Calendar of Events

It's more merry 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 season with family, someone special or just a unique Christmas getaway, Grapevine offers some of the most magical moments of the season! Experience Grapevine with top Christmas activities including the classic and traditional Christmas events listed below. Make the Christmas Capital of Texas your top Christmas destination as we offer the best family Christmas vacation.

6th Annual Holidazzle: A Riedel Crystal Wine Tasting Experience

Sunday, November 14 from 1-3 p.m.
Messina Hof
201 S. Main St.
$95 plus tax & gratuity

Grapevine’s 6th Annual Riedel Holidazzle experience awaits you! Savor Messina Hof Winery’s award-winning wines in Riedel’s exceptionally handcrafted Wine Wings crystal Red/White Tasting Sets with imported and gourmet cheese. This beautiful set, four tastings and a holiday gift from Messina Hof, can be yours as we welcome the holiday season with this fun and interactive event

Texas Star Dinner Theater - A Cold Hearted Christmas

November 19 - December 26, 2021 (excluding Dec. 24, 25)

$59.95 + tax  (gratuity not included)

816 S. Main St.

‘Tis just before Christmas and all about town, E.B. Neazer Enterprises is stirring and shutting everyone down. E.B. Neazer is the meanest, nastiest "grinchiest" citizen in town. He owns everything and hates everyone and on Christmas Eve he’s decided now is the time to spread his own wicked brand of Christmas cheer. It appears he’s planning on closing the orphanage, buying out the bordello, firing his only employee, and giving Marshal Jim Courtright a headache.

Visit TexasStarDinnerTheater to purchase tickets.

City Hall Light Show Spectacular

November 22 - January 9, 2022, nightly starting at dusk
City Hall
200 S. Main St.

See twinkling lights every night! Starting Monday, November 22, this brilliantly-choreographed show runs nightly during the season.

Singing Christmas Tree

November 22, 2021-January 9, 2022 from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 
Town Square Gazebo
325 S. Main St.

Sing along with the 40-foot community animated Singing Christmas Tree all Christmas long!

Christmas Music on the Plaza

Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station
815 S. Main St.

Grab a cup of cider or a cocktail from Harvest Hall to enjoy while you listen to live Christmas music on the Plaza.

Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Tuesday, November 23 from 6-7 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 from 2-3 p.m.
Adult $15 plus tax and fee; Child (10 and under) $5 plus tax and fee
Third Rail in Harvest Hall
815 S. Main St.

North Central Ballet and Hotel Vin are excited to bring Nutcracker in a Nutshell to Third Rail to celebrate Christmas! Take a magical journey through the land of dancing snowflakes to the Kingdom of the Sweets! Enjoy colorful and energetic dancing to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, including Spanish, Arabian, Waltz of the Flowers and of course the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.

North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail®

Dates: Nov. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Dec. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Grapevine Christmas Village at the Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District
705 S. Main St.

Experience the magic of Christmas on board Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®. Join Mrs. Claus on a 40- to 45-minute holiday adventure as she takes her guests to bring Santa to the Christmas Capital of Texas®. Guests will receive a cookie baked in Mrs. Claus’s North Pole kitchens, a beautiful “We Believe” bell, and a taste of Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk (served in a keepsake Memory Mug).

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Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure, presented by Leaf Filter Gutter Protection

November 26 - December 23, 2021
$8 Passport ($12 value) or $3 per person per each individual activity
Grapevine Christmas Village inside the Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District
705 S. Main St.

Explore Grapevine’s enchanting past and join in an Elf Adventure with the Grapevine Christmas Passport. Experience Victorian Christmas spirit by visiting Historic Grapevine and participating in unique activities. Capture the magic of Christmas and take home your very own handmade projects.

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Dr. Sue's Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bar and Happy Hour

November 26 -  December 23 from 4 - 6 p.m.
417 S. Main St.

Warm from 4-6 p.m. daily with a cup of hand-crafted hot chocolate. The Hot Chocolate Barista serves top quality European cocoa in flavors such as Peppermint, Mexican Spice and Old-Fashioned hot chocolate with customizable toppings, like marshmallows, fresh whipped cream and spices. This year buy a packet of Dr. Sue’s signature hot chocolate mix to make your own cup at home. Pricing starts at $4.50 per person.

Grapevine Christmas Market

November 27, 28 and December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 2 - 9 p.m. 
Town Square Gazebo
325 S. Main St.

Shop locally and regionally sourced produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets and more at the Grapevine Christmas Market.

Photos with Santa, sponsored by Amazon

November 26 - December 24, 2021
Grapevine Christmas Village - The Founders Building
701 S. Main St.

Take a memorable photo with Santa in the North Pole General Store. Currently booking photo sessions with Santa Claus at Grapevine Christmas Village - The Founders Building (across from the train depot). A variety of professional photo packages are available for purchase. Passengers who ride the North Pole Express receive a voucher for a free family photo with Santa. Limit one per family. Visit to reserve your session. Photo sessions book up quickly, so reserve your space today!

Christmas at the Palace, presented by Park Place Dealerships

November 28 - December 23, 2021
Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.

Christmas Concerts and Live performances - With eight diverse Christmas programs you can experience a little of everything. The Palace Arts Center is proud to welcome back The Petersens as they sleigh ride back into Grapevine with their bluegrass holiday concert. Returning favorites also include Kraig Parker as Elvis, comedian William Lee Martin with a Christmas stand up spectacular and Ricki Derek's Merry Little Christmas Show. New soon-to-be favorites include North Central Ballet with Nutcracker -Short and Sweet, Will Hearn's Grand Ol' Christmas Show with Blue Water Highway for a one-of-a-king musical variety show and the "kings of cool"- Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin will bring back the old school favorites with a tribute show.

Classic Christmas Movies - Watch a classic Christmas movie in a historic theater downtown! See the experience of George Bailey in "It's A Wonderful Life" and after the movie, stroll Main Street and experience Grapevine's version of Bedford Falls.

Classic Christmas Cartoons & Crafts - Bring the little ones to watch some of the best classic Christmas cartoons like Frosty the Snowman and A Year Without Santa while they make fun Christmas crafts.

Parade of Lights

Thursday, December 2 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Historic Downtown Grapevine

First executed in 1979, the Parade of Lights 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. Route: Northwest Highway at Main Street, Heading South on Main Street, to Dallas Road or Highway 114.

2021 Parade of Lights Float Application

IPAT Museum Holidaze on Franklin Street

December 2 - 4 from 1 - 8 p.m.
Historic Downtown Grapevine

IPAT Museum (International Porcelain Artists and Teachers) will be holding a "Holidaze on Franklin Street" open house for their newly remodeled museum on Franklin Street. The free event will include educational demonstrations and working with and painting on porcelain. Exhibits will include the history and relevance of porcelain throughout the centuries in Asia and Europe and the Americas from 1800 AD forward. They will offer a free porcelain bead necklace or lanyard to children accompanied by their parents.

Story Time With Santa

Noon & 1 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 9 & 16
701 S. Main St.
Located inside the Grapevine Christmas Village

Children will gather around Santa to hear some of his favorite stories and songs. After Story Time, each family will get the opportunity to take pictures with Santa. Your photo package will include a keepsake North Pole Express train frame; four (4) wallet prints; and a flash drive of all images taken. Requires reservation. More details


The Nutcracker in the Park

December 3-5 from 6-9 p.m.
$22 plus taxes and fees
Meadowmere Park & Campground
3000 Meadowmere Lane

Take a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets to visit the Sugarplum Fairy.  North Central Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, now in it's 27th season, will be presented in Meadowmere Park in Grapevine.

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Picture Perfect at the Plaza

December 3-January 10

Capture the Christmas spirit this holiday season at Picture Perfect at the Plaza made up of our oversized Christmas presents – perfect for selfies full of memories. Climb into one of our four oversized Christmas presents – each complete with a different theme such as our winter wonderland and candy cane craze.

Twinkle Light Boat Parade

December 4 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Lake Grapevine

Enjoy a floating festival of lights with the Twinkle Light Boat Parade on Lake Grapevine  This lighted boat parade, filled with boats decorated for the holidays, starts at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina, Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake, as it circles the lake. The parade is visible from the shores of Lake Grapevine. December 4, begins at 5:30 p.m. Views: Oak Grove Park and Katie Woods great viewing areas.

Elves On The Run 5K

December 4 from 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Oak Grove Park - Trawick Pavilion
2700 Darren G. Medlin Trail

The Women’s Division is proud to host the 5th annual Elves on the Run, 5K/ Kids Run presented by Brinker. This family-friendly community event is in the heart of Grapevine - the Christmas Capitol of Texas! Meet Santa at the finish line, snacks and beverages available for spectators, check out the vendors at Santa’s Workshop and giveaways. Dogs on leashes welcome. More details.

Silhouette Artist

Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5
​Grapevine Christmas Village

Visit the Grapevine Christmas Village and experience portraiture that predates the invention of the camera! On Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, world-renowned silhouette artist Lauren Muney of Silhouettes By Hand will hand cut a silhouette of you or a loved one. Within moments, you will own a classic portrait that is reminiscent of historic portraits from centuries past.

Tickets on sale soon!

Victorian Christmas Tours at Nash Farm

December 4, Various times
$5 per person
626 Ball St.

Step back in time to the late 1800's and experience traditional Christmas on the farm.

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Cookie Cutter Making at the Grapevine Tin Shop

December 9 and 16 at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
$60 per session for four people
Grapevine Tin Shop at the Bragg House
Inside the Grapevine Christmas Village
703 S. Main St.

Join the tinsmiths in a one-hour session crafting your own Christmas cookie cutter inside the Grapevine Tin Shop at the Bragg House. Guests will also enjoy hot cider and cookies. All attending must purchase admission for the session. (Please note, this is not included in the Elf Adventure Passport.)

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Merry & Bright Christmas Drone Show

December 11, 18 from 8 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. 
Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station
815 S. Main St. 

Join us for Grapevine’s first-ever Merry & Bright Christmas Drone Show, presented by Harvest Hall, on Saturday, December 11 and Saturday, December 18 at 8 p.m. Take the Christmas Capital of Texas® to new heights and watch our fleet of 160 drones create Christmas magic in the sky over Main Street in front of Grapevine Main Station.

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Farmstead Christmas Celebration

December 11 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
626 Ball St. 

Join the farmhands for a family celebration of the season including making ornaments, traditional music, refreshments and more.

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Parlor Sociable at Nash Farm - Christmas Fun

December 17 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
626 Ball St.

Enjoy a social call to Nash Farm, with coffee, tea and sweets, along with parlor games and conversation.

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Gingerbread House Making at Third Rail in Harvest Hall

Monday, December 20 from 12-3 p.m.
$15 plus tax and fee

Bring the whole family to Harvest Hall for a fun afternoon!  All ages welcome. One ticket secures one Gingerbread House Making Kit and a glass of wine for chaperone. Join us for Gingerbread House Making, holiday movies (G-Rated), popcorn and fun!

Santa's Workshop

Dec. 21-23 and 28-30
House of Shine
334 S. Barton St.

Drop in for holiday fun, December 21-23 and 28-30, during our regular museum hours and join us for cookie decorating, holiday activities, letters to Santa, crafts, and more! A perfect activity for all ages!

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After Christmas Trains

December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2021 - departs at 12:50 p.m.
Grapevine Christmas Village at the Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District
705 S. Main St.

Not ready to end the holiday cheer? Hop on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for these festive excursions to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards Station and back!

The coaches will feature Christmas decorations throughout that will put you in a great holiday mood!

Note: these are not the "North Pole Express" trains and will not feature Santa or Mrs. Claus. Train returns to Grapevine between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.

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Christmas Wine Trains

December 2, 9 and 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
​Grapevine Christmas Village at the Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District
705 S. Main St.

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer onboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad.  Escape the hustle-and-bustle of the season inside beautifully decorated coaches.  Your purchase includes assorted hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary glasses of fine Texas wine served in a souvenir wine glass.

  • December 2: Starts from and returns to Stockyard’s Station in Fort Worth
  • December 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Starts and ends in Grapevine
    • Premier Class event

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We invite you to check back for updated information.

*All dates, times and events subject to change.