Experience a lantern parade and a wine trail: 9 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in January and February

A lantern walk will be held Feb. 8 in Southlake. (Courtesy Southlake Public Library)
A lantern walk will be held Feb. 8 in Southlake. (Courtesy Southlake Public Library)

A lantern walk will be held Feb. 8 in Southlake. (Courtesy Southlake Public Library)

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The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will be held Jan. 14-Feb. 8. (Courtesy Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo)
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The Grapevine Community Awards Banquet will take place Feb. 6. (Courtesy Grapevine Chamber of Commerce)
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A lantern workshop will be held Feb. 8 before the Southlake lantern walk. (Courtesy Southlake Public Library)
Here are some events to take advantage of at the start of the new year.


Jan. 17-Feb. 8



Worth the trip

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo offers a variety of livestock exhibits, horse shows, rodeo competitions, concerts, a parade, petting zoo and food. Other featured events including a public speaking challenge, a robotics challenge, wild mustang training demonstrations, a mariachi competition, a floriculture contest and a bucking bull camp. $12 (adults general admission); $5 (GA children ages 6-16, seniors every Friday); free (GA children 5 and younger); tickets for rodeo events and concerts are separate. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth. www.fwssr.com


Jan. 20


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No school for Carroll ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD students

Classes will not be held Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume Jan. 21. For more information, visit www.southlakecarroll.edu or www.gcisd.net.

Jan. 25


Support students at the CISD Hall of Honor Banquet

The Carroll ISD Athletic Department celebrates the contributions of individuals, teams and supporters of Carroll ISD athletics. Proceeds from the banquet will go back to the school district. 6-9 p.m. $125. Hilton Southlake, 1400 Plaza Place, Southlake. www.dragonhoh.com

Jan. 25


Learn more about raptors in Grapevine

As part of Bird Sanctuary Week, the Grapevine Public Library and the Grapevine Garden Club host an educational program on raptors. The session is presented by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center and will use live birds. All ages are welcome. 2-3 p.m. Free. Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3404. www.grapevinetexas.gov/1240/library

Jan. 28


Celebrate the Year of the Rat in Southlake

The Southlake Public Library will host a special international story time to celebrate and educate children on the Year of the Rat. The event will feature Chinese stories, music and treats. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Free. Southlake Public Library, 1400 Main St., Ste. 130, Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/2138/library-special-events

Feb. 6


Honor Grapevine businesses and people

The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce will celebrate deserving individuals from the community and from the Chamber’s membership at the Community Awards Banquet. The event features food, drinks and an awards ceremony. 6-10 p.m. $55 (advance registration required). Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 SH 26, Grapevine. 817-481-1522. www.grapevinechamber.org/events/grapevine-chamber-community-awards

Feb. 8


Light up the night with lanterns

The Southlake Public Library and the Southlake Sister Cities host an event to light up Southlake Town Square with a Lantern Walk. Participants can bring their own lantern or make one at a workshop hosted from 2-4 p.m. on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall. At dusk, the lanterns will be paraded through Southlake Town Square. 6-8 p.m. Free. McPherson Park, 1400 Main St., Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/calendar

Feb. 8


Bring a valentine to the Sweetheart Wine Trail

Multiple winery tasting rooms in and around Historic Downtown Grapevine will participate in this romantic event. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and three wine tastings, plus a food pairing at each winery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $55 (advance), $60 (day of). Homestead Winery & Tasting Room, 211 E. Worth St., Grapevine. 800-457-6338. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/sweetheart-wine-trail/26287

Feb. 12


Dance away the night for Valentine’s Day

Colleyville’s senior residents are invited to attend this Valentine’s Dance. The romantic evening will include a variety of music and dancing to go with it. 7-9:30 p.m. $5. Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville. 817-503-1195. www.colleyvilleparksandrec.com/senior-center
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. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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