Calendar of Events

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Be amazed at 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days, millions of lights, animated characters and more! Whether looking to enjoy the holiday with family, someone special or just a unique holiday getaway, Grapevine offers some of the most magical moments of the season!

Photos With Santa

705 S. Main St.
Located inside the North Pole Neighborhood
Late November - December 24

Take a memorable photo with Santa in the North Pole General Store. Those who ride the North Pole Express will receive a voucher good for a family photo with Santa that is valid any day Late November - December 24, during General Store operating hours. Limit one per family. Without purchase of North Pole Express ticket - a variety of packages are available for purchase. Don't miss the opportunity to capture that perfect Christmas family picture with Santa! Visit to make a reservation.

Lightshow Spectacular in Whoville

Town Square Gazebo in Historic Downtown Grapevine
Nightly starting November 19 - January 6
Visible at dusk

See twinkling lights each and every night! This brilliantly-choreographed show runs continuously nightly starting November 19. Sing along to the sounds of the city's Christmas tree, enjoy the lights and projections on a larger-than-life drum and see the joy on the faces of everyone in the family as you watch this show. It also snows every night! This event is free.

Hometown Holiday at the Settlement to City Museums

206 W. Hudgins St.
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Experience Christmas festivities like the earliest Grapevine residents through pioneer and Victorian era crafts, activities, and stories. Create and mail your own Grapevine-themed Hometown Holiday greeting card, construct Victorian-era decorations, and enjoy a bit of history in the Christmas Capital of Texas.

Victorian Christmas Card Printing

206 W. Hudgins St.
December 1, 1 - 3 p.m,

Create your own Christmas greeting cards using our 1881 Chandler & Price printing press.


Christmas with the Keelings

206 W. Hudgins St.
December 15, 1 - 3 p.m,

Experience a traditional tree-trimming and learn about some of the customs of a Victorian Christmas in the historic Keeling family home.


Tales of a Victorian Christmas

206 W. Hudgins St.
December 22, 4 - 5:30 p.m,

Enjoy light refreshments as you listen to traditional Christmas stories told by authentic storytellers.