Wine and Christmas go together like, well, ugly sweaters and Christmas. Or inflatable snowmen and Christmas. You get the idea. Even if you’re feeling a bit Grinchy this holiday season, nothing will warm your small heart like a glass of wine on a vintage train. Once again, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is offering a Christmas Wine Train experience this December on its authentic 1920s-era Victorian coaches. The train leaves from both Grapevine — the “Christmas Capital of Texas” — and Fort Worth, and runs for about two hours through wine country.
Train tickets include an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and two free glasses of local Texas wine in a souvenir glass, with more wine available for purchase. Trains will run during rain, snow, or shine. Trains will depart from the Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District in Grapevine on Thursdays, December 10 and 17 at 7:30 PM and the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth at 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 3. Coaches are assigned upon check-in, and to ensure you’re seated together, your entire group must check-in at the same time.
The Grapevine wine train runs on December 3 and 11, while the Fort Worth train runs only on December 5.
A version of this article was previously published on November 15, 2019, and was updated on October 30, 2019, with more information.