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'Tis the season for holiday cheer on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad! Buy your tickets now! Each guest will receive delicious heavy passed hors d'oeuvres served on board the train and two complimentary glasses of wine in a Grapevine Vintage Railroad wine glass. Additional wine will be available for purchase on the train. Enjoy a delightful and festive atmosphere including holiday music, great food and a visit from Santa! The train will run rain or shine. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. train departs at 7:00 p.m. and returns approximately 9 p.m. Cost is $45 person. No one under 21 allowed. No refunds.
- December 1 - Departs from the Fort Worth Stockyards
- December 8 - Departs from the Grapevine Depot
- December 15 - Departs from the Grapevine Depot
It will begin to look a lot like Christmas in Colleyville starting Friday, Dec. 2, when the community gathers for a weekend filled with holiday events.
The City’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration kicks off the weekend from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in front of City Hall, 100 Main Street. Join Santa and his friends as the community lights the city Christmas tree and several trees decorated by local organizations in front of City Hall.
There are also plenty of activities for the whole family including crafts and games, photos with Santa, choral performances, carriage rides in the Village, and holiday fare and beverages.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, The Colleyville Lion’s Club hosts Breakfast with Santa from 7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr. Families can enjoy a pancake breakfast, take photos with Santa, listen to performances from local school choirs, and enjoy balloons face painting. Proceeds benefit the Colleyville Lions Club scholarships and other charities.
The Club asks attendees to bring one canned food, or an old pair of eyeglasses for donation.
The Grapevine Police Department is seeking donations for Santa Cops and there is a new way you can help this year without donating toys or money. Thanks to a partnership with the Grapevine Rotary, you can help local children by donating your life-saving blood. For each gift of blood donated on December 7, 2016 at The REC, 1175 Municipal Way, the Grapevine Rotary will donate $10 to Santa Cops. The blood drive will benefit Carter BloodCare.
If you are able to donate at any Carter BloodCare location between December 7-9, please use code: 033317 and your donation will benefit Santa Cops.
Visit the Grapevine Police Department Facebook for additional updates.
Experience the magic of the season in the Christmas Capital of Texas® at the annual Carol of Lights event in Historic Downtown Grapevine on November 21, 2016. The entire family will enjoy the merriment of this wonderfully entertaining presentation, blending traditional favorites with contemporary sights and sounds that will both warm the heart and excite the soul. Beginning with children's activities at 5pm, you can come and help sing in the season with the return of the Chilly Dawgs and at 7pm enjoy the spirit of Christmas as Mayor William D. Tate "flips the switch" illuminating the three-story Christmas tree in the Town Square Gazebo.
Create lifetime Christmas memories in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! With more than 1,400 events in 40-plus days, Grapevine’s charming Christmas setting makes the city the must-visit Texas destination of the season. Enjoy Texas’ largest ICE! event, snowtubing, Scuba Diving Santa, North Pole Express® on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, millions of magical lights, enormous decorations, Christmas photo opportunities and more that perfectly capture the spirit of Christmas in Grapevine. Make plans now to join the more than one million guests that visit Grapevine’s Christmas Capital of Texas each year at these exciting Christmas events and activities.