Breakfast with Santa Saturday December 1, 2012

Grapevine, TexasThis Saturday you can enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa courtesy of the Grapevine Fire Department.  The event will be held at the Fire Station at 601 Boyd and will start at 7 am.  Santa should arrive around 8 am by helicopter.

Additionally, this years event will have FDNY Rescue 4 (retired) for everyone to see.  Rescue 4 responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and its entire crew was lost in the collapse of the towers.  This truck is now a traveling memorial to those who were lost and supports a non-profit that collects money for the families of the heroes who were lost that day.

This event raises also funds for the Grapevine Fire honor guard, pipe and drum corp and clown troupe to fund trips and equipment needs. The honor guard will also be selling some raffle tickets through December 20th both at the breakfast and along Main Street.

Grapevine’s Christmas Capital of Texas Kickoff November 19, 2012

As you probably have already seen, the decorations have started to go up in historic downtown Grapevine. The celebrations will begin soon.

More from the press release:

Join Mayor William D. Tate as He Welcomes Santa, Tom T. Turkey and the World’s Tallest Elf

Experience the First Snowfall of the Year

Create Christmas Memories with Family and Friends at More Than 1,400 Christmas Events in 40-Plus Days

Grapevine, Texas


There is no better place to deck the halls than in Grapevine, the “Christmas Capital of Texas!” Join Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate as he welcomes jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Tom T. Turkey and the World’s Tallest Elf to celebrate the kickoff of Grapevine’s Christmas Capital of Texas on Monday, November 19th.

Create Christmas memories with the entire family in the warmth, glow and magic of the holidays as the city is blanketed with festive cheer. This is a free event.

• Join Mayor William D. Tate as he pardons Tom T. Turkey with the help of Santa Claus, just in time before the Thanksgiving Day meal
• Enjoy a special musical performance by Dallas-based national pop artist Bean, who will perform pop and Christmas themed songs
• Meet the World’s Tallest Elf
• Participate at the kids ornament making station
• The first 200 kids (under the age of 12) will receive a free North Pole Express® hat
• Experience the first snowfall of the year on Grapevine’s Historic Main Street


Kickoff on Monday, November 19
10:30 a.m.—12:00 noon
Free event
Christmas Capital of Texas events run through the first week of January


Torian Cabin/Liberty Park
201 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Embrace the Christmas spirit as Grapevine kicks off its annual Christmas Capital of Texas celebration with more than 1,400 Christmas events during 40-plus days. The city will sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and a whole lot more! From concerts to nightly light shows, parades to classic Christmas movies, glistening Grapevine offers something for every age.

More Cool Holiday Decorations

Surprisingly, there are some really cool holiday lights and decorations outside of Downtown Grapevine. Here are a few options nearby for viewing Christmas lights.

On Heather Glenn Drive in Colleyville, there is a house with a light show set to music.  This thing rivals the light show set up at the Gazebo on Main Street in downtown Grapevine.  You can either listen to the music piping out of their front yard or tune your car radio to a station that a sign in the yard directs you to. Somehow they even find a way to project snowflake images onto the house. The picture on the right really does not do it justice.  This light show is definitely worth checking out in person.

There is another house nearby with a Christmas lighted runway from the yard and up the roof to the chimney for Santa to land.  The yard is also filled with blow-up airplanes and helicopters that Santa is riding in.

On Montclair Drive in Colleyville there are some really impressive decorations.   The photo on the right is of a huge tree that is lit up in red Christmas lights.  It is a really impressive display of lights.

And lastly, if you have not visited Southlake, Texas yet to check out the Town Square and its lights you should.  See the picture below for a sample.
Southlake, Texas

Christmas Day Brunches and Lunches 2011

Here are a few Christmas Day brunches and lunches from around Grapevine.  Please let us know of any that we missed.


At the Gaylord Texan:

Delight your loved ones with another special gift this holiday season and bring your Christmas spirit to Gaylord Texan for our annual Christmas Brunch! Located in the beautiful Texas Ballroom, our brunch features a festive ambiance filled with breathtaking ice sculptures, live entertainment, and delicious dishes! Tantalize your taste buds and experience mouth-watering cuisine featuring omelets, prime-herbed strip loin of beef, carved to order roasted heritage turkey and much more!

Capture your Christmas memories and join Kodak Photography in the pre-function area to pose for family photos at an additional cost. The seating times will occur every half hour from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., however, we will not accept reservations at 12:30 p.m. Enhance your experience and purchase discounted tickets to ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls! Relive the heartwarming story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring your favorite characters: Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy and Puss in Boots as they celebrate Christmas in their own special way.

Cost for this heartwarming Christmas Brunch experience:
$68* for Adults, $27* for Children ages 4-12 and FREE for Children 3 and under.
Book online now or call 817-722-9024.

At Hilton DFW Lakes:

Christmas Champagne Brunch
Sunday, December 25th 10:30am-1:30pm

Tossed Green Salad with condiments and dressings
Italian Meat Salad Cucumber & Feta Salad
Fresh Fruit Display Shrimp Cocktail Imported & Domestic Cheese Display
Tossed Caesar Salad
PASTA STATION- Made to Order
Rotelli, Tortellini & Penne Pasta Marinara, Pesto & Alfredo Sauce
Broccoli, Tomatoes, Chicken, Shrimp, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Olives & Artichokes
Oven Roasted Prime Rib with Caramelized Onion Jus
Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon Caper Buere Blanc
Oven Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Yukon Whipped Potatoes Green Bean Casserole Cornbread Stuffing
Scrambled Eggs Hash brown Potatoes Pecan Smoked Bacon Sausage Links
Eggs Benedict Cheese Blintz Biscuits & Gravy
Chicken Fingers Pizza French Toast Sticks
New York Cheesecake Pumpkin PieBourbon Pecan Pie
Assorted Pastry Bars & Cakes Chocolate Fountain Ice Cream Sundae Station

Adults $39.00 Seniors $35.00 Children 6 to 12 $15.00 Under 6, Complimentary

Best Holiday Decorations Downtown 2011

Downtown Grapevine is packed at night with visitors viewing all the Christmas lights and decorations. And why not? There is so much to look at.

Here is our ranking of the best holiday decorations in downtown Grapevine.

1. Chic Boutique

The huge holiday ornaments are unique and a great touch.

Grapevine, Texas

2. Good Things For All Seasons

Great colors and so many Christmas trees on top of the building. Great decorations.

Grapevine, Texas

3.  Main Street Station

We love the all white lights and completely outlined building.

Grapevine, Texas

4.  Bermuda Gold

“Merry Christmas Y’all”

Grapevine, Texas

5.  City Hall

Classic green.  Great decorating.

Grapevine, Texas

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