‘Tis the Season in Grapevine – The Christmas Capitol of Texas

By Mandi Dietz

Warm your heart with a memorable time in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas.

Hosting more than 1,400 festive events within about 40 days, there’s little wonder why Grapevine is branded the Lone Star State’s headquarters for the holiday season.

Welcoming all year, this hospitable city, conveniently situated between Fort Worth and Dallas and amid the area where Tarrant, Dallas and Denton counties meet, is acclaimed for its wine tastings, shopping, and resorts, which are alone, destinations. However, it’s extra alluring when wrapped in sparkling ribbons, bows and wreathes, blanketed in twinkling lights, and all aglow with joyful celebrations, beginning mid-November, through December, and into early January, annually.

Whether a staycation for those living nearby, a daytrip, weekend getaway or extended stay, there’s more than enough for all ages to see and do during the Christmas season.

Of Grapevine’s more than 20 hotels, two include mega properties, the Gaylord Texan Resort and Great Wolf Lodge, each exemplifying the motto, “everything’s bigger in Texas.”

With the holidays and festive goings-on, advance reservations are key because rooms book quickly, but they do become available last minute occasionally, due to cancellations. Even without a stay, a visit is well worth the parking fee for a glimpse of the resorts’ awe-inspiring Christmas decorations. A magical onsite experience is complimentary; however, participation in activities is extra, so it’s recommended to plan ahead and call or check the website for times and pricing. To read more pick up the December 2015 issue of NTFR.