The Christmas Capital of Texas is a Memorable Christmas Gift

The Christmas Capital of Texas is a Memorable Christmas Gift
The Christmas Capital of Texas is a Memorable Christmas Gift

Traveling during the holiday season opens the doors to unique and memorable Christmas memories. Cities all over the country offer festivals and Christmas events that make their city stand out. If you have plans to travel to Texas this holiday season, consider making a stop at Grapevine, Texas.

Grapevine, Texas is known as “The Christmas Capital of Texas.” For 40 or more days, visitors to the Dallas and Fort Worth area will see numerous Christmas displays and Christmas shows. They will also take part in family-friendly activities as they take a break from shopping for Christmas gifts.

There are over 1,400 events happening in the Christmas Capital this year. Local hotels and venues are offering jolly seasonal performances, bright Christmas displays, and fun Christmas activities for kids of all ages!

The North Pole Express is a Memorable Christmas Experience

The North Pole Express is a Christmas themed train that takes children to the “North Pole” with an array of holiday spectacles and singing Christmas elves.  The trip ends with a visit to Santa’s workshop! Kids who love trains will love this great train experience and the once-in-lifetime trip to the “North Pole.”

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The Great Wolf Lodge is home to Snowland. Snowland is a beautifully decorated wonderland that features dazzling lights, holiday trees, and the famous indoor snow showers! Seriously! Right in the lobby! If you book a suite, the lodge will even deliver cookies and milk to your kids. The suites are available November 26 through January 1st.

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Gaylord Texan Resort

A visit to the Gaylord Texan Resort will get you in the Christmas mood for sure! The resort is decorated with over 2 million twinkling lights and 15,000 ornaments. Guests will see live ice carving and even an 8-foot Gingerbread house!

Other attractions at this location include a 54 ft tall tree and snow tubing slides! If you’re traveling with smaller children, this stop may be worth the whole trip!

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Other Magical Events for a Memorable Christmas

The North Pole Neighborhood is grand central for visitors. Shopping opportunities are available for unique Christmas gifts and souvenirs and families can have their picture taken with Santa Claus. The photo with Santa is part of the North Pole Express train ride experience, but photo packages are available for people who don’t or can’t take the train. (It sells out very quickly. Tickets began selling way back in July!)

After a visit with Santa, the whole family can tour the historic downtown of Grapevine and see the sea of Christmas lights. Christmas displays will be everywhere in Grapevine, but none as impressive as downtown. If Christmas displays always put you in the mood, then take your family on a stroll downtown.

The Palace Theater

The local Palace Theater in historic downtown Grapevine also offers excellent live Christmas music and classic Christmas movies to watch. Film classics like It’s a Wonderful Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Christmas Carol will be featured this year in celebration of the beauty of Christmas.

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The Grapevine Vintage Railroad

For those who are looking for a more mature activity for Christmas, the Christmas Wine Train offered by the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is an adult only train. The ride allows guests to enjoy good music, good company, and good wine. Santa even joins you for a relaxing and festive ride on the rails. No one under age 21 is allowed to ride, and the first glass is free!

Try a Texan Christmas this Year!

Grapevine, TX goes all out to make sure you and your family have a magical Christmas this year. Check out the attractions at the Great Wolf Lodge, Gaylord Texan Resort, The Palace Theatre, and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to enjoy some memorable Christmas activities. If you like to see how Christmas is celebrated in other places, definitely consider Grapevine for your next holiday trip!

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