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Grapevine Puts on the Lights and more for the holiday season

November 29, 2005
Holiday festivities now illuminating Grapevine's Historical Main Street..parade is December 1st
Thousands of merrymakers will witness an enchanting display of over 100 colorfully lighted floats that will pass through historic downtown to the tune numerous marching bands playing holiday music during North Texas’ largest lighted Christmas parade, The Grapevine Parade of Lights. The parade begins at 7 p.m. on December 1 at Main St. and Vine St. and heads north on Main St. to Wall St. The parade is free and open to the public. 

More lights will glisten during the Twinkle Light Parade on Lake Grapevine at dusk on December 3. This lighted boat parade starts at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina as it circles the lake. The parade is visible all along the shore of Lake Grapevine. 

Christmas on Main Street features carolers, holiday treats, Santa, costumed characters, and decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Grapevine's Historic Main Street. Christmas on Main Street is December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18 (Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.). 

Thousands of children will turn fiction into fact as they hop aboard the Polar Express Experience inspired by author Chris Van Allsburg’s popular holiday book. During the journey, a storyteller reads the Polar Express while children clad in pajamas snack on treats and experience the magical excursion. Children receive a surprise gift and a chance to visit with Santa Claus. Following the train ride, guests enter into what could easily be mistaken for Santa's workshop at the North Pole. The Polar Express Experience runs are Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., on Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18, 2005. For more information visit www.gvrr.com or call (817) 410-3123.

Imagine a 14,000 square foot structure, filled with two million pounds of “ICE!” kept at 9 degrees. “ICE!” is part of the Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas celebration, which features holiday activities for the entire family. The ice is being hand-carved into magical life-sized holiday monuments and sculptures. The attraction runs from Nov. 17 – Jan 2, 2006. Guests will be thrilled with the fantasy in ice, exciting slides, dramatic lighting and soaring music. Visit the web site or call (817) 722-9423 for more information. 

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