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 2014

February 2014
March 2014
April 2014

Annual Chocolate Festival
April 4, 5, 2014

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:
Chocolate lovers will gather in Grapevine, Texas to celebrate the love of chocolate, wine and local art while raising funds for the programs of Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth.  The 8th Annual ChocolateFest will take place in two exciting venues.

Friday evening, April 4, 2014 from 7:00 -10 p.m. The festival will get underway with An
Evening of Chocolate and Wine.  Guests will enjoy samples of fine chocolates, hors
d'oeuvres, great local wines, live music, a silent action and a souvenir wine glass in the
relaxing and beautiful setting of Delaney Vineyards and Winery, 2000 Champagne Blvd.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 10:30  a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The festival continues with A Day
of Chocolate and Art.  Guests will enjoy samples of a variety of chocolate items, while
enjoying live music and art displays and sales from local artisans.  The Day of
Chocolate and Art will be held in the Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street in historic
downtown Grapevine. 

SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN TICKET: (TBD for 2014)
If you are looking for a great Chocolate Event for you and your children,
go to the Palace Art Center Theatre Friday evening, April 5, 2013, for
the classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at 7:30 p.m.  If you
buy a big bucket of popcorn and find a "golden ticket,"you win 4 Palace
Theatre movie tickets, 4 tickets to the Day of Chocolate and Art, a backstage
tour of the Palace Art Center, Willy Wonka chocolates and a DVD of the
classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!"

www.chocolatefestgrapevine.org

 

Blessing of the VinesAnnual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail 
And the Gallery Art Show

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Downtown Grapevine, Includes Blessing of the Vines, New Vintage Wine & Art Show & Gallery Trail.

The New Vintage Wine Trail begins at 11 a.m. and will run through 5 p.m., offering a memorable journey to experience first-hand the many unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine.

Blessing of the Vines and Wine Tasting Reception
April  from 11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Start the day at Delaney Vineyards as wine aficionados gather to take part in the Blessing of the Vines and New Release Wines, a centuries-old European blessing performed by a priest to celebrate the new harvest, robust vines and savory grapes. The ceremony begins with a colorful procession through 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 2014 harvest, as well as blessing the new release wines from crops from previous years. The Blessing of the Vines event is free and begins at 11 a.m.

New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail
April 12, 2014
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Throughout Grapevine
$49 Adults 21 years and older only


The 22nd Annual Blessing of the Vines & New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail presented by Park Place Motorcars - Grapevine pays tribute to Grapevine wine 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 are $49 per person and include complimentary shuttle service to Grapevine winery tasting rooms and art galleries, three tastings of wine and one food item at each winery tasting room and a souvenir wine glass. Complimentary shuttle service is available to all Grapevine winery tasting rooms including Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, D'Vine Wine, Farina's Winery and Cafe, Homestead Winery and Tasting Room and Su Vino Winery.

The New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail brings a variety of special exhibitions to Grapevine. At the Palace Arts Center, the New Vintage Gallery Art Show features original oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and hand-woven textiles of local artists. Enjoy your favorite local wine, meet the artists and support the local art community at this special exhibition, which is organized by the Grapevine Art Project (GAP). The art show, which features art both on display and for sale, is a highlight for art lovers.

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.

Gallery Art Show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street

The New Vintage Gallery Art Show in the Palace Arts Center organized by the Grapevine Art Project (GAP), will feature local artists displaying and selling original oils, watercolors, and photographs as well as pottery, sculpture, jewelry and hand-woven textiles. Come on by and enjoy the show, meet the artists and support local art.

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 at 636 S. Main St. and at galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city.

For event tickets contact: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm
 Saturday, April 12th 9:30 am -12:30 pm

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Nash Farm-FREE
Saturday, April 12th, 9:30-12:30 pm

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.  Face painters, bounce houses, petting zoo, hay rides, and more!  For more information, please visit www.playgrapevine.com.
Parking: Available at the Botanical Gardens and Cannon Elementary School

Easter Eggs Hunt at Delaney Vineyards, April 19th
 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Grab your baskets and come to Delaney Vineyards for a hopping good time on Sunday March 23th!  The 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Colleyville Heritage Lions Club, will delight kids of all ages with three separate hunts (age specific).  Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny will be there for photographs.  Games, treats, contests, prizes, food and beverages will be on hand as well as bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painting and lots of fun!  The event runs from 2:00 – 5:00 and all proceeds benefit the Colleyville Heritage Lions Club!  Visit our web site for an egg hunt schedule and more details, www.delaneyvineyards.com.

11th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm 'Getting Acquainted' by Bruce Rosenstiel
April 26, 2014, 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! 
11 a.m. Dedication of the Nash Farm's placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

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 2014

Annual Main Street Days Festival Main Street Day Banner
May 16, 17 & 18 , 2014

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 29th Annual Main Street Days opens Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. and admission is free until 5 p.m. Festival hours are Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, 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, call 817 410-3185. For registration, schedules and more details, contact www.grapevinetexasusa.com/mainstreetdays.

Summer Blast 2014 - Beat the Heat Fun!
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 2014

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 2014

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 2014
September 2014

 Annual GrapeFest GrapeStomp              September 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2014

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 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience, will open on Thursday, September 11 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 2014

    Nash Farm - Fall Round-Up Pumpkins at Nash Farm Fall Festival, photo courtesy of Bruce Rosenstiel
    October 18, 2014
    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 18, 2014
    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, 2014
    Main St. Christmas

    Activities start in November, 2014 and end in January, 2015. 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 2014 are following:

    Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm

    December , 2014
    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 7th Annual Candelight Tour of Homes
    Saturday, November 8, 2014
    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 13 - January 3, 2015

    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 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

    North Pole Express® on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad

    Grapevine Depot
    705 S. Main St. 

    The 2014 North Pole Express dates:
    November 28, 29, 30 
    December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 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 11th and 18th, 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,
    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 24
    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 24, 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 4th 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 6th
    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.

    Grapevine OPRY
    At the Palace Theatre
    300 S. Main Street
    817 481-8733

    DECEMBER 2014 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 22, 29 
    December 5, 6, 12, 13, 20

    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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