Grapevine – A Lone Star Christmas
The Christmas Capitol of Texas
4 Days | November-December
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Whether you stay at luxurious The Gaylord Texan or another local hotel the Holiday Events and activities in Grapevine make it a wonderful time of the year for a group tour. Call now and talk with one of our sales reps.
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Day 1 – Thursday – Grapevine, TX – City Hall Light Show Spectacular & Main Street Festivities
Arrive today in Grapevine, TX, The Christmas Capital of Texas. Check into your hotel for a three-night stay. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. Following dinner, head to Main Street to enjoy the Christmas Festivities. Downtown is a magical wonderland where you can see the City Hall Light Show Spectacular, a brilliantly-choreographed light show. The whole downtown is filled with characters like the aminated snowman and the singing Christmas tree, vintage sleighs, life-sized Christmas cards, and more! (D)
Day 2 – Friday – Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Ornament Making – Free Time Historic Downtown Grapevine – Wine Tasting – Gaylord Texan Lone Star Christmas – Holiday Dinner & Show
This morning, visit the Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Browse the studio’s gallery of hand-blown glass art, ranging from hand-made sculptures to small glass art gifts. While here, work along-side the professional glassblowers make your own holiday ornament.
Next, enjoy free time for lunch on own, and shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Historic Downtown Grapevine has it all. Anchored by Main Street, this walkable, preserved historic area is home to unique retail shops, winery tasting rooms, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, the Palace Arts Center, the Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower, one-of-a-kind shops, live entertainment venues, restaurants, and art galleries.
Then at the stroke of Noon, gather on Main Street at the Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower and see the two larger-than-life, 9-foot tall Glockenspiel characters, known as the Would-Be Train Robbers. Approximately 75 feet above ground, these figures emerge from the Tower each day to commence what each believes to be the perfect heist. Just as glockenspiels in Europe are rooted in history, Grapevine’s Clock Tower figures reflect the Western lore that many visitors from outside Texas find interesting and entertaining.
The afternoon also includes a stop at a local winery for a tasting. Texas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and Grapevine has served as a trendsetter in wine culture and a leader in the Texas wine industry with award-winning festivals celebrating the fruit of the vine as well as wineries and winemakers for more than 25 years.
Then head to the Gaylord Texan for a “Lone Star Christmas.” Marvel at acres of twinkling lights and decorations, beautiful holiday scenery, a 50-foot-tall Christmas Tree and life-size Gingerbread House. Plus, there are many fan-favorite and all-new holiday activities, shows, and events, including snow tubing and ice skating.
This evening, enjoy a Holiday Dinner at one of Gaylord’s fabulous restaurants. Following dinner, enjoy Gaylord’s holiday entertainment. From stilt walkers, to singing cowboys to Santa Claus, there’s something delightful around every corner. (2022 Schedule TBA) (B,D)
Day 3 – Saturday – Historic Nash Farm Tour & Program – Grapevine Christmas Market – Dr. Sue’s Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bar and Happy Hour – Texas Star Theatre Dinner Show
Start the day at the Historic Nash Farm and about Grapevine and the city’s heritage. Purchased by Thomas Jefferson Nash in 1859, this historic landmark brings history to life through exhibits, interpretive programs and touchable displays. Here you experience a Victorian Christmas, see how Grapevine’s earliest settlers celebrated Christmas in Texas during the latter part of the 19th Century. An old-fashioned social or interactive craft program will be included with your visit to Historic Nash Farm.
Following a break for lunch on own, enjoy free time at the Grapevine Christmas Market. Shop locally and regionally sourced produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets, handcrafted and Texas-made items at this open-air European style market at the Town Square Gazebo.
Next, warm up with a hot cocoa at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bar and Happy Hour. The Hot Chocolate Barista serves top quality European cocoa in flavors such as Peppermint, Mexican Spice and Old-Fashioned hot chocolate with customizable toppings, like marshmallows, fresh whipped cream and spices.
This evening, enjoy a dinner and a Christmas show at the Texas Star Dinner Theater. A night you won’t forget complete with a delicious dinner and dessert, a well-stocked cash bar, and a side-splitting show. Take photos with the cast after the show to round out a great night of fun! (The 2022 show at has not been announced yet, but the 2021 show was titled “A Cold-Hearted Christmas.) (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)