GRACE holds ground breaking for expanded location Thursday

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GRACE’s small Grapevine location is about to get bigger.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, GRACE held a ground breaking ceremony for its new expanded facility at 837 E. Walnut St. in Grapevine.

Directly next door to GRACE’s existing building off Walnut Street sits a former church building that is a mirror image of GRACE’s facility. 

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A Merry Little Christmas Show with Ricki Derek

This video will have you humming “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” all day long! Catch Ricki Derek live at the Palace Theater on Saturday December 2 and hum along to all the many Christmas classics he’ll sing!

Tickets may be purchased HERE.

15 Christmas Events in Grapevine

By Megan Body

Screen Shot 2017-11-18 at 10.56.10 AMCreate lifetime Christmas memories in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! With 1,400 events in 40 days, Grapevine’s charming Christmas setting makes the city the must-visit destination of the season. Mark your calendars now and experience Grapevine’s exciting Christmas events and activities.

NOVEMBER

Carol of Lights
November 20, Activities begin at 5 p.m. and Carol of Lights begins at 7 p.m.  
Enjoy a Texas-sized spectacle of lights and sound featuring singing snowmen, Mrs. Claus and more! Watch as Mayor William D. Tate flips the switch and lights Grapevine and welcomes Christmas! Take photos with reindeer, make Christmas crafts and enjoy food. Activities begin at 5 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. In front of Grapevine City Hall. Free.  

DECEMBER 

Twinkle Light Boat Parade
December 2, 6 – 9 p.m.  
Watch the watercrafts decorated in sparkling lights float by. The parade begins at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake Marina. The parade is visible from the shores of Lake Grapevine and Grapevine’s park shores. Free.

Parade of Lights
December 7, 7 p.m.
See more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands at this year’s Holiday Memories themed parade. Come early to claim your spot along Main Street. Free. 

Nash Farm Holiday Events

  • Experience a Texas heritage Christmas at First Friday Christmas Decorating. Craft ornaments, decorate the tree and enjoy cider and cookies while preparing the farm for the Christmas season. December 1, 10 a.m. – noon. $3 per person.
  • Step back in time at Victorian Christmas and experience traditional Christmas celebrations on the farm. December 2, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., $3 per person.
  • Join the farmhands for a Farmstead Christmas Celebration and open house including making ornaments, traditional music, refreshments and more. December 9, 1 – 4 p.m. $5 per person.
  • Celebrate the season with a Parlor Sociable, including coffee, tea and sweets along with parlor games. December 14 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15 per person.

Settlement to City Museums Holiday Events

  • Experience Christmas festivities like the earliest Grapevine residents through pioneer and Victorian era crafts and activities at Christmas with the Keelings, December 2, 4:30 p.m. $5 per person.
  • Create and mail your own Grapevine-themed Hometown Holiday greeting card, construct Victorian-era decorations at Victorian Christmas Card Making, December 9, 1 p.m. $5 per person.
  • Hear a bit of history at Tales of a Victorian Christmas, December 22, 4 p.m$5 per person.

Scuba Diving Santa
December 13, 16, 20 and 23, 11:30 a.m.
Dive into SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice with Scuba Diving Santa. 

Holiday Bricktacular 
December 16, 17, 23 and 24
Meet LEGO® Santa at LEGOLAND Discovery Center and help the Master Model Builder create a Winter Wonderland!

ONGOING

Gaylord Texan Resort’s 14th Annual ICE! and Lone Star Christmas        
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Marvel at lavish larger-than-life holiday decorations and more than two million twinkling lights. At ICE!, see beautiful hand-carved ice sculptures, magical holiday scenes themed ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, an “On the Blocks” ice bar (21 and up)  and two-story tall ice slides. The 14,000-square-foot attraction is a wintry 9 degrees, complimentary parkas provided. Additional activities include Glacier Glide Ice Skating Rink, Snow Tubing, Gingerbread Decorating Corner and more!

Snowland
November 26, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Celebrate the season with a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, where hotel guests can enjoy the daily indoor snowfall – right in the lobby!

Dr. Sue’s Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bar and Happy Hour
November 20, November 24  – December 23, 3 – 6 p.m. daily 
Taste the flavors of Christmas as the Hot Chocolate Barista serves Peppermint, Mexican and Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate made with top quality European cocoa and customized with your favorite flavorings and toppings. $4 per person.

North Pole Express® on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
November 24, 25, 26 and December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 
Board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Victorian rail coaches and take a trip to the North Pole. Explore Reindeer Ridge, walk along the snowy Christmas Tree trail, meet Mrs. Claus and Santa, sing with cheer and more. Tickets are very hard to come by for this much anticipated event.

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Exhibit     
November 1 – January 16  
Grapevine’s Tower Gallery welcomes the traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Discover the making of the animated classic, the exhibit consists of 50 Peanutsdaily and Sunday comic strips, more than 50 vintage Peanuts-themed seasonal novelties, a Santa letter writing station and a photo opportunity for children. Free.

Whoville in Grapevine
November 21 – early January 
Visit the all new Whoville at Grapevine’s Town Square Gazebo, featuring Who-houses, a post office and cut-out Whoville characters. And don’t forget, there’s a 100% chance of snow flurries each night. 

Grapevine Christmas Farmers Market 
November 24, 25 and 26 and December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 1 – 9 p.m.
Shop flavorful and fresh local produce, baked goods, local cheeses, nuts, gift baskets and more at the Town Square Gazebo.

Christmas on Main
November 24 – 26 and December 1 – 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17.
Fridays, 2 – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.  – 4 p.m. 

Climb aboard a tractor-drawn wagon ride and experience the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights. $1 per person.

Looking for more Christmas activities and events? Explore the Palace Theatre’s can’t miss holiday events or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas.

Source: Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau

Concerts and Christmas: 4 things to do in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Nov. 17-20

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With Thanksgiving next week, the holidays are in full swing. Here are some things to do if you’re in town this weekend.

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

TRAFFIC ALERT: Progress with the DFW Connector project means some more big changes starting November 17, 2017. 

Beginning at 8PM, crews will open the new Northbound SH-121 and SH-360 bridges to Westbound SH-114! Additionally, the Northbound SH-121 off-ramp to William D. Tate Ave. will move into a temporary configuration. Please pay close attention to traffic signs as these changes are made. 

There are also 3 big CLOSURES running from 11/17 to Monday, 11/20/17:

  • Northbound SH-360 will close at Euless-Grapevine Rd (traffic detoured to frontage)
  • Northbound SH-121 will close at Stone Myers Pkwy (traffic detoured to frontage)
  • Northbound SH-121 off-ramp to Westbound SH-114 and the William D. Tate exit will close for a traffic switch. (See map for detour)

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Enjoy Christmas Classics at The Palace Arts Center

23632500_10154869133446968_3162002624416887302_oCatch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, A Christmas Story, It’s A Wonderful Life and more classics this December at the Palace Arts Center!
Showtimes and tickets are at

Schedule:

  • A Christmas Carol (1951) APP, 86 minutes: Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m
  • A Christmas Story (1983) PG, 94 minutes: Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. and Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) PG, 130 minutes: Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 10 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, December 19 at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, December 20 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, December 20 at 7 p.m.Thursday, December 21 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, December 23 at 7 p.m.
  • White Christmas (1954) NR, 120 minutes: Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, December 19 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, December 21 at 2 p.m.; and Friday, December 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Animated Double Feature – How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown ChristmasFriday, December 22 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, December 23 at 2 p.m.

Girl stops in Grand Prairie to hug police officers across the U.S.

By Sebastian Robertson, WFAA

At seven years old, Rosalyn Baldwin’s life is all about dreams. 

“I want to be a veterinarian slash ninja,” Baldwin said. She’s got an imagination that’s as big as her heart.

In 2016, Baldwin was devastated when three police officers were murdered in her home state of Louisiana. She wanted to do something about it. 

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