If this warmer winter is leaving you in want of some wonderland Christmas cheer, we’ve rounded up four family activities that welcome the Christmas spirit this weekend!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
The Colleyville Lions Club is proud to host the 22nd Annual Breakfast with Santa, an event that all proceeds go to support local charities, including GRACE programs.
Santa will be serving pancakes with all the trimmings. The morning will feature photos with Santa, face painting, live music and Christmas carols. Better yet, one ticket covers the entire family! $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Guest are encouraged to bring a canned item to the GRACE Food Pantry or used eyeglasses for the Lions Recycle for Sight charity.
Saturday, December 2
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Colleyville Center, 5305 Riverwalk Dr.
ELVES ON THE RUN
Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second year of Elves on the Run 5k/Kids Run. This family-fun event beckons elves of all ages to run in the heart of the Christmas Capitol of Texas.
St. Nicholas will be waiting for you at the finish line, along with food trucks and beverages for runners and loves ones who came to cheer along. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
There will also be a prize for the best elf costume for individuals and groups. Ugly sweaters will also be provided, courtesy of Snowtorious.
Saturday, December 2
Oak Grove Park- Trawick Pavillion
2700 Darren G. Medline Trail in Grapevine
Kids Run 8:30 a.m. – $20
5K 9:00 a.m. – $30
READ A BOOK, GIFT A BOOK
Stop by the Southlake Library’s Jazzy Holiday Open House from 10:00-12:00 p.m. to enjoy live music, family crafts, and holiday fare. Before you’ve had your literary fill, take a two-minute stroll to Whole Earth Provision Co. down State Street.
For each new toy or new kid’s book purchased at Whole Earth Provision Co. on behalf of a child in need, the company will, in turn, give you a $5 Whole Earth Gift Certificate—perfect for stocking stuffers!
The company is in its sixth year of its Christmas toy drive, which benefits families seeking help at Christmas Cottage.
In addition to cookies and stocking stuffers, each family who seeks assistance from Christmas Cottage receives a board game and at least one book to encourage quality time with family.
GRACE GROCERY GAMES
Here’s some festive competition that also gives families a warm meal over the Christmas holiday. Divvy the GRACE Holiday Food Shopping List between your family, and the first team to complete their purchase at the checkout counter win yuletide freebies like eggnog and candy canes.
While you’re at the frozen section, get some cookie dough or ingredients to bake cookies as a family and reserve a batch for families who come to Christmas Cottage over the holidays.
Holiday food items can be dropped off at the GRACE Food Pantry, 837 East Walnut Street in Grapevine.
FAMILY CRAFT TIME
December is officially here, and it’s time to queue the family’s favorite Christmas movie, a hot cup of cocoa and DIY supplies for a covetable stocking stuffer.
In addition to receiving a dozen cookies, families are given various stocking stuffers reveal on Christmas morning. We’ve put together some ideas that would delight people of all ages!
Stocking stuffers, cookies and gifts can be dropped off at the 2017 Christmas Cottage, 3100 Timberline Drive in Grapevine.
“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol