a definite country western theme and atmosphere. So come dressed in your boots and jeans ready to kick back and have fun! And since we are going country western, we will have country music and beer in addition to great wines on Friday night. BOOT SCOOTIN' MUSIC... We are proud to announce that the music for the Friday night Evening of Chocolate and Wine will be provided by Justin Mason.

Tickets are available ONLY through the website: www.chocolatefestgrapevine.

 

Annual Blessing of the Vines, New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail 
And the Grapevine Art Project's Art Show & Sale

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Take part in a tradition enjoyed by true wine aficionados for centuries.

The Blessing of the Vines is a centuries-old European blessing performed by a priest to ensuring a bountiful harvest, robust vines and savory grapes. The ceremony begins with a colorful procession through Delaney Vineyards, the largest vineyard in North Texas, and is followed by a complimentary wine tasting and live entertainment. The priest will bless the vines for the this year's harvest, as well as bless the new release wines from crops from previous years.

After the Blessing of the Vines, the celebration continues on the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail. Taste a variety of wines at Grapevine's winery tasting rooms and enjoy beautiful works of art throughout the city. Special works of art can be viewed at Grapevine's Palace Arts Center at 300 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine; the Grand Gallery and Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters, 636 S. Main Street, and at galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city.

FREE admission at
Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne blvd.
10am-11am

Grapevine New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail - April 11, 2015

The New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail pays tribute to Grapevine wineries with a fun day of wine sampling and art exhibitions. 

The New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail offers a memorable journey to experience first-hand the many unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine. Tickets include complimentary shuttle service to all of the winery tasting rooms along Grapevine's Urban Wine Trail as well as Grapevine's art galleries, three tastings of wine and one food item at each winery tasting room and a souvenir wine glass. Participating winery tasting rooms include: Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, Farina's Winery and Cafe, Grape Vine Springs Winery, Homestead Winery, Messina Hof Grapevine, Sloan & Williams Winery, Su Vino Winery and Umbra Winery.

Many of Grapevine's art galleries and fine art working studios also have special exhibitions and works on display as part of the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail.

Cost is $55 Adults 21 years and older ONLY.
For tickets: https://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/event/3915359
11:00am - 5:00pm, throughout Grapevine

GAP Art Show & Sale - April 11, 2015

Grapevine Art Project's Art Show & Sale will be held in conjunction with Grapevine's New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail. Enjoy Paintings, photography, glass, jewelry, fiber art, mexeed-media, and pottery from over 20 talented, local artists. Take home a little piece of Texas that you can treasure forever!

FREE admission
April 11th, from 10am-6pm
Lancaster Theatre, 300 N. Main Street
For more details visit
www.grapevineartproject.com

 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm
 Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:30 am -12:30 pm
 626 Ball Street 

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Nash Farm is a FREE event open to the public.

Take a trip to the farm this Spring for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be hiding thousands of eggs at Nash Farm for a hopping good time.  Special prize eggs will be hidden in each age divisionn.  Hunt times are divided by age groups.

This year events will include egg-hunting, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, wagon rides and more! 

For more information, please visit www.playgrapevine.com.
Parking: Available at the Botanical Gardens and Cannon Elementary School

11th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm 'Getting Acquainted' by Bruce Rosenstiel
April 18, 2015, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

FREE Family Fun! (Donations support all activities and events at Nash Farm)

Activities may include:
• Heritage toys
• Kitchen gardening
• Cotton planting
• Farm animals
• Hayrides ($1 per person)
• Field cultivation
• Wood carving demonstrations
• Jump rope making
• Wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations
• Blacksmith demonstrations
This event is handicap accessible; concessions available; free admission

Learn about life on the farm!  Have old-fashioned fun! 

Hot dog lunch and beverages available from Grapevine AMBUCS.

Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street • Near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary and at the Botanic Garden.
For more information: www.NashFarm.org or 817 410-3185

May 2015

Annual Main Street Days Festival Main Street Day Banner
May 15, 16 & 17 , 2015

Savor the flavor of fun at Grapevine's 29th Annual Main Street Days May ! Held along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, guests will enjoy three days of family-friendly fun.

Delight in the varieties of delicious premium Texas and International wines, craft beers and festival foods. Taste a slice of delicious pizza or enjoy a whole pie from one of Grapevine's pizza purveyors along the Pizza Piazza.

Hear live music on five stages throughout the three day festival. Cheer the masters of the grill at the Grillin' Competition at the Town Square Gazebo.

Watch your kids experience the thrilling KidCave, a brand new kid-friendly entertainment zone, featuring the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center's Junior Builder Competition and the SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium touch pool. Take a turn at the games and on the carnival rides along the Carnival Midway.

Check out some cool items from a variety of vendors along Main Street. In addition, all of the shops, restaurants and art galleries in Historic Downtown Grapevine are open during the festival.

The 31st Annual Main Street Days opens Friday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. and admission is free until 5 p.m. Festival hours are Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. After 5 p.m. on Friday, adults are $7 and children 6 - 12 and seniors are $5. Weekend passes are $15 per person. Souvenir weekend passes are $20 per person. Free shuttles run continuously from designated parking lots.

For more information and tickets, call 817 410-3185 or www.grapevinetexasusa.com/mainstreetdays.

Summer Blast 2015 - Beat the Heat Fun!

The hottest and longest season of the year might also be the most fun ever!

Grapevine's SummerBlast features a 12-minute fireworks over Lake Grapevine every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day at 9:30 p.m. Best viewing locations are your favorite lake parks or on top of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan Resort, which is home to the Garage Rock Out Party.

Don't miss your chance to ride the rails on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad all summer long! The regular route to the Fort Worth Stockyards departs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from the Cotton Belt Depot at 1 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, guests can help a group of deputies corral the bandits that are trying to rob the train.

Great dining, shopping and summer fun options await you in Grapevine. From great outdoor dining to shopping in Historic Downtown or Grapevine Mills mall, you're sure to find fun ways to stay cool all summer.

And for water fun, make a splash at Paradise Springs at Gaylord Texan Resort, the Great Wolf Lodge or the 8,000 acre Lake Grapevine.

Austin Ranch Horseback Riding
2009 Anderson Gibson Rd.
817 481-1536
www.austinranch.net

Fireworks!
Every Friday night at 9:30 p.m.
The show can be seen from any Lake Grapevine Park.

Friday Night Fireworks Paddle
on Grapevine Lake in a kayak.
www.playgrapevinereg.com

Grapevine Markets
   - Farmers Market
     325 S. Main St. at the Town Square Gazebo
     817 793-8634
     www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com
     
   - Grapevine Market
     299 S. Main St. in Liberty Park

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
705 S. Main Street
817 410-3185
www.GVRR.com

Lake Grapevine
   - Black Watch Sailing Charters, 817 296-0130
   - Hummingbird Sailing, LLC,
   - Lake Grapevine Cruises, 972 249-5757
   - Tranquil Sails, 817 456-2283
   - Waterway Adventures, 1-800-844-8862
   - Silver Lake Marina, 817 481-1918
   - Lake Parks, City of Grapevine, 817 410-3450, www.grapevinetexas.gov
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
3000 Grapeine Mills Parkway, Suite 519
972 539-9386
www.legodiscoverycenter.com

Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Train Exhibit
410 W. Dallas Road
214 693-0258
www.lonestarhirailers.com

Nash Farm Events
626 Ball Street
817 410-3185
www.nashfarm.org
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main Street
817 481-8733 
www.palace-theatre.com
Polar Ice House Grapevine
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Neighborhood 6, #613
Grapevine, Texas 76051
972 874-1930
www.polaricehousegrapevine.com
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
www.visitsealife.com/grapevine

Summer Museum Exhibits
   - Tower Gallery and Grand Gallery
     636 S. Main Street
     817 410-3185
     www.grapevinetexasusa.com

   - Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Train Exhibit
     410 W. Dallas Road
     214 693-0258
     www.lonestarhirailers.com

Texas Star Dinner Theater
816 S. Main Street
817 310-5588
www.texasstardinnertheater.com

Resorts
   - Gaylord Texan Summer Bash Events
     1501 Gaylord Trail
     817 778-1000
     www.gaylordtexan.com

   - Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
     100 Great Wolf Drive
     817 488-6510
     www.greatwolf.com
    

June 2015

Annual Flag Day CelebrationFlag Day Gazebo 
June 14, at 2:00 PM

Officials in Grapevine will hold the city’s annual Flag Day Celebration. The event will take place at Grapevine’s Gazebo, located in the 300 block of Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Flag Day is officially celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which occurred that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

We invite you to join us as we commemorate this significant day in America’s history. The event is free and open to the general public, with cookies and lemonade to be served upon conclusion of the program.

July 2015

Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza  Fireworks Over Lake GV

9:30 p.m. – Grapevine Lake

On July 4 at 9:30 p.m., find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free.

August 2015
September 2015

 Annual GrapeFest GrapeStomp              September 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2015

Voted an ABA Top 100 Event in North America! In Historic Downtown Grapevine you can join wine novices and connoisseurs at the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Walk down historic Main Street and sample the best that the Texas wine industry has to offer. Four fantastic days of fun including a Carnival and Midway for kids, food, wine and beer for you, all wrapped around sensational live music. Enjoy the tasty food and wine affairs at the Culinary Pavillion and cool off in the Champagne Terrace.
Sample award winning wines at this annual event! Enjoy a carnival for the kids, live music, attend a sophisticated food & wine affair, including:

  • People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic
  • 6 Stages of Non-Stop Live Entertainment
  • International Wine Pavillion
    •  Palate Pleasers at the Palace
  • Winery Tasting Room Tours
  • Draft Beer Pavillion
  • GrapeStomp
  • Arts & Crafts Booths
  • KidsWorld
  • Texas Wine Tribute Dinner
  • Vintner's Auction
  • GrapeFest Golf Classic
  • Tennis Classic Tournament
  • Mini-Excurisions on 'Puffy'
  • Grapevine OPRY Matinees
  • The 29th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience, will open on Thursday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under.

    Purchase tickets: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

    October 2015

    Nash Farm - Fall Round-Up Pumpkins at Nash Farm Fall Festival, photo courtesy of Bruce Rosenstiel
    October 17, 2015
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    It’s free fun at the farm for the entire family!

    Activities may include:
    • Jump rope making
    • Leather working
    • Blacksmith demonstrations
    • Kitchen gardening
    • Hayrides ($1 per person)
    • Butterfly release
    • Wood carving
    • Cotton picking
    • Farm chores
    • Heritage toys
    • Corn shuck doll making
    Hot dogs and hamburgers for sale from Grapevine AMBUCS.
    Call 817 410-3585 for more information or visit www.nashfarm.org
    Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street • Near Historic Downtown Grapevine
    Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary.

    Annual Butterfly FlutterbyA Grapevine Garden Monarch, photo courtesy of Bruce Rosenstiel

    October 17, 2015
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Registration for the Costume Parade begins at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at East Wall and Jenkins Street.

    Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, located at 411 Ball Street.

    Bring the entire family, even your pets, to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. The 16th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event and will be held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens for the first time.

    The day begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade. Registration for the Costume Parade begins at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at East Wall Street and Jenkins Street. Pets are welcome to participate. The Costume Parade begins at 10 a.m., with a brand new route. The parade will begin at the parking lot at East Wall and Jenkins Street. 

    Participants will then proceed West on Wall, left on Church Street, and into the First Methodist Church parking lot towards the Botanical Gardens. There will be prizes awarded for best costume in different age groups. After the parade, see butterfly exhibits and participate in butterfly arts and crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase.

    Live butterfly releases will take place throughout the event.
    More information: 817 410-3533

    ...and here comes the Spooky Stuff!

    Hallow-Wine Trail

    Saturday, October 25th, 2014
    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Costumes Encouraged
     
    Ticket Includes:
    -Three Tastings at each Winery
    -One Large Crystal Wine Glass
    -Food Samplings at each Winery
    -Premium Bottle of Texas Wine
     
    Participating Wineries:
    -Cross Timbers Winery
    -D'Vine Wine
    -Farina's Winery
    -Homestead Winery
    -Su Vino Winery

    COST: $45 in Advance
    $50 at the door

    Wine Trail Ticket pick up
    begins at 10 a.m. at:

    Cross Timbers Winery
    805 North Main St.
    Grapevine, TX
    817.488.6789
    To order tickets on-line visit: www.grapevinewinerytrail.com/

    Bewitched by the Barn - TBD for 2014

    October , From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    At Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

    Admission: Free
    A free Family event with free popcorn & cider.

    Presented by the Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers. Come one and all to hear the tall tales of gobblins and to be Bewitched!

    For thousands of years, our basic form of communication has been storytelling.  It stimulates the imagination.  A gifted storyteller enables individuals to experience adventures via the painting of  words in their mind’s eye.

     

    Through the skills of the storyteller, a fable, folktale, heroic epic, historical saga, tall tale, outright lying is experiencing the story themselves.  The story can evoke laughter, tears, fear, wonder, respect, or just a sense of awe.  A story may be short or long, frivolous or touching, but it links the past with the present enabling us to proceed into the future.

    Halloween at The GrapeYard

    The GrapeYard @ Meadowmere Park

    Expanded to 2 Nights!
    Friday, October 24
    Saturday, October 25

    Experience the thrills and chills of the 4th Annual GrapeYard event at our new location in Meadowmere Park on the eerie shores of Grapevine Lake. Immerse yourself in a captivating sensory experience of frightfully fun family entertainment! Brave the sights, sounds and scares with 2 stages of live entertainment, ghostly haunted hayride, pumpkin painting, laser tag, mazes, food vendors and so much more! Costumes welcome.

    Admission is limited and everyone must register for tickets in advance.
    GrapeYard tickets are now available! www.playgrapevinereg.com

    Halloween Treat Train

    October 26th, 2014
    On the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
    705 S. Main St.
    1 p.m. and 2:45 train rides

    All passengers are invited to wear costumes. The staff will be dressed up and pass out Halloween candy on both train rides.

    Admission: Normal prices for 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. ride.
    Tickets: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

    November and December
    Main St. Christmas

    Activities start in November, 2015 and end in January, 2016. There's no better place to spend Christmas than in the Christmas Capital of Texas™ ,   Grapevine, Texas!

     

    Only here will you wil be amazed at the more than 1,400 Christmas events over 40 days, over 1 million lights, awesone decorations in Historic Downtown Grapevine! Share this special and unique holiday, making your own fun memories with family and friends.

    Some of our favorite events for 2015 are following:

    Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm

    December  5, 2015
    626 S. Ball Street, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m
    .

    Experience a Victorian Christmas at Grapevine’s Nash Farm. Visitors will be led by docents through the farmhouse and the farm to experience how Grapevine’s earliest settlers celebrated Christmas in Texas during the latter part of the 19th Century. Tours will be led from the pole barn, where visitors can enjoy hot cider and cookies, to the front door of the farmhouse, through the parlor, bedroom, dining room and kitchen, then outside by the burning yule log and back to the pole barn. Following the tour, guests may make ornaments to decorate their home for Christmas.

    www.nashfarm.org

    Grapevine's Annual Candelight Tour of Homes
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 (2015 date TBD)
    4 - 7:00 pm


    Come to Explore Grapevine's Unique Residential Historic Township.GV Candlelight Tour of Homes As you stroll through historic downtown, be sure to visit the beautiful homes which will be open to the public for touring.

    Luminaries will light each destination home along your way along the Downtown Historic District. Docents and homeowners will be present to greet all participants and discuss the individual characteristics of their home.

    This event is sponsored by Grapevine Heritage Foundation. There is a $10 fee, per person.

    For more information please call 817 410-3585

     

     

    ICE! and Lone Star Christmas

    At the Gaylord Texan frrom November 12, 2015 - January 2, 2016

    You and your family will marvel at 2 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments and dozens of lavish holiday displays that include larger-than-life decorations. Enjoy Milk & Cookies with Mrs. Claus and ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman. All new is a special bonus area — a LIVE ice carving zone. Watch a masterful ice carver create amazing sculptures before your eyes. And, don't forget about snow tubing! It is better than ever with 12 lanes of fun, as well as other exclusive holiday events and attractions to get you in the spirit of the season. It's all part of Lone Star Christmas!

    Lone Star Christmas
    1501 Gaylord Trail
    Grapevine, Texas
    76051 USA
    817 778-1000

    ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman, 2014. The 2015 Main Event is TBD.

    The award-winning ICE! attraction is carved by a team of 40 master ice artisans from Harbin, China. These talented craftspeople spend more than a month in Grapevine creating our one-of-a-kind display. Harbin, known as the "ice city" of China, hosts the famed International Ice and Snow Festival annually, where more than 2,000 sculptors carve a 100-acre walk-through ice park using ice from the nearby Songhua River.

    1501 Gaylord Trail
    817 778-2000
    www.gaylordtexan.com

    Snowland! at Great Wolf Lodge
    November 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    North Pole Express® on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad

    Grapevine Depot
    705 S. Main St. 

    The 2015 North Pole Express dates:
    November 27, 28, 29 
    December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
    Contact the North Pole Express® for exact train schedule.
      
    North Pole Express
    Steam down the tracks with your family aboard the North Pole Express! See the magic of the season unfold as children of all ages and adults alike experience this classic Grapevine event. Grab your P.J.'s and come with us. ALL ABOARD!!!

    Create a unique “Family Christmas Memory” at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®. Your experience begins at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform where you board the beautifully decorated Victorian Rail Coaches and are greeted by elves, minstrels and carolers. Departing the platform, you will enjoy live entertainment and the reading of a Christmas story when every child will receive a “We Believe” Silver Santa Bell.

    Riders return to a transformed platform that now leads to the North Pole where all are in search of Santa. You will then enter a Winter Wonderland through a Christmas Tree Maze to a dazzling North Pole stage where Santa Helpers and costumed characters perform a high energy exciting traditional Christmas Show that culminates with the arrival of Santa. Santa greets the audience and asks all “Who Believe” to ring their Santa bells and the North Pole is alive with the jingles of hundreds of bells. Santa wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Santa also gives everyone a voucher for a Family Photo with him at the North Pole General Store. You can go get it right then or come back anytime during the week between noon and 7 p.m. Limit one per family.

    The event area opens each day one hour before the first train departs and closes one hour after the last train returns to the station.

    North Pole Express
    705 S. Main Street
    817-410-3185

    Contacts: www.gvrr.com and 817 410-3185. Purchase tickets: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

    Christmas Wine Trains

    Grapevine Vintage Railroad
    705 S. Main Street
    December 10th and 17th, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. 

    'Tis the season for holiday cheer on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Christmas Wine Train! Each guest receives delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and dessert served onboard along with two glasses of wine in a souvenir Grapevine Vintage Railroad wine glass. The featured winery will serve and educate guests about their selected wines. Additional glasses of wine will be available for purchase. Enjoy this delightful and festive atmosphere featuring holiday music, great food and a visit from Santa! The train will run rain or shine. Guests must be 21 and up.

    Boarding begins at 7 p.m. train departs at 7:30 p.m. and returns approximately 9 p.m.
    Cost is $40 person.

    Train times can change. Please contact the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for the exact schedule. Contacts: www.gvrr.com and 817 410-3185. Purchase tickets: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

    Christmas on Main Street 

    Historic Downtown Grapevine, Nov. 27 - Dec. 20, 2015 
    Fridays -       2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturdays - 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
    Sundays -     2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    Experience the beautiful Victorian-style Christmas of Historic Downtown Grapevine. Events include:
    > Tractor-drawn wagon rides (departing behind the Gazebo)
    > OhLook Performing Arts presenting music from their "A Christmas Carol" from noon-1:00 p.m.
    >  
    Then include FREE fun activities for the entire family including Santa with fun Christmas characters, exciting reindeer games and much more family fun that is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

    Carol of Lights

    November 23, 2015
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Carol of Lights - Annual Tree Lighting

    Join us for the official kick-off ceremony for the Christmas Capital of Texas®, and be part of a ‘turn of the century’ Carol of Lights on Monday, November 23, at 7pm at the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main Street.

    Kick off the season with merriment and fanfare as Mayor William D. Tate “flips the switch” and illuminates the live 30’ Christmas tree and all of Historic Downtown Grapevine! Join us as more than one million lights fill Historic Downtown. The entire family will enjoy this free and wonderfully entertaining presentation blending traditional favorites and contemporary sights and sounds that will both warm the heart and excite the soul for the most wonderful time of the year. Help sing in the season with live music entertainers. The gazebo and surrounding areas will be transformed into an 1890's feel, complete with costumes and time-period specific activities and music. If you have your own costume, please join in the fun and wear it to Carol of Lights! Costumed guests will have priority seating for the event. New this year - beginning at 5:30pm, join us for family activities -- make Christmas ornaments, string popcorn and cranberries and enjoy cupcake and cookie decorating (to take home). And don’t forget your cameras to have your photo taken in an authentic turn-of-the-century sleigh being pulled by a live reindeer. To warm our guests, we will offer free kettle corn.

    Light Show Spectacular at the Gazebo
    Come enjoy the 2014 Holiday Light Show from November 25th through January 4, 2015, at its new locations on the corner of Dallas and Main Streets.

    This light show spectacular will delight all as it plays nightly on the hour and half-hour, from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. FREE!

    Parade of Lights

    Illuminates Historic Downtown Grapevine
    Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

    Parade of Lights GV
    Thousands of merrymakers will witness the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. Enjoy the enchanting display of more than 100 colorfully lighted floats that will pass through Historic Downtown Grapevine. Rolling to the tune of numerous marching bands playing holiday music, the Grapevine Parade of Lights is North Texas’ largest lighted Christmas parade. Watch for Santa on the last float!

    The parade route will be along Historic Main Street, beginning at Hanover Drive and concluding at Northwest Hwy. FREE event.

    Twinkle Light Boat Parade
    Lake Grapevine, Saturday, December 5, 2015
    6 p.m. -9 p.m.

    Starting at Dusk on Lake Grapevine (around 6:00 pm)
    Twinkle Lights Lake GV
    Lake Grapevine will twinkle with holiday cheer! The water of Lake Grapevine will glisten during the Twinkle Light Parade on Lake Grapevine at dusk.

    This lighted boat parade begins at Twin Coves Marina, picking up entries at each marina as it circles the lake.

    The parade is visible all along the shore of Lake Grapevine, the Gaylord Texan's Glass Cactus Nightclub.

     

    Christmas at the Palace Theatre

    The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
    All Showtimes 7:30 PM at the Palace Theatre
    300 S. Main Street

    2014 Holiday Shows: December 16, 17, 18, 19 

    The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas It's a return engagement, the Texas Tenors are here at Grapevine's Historic Palace Theatre! Audiences will be amazed at this terrific trio, most well-known for their amazing journey on America's Got Talent in 2009. Over 100 Million people tuned in to see the Texas Tenors become the highest ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagan, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway to the stage. With breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm the Texas Tenors have traveled the globe performing more than 450 concerts over the past 4 years. And this Christmas, Grapevine has them for five magical shows.

    2014 Holiday Shows: Tuesday, December 16th - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th - 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 18th - 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 19th - 7:30p.m.

    The box office will open one hour prior to each day's show-time for ticket pick-ups. Tickets are $35 each. Please contact the Palace Ticketline at 817 410-3100 for group rates and seating inquiries.

    Main Street LIVE! (previously Grapevine OPRY)
    At the Palace Theatre
    300 S. Main Street
    817 481-8733

    DECEMBER 2015 Shows:

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

    Make plans to join us for a spectacular Grapevine Opry Christmas show where we’ll observe everything we love about the holidays.

    From gathering with loved ones to baking cookies, opening presents, and singing Christmas carols, to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, this experience is one you’ll never forget.

    Start a NEW tradition this year by celebrating the sounds of the season with your extended family at the Grapevine Opry Show. Tis the season!

    Christmas Spectacular Show Dates:
    November  21, 28, 2015
    December 4, 5, 11, 12, 19, 2015

    Holiday Movies with Matinees & Evening Shows, Musicals and Theatre

    Enjoy your favorite Family Christmas Film, Musical or Theatre on the big screen at the beautifully restored Palace Theatre. Matinee and evening shows available. Ticket price is $5. For tickets or additional information call 817 410-3100.

     

     

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