I recently spent a few days experiencing the Christmas Capital of Texas® Grapevine, Texas and one of the first questions I was asked was, “How should I dress to attend Christmas events in Grapevine?”
A special thank you to the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau for hosting me, as I have the answer for all of you.
Packing for any Christmas visit to Grapevine, Texas can be challenging as the temps can vary. I hopped on a plane with a carry on in tow, sporting my Columbia jacket, with a winter headband and gloves in the pockets. Due to the fact that it was windy and cold while viewing the lighted holiday parade, I was delighted that I had packed these items.
The days can be warm and sunny (50’s to low 70’s) while strolling Historic Downtown Grapevine, but once the sun sets; there is a chill in the air.
Layers and layers are the key. A sweatshirt, cardigan, sweater and/or long sleeve shirt are a must. Everyone in Grapevine is all decked out for Christmas. A little red, green and white will add to the festivities. A stop at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau upon your arrival in town can help with your Christmas attire. They have all types of gear to get you in the holiday spirit.
ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is a popular family event over the Christmas season in Grapevine.
The ICE! experience is a whopping 9 degrees and parkas are provided on site. It’s important to note that the parkas do not have pockets and gloves are not included. Tip: Pack a pair of gloves and wear boots without heels and closed in shoes for this experience. I would not recommend clogs or sandals of any type.
Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine is home to a massive indoor water park. If this is your lodging while in Grapevine, you will want to pack a swimsuit and cover-up. If you don’t have room in your luggage, there is a store on site where you can purchase your swimwear. A sight to behold is this gingerbread house out of “real” gingerbread!
Most importantly while in Grapevine over the Christmas season, pack your patience. Due to the fact that traffic flowed smoothly through the town, it was evident that visitors had packed their patience. The people of Grapevine, Texas are very helpful and will answer any questions that you may have while in town. Texas hospitality at its finest and millions of lights to brighten your Christmas is what you will find when you visit the Christmas Capital of Texas®. If you have been, what one item would you recommend that visitors pack to enjoy Grapevine over the Christmas season?