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Grapevine, Texas Christmas- Your Guide to the Christmas Capital of Texas

Grapevine, Texas Christmas- Your Guide to the Christmas Capital of Texas

A Grapevine, Texas Christmas is unlike any other. Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas, and this small town knows how to celebrate big time. Grapevine’s Christmas celebrations include over 1,400 Christmas events throughout the holiday season.

Their festivities are so grand that the city was awared the World Festival & Event City Award! We’ve got the inside scoop on all the best events, things to see, and places to stay while in Grapevine. So come on down and have yourself a merry little Grapevine Christmas! Updated for 2021.

Grapevine, Texas Christmas at The Gaylord Texan

Christmas Getaways in Texas
Gaylord Texan | Photo by Flickr/Curtis Simmons

If Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas, then her White House is the Gaylord Texan Resort and Spa. The opulent beauty of the Gaylord Texan lights up over the holidays, transforming into a shimmering jewel adorned with over a million holiday lights. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Think it’s tough to find a white Christmas in Texas? Thing again! Christmas at Gaylord Texan can give you that and so much more. The event runs from November 12, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

It features ice skating, snow tubing, gingerbread house decorating, scavenger hut, Christmas-themed escape room, Christmas carousel, photos with Santa, a light show, build your own snowman (with real snow!) and so much more!

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Grapevine Christmas Fun at The Great Wolf Lodge

Grapevine Texas Christmas
Great Wolf Lodge, Photo by Flickr/Michael Lewkowitz

Don’t miss SNOWLAND! Where else can you spend all day riding water slides in 84 degree water, then watch snow fall indoors, dine inside a life sized gingerbread house, and go to bed in a tent cabin?

That’s right, at the Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine, you can have your Christmas pudding and eat it too. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your winter break with the kids, a night or two at the Great Wolf Lodge will leave your kids begging for more. 

We have a complete guide to Great Wolf Lodge Christmas and Snowland that you don’t want to miss! We also have some great Great Wolf Lodge Tips

Grapevine, Texas Christmas Events for Shoppers

Christmas Capital of Texas
Historic Main Street, Photo by Flickr/MarkScottAustinTX

Step back in time on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons and bows are set aglow with thousands of twinkling lights. This mile-long stretch of quaint store fronts is filled with unique gifts and treats.

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas you’ll also find Santa and a whole cast of jolly Christmas characters on Main Street.

Hop on a complimmentary carriage ride, play a reindeer game with Santa, or enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride. Our favorite stop on Main Street is Vetro Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery, for an up clos look at the art of glass blowing and a keepsake ornament.

At the SEA LIFE Aquarium in the Grapevine Mills Mall, Santa takes ot the water in scuba gear and makes his way to the rainforest for breakfast and photographs. At the LEGO Discovery Center, kids can design their very own LEGO ornaments.

Grapevine is just down the road from Dallas. Here are our top picks for the best things to do in Dallas with kids and our guide to Dallas Christmas events.

Grapevine Christmas Events

Grapevine, Texas isn’t called the Christmas Capital of Texas for nothing! There seems to be an endless list of special performances, parades, Santa meetings, and holiday train rides.

Highlights include the Carol of Lights on November 22nd, the Grapevine Christmas Passport Elf Adventure, and a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express. For a full listing of all the festivities as well as dates and times visit the Grapevine Christmas Capital website.

Find more Christmas events near you! Trekaroo has guides for dozens of cities across the country.

Featured image by Flickr/Alex Butterfield

Disclosure: The author visited Grapevine as part of a media trip organized by the Grapevine, Texas CVB. All opinions are her own.