Grapevine Parade of Lights

Last week the Carol of Lights, this week the Parade of Lights!  Head to Main Street on Thursday at 7 p.m. for the largest lighted Christmas parade in the area.  Over 100 floats will pass through the downtown area, and there will be Christmas music from marching bands. The parade will begin at Hanover Street […] Read more »

Grapevine Carol of Lights recap

This past Monday night, Grapevine continued its annual tradition of the Carol of Lights, where the big downtown Christmas tree and some surrounding lights are all turned on at once.  The ceremonies had to be a little abbreviated this time due to rain, but still we had a great time. We grabbed dinner at Farina’s […] Read more »

Make your own glassblown ornament

Has anyone been to Vetro Glassblowing in downtown Grapevine?  I’ll confess I have not, though I have driven by and thought “I should check that out” about a hundred times.   Well, right now they have something that definitely looks worth checking out. We’ve probably all had experiences with those ornaments where you fill metal frames […] Read more »

Letters to Santa

If the kids want to write a letter to Santa, they can do it either the old-fashioned way or be on the cutting edge and send Santa an email.  Here in Grapevine, we believe in keeping up with the times.   😀 Emails can be sent to  Santa will then send a reply. Handwritten letters […] Read more »

Some good local press

The Dallas Morning News had a really nice article on some of the Christmas activities around Grapevine.  It’s always nice when our bigger neighbors to the east or west shine the light on what a great place Grapevine can be.  We appreciate the good publicity!  Maybe some Dallasites will come check us out because of […] Read more »

Twinkle Lights Boat Parade

Living so near the lake is truly a great thing.  One of the many advantages is the Twinkle Lights Boat Parade which will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 6 p.m.  The parade begins at Scott’s Landing and finishes at Little Pete’s.  Come on out to see the local Grapevine boats all dressed up […] Read more »

WFAA Santa’s Helpers toy drive

For 41 years, WFAA has partnered with cities throughout DFW to collect toys for needy children for Christmas.  This week, Grapevine residents have the opportunity to participate and give back to those less fortunate. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Cotton Belt Depot District at 705 S. Main St. on Thursday, December 9, from […] Read more »

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays is a Christmas-themed, Broadway-style music and stage show held at the Palace Arts Center.  Shows are throughout the month of December and are a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at the Palace Arts Center website.  Any remaining tickets will also be […] Read more »

Gingerbread House Making

Now this looks like fun.  We’ve all probably had experience with those gingerbread house kits that come in a box at the craft store, but this is a step up. Pattycake’s Bakery will provide the gingerbread and Chef Patty Wilson will be there to help participants put together a truly professional looking gingerbread house.  The […] Read more »

Parade of Lights

Was the Carol of Lights not AMAZING?!?!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  What a great way to kick off the holiday season. The festivities continue this Thursday night with the Parade of Lights. Over 100 floats will cruise down Main Street beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The parade begins at Main […] Read more »