IN THE NEWS
City Offices, Facilities Closures & Trash Collection
In observance of the Christmas holiday, all City offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, and Sunday, January 1. The Grapevine Public Library will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, and Sunday, January 1. The REC will be closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, and Sunday, January 1. All essential services will operate normally. Trash and recycling collection will operate normally.
Chicken N Pickle OPENING January 17
Raise your hand if you're ready for some FUN! Chicken N Pickle, the world’s premier pickleball restaurant and entertainment destination is set to open its second North Texas location at 4600 Merlot Ave (next to Delaney Vineyards) on Tuesday, January 17. In addition to their signature pickleball courts and game yards, they have expanded the concept to include a dog park and BBQ smoke shack for our Grapevine location. Chicken N Pickle Grapevine, a unique indoor-outdoor “eatertainment” complex, will feature 12 year-round pickleball courts, lawn games, a rooftop bar, and a casual, chef-driven restaurant that offers a variety of delicious dishes. Additional indoor and outdoor staging areas such as the ‘Be Amazing’ Room and Bier Gardens will be available for private event spaces which can accommodate more than 2,000 guests. The company has hired more than 200 locals to operate this new location. View full details at bit.ly/1v7MV9f.
New Businesses Opening in Grapevine
Shop, Wine, Dine & Explore Grapevine! View a listing of new businesses scheduled to open in Grapevine this month at bit.ly/3HfMJ2x.
CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS® EVENTS
Enjoy Christmas in Historic Downtown Grapevine! - FREE
Experience the magic of the Christmas Capital of Texas® in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Everyone’s favorite Christmas spot is back and better than ever! Enjoy all the decorations along Main Street and a variety of daily performances. As you make your way through this magical wonderland, be sure to visit the animated snowmen, “The Chilly Dawgs” and the larger-than-life-sized toy land at Liberty Park Plaza. There are plenty of photo opportunities throughout downtown with characters, vintage sleighs, life-size Christmas cards, and more! At night, the magic really comes alive with a 40-foot animated tree, and an incredible City Hall light show. For additional information, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Location: Downtown Grapevine along Historic Main Street
Holiday Gift Wrapping at the Library - Tuesday, December 20 - Thursday, December 22
While supplies last, a holiday gift wrapping station and supplies will be available at the Grapevine Public Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: Tuesday, December 20 - Thursday, December 22
Time: 10:30? am - 8 pm
Grapevine Christmas Market
Shop locally and regionally sourced jewelry, wood turnings, produce, baked goods, local cheese, nuts, gift baskets, and more at this open-air European-style market. For additional information, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Dates: December 10 - 11 & 17 - 23
Times: 2 - 9 pm
Location: Town Square Gazebo, 325 South Main Street
Noon Year’s Eve at the Grapevine Public Library - Saturday, December 31
Join us in the Children’s Department as we celebrate Noon Year’s Eve! We will share stories and songs while we await the countdown to 12 pm. Then it’s dance party time! No registration required.
Date: Saturday, December 31
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Grapevine Public Library, 201 Municipal Way
Ice Skating at Peace Plaza Ice Rink – Through Sunday, January 8
‘Tis the season to be in the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Experience the all-new Peace Plaza Ice Rink and glide across the ice on this Texas sized 4,500-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink on Historic Main Street. All skate sessions are one hour with 15-minute breaks (between sessions) for exiting and entering skaters. For additional information, including hours of operation, and parking information, please visit GrapevineTicketLine.com.
Dates: through Sunday, January 8
Location: Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, 815 South Main Street
Fee: $20 per person (includes skate rentals). Guests are welcome to use their own skates for the same cost.
Give Summer Camp for Christmas – Registration Now Open
Gift the kids with a fun interactive gift - Dove Creek Day Camp at Grapevine Lake or The REC Summer Camp! Registration is now open at GoGrapevine.com/Camps. We have multiple weeks available to help your little campers have a summer to remember. All other summer camp registration opens in January.
Christmas at The Palace Arts Center
Classic Christmas Cartoons and Crafts – Through Friday, December 23
Your children will enjoy Christmas-themed cartoons and crafts all month long. Classics like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, and many more will be shown throughout the month. The Christmas crafts include ornaments, snowman crafts, reindeer crafts, picture frame magnets, and more. The children’s ticket includes a craft activity, a small popcorn, and a beverage (juice box or bottled water). The adult’s ticket includes a beverage (juice box or bottled water). For a complete schedule of cartoons and crafts, and to purchase tickets, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Dates: December 15-16 & 19-23
Times: 10 am & 1 pm
Location: Lancaster Theatre, 300 South Main Street
Admission: $6/child, $3/adult
Christmas Movies at the Palace
Location: Palace Theatre, 300 South Main Street
December 22 – White Christmas
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.
December 21, 22 & 23 – Animated Double Feature – A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Repelled by the commercialism around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Frosty the Snowman - A snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
December 21 & 23 – It’s a Wonderful Life
An angel sent from Heaven helps a desperately frustrated businessman understand what life would have been like if he had never existed.
December 21 – The Santa Clause
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
December 23 – A Christmas Story
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.
December 28 – Christmas in Connecticut
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.
The Program | January 10 – February 21
Look no further for a great New Year’s resolution workout. James Oliver will be launching “The Program” beginning January 10. Get in even better shape while having fun and meeting new people. If you lose 10 pounds within the six-week class, 100% of your registration fee will be credited towards five, one-hour personal training sessions. A REC membership is not required for this class. Registration is open at bit.ly/3FpDoTo.
Dates: January 10 – February 21
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6 – 7 am
Location: The REC, 1175 Municipal Way
Daddy Daughter Dance: Hollywood Glam – Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21 - Resident Tickets Now Available
There’s no better Christmas gift than a date with dad. The Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance will offer tons of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, themed activities, and much more at this Hollywood themed event! Strut the red carpet as we bring Hollywood glam to Grapevine. Shine under the spotlight together and have a date night with your daughter filled with lasting memories you will always cherish. Tickets are now available to residents and will become available to non-residents on December 19. Pricing is per person and space is limited. This event will sell out quickly and tickets will not be available at the door.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit GoGrapevine.com.
Dates/Times: Friday, January 20, 2023; 7 – 9 pm | Saturday, January 21, 2023; 1 – 3 pm, 4 – 6 pm, 7 – 9 pm
Location: Foundations Church, 1520 West Wall Street
Ages: Girls 2 - 18
Admission: $20/resident | $25/non-resident
Grapevine Baseball & Softball Spring Registration Now Open
Registration for the spring season of Grapevine Baseball & Softball is now open. Register in December and receive early bird pricing. Registration will begin closing in February as divisions fill up. For additional information, please visit GoGrapevine.com/GBS.
Boomer Karate 55 and Better Demo Class – Thursday, December 15 - FREE
Boomer Karate is an easy, low impact exercise program designed to improve balance, muscle tone, and overall health. Based on martial art techniques drawn from the Wado Ryu style of Karate, this is a disciplined skill progression to gradually increase student strength, confidence, and some self-defense abilities. It does NOT include sparring, throws or falls and does not lead to belt ranks. The instructor will be Bob Cooter, 1st Dan, Wado Ryu Karate. Registration is now open at GoGrapevine.com.
Dates/Times: Thursday, December 15; 10 - 11 am
Location: The REC, 1175 Municipal Way
Ages: 55 & better
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City Council Meetings/Agendas
View Grapevine City Council meeting agendas and City Council meetings via live video stream or on demand at GrapevineTexas.gov.