Grapevine Christmas Capital of Texas

Main Street in Grapevine is decorated from November through January.

Main Street in Grapevine is decorated from November through January.

Christmas event checklist


Dec. 18 • 8 pm • See a musical
Ricki Derek’s Christmas show returns for the seventh year at the Palace Theatre. This musical extravaganza combines the vibe of the Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra Christmas TV specials with the energy of a 21st century live show.
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main St. • 817-410-3100
www.palace-theatre.com


Dec. 19, 20 • Scuba Dive with Santa
Experience an aquatic Christmas scene featuring Santa Claus as a diver along with his elf as they take the plunge in a dive show among the fish, sharks and stingrays in Sea Life’s 160,000-gallon ocean tank. Pose for pictures and find out if Santa thinks you have been naughty or nice.
Sea Life Aquarium
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Ste.
525. 877-819-7677
www.visitsealife.com


Watch a Christmas Movie at the Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. • 817-410-3100




  • White Christmas”, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

  • A Christmas Story”, Dec. 21, 2 p.m.

  • It’s A Wonderful Life”, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas” & How the Grinch Stole Christmas”,
    Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

  • White Christmas”, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas” & How the Grinch Stole Christmas”,
    Dec. 23, 2 p.m.

  • It’s A Wonderful Life”, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.


Dec. 20 • Meet a LEGO santa
Write a letter to Santa and test your skills by helping the Master Model Builder with the Winter Wonderland Big Build. Guests can meet a life-sized Lego Santa.
Legoland
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Ste. 519 877-818-1677
www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com


Through Dec. 24 • Take a picture in historic downtown
There are several locations in the Historic District that provide ideal photo opportunities. Signage designating various photo spots are visible. The areas will also have some additional decorations for enhanced backgrounds.




  • Liberty Park
    215 S. Main St.

  • Christmas tree
    at the Gazebo
    325 S. Main St.

  • North Pole
    705 S. Main St.

  • Grapevine CVB
    636 S. Main St.


Through Dec. 24 • Visit Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pro Shop presents Santa’s Wonderland, which features more than
3,500-square feet of holiday fun.
Attractions include vintage model trains,
arcades, a carousel and free crafts. Customers can also get a free 4-by-6 inch photo with Santa during certain times.
Bass Pro Shop
2501 Bass Pro Drive • 972-724-2018
www.basspro.com


Through Jan. 3 • Travel through the North Pole ICE!
As guests experience the magic of Christmas around the world in “ICE!”, they will celebrate cultural traditions, including holiday scenes and children from Mexico, Germany and Sweden; take a ride down two-story-tall ice slides, travel through the North Pole and sit in Santa’s sleigh; and conclude with the Nativity scene in crystal clear ice.
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
817-778-2606
www.gaylordhotels.com


Through Jan. 3 • Share some ‘Christmas Sparkle’
Visitors to this free event can make their own sparkle paintings, sparkle ornaments, cotton wreaths and make custom sparkle prints on an 1881 printing press. Other activities include an ornament scavenger hunt and hair glitzing.
Settlement to City Museums
206 W. Hudgins St.
817-410-3185


Through Jan. 3 • Decorate a gingerbread house
Choose from five decorating options ranging from a gingerbread family to decorating a gingerbread train set. All of the decorations are provided for families to ice, sprinkle and gum drop to their hearts’ content.
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail • 817-778-2606
www.gaylordhotels.com


Through Jan. 3 • Participate in a Scavenger Hunt
Ten of Santa’s elf helpers have landed at the Gaylord Texan, but they will not be able to fly to the North Pole until they have a name. By solving puzzles and finding all of the elves hiding around the hotel, kids will reveal the elves’ names so they can report back to Santa.
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail • 817-778-2606
www.gaylordhotels.com


Through Jan. 3 • Play in the snow at Great wolf Lodge
During “Snowland!,” guests at this family-friendly resort experience an 84-degree indoor waterpark along with special visits from Santa, holiday sing-alongs, and a life-size gingerbread house.
Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Drive • 817-488-6510
www.greatwolf.com


Through Jan. 3 • Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Join Mrs. Claus and enjoy milk and cookies as she reads a classic Christmas story. Kids get to take home a special book autographed by Santa’s lady.
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail • 817-778-2606
www.gaylordhotels.com

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.