Life-Sized Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge

As a part of their annual Snowland Festivities, the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine has constructed a life-sized Gingerbread House. The exterior of the house is entirely edible (although it is not recommended anyone attempt this).  The house is made of gingerbread, frosting, candy canes, cookies, candies, and a pretzel stick roof.

The gingerbread house at Great Wolf Lodge is big enough to walk inside and even has a table for dining.  And the proceeds from anyone dining inside the house (it seats up to six people) benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

The house was made from:

* 3,240 eggs

* 1,320 pounds of sugar

* 750 Christmas cookies

* 600 pounds of gingerbread dough

* 100 pounds of chocolate

* 500 holly leaves

* 2,000 blue chocolate wafers

* 2,000 green chocolate wafers

* 4,900 pretzel rods

* 5,000 Christmas candies

* 750 candy wreaths

* 1,000 candy canes

This is definitely worth checking out. You can see a photo of the house below as well as a time-lapse video of the construction of the gingerbread house (the video is about 1 minute long). Enjoy!

Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine, Texas

Parade of Lights 2011

Get ready for the Parade of Lights in Grapevine, Texas.  This is a wonderful event to kick of the holiday season.

When: Thursday, December 1, at 7 pm

Where: Downtown Grapevine, Texas on Main Street

What: Parade of about a hundred lighted floats, holiday music, and marching bands

Thousands of people attend this wonderful holiday event each year. You will see classic cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and plenty of lighted floats as they parade down Main Street. You will also enjoy holiday music and local marching bands.

The weather looks like it will be pleasant on Thursday, but still chilly so you need to dress warmly. The high temperature expected on Thursday is 60 degrees and the low is 37 degrees.

This is a really fun, free event presented by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.

The Christmas Light Show Downtown is Pretty Cool

The Christmas Light Show Downtown is Pretty Cool

The Christmas Light Show Spectacular in downtown is just another reason Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas.  If you haven’t seen the show yet, it is worth visiting downtown Grapevine after dark to check it out.

The Christmas Light Show runs from 6 pm to 11 pm nightly from November 21 to January 8 and is completely free.

Dancing lights fill the air to the tune of popular Christmas carols like Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman.  The show lasts about 30 minutes or so.  The only thing that would make it better is if you are sitting or standing there with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

We have included a few photos as well as a video at the bottom of the page, but this show is definitely worth seeing in person this year.  Did we mention it is FREE?  😉

Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine, Texas

Christmas on Main Street 2011

Christmas on Main Street gets started on Friday, November 25th and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 18th.  This annual event transforms Main Street in to a holiday paradise to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

You can enjoy:

  • Tractor drawn wagon rides for $1.  The ride takes you through seasonally decorated historic neighborhood.
  • Visits from Santa and other jolly Christmas characters.
  • Main Street decorated with Christmas lights and spirit.

The Cost of Christmas on Main Street is Free.

The hours are:

Friday 2 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays 12 pm – 7 pm
Sundays   2 pm – 5 pm

Dates include November 25, 26, and 27, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18.

This is always a fun event. Seeing all the holiday decorations up and down Main Street is worth the trip. Enjoy!

Pancake Breakfast with Santa 2011

Events like this make us realize what a great resource Twitter is.  We heard about this event by following @Grapevine3113 which is the Grapevine Professional Firefighters Association.  Note, you can follow us on Twitter @GrapevineTexas.

This event is the annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa.

When:  Saturday, December 3rd from 8 am to 12 noon.

Where:  Grapevine Fire Department, 601 Boyd Drive, Grapevine, Texas

What:  Santa Claus arrives via hellicopter to have a pancake breakfast with all the young ones in attendance

This event is put on by the Grapevine Professional Firefighters Association.

Looks like a lot of fun.