November 2009, Events in Grapevine, Texas


November is the beginning of the holiday season, and this is the time to create Christmas memories with the entire family in historic Grapevine, Texas. Participate in some of the most unique holiday events, where you can experience the thrill and joy of Christmas. Grapevine is the essence of Christmas décor, as the city becomes blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and a whole lot more. Shop for everyone on your list and experience all the unique events that truly make Grapevine the Christmas Capital of Texas(tm) – and the festivities begin November 12! With a plethora of events, whether it’s classic movies, live entertainment, shopping, dining, a unique urban wine trail or events, come experience why Grapevine is the premier destination in North Texas.

November Shows at the Historic Palace Theatre

GoneWithWindFirst Friday Film Series at the Palace Theatre
Gone With The Wind
November 6
7:30 p.m.

Starring: Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland & Vivien Leigh.
Winner of ten Academy Awards, a record that stood for almost twenty years. All-time classic in which head-strong Scarlett O’Hara and roguish Rhett Butler carry on a tempestuous love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

*Special Offer! $2.50 off each ticket when you show a same-day receipt from a Grapevine merchant or restaurant.


LIVE! At the Palace Concert Series
Monte Montgomery
November 13
7:30 p.m.
Palace Theatre
Tickets $15 & $20

Monte Montgomery has taken the acoustic guitar beyond anyone’s expectations. His legendary reputation has spread like wildfire since he appeared on Austin City Limits.  In 2004, Monte was named on Guitar Player magazine’s list of “Top 50 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”  Monte Montgomery is much more than just a world-class guitar virtuoso with more new tricks up his fret board than your average “guitar slinger”.

World Bunco Tournament


November 6, 7 & 8
Gaylord Texan Resort

It’s time to roll! Bring your Bunco gang to Gaylord Texan for a fun-filled weekend of Bunco, good friends and lots of prizes.  Join the fun and excitement while playing Bunco to benefit breast cancer awareness.  You will have a chance to win cash prizes.

Stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort and enjoy top notch service, awesome amenities, and amazingly great rates for the World Bunco Association.

ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Resort

Ice(1)November 12 – January 3, 2010
Sundays – Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

On November 12 the holiday magic truly begins with the unveiling of the Gaylord Texan Resort’s ICE!” display. Part of the Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas celebration, “ICE!” is an extraordinary and magical display of elaborate, life-sized ice sculptures, ice slides and ice monuments with dramatic lighting effects — all created from nearly 2 million pounds of ice.  This year’s ICE! exhibit will feature the 1957 Dr. Seuss holiday classic -“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” In a series of colorful scenes straight out of the original storybook pages, Gaylord Texan’s ICE! attraction will brilliantly showcase how the “Whoville-hating” Grinch with a heart two sizes too small learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets & Information: Call 817-722-9110.

Glass on the Tracks – Vetro Glass Blowing Studio

GlassTracksNovember 13
6 p.m.

10-Year Anniversary Open House & “Truth or Consequences” Auction
$5 per person

Vetro Glass Blowing Studio has been a part of Grapevine’s Artisan Community for a decade.  This event celebrates their anniversary, and through the auction, patrons have the opportunity to walk away with a one-of-a-kind piece of handblown glass.

Christmas on Main Street

November 27, 28, 29 & December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20
Fridays – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Sundays – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free to the Public
Historic Downtown Grapevine

Historic Downtown Grapevine’s Christmas on Main Street features holiday treats, Santa Claus, costumed characters, and decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Grapevine’s Historic Main Street. For an enchanting Christmas wonderland experience, visit Historic Downtown Grapevine.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vitnage RailroadFridays, Saturdays and Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Through November 22

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.

North Pole Express™ presented by Great Wolf Lodge
November 27, 28, 29 & December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20

Grapevine Vintage Railroad steams down the tracks with the North Pole Express, complete with carols, stories and a captivating encounter with Santa Claus himself. So, grab your PJs and ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to your Christmas dreams.

Please note the train does not operate between Grapevine and the Stockyards or on the Trinity River Run out of the Fort Worth Stockyards during the weekends of North Pole Express.  After Christmas Trains will run daily December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and January 2 & 3, 2010.

Grapevine Convention Center

Grapevine Convention Center

Mid Cities Stamp Show
Satuday, November 14:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 15:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
22nd Annual Exhibition and Bourse of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club.

Texas Coin Show
Friday, November 20: 2 p.m, – 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 21: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 22: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: $2 with free parking.  Sign up to win three gold door prizes.  Browse numismatic supplies and we always have 24-hour police security. For more information call 214-535-3465

Canton in the CityHoliday Gift Market
Saturday, November 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 29: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adults $5, students $1 and children to age 11 admitted FREE!

The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St. Parking at the Grapevine Convention Center is always free.  Prices for shows vary, visit for the most up-to-date information.

Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

Larry-Nance(1)One of the premier live country music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type of show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly compliments the truly great music for which the venue is known.
The Grapevine Opry, Texas’ Premier Country Music Variety Showcase performs at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night – special theme shows every month. The Gospel Showcase is every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

November 6 – 8
Bunco Bash
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas
February 13 & 14, 2010
Sweetheart Express
March 12 & 13, 2010
Chocolate Festival
March 15 – 19, 2010
Spring Fling
March 26, 27 & 28, April 2, 3 & 4, 2010
A Day Out With Thomas
April 16 & 17, 2010
The Jazz Wine Train and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail
May 21, 22 & 23, 2010
Main Street Days Outdoor Adventure and Back Yard Experience
July 4, 2010
July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza Over Lake Grapevine
September, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2010
October 16, 2010
Butterfly Flutterby
November & December
Christmas Capital of Texas



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