8 holiday events happening in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine is hosting its Lone Star Christmas event through Jan. 3. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)
The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine is hosting its Lone Star Christmas event through Jan. 3. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)

The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine is hosting its Lone Star Christmas event through Jan. 3. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)

Dec. 1-Jan. 3

Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan Resort

Gaylord Texan Resort’s 17th annual Lone Star Christmas event includes activities such as a 17,000-square-foot marquee pop-up exhibition called “I Love Christmas Movies,” outdoor holiday lanterns and a build-your-own snowman experience. Tickets can be purchased online. Advanced reservations are required for ticketed events. Holiday room packages are also available. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. 817-778-1000. www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com

Dec. 1-23

Story time with Santa at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau


Kids can get their picture taken and have story time with Santa, presented by Grapevine’s Market on Main. Reservations available at www.mainstreetsanta.com, and walk-ins are welcome. Times vary. $30-$55. Photo packages include various 4X6, 5X7 and 8X10 photos, as well as wallet and keychain-size photos and a USB drive with digital copies. Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau, 636 S. Main St., Grapevine. 682-999-1016. www.mainstreetsanta.com

Dec. 1-23

Grapevine’s North Pole

The North Pole Express will operate at 50% capacity, and train guests will receive mugs and recipes to make special holiday drinks at home. Guests can also participate in crafts and other activities around the neighborhood. Times vary. $3 (each activity), $8 (activities with Grapevine Christmas Passport); $34-$38 (North Pole Express reservations; $5 for children under 12 months). 705 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas

Dec. 1-24

Santa’s Village

Kids can take contact-free photos with Santa in Southlake Town Square. Santa’s Village uses a pager system to ensure safe social distancing, and Santa is behind a barrier. Photo shoot times are spaced apart to allow for sanitizing in between. Times vary. Free. 1400 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-329-5566. www.southlaketownsquare.com/event/santas-village-2020/

Dec. 1-26

“Dismay in a Manger”

Texas Star Dinner Theater in Grapevine presents an interactive murder mystery show accompanied by dinner and dessert. The theater operates at 50% capacity, and actors wear clear face shields. Guests must wear masks until seated. 5 p.m.(Fri.-Sat.); 5 p.m. (Thu., Sun. starting Dec. 3); 8:30 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.). Dinner is served 30 minutes before the show. $59.95. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-310-5588. www.texasstardinnertheater.com/holiday-show.php

Dec. 1-Jan. 10

Historic Downtown Grapevine Christmas

In line with the holiday season, the Historic Grapevine Christmas Spectacular will have more lights and animations, including the City Hall Light Show Spectacular, a Christmas tree lighting and a Whoville setup. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. 817-410-3182. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine. www.gograpevine.com

Dec. 11-23

Southlake carriage rides

Holiday carriage rides through the Southlake Town Square will be available for families. Rides will primarily be served by a six- to eight-passenger wagon in order to accommodate families. Carriage rides are weather permitting. Reservations are not required but are encouraged. These must be paid in advance and made online. Times vary. $30 and up. 817-925-4993. www.visitsouthlaketexas.com

Dec. 20

Stories with Mrs. Claus

The city of Southlake presents Stories with Mrs. Claus. To celebrate the Christmas season, there will be sing-a-longs, books, cocoa and cookies. Photo opportunities will be available after the program. Open to all ages. No registration required. 10:45-11:30 a.m. Free. 1400 Main St., Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.visitsouthlaketexas.com
By Kira Lovell
Kira Lovell is a reporter covering Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-North Fort Worth. Before joining Community Impact, she majored in journalism at the University of Missouri and covered education and local arts for the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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