Category Archives: Christmas

SILHOUETTES BY HAND BRINGS TRADITION, HANDCRAFT AND HISTORY TO THE CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS®

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.

Her work is done freehand with only scissors and without drawing, tracing a shadow or using any machine. She employs only her eyes, paper and scissors to craft silhouettes.

Ms. Muney is one of only a handful of freehand-scissoring silhouette artists working in the world. She is self-taught and specializes in history events, helping visitors experience the past by participating in their own historical portrait. Ms. Muney has been featured in regional, national and international events, fairs, and museums, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Smithsonian Institution, international museums and events across the USA, in Canada, Australia and Europe. She is a nine-time Master Traditional Artist, working around the world demonstrating her historical silhouette skills to many thousands of people each year.

$40 per person includes two copies of one silhouette. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Walk-ups accepted if time allows. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Duration: 5 minutes per person.

To order tickets, call 817-410-3185 or visit https://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/event/silhouettes-by-hand.

UNWRAP A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS IN GRAPEVINE,THE CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS ®

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (November 4, 2021) – Unwrap a classic Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas ®! Be amazed by a massive live Christmas tree on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, walk among millions of twinkling lights and enormous decorations, and enjoy seasonal events to create lifelong memories.

Photo courtesy of Grapevine CVB

The Gaylord Texan Resort invites you to journey into Buddy the Elf’s world to save Christmas while Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland has a 100 percent chance of snow with daily indoor snow showers and holiday fun in their winter wonderland. Cozy up to hot mulled wines in Grapevine’s renowned winery tasting rooms. Grapevine’s chef-owned bistros and cafes will delight you with world-class tastes of Christmas dining and uniquely crafted holiday drinks. Watch classic Christmas movies on the big screen and see magical Christmas performances at the Palace Theatre. This Christmas, treat yourself to a classic Christmas in Grapevine.

See What Christmas is All About at Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas: Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas brings the joy of Christmas to life! Marvel at dazzling light shows, towering Christmas trees, magical miniature train sets, and thousands of shimmering ornaments. A new offering this year is Mission: Save Christmas Featuring Elf™, a Warner Bros.-themed Entertainment piece. Join Buddy the Elf and save Christmas. Team up with Mr. Narwhal and friends in the candy cane forest, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa’s arrival at the iconic department store, take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in Central Park and so much more. Also, new this year is Merry & Light, a whimsical, walk-through of an outdoor Christmas lights attraction featuring more than 400,000 lights, a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree with an animated light show, a North Pole display with real falling snow, and more. Inside find a snow-tubing hill, indoor ice-skating rink, snow to build life-size snowmen, and many more family-friendly activities.

ChristmasAtGaylordTexan.com, November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Grapevine CVB

Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge. Enjoy daily indoor snow showers, Snowland Bingo, seasonally-themed crafts, holiday stories, and songs as well as “Twas the Night Before Snowland” Yoga Tails, and the evening Frost Fest Family Dance Party. Transport to a private oasis in a candy cane chalet within the Snowland Cabanas in the water park. Each Cabana features elaborate holiday-themed décor, inviting guests to cozy up on a lounge chair next to a glowing Christmas tree for a respite from the chilly winter weather inside the 84-degree water park. Each Cabana also includes a wreath-shaped tube to use on the Crooked Creek lazy river.

For information and reservations, visit GreatWolf.com, November 19, 2021- January 3, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Grapevine CVB

Be Enchanted by the Beauty of Christmas on Main: Unwrap a classic Christmas on Main Street this season and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows, and wreaths, all set aglow with twinkling lights. Enjoy larger-than-life decorations galore up and down Historic Main Street. After a merry walk down Main Street, enjoy mulled wine at winery tasting rooms along the Urban Wine Trail and the flavors and aromas of Christmas at Grapevine’s more than 200 restaurants, bistros, and cafes.

To read about all of the events that Grapevine has to offer at Christmastime, visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/

CHRISTMAS WINE TRAIN TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Christmas Wine Trains! Escape the hustle and bustle of the season inside the beautifully decorated coaches of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad on Thursday, December 2, Thursday, December 9 and Thursday, December 16.

Get in the Christmas spirit and celebrate the holidays with a Christmas Wine Experience train ride. This festive train ride includes personally packaged savory bites, a delicious dessert, and two complimentary glasses of fine Texas wine from a Grapevine Winery tasting room served in a souvenir glass. Tickets are $45 per person. This train is wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy a limited Premier Class experience and reserve a table for four. Premier Class offers hot plated meals, decadent desserts, three (3) 4-ounce glasses of fine Texas wine from a Grapevine Winery Tasting Room and a souvenir wine glass. Premier Class tickets are $320 per table. This train is not wheelchair accessible. Only offered on December 9 and 16 Grapevine Excursions.

Check-in begins at 6 p.m. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. with a final boarding call at 7:20 p.m.

Additional glasses of wine are available for purchase.

The Christmas Wine Trains are open to adults 21+ only.

Thursday, December 2, the train departs from the Historic Stockyards Station, located at 140 E. Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. Advanced parking for the Fort Worth experience may be purchased for $10 per vehicle when purchasing tickets.

Thursday, December 9 and Thursday, December 16 the train departs from Cotton Belt Railroad

Historic District, located at 705 S. Main St. in Grapevine, Texas. Free Parking may be found at 636 S. Main St. and throughout Historic Grapevine. Additional parking is offered at 225 E. Dallas Rd. at Grapevine Main Station; parking at this location is free for the first 90 minutes and is $1 for each additional hour.

Visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/wine-trains/ or call 817.410.3185 for more information.

Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas® with 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days. Tickets and ticket purchase links for events such as ICE!® and Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort, Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge, Classic Christmas movies and live Christmas performances at the Historic Palace Theatre, Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure and more are available at GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas. Extend your visit to the Christmas Capital of Texas at one of Grapevine’s hotels. For Grapevine hotel information, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Hotels.

All aboard! Tickets for the North Pole Express® go on sale Tuesday, September 28

Experience the magic of Christmas on a train ride hosted by Mrs. Claus on board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express, presented by Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail.

Put on your best Christmas pajamas and join Mrs. Claus as she picks up Santa and brings him to the Christmas Capital of Texas®.  Along the journey, join in singing along to Christmas favorites and enjoy Santa’s favorite delicious chocolate chip cookies, lovingly baked by Mrs. Claus.  Mrs. Claus will also give each child a magical “We Believe” silver bell that reminds you of the spirit of Christmas and of all of the goodness and kindness within you.

When you ring the bell at just the right time, Santa will appear and travel with you back to the Christmas Capital of Texas. Santa will magically whip up his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk for you to enjoy from your Keepsake Memory Mug. stroll through the snowy North Pole Forest before making your way to take a keepsake photo with Santa.

Mrs. Claus and Santa will be on the trains every day starting November 26 through December 23, excluding December 2, 9 and 16.

Mrs. Claus visits with a young rider/Photo: Grapevine CVB

The North Pole Express Experience includes a:

  • Souvenir ticket
  • Christmas train ride hosted by Mrs. Claus
  • Magical “We Believe” silver bell for all children
  • Delicious chocolate chip cookie lovingly baked by Mrs. Claus
  • Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk in a Keepsake Memory Mug
  • On board visit from Santa
  • Keepsake photo with Santa
  • Stroll through the snowy Grapevine Christmas Village Forest 

Purchase tickets as soon as possible as excursions sell out quickly.

  • Children who have celebrated their first birthday require a ticket.
  •  Those under one year require a lap child ticket, $5 per ticket.
  • First Class Coaches are heated and offer upholstered bench-style seating. Tickets are $40 per person. 
  • Touring Class Coaches are heated, offer wooden bench-style seating and floor to ceiling windows. Tickets are $35 per person.

For more information about Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas or contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185.

Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas® with 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days. Tickets and ticket purchase links for events such as ICE!® and Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort, Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge, Classic Christmas movies and live Christmas performances at the Historic Palace Theatre, Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure and more are available at GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas. Extend your visit to the Christmas Capital of Texas at one of Grapevine’s hotels. For Grapevine hotel information, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Hotels.