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Gaylord Texan is situated on 125 acres at the southern tip of Lake Grapevine featuring 4.5 acres of indoor gardens and waterways. Offering three one-of-a-kind atriums that recreate various vibrant Texas environments, like a replica of the Alamo inside the main Lone Star Atrium! Beautiful walking paths can be found both indoors & outdoors at this sprawling Resort. 

It’s time to create your own Christmas memories in Grapevine. Blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters, and more than 1,400 events, it’s easy to see why Grapevine i s the Christmas Capital of Texas! 

Our first big spectacular surprise is being able to reside at the famous, well-known Gaylord Texan Resort. 

Here we can enjoy a Lone Star Christmas with beautiful holiday scenery featuring over a million twinkling lights, 12,000 ornaments, a 52 foot tall rotating Christmas tree, and a life-sized gingerbread house. 

And that’s only a start! Let’s move on from there. 


Day 1 – Home to Grapevine, TX 

Our flight has us arriving in Grapevine in time to settle into our amazing accommodations, featuring atrium view rooms with balconies! This evening we enjoy a private dinner at Cross Timbers Winery. This historic farmhouse offers the perfect setting for our welcome dinner in Grapevine. Retire to our beautiful home away from home for our first night at the elegant Gaylord Resort. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Gaylord Texan Resort (4 Nights) 


Day 2 – Grapevine 

We enjoy the convenience of a local expert guide today as we start with a tour of the Hometown Christmas Exhibit inside The Tower Gallery. Then we head across the street to the North Pole Express neighborhood, where we can visit the Vetro Glass Blowing Studio. Shop for a hand blown piece of art in Vetro’s Fine Art Gallery and watch the glassblowers at work making beautiful Christmas ornaments. Next we visit the Grapevine Glockenspiel, the only glockenspiel in North America, featuring the would-be train robbers, Nat Barrett and Willy Majors. Watch an exciting interaction between the larger than life mechanical figures as they emerge from the clock tower daily. Afterwards we enjoy a driving tour of Historic Downtown Grapevine and learn about the town that was settled one year before Texas became a state. Then we step back in time to the late 1800’s and experience a traditional Christmas at the Historic Nash Farm, located in the heart of Grapevine. Enjoy lunch at the Harvest Hall inside Grapevine Main. We purchased a meal ticket for you, which allows you to choose your favorite cuisine from seven kitchenettes! While at Grapevine Main, take a ride up the Grapevine Observation Tower, offering amazing 360 degree views of the area. We have allowed for free time in Historic Downtown Grapevine just to enjoy the festive decorations and start your holiday shopping. Be sure to kick back and enjoy the hot chocolate bar inside Dr. Sue’s Chocolate Shop. Did you know that Texas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S.? You may want to experience some holiday cheer and head down the Urban Wine Trail. We head back to the Gaylord to relax and refresh before returning downtown for dinner on your own and to take in the magnificent twinkling light display. Do not miss the City Hall Light Show Spectacular or Whoville with Christmas lights choreographed to music! We return to the Gaylord Resort with Christmas excitement dancing in our heads! 

Included Meals: Lunch 


Day 3 – Grapevine & Dallas 

Start your day with ICE at the resort. Be amazed at two story Ice Slides and larger than life Ice Sculptures in this walk through winter wonderland carved from more than two million pounds of ice. Before heading off to Dallas, fill up at Willhoites Restaurant, which was originally a service station in Grapevine. The original gas pump still stands out front and a Model T hangs over two expansive buffets. We then visit “Holiday at the Arboretum” at the Dallas Arboretum, featuring a renowned Christmas Village and The Twelve Days of Christmas, each represented in 25-ft tall, elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos. Before we leave, we are in for a fantastic treat with a magnificent 3-course Christmas Tea amid the festive settings of their beautiful DeGolyer Tea Room! This evening delicious dinner is served at Tolbert’s before we enjoy a traditional holiday movie at the Historic Palace Theatre, built in 1940. 

Included Meals: Lunch, Christmas Tea, Dinner 


Day 4 – Grapevine & Fort Worth 

This morning we make our way over to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, where one can enjoy western shops and museums. While in Fort Worth, be sure to witness the real life cattle drive down Exchange Ave. Savor genuine Texas BBQ at our included lunch at Riscky’s Bar-B-Que in downtown Ft. Worth. We return to our resort to rest, relax, refresh, and enjoy our lovely Resort. Later we head over to the Texas Star Dinner Theatre for their murder mystery dinner show, a hilarious whodunit comedy show set in the 1800’s Grapevine. Following the show, walk over to the Grapevine Visitors Center to view the Parade of Lights, North Texas’ largest lighted parade. We return to the Gaylord to take in the magic of our last night in Grapevine. 

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner 


Day 5 – Grapevine to Home 

Depart for home feeling very much like we got our fill of Christmas in just a few short days, all the while enjoying the mild weather! 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,999
Single: $2,399
Triple: $1,889
Quad: $1,799

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $129
Single: $164

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 6 Meals plus Christmas Tea, and activities & events as stated in brochure

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 61°
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Tour Highlights

The Extraordinary Gaylord Texan Resort – 4 Nights in Atrium View Rooms!
Incredible Christmas Decorations
Fabulous Ice Sculptures & Exhibits
Cross Timbers Winery
Glass Blowers making Custom Ornaments
Vetro Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery
The Tower Gallery & North Pole Express
Grapevine Glockenspiel
Historic Nash Farms
Lunch at Harvest Hall & Grapevine Observation Tower
City Hall Light Show & Whoville Light Spectacular
Willhoite’s Restaurant
Dallas Arboretum featuring the Christmas Village and The Twelve Days of Christmas
3-Course Christmas Tea
Historic Palace Theatre
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
including Live Cattle Drive
Riscky’s Texas BBQ
Texas Star Dinner Theatre
Parade of Lights
Unique Shopping

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Christmas in Grapevine
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 61°
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