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."

Carol of Lights
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Grapevine City Hall
Monday, November 20
5 p.m. - Family-Friendly activities
7 p.m. - Tree Lighting

What is that sound? Oh can you hear? The Carol of Lights is finally here! Who should be there? Who should come? Why, the whole family! Yes, every last one. A Texas-sized spectacle of lights and sound. And of course your favorite characters are sure to be around. The singing snowmen, Mrs. Claus, oh who else could it be? Maybe a few surprise guests to help us light the tree? But we’re the Christmas Capital of Texas, with the best spirit around. Take photos with reindeer, make Christmas crafts and eat food. You know, all the best things to set the holiday mood. But one little note about this annual celebration, it’s moved up the street to a new location. It’s s now in front of City Hall, which gives us more space and better viewing for all.

Bring the whole family, sing a long, laugh and cheer, as you know WHO flips the switch showing Christmas is here! Activities begin at 5 p.m and the show begins at 7 p.m. Free.

Parade of Lights
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Thursday, December 7
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.

The Parade is coordinated by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, which also coordinates applications for entries into the parade.  For more information about the parade, including parade routes, please click here to visit their website.

Twinkle Light Boat Parade
Lake Grapevine
Saturday, December 2
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.