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Grapevine: Christmas Capital of Texas Events in December

Visit to read additional information, to register, and/or to purchase tickets for any of the events below.  

Prairie Christmas at Nash Farm - Friday, December 1  
Tis the Season for holiday activities at the farm. Help decorate the farmhouse while enjoying cookies and tasty cider. 
Date: Friday, December 1  
Time: 10 am – 12 pm  
Location: Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street  
Fee: $5 per person

Lee Martin’s Revenge of The Nutcracker – This Friday, December 1
Comedian Lee Martin is bringing his annual Christmas standup comedy spectacular Revenge of the Nutcracker to Grapevine's Palace Theater. With fan favorites like I’m Dreaming of a White Trash Christmas, brand new standup material, plus guest comedians and musicians. This is one holiday variety show you do not want to miss. Tickets may be purchased at
Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 8 pm
Location: Lancaster Theater, 300 South Main Street
Fee: $35 - $45 per person

Artisan Market – this Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3
Peruse hundreds of unique items for your Christmas gift giving while supporting the Grapevine Public Library. Find one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, pottery, woodwork, knitted and hand-woven items, graphic art, toys, puzzles, photography, paintings, ornaments, and more. Limited edition City of Grapevine Christmas ornaments will also be available.
Dates: This Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way

Victorian Christmas Tours at Nash Farm – Saturday, December 2
Step back in time and experience a traditional Christmas celebration on the farm while touring vignettes. Gather at the Pole Barn before taking a tour through the historic barn and around to the farmhouse, ending at the campfire with cider and cookies. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking on gravel and grass. 
Date: Saturday, December 2
Time: 3 - 5:30 pm
Location: Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street
Fee: $10 per person

Merry Little Christmas Show with Ricki Derek - Saturday, December 2
Ricki Derek and his swinging Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra return to the historically swanky Palace Theatre for one great night. In its 14th year, Derek’s Merry Little Christmas Show is one of the best holiday traditions in DFW. Drawing inspiration from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby’s Christmas TV specials, A Merry Little Christmas Show is like a time capsule with a wink and a nod. Ricki croons your favorite Christmas tunes backed by his amazing orchestra and a few special guests. 
Date: Saturday, December 2
Time: 8 pm
Location: Palace Theatre, 300 South Main Street
Fee: $32 per person

Santa Cops 2023
The Grapevine Community Outreach Center is now accepting applications for the Santa Cops 2023 program. If you or someone you know has children ages three to 17 years of age who are in need of Christmas gifts, please visit the Grapevine Community Outreach Center, 3010 Mustang Drive, to submit an application. Santa Cops applications will remain open until Friday, December 8.

If you are interested in volunteering to wrap gifts, please register at Gift wrapping will take place on Tuesday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 12, from 5 to 8 pm. If needed, a third wrapping night will take place on Thursday, December 14, from 5 to 8 pm.

Santa at The REC – December 4, 6, 12 & 14 - FREE
Santa Claus is traveling to Grapevine all the way from the North Pole before he makes his big trip around the world! All are welcome to visit Santa at The REC. Bring your Christmas list and camera for photos.
Dates: December 4, 6, 12 & 14
Time: 9 - 11 am & 4 - 6 pm
Location: The REC, 1175 Municipal Way

Jan Brett's Winter Wonderland Tour 2023 – Friday, December 8 - FREE
Meet beloved picture book author and illustrator Jan Brett as part of her Winter Wonderland tour! On Friday, December 8, Jan Brett will speak and do a drawing demonstration related to her book Cozy, followed by a book-signing. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this very special event! 
Date: Friday, December 8
Time: 5 - 8 pm
Location: First Grapevine Methodist Church, 422 Church Street

Christmas Cartoons and Crafts – Through Friday, December 22
The kids will enjoy Christmas-themed cartoons and crafts all month long. s like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, and many more will be shown throughout the month. The Christmas crafts include ornaments, snowman crafts, reindeer crafts, picture frame magnets, and more. The children’s ticket includes a craft activity, a small popcorn, and a beverage (juice box or bottled water). The adult’s ticket includes a beverage (juice box or bottled water).
Dates: November 28, 30, December 1, 5, 7 - 8, 11, 14, 18 - 22
Times: 10 am & 1 pm
Location: Lancaster Theatre, 300 South Main Street
Admission: $6/child, $3/adult

Elf Adventure – Through Saturday, December 23
Explore Grapevine’s enchanting past and join in an Elf Adventure! Experience the Christmas spirit while visiting Historic Grapevine and participating in unique activities. Capture the magic of Christmas and take home your very own handmade projects. 
Dates: Friday, November 24 – Saturday, December 23
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Location: Grapevine Settlement to City Museums, 206 West Hudgins Street
Fee: $10 for a pass to all activities or $3 for each individual activity. There is no admission fee to the Settlement to City Museums. The adventure does not include a train excursion.

Grapevine Christmas Market – Through December 23
Shop locally and regionally sourced jewelry, wood turnings, produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets, and more at this open-air European-style market. 
Time: 2 – 9 pm
Location: Town Square Gazebo, 325 South Main Street

Skating at Peace Plaza Ice Rink – Through Sunday, January 7
‘Tis the season to be in the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Experience the Peace Plaza Rink, presented by Champion Energy Services, and glide across the ice on this Texas sized 4,500-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink on Historic Main Street. All skate sessions are one-hour with 15-minute breaks (between sessions). 
Dates: Monday, November 20 - Sunday, January 7
Location: Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, 815 South Main Street
Fee: $20 per person (includes skate rentals). Guests are welcome to use their own skates for the same cost.

Christmas Movies at the Palace Theatre
Please visit to purchase tickets to some of your favorite classic Christmas movies.
Wednesday, November 29 – Meet Me In St. Louis
Thursday, November 30 – White Christmas
Monday, December 4 – A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 5 – A Christmas Story
Wednesday, December 6 - White Christmas
All Showtimes: 7 pm
Location: Palace Theatre, 300 South Main Street
Admission: $6 per person

Hometown Christmas Exhibit – Through December 30
Experience the charm and spirit of a classic American town preparing for Christmas in this interactive Christmas exhibition. Take a walk down memory lane by visiting Grapevine's Hometown Christmas exhibit! Christmas is a wonderful time of year; the sights, the sounds and the smells make it easy to get swept away in the memories of it all. Grapevine's Hometown Christmas exhibit will have plenty of picture-perfect moments while becoming a holiday must that will delight the kid in all of us! Stroll through vintage vignettes and snap pictures to create Instagrammable memories. 
Dates: Through December 30 (except on Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)
Location: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 636 South Main Street

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