Grapevine’s Christmas activities boost sales tax revenue

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In 2009 the Texas Senate designated Grapevine as the “Christmas Capital of Texas.” The community expends time and effort to earn the title; however, it also receives an economic return on its investment.

Records from the state comptroller’s office show that in December 2015, Grapevine’s sales tax allocation was more than $4.44 million. In December 2016 that amount increased to more than $4.63 million.

“Grapevine has a long history of exciting Christmas events,” Leigh Lyons, Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau communications director said. “…[Grapevine] is just what you think of when you think of the traditional family happy Christmas.”

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