Christmas Happenings

Christmas Happenings in the Christmas Capitol of Texas®

Grapevine is the destination location to celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Christmas Capitol of Texas®.  Carol-of-LightsHome to more than 1,400 holiday events and displays, Grapevine gives you a place to create magical memories with your family and friends. The whole town sparkles as Historic Downtown Grapevine lights up with millions of lights, giant decorations, animated characters and much more.

There are tons of activities lined up for you and your family and friends to enjoy. There will also be photo opportunities at every event, so don’t forget your camera. Use the links below to find more information on each of the exciting events in Grapevine during the holiday season.

Christmas in Historic Downtown Grapevine
*  Carol of Lights – Annual Tree Lighting
*  Christmas on Main
*  Magic of Christmas Light Show Spectacular
*  Parade of Lights
*  “Christmas Sparkle” at the Settlement to City Museums
*  Country Christmas Market at the Town Square Gazebo
Lake Grapevine
*  Twinkle Light Boat Parade
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
*  North Pole Express
*  Christmas Wine Trains
*  After Christmas Trains to Fort Worth Stockyards
The Palace Arts Center
*  “Christmas Spectacular”, presented by Main Street LIVE
*  “The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas”
*  “A Merry Little Christmas Show” with Ricki Derek
*  Texas Harmony Chorus Presents: Three Weeks Before Christmas
*  Classic Christmas Movies at the Palace Theatre
*  An “Elvis Hometown Christmas Special” with Kraig Parker
Gaylord Texan
*  ICE! and Lone Star Christmas
*  Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing
*  Photos with Santa
*  Cookies & Milk with Mrs. Claus
*  The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt
*  Santa’s Snowball Throwing Workshop
*  Gingerbread Decorating Corner, sponsored by Peeps®
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Friends of Rudolph Meet & Greet
Great Wolf Lodge
*  Snowland!
*  Visits with Santa
*  Dining in a Life-Size Gingerbread House
*  North Pole University
Other Events Around Town
*  Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm
*  Swim with Santa! at The REC
*  Giddens Gallery of Fine Art: Artist Reception & Patron Christmas Party
*  Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Grapevine
*  “The Christmas Express”, presented by Runway Theatre 
*  Scuba Diving Santa at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
*  Christmas Cottage, by GRACE Open House
*  Help-Create Experiences at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
*  “Reindeer Monologues”, presented by Runway Theatre
*  Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
*  “Christmas in Concert”, presented by Runway Theatre
*  Dive Into the Holidays with The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
*  “A Cold Hearted Christmas” at Texas Star Dinner Theater
*  “Light in the Darkness” at First Baptist Church Grapevine
*  Artisans’ Market at Grapevine Public Library
*  Breakfast with Santa and the Grapevine Fire Department
*  Sip Sweet Chocolate Holiday Cheer at Sue’s Chocolate
*  Cookies and Crafts with Santa at Grapevine Mills Mall
Photos with Santa
*  Main Street Santa at The Founders Building
Gaylord Texan – Lone Star Christmas
*  Santa is Waiting at Grapevine Mills Mall
*  Good Things For All Seasons (take your own pictures with Santa)
*  North Pole Express – Photos with Santa
Victorian era Father Christmas at The British Emporium
Pet Photos with Santa at Grapevine Mills Mall

Please note: This information is still being developed to include 2015 Holiday Events in Grapevine.  If you know of any events not listed here, please send us a note. Thank you.