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Lighted Evening Events

It will be a memorable winter wonderland this Christmas in Historic Grapevine, Texas. Grapevine is the essence of holiday décor as the city becomes blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations and a whole lot more! With all of this plus great shopping for everyone on your list, Grapevine truly is the "Christmas Capital of Texas."

Enjoy these events: 

Carol of Lights
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Town Square Gazebo
Monday, November 23
5:30 p.m. - Family-Friendly activities
7 p.m. - Tree Lighting

See Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate kickoff the Christmas Capital of Texas® with merriment and fanfare as he "flips the switch" and illuminates the live 30' Christmas tree and all of Historic Downtown Grapevine! This entertaining presentation will blend traditional favorites and contemporary sights and sounds to warm the heart and excite the soul, including more than one million lights in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Live music and fireworks will also be included in the presentation.

Come early for family-friendly activities! Beginning at 5:30 p.m., make Christmas ornaments, string popcorn and cranberries and enjoy cupcake and cookie decorating (to take home). And don't forget your camera to have your photo taken in an authentic turn-of-the-century sleigh being pulled by a live reindeer.

Parade of Lights
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Thursday, December 3
7 p.m.

Bring the entire family to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street to watch this exciting holiday event. This event is free.


On Twitter, tweet using the hashtag #GVParadeVote followed by the name or organization of your favorite parade float to cast your vote!


Voting will open at 7 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 3 and close at Midnight CST, Thursday, December 3. Submissions will only be counted during that time period and only from Twitter. Results will be announced via the Chamber's website and Social Media, Friday, December 4.

Magic of Christmas Light Show 
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Main Street and Dallas Road
Nightly starting November 24
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Due to technical difficulties, The Magic of Christmas Light Show will not be taking place this year. However, there is still an opportunity to enjoy Christmas fun and music. The singing snowmen, "The Chilly Dawgs," are set up at the corner of Main Street and Dallas Road. The show runs nightly, every 30 minutes from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Enjoy classics such as "Frosty the Snowman" and "Here Comes Santa Claus."  

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

If you're looking for a different sort of Christmas parade to float your boat, make your way to the Twinkle Light Boat Parade. This is one of the most unique Christmas parades you will ever see! You will find water crafts decorated in all of the finest sparkling lights to celebrate the season. This floating festival begins at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina including Scott's Landing and Silver Lake. The parade is visible from the shores of Lake Grapevine. This event is free.