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5 Things You Can't Miss at The Christmas Capital of Texas

It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year! As the countdown ‘til Christmas Day begins, we are excited to get all these festive traditions goin’.

We all love decorating Christmas trees with sparkly ribbon and colorful ornaments, using our magical powers to perfectly wrap fabulous gifts, and munchin’ on handfuls of popcorn straight from the tin while watching the best Santa movies.

For those who can’t get enough of Christmas, rally up your youngsters and take a road trip to the darlin’ little town of Grapevine, Texas. At this Christmas Capitol, the holiday spirit can be found around each and every corner.

Vetro Glassblowing Studio Christmas Ornaments Grapevine TexasPhoto courtesy of worldtraveler.com

Here are 5 cheerful activities it’d be a crime to miss.

1. Light Up Your Tree

Make sure to catch the annual light parade. Over 100 extravagant floats lit from top to bottom strut down Main Street at night. Get there early to get a front-row view of this bright show.

2. Take a Ride on the North Pole Express

Perfect for the whole family, take a ride on the old-fashion train with Mrs.Claus to meet Santa and his helper elves. This vintage train is filled with Christmas caroling, sugar cookies, and chocolate milk for everyone to enjoy.

3. Explore the Ice! @ the Gaylord Texan

Gear up with your thickest parka and stroll the ICE! exhibit where winter wonderland has been brought indoors. You’ll find huge ice sculptures that will leave your jaw wide-open, a thrilling ice slide for snow tubing, and even a life-size gingerbread house.

Ice! Christmas Slide at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine TexasPhoto courtesy of tanglewoodmoms.com

4. An Ultimate DIY Ornament

Stop by Vetro Glass and create very your own shiny glass ornament. From the color, shape, and design, you get to be part of the entire glass blowin’ process. It’s a staple in Grapevine to take one of these cute lil’ souvenirs home.

5. Shoppin', Winin' and Dinin'

We can’t forget to take some “me-time” while there. Wind down at the rustic Homestead Winery with a glass of merlot, fuel up at the tasty Old Hickory Steakhouse, and go on a shopping spree down the historic Main Street.

Holiday Light Parade Main Street Grapevine TexasPhoto courtesy of grapevinetexasusa.com

Whether you love taking a picture with Santa and the kiddos, wandering around one-of-a-kind ice masterpieces, or just love singing a Christmas song, this quaint lil’ town has got you covered.

It’s no wonder Grapevine has been coined, “The Christmas Capital of Texas.”

Tell us which activity are you most excited about at @LoneStarLivingB

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