What's Happening In Grapevine

The Palace Theater is a 1940’s theater and it is where The Grapevine Opry performs . The other time it is used as a movie theater. Bring a same-day local restaurant receipt for Free Popcorn!

Here is the schedule for this weekend below:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951) NR, 86 minutes
Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Starring: Alastair Sims, Jack Warner & Kathleen Harrison
Directed by Brain Desmond Hurst

An old, bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

A Merry Little Christmas with Ricki Derek

December 1 at 8 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $32/$27
Groups (20+) $27/$22

Keeping Frank Sinatra’s music and style alive for the past 20 years has always been important to Ricki Derek and it shows in every performance he does whether it’s with his trio, the Vegas Six, on up to his 16-piece Big Band and 24-piece orchestra. One of his most celebrated shows throughout the year is his “A Merry Little Christmas Show,” which has become a tradition for many. In its 10th year, this holiday musical experience includes affectionate nods to the past with its lush orchestrations backed by Ricki’s Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra and its feel-good approach to the most wonderful time of the year. Ricki grew up watching the Christmas specials with Frank, Dean and Bing and loved them so much he wanted to recreate that feeling with his live shows. The show has all your favorite holiday tunes and features some very special guests. It’s a wonderful way to get you swinging into the holidays.

**Please call Grapevine Ticketline for help with special seating.

** Group Tickets are available by calling Grapevine Ticketline at 817-410-3100 or visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/christmas/ to download a group sales form.

**If you would like to sit in the first three rows, you must call Grapevine Ticketline as those tickets are only sold over the phone.

“An Elvis Kind of Christmas”
starring Kraig Parker & the Royal Tribute Band

Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $40/$30/$25*
Groups (20+) $25/$20*
Kids (Under 12) $15*

Kraig Parker returns with his new show, “An Elvis Kind of Christmas,” that promises to put you in the holiday spirit and offers something for the entire family. Parker, backed by his 10-piece Royal Tribute Band, continues to sell out venues around the country with his authentic tribute to Elvis Presley. His looks, moves, voice and charisma will take you back to the golden years of rock and roll. This show brings to life many favorite songs of Christmas mixed with classic hits of the King. Rumor has it there might even be a visit from Santa. Don’t miss this opportunity to ring in the Christmas season with this show that sells out every year. Elvis has not left the building!

*First three rows ($40) are not eligible for any discounted rates. Kids rate not included in group discount.

**Please call Grapevine Ticketline for help with special seating.

** Group Tickets are available by calling Grapevine Ticketline at 817-410-3100 or visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/christmas/ to download a group sales form.

**If you would like to sit in the first three rows, you must call Grapevine Ticketline as those tickets are only sold over the phone.

A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) PG, 94 minutes
Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon & Darren McGavin
Directed by Bob Clark
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

presented by Church at the Cross

Tuesday, December 4
Services at 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Open to the Public – Free

The Story and Songs of Christmas is a celebration of the power and wonder of Christmas.

Come join us for carols and songs as we journey through the Christmas story, celebrating the hope and joy the Christmas event brings to our lives and to the world. Bring your friends and family to Grapevine’s Palace Theater on Main St. and come early or stay after for hot chocolate and cookies!

HOLIDAY INN (1942) APP, 100 minutes
Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire & Marjorie Reynolds
Directed by Mark Sandrich
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) NR, 120 minutes
Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye & Rosemary Clooney
Directed by Michael Curtiz
A successful song-and-dance duo become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Rocky Gribble presents “A Grapevine Opry Christmas”

Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $25
Groups (20+) $20

We all have traditions but those associated with our most beloved holiday of the year carry special meaning. This year will mark the 31st year of Grapevine Opry Christmas shows at the Palace Theatre so it’s only natural that Rocky Gribble’s show continues the tradition. A Grapevine Opry Christmas is filled with holiday music, both new and old, and offers an incredible yuletide experience for our fans. Whether you are one of our faithful followers or, by chance, discover the show for the first time, you’ll find that the show never fails to illustrate the full story Christmas – and may possibly inspire a new holiday tradition for you and your family. And remember, sun or snow, there is always a Christmas celebration in store at A Grapevine Opry Christmas.

**Please call Grapevine Ticketline for help with special seating.

** Group Tickets are available by calling Grapevine Ticketline at 817-410-3100 or visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/christmas/ to download a group sales form.

**If you would like to sit in the first three rows, you must call Grapevine Ticketline as those tickets are only sold over the phone.

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947) NR, 96 minutes
Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara & John Payne
Directed by George Seaton
When a nice old man, who claims to be Santa Claus, is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) PG, 130 minutes
Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed & Lionel Barrymore
Directed by Frank Capra
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

On-line ticket sales close at midnight the night before the show. If you would like to purchase tickets the day of the show, you can do so at the Palace Box Office beginning one hour prior to show time. Please call the Palace Arts Center Ticketline at 817-410-3100 for more information.

Bring in a same day receipt from any Grapevine restaurant and get a FREE POPCORN at the Concession Stand! Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the theatre. Thank you.

More details for Palace Theater.

Other fun activities:

Grapevine Convention Center

1209 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051

Friday, November 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $5.00
AKS Gem Shows has been managing and promoting gem, jewelry, and bead shows for over 35 years. Our shows are wholesale shows that are open to the public, featuring fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, findings, gold, silver, charms, designer cabochons, gemstones, pearls, and more.

Visit their website for additional details and information: WEBSITE

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Ride the train from Grapevine, Texas to Fort Worth, Texas and visit the Stockyards!


This is what Grapevine, Texas is known for. In the Fall is GrapeFest featuring wines from all over! (See my previous blog for more details by clicking here.)

Would-Be Train Robbers

Each day at Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Nat and Willy emerge from the Grapevine Glockenspiel.(If wind is gusting over 25 mph the show may be canceled for safety reasons!)

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Test the limits of your imagination with over 2 million LEGO bricks at your disposal. Build and time your race car at LEGO Racers Build and Test, or stroll through MINILAND where you can view some of DFW’s most famous landmarks miniaturized with LEGO bricks.

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

You can see all forms of sea life, from starfish to seahorses and sharks to jellyfish, at this 45,000-square-foot aquarium. More than 30 displays housing more than 5,000 sea creatures, featuring both exotic saltwater and native freshwater sea life, anchor this two-story attraction. You can even feed live Stingrays!

Nash Farm

Open Monday – Friday – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,Saturday – Sunday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m Events and Activities throughout the year include First Fridays at the Farm, Farmhouse on the Grape Vine Prairie, Frugal Farm Wife, Spring into Nash, Fall Round-Up, Dairy Day, Victorian Christmas and many more. The best part is admission is free. The historic structures and exhibits are open during special events or during a scheduled tour and participation fees may apply.


Art & Culture


Lake Grapevine If you like being on the lake there is Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding available from DFW Surf.

Glass Cactus Nightclub – Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm (unless otherwise noted)

Friday, November 30
Check with Glass Cactus

Saturday, December 1
Straight Tequila Night

Make a Reservation

Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve – Monday, December 31, 2018

Get ready to ring in 2019 like you’re in The Big Easy with a New Orleans cocktail bar and live entertainment from Le Freak.


  • $35 General Admission Tickets
  • $175 VIP Lounge

VIP Tables:

  • Table for 4 – F&B Minimum of $1,200
  • Table for 6 – F&B Minimum of $1,800
  • Table for 8 – F&B Minimum of $3,500

View Ticket Inclusions & Overnight Packages Options 


Willhoite’s website

Friday, November 30
Rumble Kings

Saturday, December 1
Rumble Kings

Sunday,December 2
Josh Lee

Tolbert’s  website

Friday, November 30
Forever Mac – Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Saturday,December 1
Fossil Rock – Classic Rock

Sunday,December 2
TBA Music- Folk-Pop

TapIn  website

Friday, November 30

Saturday,December 1
Check with TapIn

Big Daddy’s Ship Store website – Outdoor kitchen and live entertainment are all weather permitting! Call us to see if we’re in 817-481-1237.

Winter hours
Mon-Thurs 11-3
Fri 11-8
Sat and Sun 9-8

Big Fish Seafood Grill & Bar website Call (817) 481-2010 for current entertainment.

Main Street Bistro and Bakery Grapevine website

Friday, November 30
Dave Froburg 7pm

Saturday, December 1
Deanna Self 7pm

Sloan & Williams website

Friday, November 30
Check with Sloan & Williams 7:30pm

Saturday,December 1
Check with Sloan & Williams 7:30pm

Other Weekend Events:
604 S. Main St. Grapevine , TX 76051
Friday, 6pm – 9pm
Price: Free
Bring your classic car or just hang out and listen to some great rock ‘n roll music.

OhLook Performing Arts Center
1631 W. Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
November 30, 2018 – December 2, 2018
Kick off the holiday season with the 3 REDNECK TENORS at OHLOOK!
Details at Website.

Nov 30 – Dec 2, Dec 7 – 9, Dec 14 – 23 2018 Town Square Gazebo
Time: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Free
Shop at the Grapevine Christmas Farmers Market featuring flavorful and fresh local produce, baked goods, local cheeses, nuts, gift baskets and more at the Town Square Gazebo. Open 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Grapevine Christmas Farmers Market is held on November 30 and December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018.

November 23, 2018 – December 23, 2018 Historic Downtown Grapevine
Time: Fridays 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. & Sundays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: Free
Enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths set aglow with twinkling lights. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will depart behind the Gazebo during select hours. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.

Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2; December 7, 8 & 9; December 14, 15 & 16; December 21, 22 & 23
Details on the Christmas Capital of Texas

EXTREME ORNAMENT MAKING BLOWOUT! – Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
Nov 30 – Dec 1, Dec 6 – 7, Dec 11 – 14, Dec 17 – 21, Dec 24, Dec 26 – 29 2018
701 S. Main St., Ste. 103, Grapevine, TX 76051
Price: $50 per person
Details at Website.

Nov 30 – Dec 2, Dec 7 – 9, Dec 14 – 23 2018 Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Time: Times vary
Price: $28.50
Tickets for this traditional Christmas experience are now on sale!

Create a unique Christmas memory aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge. As one of the most popular Christmas Capital of Texas® events, families and children of all ages will enjoy this one-of-a-kind Christmas experience.

The experience begins at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform where riders board the beautifully decorated rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas music.

While aboard the North Pole Express®, guests receive a Memory Mug of Santa’s special Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk and a delicious Christmas cookie to enjoy during the journey. At Reindeer Ridge, Mrs. Claus boards and presents each child with a “We Believe” bell.

More details on website at North Pole Express

Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Date: Now – January 1, 2019
Time: Varies by date
Price: $19.99 All Ages
It is going to snow all season long at Gaylord Texan! Made fresh each morning, our 12-lane giant snow tubing hill is constructed with real snow. Grab a tube and hang on for downhill fun!

Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Date: Now – January 1, 2019
Time: Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Holiday Hours: December 18 – 22, 25 – 29: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: $29.99 for Adults, $13.99 for Children
Enjoy the magic of ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Experience your favorite scenes from the beloved family movie in a colorful display created entirely from TWO MILLION pounds of ice! Kept at chilly nine-degrees, this spectacular 17,300-sq-ft ice exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China who traveled across the world to create these magical holiday scenes for the family to enjoy! For more information and to purchase your Lone Star Christmas tickets, visit Christmasatgaylordtexan.com.

Location: Grapevine Mills Mall
Date: Now – Dec 24 2018
Time: Times vary
Santa visits Grapevine Mills this holiday season!

Location: 2501 Bass Pro Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051
Date: Now – December 24, 2018
Time: Varies
Put the spirit of the outdoors in your Christmas season at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Santa arrives on November 10. Experience Santa’s Wonderland November 10 – December 24, and see model trains and free crafts weekly.

Now – Dec 24, Dec 26 2018 – Jan 1 2019 2019
Warhammer Store and Cafe
Immerse yourself in the Warhammer hobby this holiday season! Have some hot coffee, and play cool games at The Warhammer Citadel. Website

Now – January 4, 2019
With snow showers, twinkling lights and gingerbread houses abound, discover the magical world of Snowland! in Grapevine at the Great Wolf Lodge! During Snowland!, guests at this family-friendly resort will experience an 84-degree indoor waterpark along with special visits from Santa, North Pole University activities, holiday carol sing-alongs, a life-size Gingerbread House, Santa’s Letter-writing Depot, daily Polar Wolf Walk, Great Clock Tower holiday show, nightly Snowland! Story Time and much more. And don’t forget indoor snowfall – right in the lobby! Visit Website

Now – December 23, 2018
Dr. Sue’s Chocolate
Host: Dr. Sue’s Chocolate
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Price: $4 per tasting
Sip some fun at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate this Christmas season. A “Hot Chocolate Bar” with a “Hot Chocolate Happy Hour” available 3 – 6 p.m. The Hot Chocolate Barista will serve customized hot chocolates featuring peppermint, Mexican spices and chiles, marshmallows and whipped cream. ($4 per person, per tasting). website.

December 6, 2018 Historic Downtown Grapevine
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Bring the entire family to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street to watch this exciting holiday event.

The parade is coordinated by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. For more information, including information on how to enter a float, click on “visit website“.

December 1, 2018
Lake Grapevine
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Free
It’s a floating festival of lights on Lake Grapevine with a parade of boats decorated in their holiday finest! This lighted boat parade starts at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina, Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake, as it circles the lake. The parade is visible from the shores of Lake Grapevine and the Glass Cactus Nightclub at Gaylord Texan Resort.

For additional information or questions, please call Scott’s Landing at 817-481-4549.

More Holiday events are here.

Grape vine Springs Winery – Night Watchman Ghost Tour

Thursday, Friday, Saturday (check there website out for all the details!).

Runway Theater

The Game’s AFoot or Holmes For the Holidays
Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018

For more information & to purchase tickets go here.

Texas Star Dinner Theater
“A COLD HEARTED CHRISTMAS”® Hitch up the one-horse sleigh and join us for our interactive comedy murder mystery dinner experience, “A Cold Hearted Christmas.” Visit the website for complete dates and times.
Every Friday & Saturday Night in November
Thursday – Sunday in December with double shows on Friday & Saturday.
Times vary by date.

Tours & Itineraries


To stay in the know about what is happening in Grapevine listen to KGVR The Grapevine right Here!

Other Happenings Outside of Grapevine:

Dallas Observer – Event Calendar
Jim Austin Online – Event Tickets
Thrillist Dallas – Events
Grapevine BubbleLife – Calendar

Until next week have a Safe and Happy Week!</strong)hometown>