City of Grapevine
As the oldest city in Tarrant County, Grapevine gladly lives up to its name. Known as the “Christmas Capital of Texas,” its small-town charm shines brightly during this season, making you feel like you’re in a holiday movie. Grapevine offers 40 days of Christmas events from live performances at the Historic Palace Theatre and Elf Adventures at Grapevine Christmas Passport. Jump aboard the North Pole Express and marvel at acres of twinkling lights and decorations at Lone Star Christmas.
Wine flows down the Urban Wine Trail, featuring eight Texas wineries. Every September, Grapefest in Historic Downtown Grapevine pours samples of regional wine by the gallons. But it isn’t all about vino. It’s heaven for families—or at least the kids. The Great Wolf Lodge is a mecca for the young, accompanied by the Grapevine Vintage Railroad pulled by Thomas The Tank Engine™, Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium, LegoLand, and the events at The Gaylord Texas Resort. For the big kids, get ready to boat, ski, windsurf, fish, camp, and picnic at Lake Grapevine, or shop the massive Grapevine Mills Mall. Centered around almost 30 city parks and playgrounds, neighborhoods of all price ranges boast one of the lowest property-tax rates in the area.