It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!

Photos with Santa and child

Tis the season for twinkly lights, Christmas tree lightenings, social gatherings, and seasonal events we wait all year to participate in!

It’s hard to believe this year is coming to an end and the Christmas season is vastly approaching, but with a little help, you’ll find all your favorite activities, and maybe a few recipes, all in one place!

So grab a cup of hot chocolate and check out these local events that are sure to bring a smile to your face!

Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingle…

You don’t have to go far to enjoy a slew of Christmas-themed events this season, but you will want to bring a camera!

There’s no better place to spend Christmas than in Grapevine– Christmas capital of Texas!

Parade of Lights

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December 4th at 7:00pm kicks off the Parade of Lights in Historic Downtown Grapevine!

ICE!

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And don’t forget to check out ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Resort featuring an extraordinary 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!

Photos with Santa

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Christmas isn’t the same without a picture taken with Santa, right? Located inside the North Pole Neighborhood, here’s the perfect opportunity to capture a picture with the big guy! And, you can avoid the lines and make a reservation, too!

Victorian Christmas

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Have you ever wondered what Christmas was like during the Victorian days? Well, now you can! Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm is the perfect chance to experience how early settlers celebrated Christmas in Texas during the latter part of the 19th Century!

Guests will enjoy hot cider, cookies and a tour from the pole barn, to the farmhouse, through the parlor, bedroom, dining room and kitchen, then outside by the burning yule log and back to the pole barn! Guests will also have a chance to make ornaments to decorate their own Christmas tree with.

What’s The Holidays Without the Food?

Truffled Cheese Mash

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As soon as the weather begins to cool and the lights go up, food becomes the center of every get together, and that’s just fine by us!

Whether you follow a traditional feast or an unconventional one, these recipes are sure to delight everyone gathered around your table!

Learn how to brine a turkey like a pro, with this video tutorial. 

And if you’re tired of fixing the same holiday sides, try one (or more) of these recipes! There’s plenty, 92 to be exact, to choose from!

We hope your holiday season is a merry and bright!

 

~Dr. Marea White