Shopping and donations: 5 things to do in Grapevine and Southlake this Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-25

This weekend families all around the country will celebrate Thanksgiving.

This weekend families all around the country will celebrate Thanksgiving.

Here are some events taking place in Grapevine and Southlake this Thanksgiving weekend.



Friday, Nov. 23


1. Photo opportunity with Santa offered at the mall
Children and their families can experience the joy of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Grapevine Mills. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa.

7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Prices vary. Center Court of Santa’s World of Wishes at Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine. 972-724-4910. www.simon.com/mall/grapevine-mills






Friday, Nov. 23


2. Get ready to shop on Black Friday
Some local stores, such as Grapevine’s British Emporium, are offering special discounts for Black Friday customers. The British Emporium is offering free goodie bags filled with British treats to the first 100 customers to spend $10 or more.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. 140 N. Main St., Grapevine. 817-421-2311. www.british-emporium.com






Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 25


3. Toys for Tots to collect donations
Over the weekend Altitude Trampoline Park attendees are encouraged to donate a toy to the Toys for Tots toy drive. Toys should be new and unwrapped and appropriate for children ages 2-12.

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Altitude Trampoline Park, 3530 Grapevine Mills Blvd., Grapevine. 972-691-5867. www.altitudegrapevine.com






Friday, Nov. 23-Saturday, Nov. 24


4. Live music at Southlake's Taverna Rossa 
Taverna Rossa in Southlake provides live music entertainment this weekend. Manny and the Gringoderos perform Friday, and the Wanda King Band performs Saturday. Guests can enjoy the restaurant's pizza, pasta, craft beer and whiskey selections.

9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free admission, food and drink for purchase. Taverna Rossa, 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 300, Southlake. 817-809-4533. www.tavernarossa.com






Saturday-Nov. 24


5. Goat yoga with classic rock
Grapevine On Tap is hosting a yoga session where people can exercise with goats while listening to music from Queen. Yogis should wear appropriate clothing and bring a mat, water bottle and towel. After yoga participants can enjoy a free beer and play with the animals. The event also benefits Here's Your Reminder, an area nonprofit.

10 a.m.-noon. $25-$35. Grapevine Craft Brewery, 906 Jean St., Grapevine.
817-488-2337
www.facebook.com/grapevineontap


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By Miranda Jaimes

Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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