Experience Magical Moments at the Palace Theatre

From country to classic Christmas, Grapevine is the place to be for all your holiday entertainment. Set in the beautifully restored Palace Theatre in Historic Downtown Grapevine, you'll delight at all of the spectacular Christmas music and movie offerings.

Christmas Concerts - With five diverse Christmas programs you can experience a little of everything. The Palace Arts Center is proud to welcome back The Texas Tenors as they sleigh ride back into Grapevine with their heartwarming and touching holiday concert.  Returning favorites include Ricki Derek and his Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra, Kraig Parker as Elvis, comedian William Lee Martin's with a Christmas stand up spectacular and Rocky Gribble with The Grapevine Opry's Christmas 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.

Christmas at the Palace ticket sales begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 9

Christmas Concerts and Live Events

The Texas Tenors
The Texas Tenors
Deep in the Heart of Christmas

December 10, 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m.
December 13 at 7:30 p.m. (single seat tickets left)
December 11, 12 & 13 at 2 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $44
Groups (20+) $38

The Palace Arts Center is proud to welcome back Emmy Award Winners and Billboard #1 Recording Artists, The Texas Tenors, as they sleigh ride back into Grapevine with their heartwarming holiday concert "Deep in the Heart of Christmas!" From seasonal favorites, like "O Holy Night" and "Joy to the World," to The Righteous Brothers' crowd-pleaser "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and original hit "Rise," The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of music to the stage with thrilling harmonies and award-winning arrangements. Make this Christmas magical by celebrating with The Texas Tenors!

The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America’s Got Talent® (AGT). Since appearing on the show in 2009, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen have earned impressive recognition through four studio albums and DVDs, had two Emmy winning PBS specials, multiple #1 singles, a children’s book and being named Billboard Magazine’s 2017 #10 Classical Crossover Artist in the World. Their most recent albums “Rise” and “A Collection of Broadway & American Classics” both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart.

The Texas Tenors are launching their "10th Anniversary Tour" for the 2019-2020 season. Earlier this year, they were honored to be among the top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the US invited to compete on NBC’s primetime series AGT: The Champions.

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“A Rockin' Elvis Christmas”

starring Kraig Parker & the Royal Tribute Band

Sunday, December 1 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $40/$30/$25*
Groups (20+) $25/$20*
Kids (Under 12) $15*

Kick off the holiday season with “A Rockin’ Elvis Christmas” starring Kraig Parker and the Royal Tribute Band. Experience the joyful Christmas classics and timeless hits of Elvis Presley performed by one of the world’s leading tribute artists. Backed by the electric 10-piece Royal Tribute Band, this show will have you doing the Jingle Bell Rock in the aisles. Parker looks, charisma, moves and voice are the reason many have called Parker the closest thing there is to the King. This is a show for the entire family, complete with a visit from Santa. Elvis has not left the building! Do not miss your chance to ring in the Christmas season with him.

*First three rows ($40) are not eligible for any discounted rates. Kids rate not included in group discount.

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William Lee Martin's "The Nutcracker"
A Christmas Standup Spectacular

Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $29

Comedian William Lee Martin brings his Christmas Standup Comedy Spectacular, “The Nutcracker,” to the Palace Theatre on Friday, December 6. It’s adult humor without the adult language. Radio personality JD Ryan said, “Hands down, Martin is one of the best storytellers working in stand-up today. Every line is delivered like a skilled boxer, designed to land a hard punch!” The show is high energy and guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Rated as a Carnival cruise line top performer, Martin has millions of fans across the globe. His weekly video blog, “Living in the Middle Report” on Facebook has garnered millions of views, and he recently had a one-hour TV special on CMT and Amazon Prime, “Let the Laughter Roll.” Additionally, Martin is starring in a new TV/Webisode series called "Island Hoppers" and has two one-hour specials being released this year. He has also toured with legendary country artists such as George Strait, Brad Paisley, the late, great George Jones and on all of the Blue Collar Tours. Martin will be headlining in Las Vegas for the eighth year in a row at MGM Grand during the National Finals Rodeo this December.

The Blue Mound, Texas native and father of five is the original Texas Cowboy Comedian and has traveled the world doing stand-up for the last 23 years. Martin and his wife, Michele, also run a non-profit 501©(3) charity, Cowboys Who Care Foundation, which provides free cowboy and cowgirl hats to kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. To date, they have given out over 8,500 new Resistol hats from coast-to-coast.

For more information, visit cowboybill.com williamleemartin.com or facebook.com/comedianWilliamLeeMartin.

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A Merry Little Christmas Show
with Ricki Derek

Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $32/$27
Groups (20+) $27/$22

Ricki Derek and his swinging Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra return to the historically-swanky Palace Theatre for one great night. In its 11th year, Derek’s A Merry Little Christmas Show continues to be the best holiday tradition around. Drawing inspiration from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby’s Christmas TV specials, A Merry Little Christmas Show is like a time capsule with a wink and a nod. Ricki croons your favorite Christmas tunes backed by his amazing orchestra and a few special guests.

His one-of-a-kind stage presence and sense of humor will take all the stress out of the holidays and put a smile on your face. Derek’s performances have been heralded by Bill Zehme of Esquire Magazine and The Dallas Morning News. Come and join us for a swinging good time.

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Rocky Gribble presents
“A Grapevine Opry Christmas”

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $25
Groups (20+) $20

We all have traditions but those associated with our most beloved holiday of the year carry special meaning. This year will mark the 32nd Annual Grapevine Opry Christmas show at the Palace Theatre. “A Grapevine Opry Christmas” is filled with holiday music, both old and new, and offers an incredible yuletide experience for fans. Whether you are a faithful follower or are discovering the show for the first time, you will find the show never fails to illustrate the story of Christmas, and may possibly inspire a new holiday tradition. And remember, sun or snow, there is always a Christmas celebration in store at “A Grapevine Opry Christmas.”

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Classic Christmas Movies

Admission $6
Please no outside food or beverage; concessions available.
Check dates for special events! 
Shows sell out in advance, so please plan ahead.
All tickets are available as will-call only.
We do not print tickets for movies in advance.

Home Alone PAC movie
PG, 103 minutes 
Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 20 at 2 p.m.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern
Directed by John Hughes

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

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NR, 86 minutes 
Monday, December 2 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Alastair Sims, Jack Warner & Kathleen Harrison
Directed by Brain Desmond Hurst

An old, bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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APP, 100 minutes 
Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire & Marjorie Reynolds
Directed by Mark Sandrich

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

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NR, 96 minutes
Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. **SANTA NIGHT!** Show your Christmas spirit in your favorite Santa attire!

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara & John Payne
Directed by George Seaton

When a nice old man, who claims to be Santa Claus, is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

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PG, 130 minutes
Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 23 at 7 p.m.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed & Lionel Barrymore
Directed by Frank Capra

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

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NR, 120 minutes 
Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 7 p.m.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye & Rosemary Clooney
Directed by Michael Curtiz

A successful song-and-dance duo become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

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PG-13, 101 minutes
Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen & John Forsyth
Directed by Richard Donner

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

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Monday, December 16 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m. **PAJAMAS AT THE PALACE** 
No need to get dressed up, watch the movie in your favorite Christmas PJ's!
Monday, December 23 at 2 p.m.
G, 25 minutes
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
NR, 26 minutes
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

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Tuesday, December 17 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 11 a.m. **PAJAMAS AT THE PALACE** 
No need to get dressed up, watch the movie in your favorite Christmas PJ's!
G, 25 minutes
A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
G, 47 minutes
A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

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PG, 97 minutes 
Wednesday, December 18 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 2 p.m.

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold & Wendy Crewson
Directed by John Pasquin

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Christmas Story
PG, 94 minutes 
Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon & Darren McGavin
Directed by Bob Clark

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

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G, 85 minutes 
Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz & Steve Whitmire
Directed by Brian Henson

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

christmas vacation PAC movie poster
G-13, 97 minutes 
Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
starts at 6:30 p.m.
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo & Juliette Lewis
Directed by Jeremiah Chechik

The Griswold family's plan for a big family Christmas predictably turns into a big disaster.

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ELF (2003)
PG, 97 minutes 
Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m.
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan & Bob Newhart
Directed by John Favreau

After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.