Christmas is coming and if you are looking for a little family fun then head to Grapevine, Texas. Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas and with over 1400 events in 40 days it's easy to see why.

Grapevine, Texas is known for it's rich history and great shopping but during the holiday's the whole town turns into a Christmas Village of sorts, with tons of great family fun.

Events are planned from now until after the New Year. There's Christmas on Main, the North Pole Express train ride, light show spectacular, holiday movies, arts & crafts, handmade hot chocolate tastings, ICE! and Lonestar Christmas shows, snowland at Great Wolf Lodge, wine train, parade of lights, Santa and more. There is something for everyone, no matter what age.

Let's take a look at a few of the more unique events that will be taking place.

The North Pole Express

This is a train ride that boards at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot where the ride then takes you to the 'North Pole' where you will be met by Mrs. Claus. You will take a walk along the snowy Christmas Tree Trail that will lead you to Santa where you will be able to have your photo taken, share hot chocolate and tell him what it is you want for Christmas. This is a very popular event so you better hurry and get your tickets as many of the dates are already sold out.

ICE! and Lone Star Christmas

This takes place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and will amaze you and the kids. There are over 2 million lights, 15,000 ornaments, a 54 ft. Christmas tree, a life-sized Gingerbread house, snow tubing, milk and cookies with Mrs. Claus (this lady is very busy) and then ICE! a huge display of hand carved ice sculptures.

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The Palace Theatre

This is where you will find all of your favorite Christmas movies and holiday entertainment shows. It's located in historic downtown Grapevine. Not only will you find your favorite movies, like White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life, on the screen but also live shows and concerts as well.

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What better way to celebrate the holidays than doing some of these events in Grapevine, Texas. It's within driving distance, family friendly and will make great memories that will last a lifetime.