Enjoy a homestead Christmas, take a holiday train ride and more things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this December

Celebrate the New Year with Runway Theatre. (Courtesy Kris Ikiji)
Celebrate the New Year with Runway Theatre. (Courtesy Kris Ikiji)

Celebrate the New Year with Runway Theatre. (Courtesy Kris Ikiji)

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Farmstead Christmas at Nash Farm (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)
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Celebrate the New Year with Runway Theatre. (Courtesy Kris Ikiji)
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Farmstead Christmas at Nash Farm (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)
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Celebrate the New Year with Runway Theatre. (Courtesy Kris Ikiji)

There are a lot of events coming up to celebrate the holidays and the end of the decade. Here are a few suggestions:



DECEMBER


14—Enjoy some seasonal traditions

Nash Farm’s annual Farmstead Christmas celebration offers family fun activities, such as making ornaments, listening to seasonal music and enjoying refreshments. 1-4 p.m. $5 (per person). Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3558. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm

14—Spread holiday cheer with music

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Grapevine Opry Christmas, a yuletide tradition that offers traditional and new holiday music. Local residents and visitors can see the live spectacle at the Palace Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $25 (per person). Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3558. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre

14—Hear about Mr. Rogers from published author and journalist

Tim Madigan will discuss his book “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers” at the Colleyville Public Library. Madigan was a Fort Worth Star-Telegram journalist in 1995 when he first met and interviewed the eponymous icon of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A light lunch will be served for the event. Registration is required, and the event is intended for individuals age 18 and older. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St., Colleyville. 817-503-1155. www.colleyvillelibrary.com


15—WORTH THE TRIP: Learn about the Civil War

Historian Bruce Ralston will don a uniform and become Sgt. Josiah Ballou of the Union Cavalry, telling stories about life as a Civil War soldier. Props during the presentation will include replica weapons. Free. 2 p.m. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com

20—Visit with Mrs. Claus from the North Pole

Mrs. Claus makes a stop at Southlake Town Hall, where children and families can join her for a morning of singalongs with hot cocoa and cookies. There will be photo opportunities after the program. 9:30-10:20 a.m., 10:45-11:30 a.m. Free. Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Third Floor, Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/93/library

26-30Take a leisurely train ride to wind down from festivities

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is offering after-Christmas rides to end the holiday season on a cheerful note. Passengers will depart from Grapevine and can spend the afternoon at the Fort Worth Stockyards. 1 p.m. (departure from Grapevine), 4:15 p.m. (departure from Fort Worth). $18-$26 (per person). Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.colleyvillelibrary.com

31—Greet the new year with a lively celebration

Runway Theatre is hosting a casino night-themed gala at the Cambria Hotel. Guests can enjoy tasty morsels at food stations while playing games. Ticket prices also account for game chips, one drink ticket and a glass of champagne to toast at midnight. The Sound Doctor will deejay the event, and gala attendees can show off their moves on the dance floor. 6 p.m. $110-$125 (per person, through Dec. 15), $140 (per person, beginning Dec. 16). Cambria Hotel, 2104 E. SH 114, Southlake. 817-488-4842. www.runwaytheatre.com
By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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