See a parade and have some pancakes: 6 things to do in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Dec. 7-10

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This weekend there are several holiday events taking place in Grapevine and Southlake. See what you can do this weekend, Dec. 7-10.

THURSDAY

1. Grapevine to host largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas

The “Christmas Capital of Texas” will feature more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands in this annual parade. This year’s theme is “Holiday Memories.” Parade guests can vote for the People’s Choice Award on Twitter, and viewers can vote by sending a tweet with the hashtag #GVParadeVote, along with the name or organization of the parade float.

7 p.m. Free. Parking is available at the Grapevine Convention Center, The REC of Grapevine, the Grapevine Library, and at complimentary lots throughout Historic Downtown Grapevine, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/lighted-evening-events/

2. Adults-only Christmas train provides fun for grown ups

A traditional Christmas boxed dinner will be included with purchase of a ticket on the Christmas Wine Trains, and additional wine is available for purchase.

All trains depart at 7 p.m. and return at approximately 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. Riders must be 21 and older. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/

FRIDAY

3. Holiday ornament signing to be held at Good Things For All Season in Grapevine

Mario Tare, the senior designer for Christopher Radko, will hold an ornament signing at Good Things For All Seasons. Tare developed the popular vintage-inspired line Shiny Brite, as well as Home for the Holidays tabletop collection. Tare will sign the 2017 “It’s Christmas Time” ornament and any other Christopher Radko ornament.

3 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. 334 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-251-3673. www.goodthingsforallseasons.com

SATURDAY

4. Rocky Gribble to present ‘A Grapevine Opry Christmas’

Musician Rocky Gribble will present the 30th Grapevine Opry Christmas show, featuring holiday music new and old.

7:30 p.m. $25. Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3541. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/

5. Mrs. Claus welcomes children with PJ’s and Pancakes event

Guests can come in their pajamas for the second annual PJ’s and Pancakes with Mrs. Claus event, hosted by the Cheesecake Factory in Southlake Town Square. Each guest will have a pancake breakfast, holiday goodies and holiday entertainment.

8 a.m. Adults are $12, children 2-12 are $8 and children 2 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Southlake Town Square Concierge, located at 1256 Main St., Ste. 100. www.southlaketownsquare.com/event/pjs-and-pancakes-with-mrs-claus-2/

6. First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine to present a Festival of Lessons and Carols

This annual service is modeled on the original Christmas Eve service held at Kings’ College in Cambridge, England. The service will feature readings from the ancient Advent and the Christmas scriptures. Choral, hand bell, organ and other instrumental works will also be featured.

7 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine, 1002 Park Blvd., Grapevine. 817-481-7129. www.fpcgv.org

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Miranda Wilcox

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. Now she’s in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.

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