Carol of Lights 2011

The 2011 Carol of Lights kicks off the holiday season in downtown Grapevine, Texas.

When:  November 21st at 7 pm

Where:  The Town Square Gazebo at 325 S. Main Street

What:  Carol of Lights

  • Free event featuring a Christmas carol sing-a-long with local choirs
  • More than one half million Christmas lights
  • 47 foot Christmas Tree
  • Mayor William D. Tate to “flip the switch” on the lights and the Christmas season
  • Choreographed light show spectacular
  • Free kettle corn and hot cocoa
  • Frosty and Rudolph will make an appearance

This sounds like another free, fun event put on by the City of Grapevine.  We hope to see you there.


Parade Of Lights Review

Thousands of folks lined the streets of Main Street in Grapevine on Thursday night to watch the Annual Parade of Lights.  The event helped kick off the Christmas season in Grapevine.

There were at least 90 lighted floats that began to stream down Main Street at 7 pm.  The mood was very festive as holiday music filled the air.  Several local marching bands walked and performed music as well.  The calm December weather did nothing but help the event.

Kids, adults, and all sorts of dogs took in the annual festivities which seemed to go off extremely well.  This was another fun family event put on by the City of Grapevine.

We look forward to the rest of the Christmas events coming that help make Grapevine the Christmas Capital of Texas.

Christmas Day Brunches and Lunches

At the Gaylord Texan

Christmas Brunch
Friday, December 25
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Enjoy our grand holiday feast served in the elegant Texas Ballroom complete with festive décor and entertainment. Christmas Ballroom Brunch feature numerous upscale buffet stations offering chilled salads, smoked fish, sushi, crab and shrimp. Carved-to-order glazed ham, roasted turkey with sage dressing, and other slow-cooked meats. Full breakfast selections will be complemented with made-to-order omelets and pasta dishes.

Seating Times
Every half hour from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
No reservations will be accepted for the 12:30 p.m. time slot.

Texas Ballroom at Gaylord Texan Resort

Ticket Pricing for Brunch Only

•Adults: $65.00
•Children 6-12: $25.00
•Children 5 and under: Free with adult purchase

At the Great Wolf Lodge
Phone- 800-693-9653

Christmas Day Buffet
The holidays are back…and so is our popular Christmas Day Buffet. This year our master chefs have put together a holiday spread that will sure to please the entire family. From chef carved favorites and tasty cuisine dishes to kid selections and fabulous desserts – sharing a meal together is a special way to connect during the holidays. For more information or to make reservations call 817.488.6510. Buffet is open to the public.

Friday, December 25, 2009
Cost is $29.95 for adults, $10.95 for children (4-12) and free for children 3 and under.

At the Hilton DFW Lakes
(817) 481-8444

Christmas champagne brunch

Friday, Dec 25 10:30a to 2:00p

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet with all the favorites. Roasted Prime Rib, Turkey, Create Your Own Pasta and more.
See our special guest, Santa Claus, visiting all the way from the North Pole.
And enjoy our kids Christmas cookie decorating area.

Gazebo Holiday Light Show

Every night from December 1st through January 3rd, the Holiday Lights Show Spectacular will be shown every half hour and hour at the Gazebo on Main Street.

From The Grapevine which is published by the City of Grapevine:

Hundreds of thousands of lights dance in synchronization to high energy and traditional holiday music. A must see holiday attraction.

This looks like another great holiday event that is held nightly in Historic Downtown Grapevine.  This is worth seeing especially if you are already out doing you shopping or dinning in downtown.

Parade of Lights – Downtown Grapevine

If you can bundle up on December 3rd, join us at the Parade of Lights in Downtown Grapevine. The parade will consist of marching bands playing holiday favorites and over 100 lighted parade floats.

The parade starts at 7:00 PM and is free to the public. It runs along Main Street starting at Vine Street and heading north to Wall Street.

This is going to be a great time so come out and enjoy the fun.

Christmas on Main Street

If this is anything close to the Halloween on Main Street festival, it will be a lot of fun for kids and families.

Christmas on Main Street will start on Friday, November 27th (Thanksgiving Weekend) and run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 20th.

Hours are:
Fridays – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Of course Santa will be there, so will elves, reindeers, Frosty the Snowman, and a talking Christmas tree. There will be plenty of fun games for kids.

This sounds like a great family event.

Has anyone ever been to this before? Please let us know how it went in the comment section below!

As always, please continue to check out our Event Calendar for upcoming Grapevine Texas Events.

Christmas on Main Street