Forget twelve days of Christmas! Grapevine, Texas celebrates the season with 1,400 Christmas events held over more than 40 days! And as usual, Grapevine has some special treats in store for wine lovers and holiday revelers alike.
Here are just a few examples:
- There’s plenty of cheer available at Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail. You can sip and savor at six (soon to be seven) different wineries and tasting rooms. There is a list and map for a self-guided tour on the Grapevine USA website.
- Or, if you prefer a more structured experience, climb aboard the Vintage Railroad Christmas Wine Train. The Christmas Wine Train is a favorite seasonal event, with each train featuring a different Grapevine urban winery. Hors d’oeuvres are served, and additional wine is available for purchase. Tickets are $40 per person, and you’re encouraged to buy your tickets early as these train experiences sell out quickly. The Christmas Wine Train runs December 11 and 18 at 7 p.m., and riders must be 21 and older. Find more Information and tickets at Grapevine USA.
- On the other hand, you may be seeking to satisfy your sweet tooth. At 2 p.m. daily, Dr. Sue’s Chocolate is offering guests a sample of three different premium, hand-crafted hot chocolates along with a delicious cookie. You don’t even have to worry too much about wrecking your diet because as a physician and chocolatier, Dr. Sue realizes the importance of good dietary choices to support healthy living. Her all-natural dark chocolate offers a richly decadent, yet more healthful confection. While you’re at the shop, select some delicious treats to take with you or to give as gifts. Daily hot chocolate samplings are available November 28 – December 23 and are $4 per person at 502 S. Main.
- If you’re looking for really BIG excitement coming to the Grapevine wine scene, mark your calendar for December 12. That’s when Messina Hof is holding the Grand Opening of their wine bar in the historic Wallis Hotel at 201 S. Main. This history-making event will include award-winning wines, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and intimate cellar visits and tours. There will be several private grand opening events during Friday through Sunday (December 12-14), and information about events and prices is available on the Messina Hof website. Texas Wine Lover will be on hand for the opening and will provide coverage, so expect more details about the new Messina Hof Grapevine Winery coming soon.
These are just a very few of the hundreds of events happening in Grapevine. So, if you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do that doesn’t involve getting your toes trampled at a big box discount store as you battle for bargains, think about visiting Grapevine instead—you can do a little shopping at the unique stores, and then relax with some good wine. That’s a fine way to get in the holiday spirit!
Thanks to Grapevine USA website for the photos