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)

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


MOST RECENT

The Carroll ISD board of trustees approved additional funds to be allocated for the upcoming state-of-the-art music and performing arts center being built at Carroll Senior High School. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carroll ISD amends budget for music center in light of permitting, utility challenges

The Carroll ISD board of trustees approved additional funds to be allocated for the upcoming state-of-the-art music and performing arts center being built at Carroll Senior High School.

hand placing ballot in ballot box fotolia stock image
Candidates begin filing to run for local office in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Jan. 15 marked the first day candidates could file to run for local office in the May 2 general election. Prospective candidates must file by 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to appear on the ballot.

texas capitol building fotolia stock image
Public education the focus of upcoming forums with candidates for the Texas Legislature

The events are hosted by nonprofit advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

kilwins grapevine almond toffee crunch
Sweets shop Kilwins to pass one-year milestone in Grapevine

Kilwins will celebrate one year of business Jan. 22.

(Courtesy The PNC Financial Services Group)
PNC Bank now serving clients from new Southlake branch

PNC Bank first opened Dec. 10 at 1111 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, and a grand opening celebration was held Jan. 15.

Major projects that are years in the making are bringing visions to life. (Graphics by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake make progress on major projects that are years in the making

Major projects in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake are either drawing to a close or launching in 2020, bringing with them changes to the hearts of these communities.

Southlake is making it a priority to preserve open spaces in the city. (Graphic by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake considering potential city bond for 2020

This May, Southlake residents may be asked to vote on a city bond referendum.

A construction project will help usher in redevelopment along Dallas Road in Grapevine. (illustrations courtesy city of Grapevine)
2020 to usher in a new look for Grapevine's Dallas Road project

Dallas Road in Grapevine is about to get a makeover.

Carroll ISD hosted a reception for the community to sign the slab of the new Fine Arts Complex in December. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carroll, Grapevine-Colleyville ISDs make progress on bond projects

Officials at Grapevine-Colleyville and Carroll ISDs kept busy in 2019 on several bond projects that are part of the district’s five-year bond project plans.

The SH 121/I-635 interchange area has a different landscape with work continuing into the second year of the project. (Courtesy Karen Campbell/Squire Haskins Inc.)
DFW Connector project ramps up for demolition, traffic switches

Work that started in July 2018 to relieve roadway congestion that commonly occurs along 3 miles of SH 121 hit a new major milestone in January.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

Graphics by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper
New census data shows snapshot of Southlake community

The American Community Survey released new five-year census data in December, showing updated community information for Southlake between 2013-18.

Back to top