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A short drive – just over 30 minutes – will lead you to this fanciful destination in the “Christmas Capital of Texas.” You’ll find all sorts of ways to get into the holiday spirit at the North Pole Neighborhood, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 23.

Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure

This fun experience includes several unique activities – stamping brass luggage or gift tags at Millican’s Blacksmith Shop, decorating a wooden Christmas train ornament, making metal tinsel for your tree at the Grapevine Tin Shop at the Bragg House, and designing a holiday-themed necklace or bookmark at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot. The $8 passport gives you access to all these events, or you can pick and choose the ones you want to participate in for just $3 each.

Cookie Cutter-Making Class

Everyone wants to make homemade sugar cookies for the holidays. But how about making the cookie cutters, too? In this incredible class, you and three friends can spend time together, enjoy cider and cookies, prepare for the holidays, and learn a new skill – working with metal. This event is hosted by the Grapevine Tin Shop at the Bragg House. Tickets for a group of four cost $60.


And while you’re here, don’t forget to visit another nearby neighborhood – Whoville! Located in the town square gazebo, you’ll get to see the Who houses, Who post office, and the Grinch’s cave. You can even take photos with all the Whoville character cutouts. And best of all, this event is free and runs throughout the entire season.

For more information on Grapevine holiday events you won’t want to miss, check out their calendar.

For more fun things to do near Benbrook, Texas, and helpful life hacks, visit the Olympus Team Ranch blog.