10 for 10: Grapevine, Texas

Touring our #10 town of the year during the Christmas season.


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1. See a Victorian Christmas come to life at the 1859 Nash Farm. You can make traditional handmade Christmas ornaments, hear holiday stories and enjoy delicious hot wassail and homemade cookies.

2. Starting in 1888, Grapevine was a stop on the Cotton Belt Railroad between St. Louis and Fort Worth. Today’s Grapevine Vintage Railroad features Victorian-style coaches that run a regular route to the Fort Worth Stockyards. During December, the kids can visit Santa via the North Pole Express, while the adults may taste wines on the Christmas Wine Train.

3. Watch a gunfight re-enactment with a twist—animatronic characters shoot it out from the Grapevine Glockenspiel. Nat Barrett and Willy Majors attempt their lucrative train heist every day before noon and 6 p.m.


4. If you’re looking for a unique gift with Old West flair, pick up some forged kitchenware or a wrought-iron sculpture at the Grapevine Blacksmith Shop.

5. Continue your Christmas shopping  at Coyote Cowboy. With selections from Corral Boots, Double-D Ranch, Lucchese, Tasha Polizzi and Old Gringo, you’re sure to find your sweetheart the...

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