Celebrate Christmas at Three of Grapevine’s Signature Christmas Events
December is the perfect time to celebrate the season in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas® with more than 1,400 Christmas events in 40 –plus days. You’ll see the city as it’s transformed into a winter wonderland to celebrate Christmas with millions of lights; enormous decorations, carolers, and a whole lot more! Whether you’re looking for a night out with the family, a grownup getaway, or fun festivities, here are a few of the most magical events in Grapevine this season.
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 listen to live entertainment and the reading of a Christmas story where every child will receive a “We Believe” Silver Santa Bell. Riders return to a transformed platform that now leads to the North Pole where every body begins a search for an elusive Santa. You then enter a Winter Wonderland through a Christmas Tree Maze onto a dazzling North Pole stage where Santa Helpers and costumed characters perform a high-energy, traditional Christmas Show culminating 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 for all the boys and girls. Santa also gives guests 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. ALL ABOARD!!! Tickets for the North Pole Express are $25 per person and are on sale now. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended for December 1, 6, 7, 8 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23.
See Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas Featuring ICE! and Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW tubing. The magic of the Christmas season is at the Gaylord Texan Resort through January 4, 2014. Events include 1.5 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, an amazing 54-foot-tall rotating Christmas tree, a 7-foot-tall gingerbread house, ICE! featuring The Nutcracker carved from more than two million pounds of ice, Kung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW Tubing and other exclusive holiday events and attractions. Visit www.gaylordtexan.com for times and tickets.
Here’s your chance to hit a high note at Grapevine’s Palace Theatre with its variety of live Christmas music options. Back by popular demand for the third year in a row, The Texas Tenors bring their exciting Christmas show to Grapevine’s Palace Theatre. One of the most popular Grapevine Christmas events, The Texas Tenors will perform classic Christmas music, opera and country favorites, all with a Texas twist. See for yourself why The Texas Tenors are one of the most popular groups in the history of America’s Got Talent. These shows sell out fast so get your tickets soon, $30, December 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 817-410-3100. Christmas music fans will love the Grapevine Opry’s seasonal shows featuring some of the best local performers in North Texas. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. Group discounts are available. Shows are December 6, 7, 13, 14, and 31. Oh, and you’ll have a Blue Christmas if you don’t see Kraig Parker at Grapevine’s Palace Theatre. Kraig’s Elvis-styled Christmas show is Sunday, December 1. Known as the world’s premier Elvis tribute artist, Parker will definitely be a favorite of all the Elvis fans on your list. Tickets start at $27.
Holiday hotel packages are available. For additional information or a complete list of Grapevine’s Christmas Capital of Texas events, please contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas.
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