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Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, located in historic downtown Grapevine, is “heating up” the holiday season with its help-create-your-own hand-blown glass ornament sessions on select dates beginning November 22 through December 27. These unique, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments are an ideal keepsake or gift, and a fun experience for the entire family.
Back by popular demand, the Extreme Ornament Blowout allows participants to experience firsthand the ancient art of glass-blowing. Each participant may select colors from the entire color palette of glass and apply the colors to the hot molten glass gather. Participants (14 years old or above) reheat the glass color in the 2,000 degree furnace; he/she stays by the artist and watches as their ornament is blown out and a glass hook is attached. Due to the annealing process, ornaments will be available for pick-up the next business day after 3:00pm. The cost is $50 plus tax for each hand-blown glass ornament (under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian). Reservations are required for the Extreme Ornament Blowout and must be made in advance online.
Unwrap the magic of the season in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Grapevine celebrates Christmas with more 1,400 events in 40-plus days and is the perfect place to celebrate with your family and friends this year. Millions of magical lights, enormous decorations, Christmas events and more 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!
1. Experience Gaylord Texan Resort’s Lone Star Christmas Featuring ICE! and Santa’s Wild Workshop Snowtubing – For the 11th straight year, Gaylord Texan Resort’s famed Annual Lone Star Christmas Event, presented by Kodak, will kick off November 13, 2014 and run through January 3, 2015. This year, the acclaimed ICE! exhibit will feature everyone’s favorite snowman, Frosty, and his friends. Also new this year is a Madagascar-themed brunch and a holiday meet-and-greet with famous DreamWorks characters. Other Lone Star Christmas favorites will return, including a snow-tubing adventure through Santa’s workshop, Cookies & Milk with Mrs. Claus and gingerbread cookie decorating with Gingy, the most famous of all gingerbread men! Visit www.ChristmasAtGaylordTexan.com for times and tickets.
Each year The Colleyville Chamber of Commerce recognizes both outstanding members and area citizens by distributing awards including, Citizen of the Year, the Leadership Award, Youth of the Year and GCISD Employee of the Year.
Please complete a nomination form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5, 2014.
Join the City of Grapevine for the official kick-off ceremony for the Christmas Capital of Texas®, and be part of a ‘turn of the century’ Carol of Lights on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7pm at the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main Street.
Kick off the season with merriment and fanfare as Mayor William D. Tate “flips the switch” and illuminates the live 30’ Christmas tree and all of Historic Downtown Grapevine! Join us as more than one million lights fill Historic Downtown. The entire family will enjoy this free and wonderfully entertaining presentation blending traditional favorites and contemporary sights and sounds that will both warm the heart and excite the soul for the most wonderful time of the year. Help sing in the season with live music entertainers. The gazebo and surrounding areas will be transformed into an 1890's feel, complete with costumes and time-period specific activities and music. If you have your own costume, please join in the fun and wear it to Carol of Lights! Costumed guests will have priority seating for the event.
The Colleyville Woman’s Club kicks off the yuletide season with its 30th annual Holiday Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th. Five beautiful homes in Colleyville will be showcased; all exquisitely decorated for the holidays. There will be something for everyone on this tour as each residence offers its own distinct elegance and style while family traditions are evident in displayed collectables, artwork, and memorabilia.
Join D'Vine Wine of Grapevine this Saturday from 7pm - 9m for some Black Jack.
Start out with $1000 of free chips.
All proceeds for additional chips will be donated to Friends of the Family. A non- profit organization for abused women, men and children.
Great prizes for the top 5 winners of the evening.
All glasses of wine will be $5.00 each. For more information, call 817-329-1011