A New Year's Eve masquerade and 9 other things to put on your calendar in December and January

Mrs. Claus to host story time at Town Hall

Mrs. Claus to host story time at Town Hall

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of December and January.

Coming up

Dec. 14-16
Gentri: The Gentlemen Trio present ‘Finding Christmas’


Dec. 14
Nash Farm presents a Parlor Sociable—Christmas Fun

Dec. 17-18
A Forever Young Christmas

Dec. 18-22
Holiday Break Camp Mania

Dec. 25
Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake city offices closed

Dec. 16-24
Holiday Bricktacular returns to Legoland
Master builders are on hand to help construct a Lego winter wonderland. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Sun.). Free (children age 2 and younger), $21.95 (admission). Legoland Discovery Center, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine. 877-818-1677. https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

Dec. 21
Mrs. Claus to host story time at Town Hall
Mrs. Claus shares holiday stories; visits with families; and shares hot cocoa and cookies and delivers fun activities. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. 9-11 a.m. Free. Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake, third floor. 817-748-8243. www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/347/story-time-with-mrs-claus

Dec. 21
‘Sounds of the Season’ to deliver holiday classics
Holiday carols and music are brought to life by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the season. 7 p.m. $10 (students and children), $15 (APEX members and seniors), $20 (adults). White’s Chapel United Methodist Church sanctuary, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake. 817-665-6000. www.apexartsleague.com

Dec. 26-30
After-Christmas trains come to Grapevine Depot
After-Christmas vintage trains depart from and return to the Grapevine Depot during the last week of December. Coaches are enclosed and heated. 1-5:45 p.m. $18 (Touring Class tickets), $26 (First Class tickets). Grapevine Vintage Rail Road, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.gvrr.com

Dec. 31
Celebrate the new year with a masquerade ball
Guests can ring in the new year with a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. The evening features hors d’oeuvres, an open wine bar, desserts, and a countdown. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $45.95. Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, 201 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-442-8463. www.messinahof.com/events/post/new-years-eve-masquerade-ball

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. 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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