Christmas Trees at Gaylord Texan Hotel

Christmas trees give visitors and locals a glimpse into a city’s culture. One of the reasons I love the Museum of Science and Industry’s Christmas Around the World Exhibit is because visitors can enjoy trees from so many different places. Christmas pickle anyone?

I was invited to visit Grapevine, Texas, on a Family Travel Conference press trip as a TravelingMom writer and when I learned it was the Christmas Capitol of Texas, I will admit that I raised my eyebrows. Really? GrapevineĀ  doesn’t exactly scream “Christmas” to me. In fact, until a few months ago, I couldn’t point out Grapevine, Texas, on a map.

Nonetheless, Grapevine does know how to roll out the red and green carpet to its guests and among the highlight are the Christmas trees. The Gaylord Texan Hotel in particular has several amazing trees, many of which are made using recycled materials like wine bottles, wine barrels or Patron Tequila bottles.

Along Grapevine’s quaint and hugely popular Main Street, though, you can enjoy a tree made of glass blown ornaments at Vetro Art Glass or the beautiful large Christmas tree along the street.

Christmas trees really show a community’s character and Grapevine’s trees did not disappoint. If you find yourself in the Dallas or Fort Worth area, I highly recommend hitting up Grapevine and you, too, can learn why it’s called the Christmas Capitol of Texas.


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