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A New Ice Rink Is Coming To The Christmas Capital Of Texas

The largest outdoor rink in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to open on Nov. 18 in Grapevine 

GRAPEVINE, Texas- Get ready for Grapevine’s newest attraction in the Christmas Capital of Texas® on Nov 18 – Peace Plaza Ice Rink. The new-to-Grapevine interest will be the largest outdoor ice rink in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It will be one of the numerous options for holiday entertainment and festivities in Grapevine this season. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at

The 4,500-square-foot ice rink will be open from Friday, Nov 18, to Sunday, Jan 8, in the Peace Plaza in front of Grapevine Main Station, home to Harvest Hall. While on the ice rink, skaters will have a beautiful view of the towering, traditional live Christmas tree over 50 feet tall. The live tree features larger-than-life Christmas ornaments that visitors have come to know and love each season.

“Just when you thought the Christmas Capital of Texas couldn’t get any bigger, now visitors will be able to enjoy the largest outdoor ice rink in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex,” said PW McCallum, Executive Director of the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“We’re thrilled to add this magnificent new attraction, and we look forward to the fun holiday memories visitors will create at the Peace Plaza Ice Rink.”

In addition to enjoying the magnificent Ice Rink, visitors to the Christmas Capital of Texas will fall in love with all the holiday attractions within walking distance. Other exciting attractions include photos with Santa near the North Pole Neighborhood, fun shopping, delicious dining along Historic Main Street, the famous North Pole Express, and a plethora of photo ops that will fill photo albums for years to come. Other notable events will include the 34th Annual Carol of Lights Monday, Nov 21, the Parade of Lights Thursday, Dec 1, the new Holly Jolly Bar in Harvest Hall in Third Rail, and so much more!


The Peace Plaza Ice Rink will feature more than 300 opportunities to skate once the rink opens to the public on Friday, Nov 18. Tickets are $20 per person for an hour session and can be purchased online at or on-site based on availability. In addition, you can buy private skating time on the rink in advance for $500 an hour.


The Peace Plaza Ice Rink will be open from Friday, Nov 18, to Jan 8, 2023. You can find the schedule and hours of operation online at, and the rink will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


With so many events in the Christmas Capital of Texas, you’ll want to spend the night experiencing it all! Learn more about all the family-friendly resorts, hotels, and more by contacting the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185 or visit for a complete list of accommodations for your next stay in the Christmas Capital of Texas.


Unwrap a classic Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Be amazed by a massive live Christmas tree on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, walk among millions of twinkling lights and enormous decorations, and enjoy seasonal events to create lifelong memories. And new this year will be a 4,500 square-foot ice rink. The Peace Plaza Ice Rink will be the latest addition to the memorable things to do in Grapevine.

The Gaylord Texan Resort is bringing back ICE! a magical winter wonderland, while Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland has a 100 percent chance of snow with daily indoor snow showers and holiday fun.
Cozy up to hot mulled wines in Grapevine’s renowned winery tasting rooms. Grapevine’s chef-owned bistros and cafes will delight you with world-class tastes of Christmas dining and uniquely crafted holiday drinks. Treat yourself to Christmas classics on the big screen this Christmas and see magical performances at the Palace Theatre.

(L) Carol of Lights (R) North Pole Express


Historic Grapevine, Texas—centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth—is the premier go-to destination when planning a getaway or vacation in North Texas, providing guests with a sophisticated escape from the big city. Step back in time on Historic Downtown Main Street and visit the more than 80 charming locally-owned shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, winery tasting rooms, restaurants, and artisans. 

Guests can unwind at one of the award-winning winery tasting rooms and rest easily at one of the city’s exceptional hotels, like Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center or Great Wolf Lodge, which features an indoor water park. Take advantage of Lake Grapevine’s recreation and over nine miles of wilderness and biking trails. Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad or experience late 19th-Century farm life at historic Nash Farm. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Grapevine has something for everyone. For more information, visit