Celebrate the holidays in the Christmas Capital of Texas

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A recent report from the Farmer’s Almanac predicted a colder than normal winter in North Texas, so, we’re getting into the holiday spirit a little early. Grapevine25 min. drive from downtown — was declared the Christmas Capital of Texas in 2009 so we thought we’d see what all the jingle is about for the upcoming holiday season.

🚂 North Pole Express, 705 S. Main St.

Experience a magical ride aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad with chocolate chip cookies, Santa’s frosty chocolate milk, and a keepsake memory mug. Bonus: Festive pajamas are encouraged.

  • Dates: Fri., Nov. 25-Fri., Dec. 23
  • Tickets: $35+

🍷 Christmas Wine Train, Fort Worth Stockyards Station + 705 S. Main St., Grapevine

Get in the holiday spirit with a festive adults-only (21+) train ride. A ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, two glasses of Texas wine, a souvenir glass, a DJ + Santa Clause. Pro tip: The wine excursion leaving from the Stockyards does not travel to Grapevine and vice versa.

  • Dates: Specific dates coming soon
  • Tickets: $45+

⛸️ Ice Skating Rink, Historic Main Street

For the first time ever, visitors can skate on a 4,500-sqft outdoor ice rink located on Peace Plaza — in front of Grapevine Main Station. Take your holiday pictures with the massive holiday tree and larger-than-life ornaments.

  • Dates: Fri., Nov. 18-Sun., Jan. 8
  • Tickets: More info coming soon

🎄 Christmas Passport: Elf Adventure, Christmas Village

Step inside Santa’s workshop by creating your own brass luggage or gift tag, metal tinsel, wooden train ornament, and holiday bookmark.

  • Dates: Fri., Nov. 25-Fri., Dec. 23
  • Tickets: $8 passport or $3 per activity

Save money on gas and take Trinity Metro’s TEXrail from downtown’s T&P Station to Grapevine Main Station. If you choose to drive, download this map to save time finding parking.

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