Instead of heading toward the typical spring break destinations, pick a place that is on your bucket list. Whether it’s the mountains, a trip through the plains or a trip to a destination near Ft. Worth – a place you’ve never visited before – get your Chevy ready and packed up for a week and a half of fun. Before you head out, be sure to call Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced, or if you are planning on buying a new vehicle sooner rather than later, stop by our showroom to pick out a new car, truck or SUV for the trip.
Visit the Mountains
Head east to the Cumberland Plateau and the Blue Ride Mountains of Tennessee and the Carolinas. If you head east on Interstate 40, you can stop in Memphis, Nashville, then head over to Muddy Pond, just outside of Monterey in the eastern part of middle Tennessee to pick up some Mennonite quilts and wooden home accessories.
On your way through eastern Tennessee, stop by Dollywood and visit Gatlinburg. Catch the Blue Ridge Parkway and drive it through North Carolina and into Virginia. Be sure to take plenty of breathtaking pictures at the overlooks that line the Parkway. Stop at Little Switzerland and other stops along the way.
If you must head to the beach during spring break, detour off the Parkway and head east to any of the beaches on the North Carolina coast. Of course, if the mountains are not your thing, travel to the beaches on the gulf in eastern Texas or in any of the other gulf states.
Be sure to make reservations, especially if you are traveling to the beaches. If you are heading to the mountains, it’s always a great idea to make reservations, but you are more likely to get a hotel at the last minute in the mountains than you are at any beach.
If you want to stay at a specific place for more than a night, it’s always a good idea to make reservations so you don’t end up having to change rooms or move to another hotel in the area.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
Call Classic Chevrolet to set up a service appointment for a couple of days before you leave so that you know that your vehicle is ready for a long drive. Or, stop by our showroom to pick out a new Chevy for spring break.
Visit upcoming events after you get your vehicle serviced or after you purchase a new vehicle from Classic Chevy. If you purchase a new vehicle, celebrate your purchase by spending time with the family at events in DFW or by taking a road trip.
The Marvel Experience
If you are a Marvel fan, visit Marvel Universe LIVE!. Check out this mind-blowing show from January 30, 2015 through February 1, 2015 at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75219.
If that is not enough, The Marvel Experience, the World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour, will be at Fair Park Coliseum in the parking lot at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 75210 starting at 10:00 a.m. from January 15, 2015 through February 1, 2015. This is the world’s only 3-D stereo super theater and 4-D motion ride. Take a swing with Spider Man, smash through wall with the Hulk and fly through the 7 Colossal Domes with Iron Man. Admission is $39.82.
DFW Winter Boat Expo
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If you’re looking for a boat for the upcoming boating season, visit the DFW Winter Boat Expo from January 30, 2015 through February 8, 2015. The boat expo will be held at the Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, Texas, 75207. Admission ranges from $6 to $12.
Look at over 650 new 2015 model year boats and watercraft. And if you find one you like, be ready to purchase it from one of the 20 North Texas boat dealers that will be there. Additionally, over 150 vendors will be at the expo.
Hours are from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30; from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7; from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 1; from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 5; from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Feb. 6; and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 8. Boats include Bennington Yamaha, Four Winns, Glastron, Triton, Berkshire Pontoons, Starcraft, Cruisers Yachts, Nautic Star, Polar Craft, Sportsman, Sun Chaser, Avalon, Clearwater, Sea Ray and more. For more information call (972) 955-9747.
Visit Classic Chevrolet
If you are in the market for a new Chevy, particularly one that will tow a new boat, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a Silverado or four.
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New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and by now you should have had your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet, so you are ready to head out to celebrate 2015! If you are still thinking about a new vehicle, stop by our showroom now to take advantage of our end-of-year specials.
Cloud Nine in Reunion Tower
Cloud Nine in Reunion Tower is the private sister space to Five Sixty. The New Year’s Eve event starts at 9:00 p.m. and includes cocktails, light bites from the restaurant, bottle service, free valet, a DJ, a complimentary champagne toast and a fireworks display. Tickets are $200 per person.
See Andrea Dawson and Holland K. Smith live on stage. There is no cover for this New Year’s Eve event, but reservations are $25. Party favors and a complimentary champagne toast are included.
The Fire & Ice event starts at 8:00 p.m. DJ Marvel will be spinning tunes, party favors, a balloon drop and champagne toast are included. Bottle service is available.
A New Year in Paris starts at 8:00 p.m. This French-themed party includes confetti, a champagne toast, a balloon drop and more. Plus, two lucky guests will win a trip to Paris.
Dave & Busters
D&B’s Dallas Drop begins at 8:00 p.m. This adults-only New Year’s Eve party lasts until 2:00 a.m. and includes a live DJ, food, lots of games, raffle drawings, a champagne toast and balloon drop.
Starting at 3:00 p.m. you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with live DJs. If you don’t get there until 9:00 p.m., there is a $5 cover; and a $10 cover after 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate a Neon New Year’s Eve at the Dram starting at 6:00 p.m. Cover is from $35 to $50 and the earlier you get there, the cheaper it is. Activities include Ishi, os DJ Augat, party favors and tons of neon.
Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
“X” Year’s Eve starts at 8:00 p.m. with Richard Rawlings hosting, music by X, a midnight champagne toast, and more. General admission of $30 gets you the toast. The open bar package of $75 lets you drink mixed drinks, champagne and beer all night. The VIP table package of $200 includes admission and a reserved table. At midnight, there will be party favors and a fireworks show.
Visit Classic Chevy
Visit Classic Chevy to take advantage of our year-end specials and pick up that new Chevrolet you’ve been eyeing!
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One of the best things about Classic Chevrolet’s hometown of Grapevine is that not only does it have its own Christmas festival, but it’s near other cities with festivals. You can even make an overnight road trip to visit festivals so the fun lasts longer.
Cowboy Christmas at Enchanted Springs Ranch
On December 20 and 21, 2014, visit Enchanted Springs in Boerne, Texas for a real cowboy Christmas with a cowboy Santa, a wild animal park, activities for the children, a playground, wagon rides, puppet shows, arrest-a-guest, cowboy skits, caroling, Christmas food and vendors.
Christmas on Main
If you’re too busy with holiday prep to travel, you can still have some Christmas festival fun right here in Grapevine. From December 19 through 21, 2014, Christmas on Main will features tractor-drawn wagon rides, Christmas characters, Ellie the Elf, Santa on stilts, Frosty the Snowman and a talking Christmas tree. Head over to Grapevine’s historic Main Street to catch all the fun.
The Texas Cowboy’s Christmas Ball
December 18 through 20, 2014 heralds the 80th consecutive re-enactment of the 1885 Christmas Ball. This ball features three days of music and dancing. Ladies must wear dresses and cowboys are not allowed to wear spurs and hats on the dance floor. It’s even better if you wear old-fashioned attire. Live music includes Michael Martin Murphey and the Rio Grande Band on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Muddy, a local band, on Thursday and Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. The ball will be held at the Pioneer Hall in Anson, Texas.
Annual Luminaria Lighting and Posadas Celebration
On December 20, 2014, the Annual Luminaria Lighting and Posadas Celebration kicks off at Veterans Memorial Plaza in the San Elizario historic district in San Elizario, Texas. Enjoy a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem, live music, the Matachin dancer presentation and the traditional Christmas piñata. Just after sundown, more than 5,000 luminarias are lit.
Visit Classic Chevy
Before you head out on road trips, be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced; or if you are in the market for a new vehicle, to test drive a truck, sedan, sports car or SUV to be your holiday sleigh.
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Now that the fall holidays are over, it’s time to get ready for the Christmas holidays. If you had your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet before the Thanksgiving holiday, then you are set – except for a checkup – to head out on the road for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Even if you are staying local you should have your vehicle’s tires, brakes, fluids, belts and hoses checked as you will most likely be driving more than usual.
North Pole Express
The North Pole Express runs December 5-7, December 12-14 and December 19-23 at 705 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas. For great Christmas memories, take the train from the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform to the North Pole. Every child receives a “We Believe
silver Santa bell from Mrs. Claus. When you get to the North Pole, take a walk along the Christmas Tree Trail, and listen to Christmas music and more while you wait for Santa. Please arrive at the depot at least 60 minutes before the time on your tickets. For more information about the North Pole Express, call (817) 410-3185.
Photos with Santa
Until December 24, 2014, your children can have their pictures taken with Santa before he leaves for the North Pole. Santa will be at the Gaylord Texan, Lone Star Atrium, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop
Visit Bass Pro Shop on 2501 Bass Pro Drive until December 24, 2014 to see Santa and to get some great ideas for that special someone who loves the outdoors. Santa’s Wonderland is over 3,500 square feet of Christmas fun including arcades, model trains, free crafts and a carousel. For more information, call (972) 724-2018. Santa will be there for pictures Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m.
Visit Classic Chevy
Visit Classic Chevy to have your vehicle checked, serviced, to test drive a new “Christmas present” such as a Silverado, Camaro, Corvette, Tahoe, or any other model – or just to say hello to your favorite service tech or salesperson.
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If you’re looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving holiday, start out with great places to eat on Thanksgiving Day – that is, if you prefer to let someone else do all the cooking and cleaning. Before that, head over to Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle serviced for the winter months – or to pick up that new car or truck you’ve been eyeing for some time.
Thanksgiving Brunch at Great Wolf Lodge
On November 27, 2014, Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, Texas, 76051 will be hosting a celebration brunch from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The brunch will be served in the White Pine Ballroom. Adults are $44.99 and children ages 4 through 12 are $19.99. Children under 3 years are complimentary. For reservations and more information call (817) 488-6510.
You’ll have a choice of breads, cold foods, cold salads, soups, main dishes, seasoned roasted fall vegetables, turkey, prime rib, ham, pasta, breakfast items and pastries.
Thanksgiving Brunch at Gaylord Texan
On November 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051, will be serving Thanksgiving brunch. Enjoy carved-to-order oven-roasted turkey breast, Applewood-smoked, brown sugar glazed ham, prime rib, omelets made to order, pasta, chilled salads, sushi, smoked fish, shrimp, crab and more. There will also be a full bar and wine service for those aged 21 and over. Adults are $73, children ages 4 through 12 are $30 and children 3 years and under are free. If you want to include the ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman with the brunch experience, adults are $86, children ages 4 through 12 are $37 and children 3 and under are free. For more information call (817) 778-1000.
ICE! And Lone Star Christmas
ICE! And Lone Star Christmas will be presented at the Gaylord Texan Resort until January 3, 2015, including Thanksgiving Day. The resort is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051. Enjoy 15,000 ornaments, 1.5 million lights, Frosty the Snowman, and a 54-foot tall Christmas tree.
Stop by Classic Chevy
Stop by Classic Chevy before you start planning for holiday events to winterize your vehicle or to get other needed service. And, if you’ve been eyeing a particular vehicle, now is the time to stop by for a test drive and to check out our November and December specials.
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Football and Thanksgiving are like turkey and Thanksgiving – you can’t have one without the other. At least for most people. That means you either eat early or late, depending on which game you are going to attend. This year, it’s the Bears at the Lions at 12:30, the Eagles at the Cowboys at 4:30, and the Seahawks at the 49ers at 8:30. If you are a Dallas fan, you are most likely going to be at the game, and that means you have to have a tailgate party with your Classic Chevy truck.
Football vs. Family Dinner
Since the Dallas game is at 4:30, you’ve got it made. You can eat an early Thanksgiving dinner with those who are not going to the game, and then you can head over to the field to do a Thanksgiving Day tailgate party. Or, if your whole family is going to the game, just do the entire Thanksgiving dinner at the game! Bring a turkey fryer, cook potatoes and other vegetables on the grill and you’re all set. You can make the apple, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pies the day before.
Don’t forget to bring a football to toss around while you’re waiting for the food to cook. After you eat, you can lean those comfortable Silverado seats back and relax until it’s time to go into the game. You can even catch the early game on your tablet or the radio.
A couple days ahead of time, make a list – since this isn’t typical hotdogs and burgers, you don’t want to forget anything. Your list should include the turkey fryer, oil, turkey, all the fixins, plenty of plates and plasticware, a Thanksgiving tablecloth, the grill and the pies. Try to get a spot where you’ll have plenty of space to set up so you have room to cook a full meal and play catch.
Tailgating with Your RV
Even more fun would be to tow your travel trailer with your Silverado if the venue allows overnight parking for RVs. You’ll be able to tailgate for two days, and you’ll have a comfortable bed to fall into when you’re too tired for more fun.
Stop by Classic Chevy
Stop by Classic Chevrolet today for a service appointment if you haven’t serviced your truck in a while; or stop by to pick out some neat accessories to dress up your truck for the big tailgating party.
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While winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean the events calendar clears up – as a matter of fact, it just might be a bit busier because of the upcoming holidays. That means you need to keep your vehicle in good working order so you don’t miss out on the events that are a “must.” Stop by Classic Chevy for service or to pick up a new vehicle if you are considering buying or leasing something new.
Autumn at the Arboretum
This event runs until November 26, 2014 at the Dallas Arboretum. This is a great fall event for the entire family. When you visit, you’ll see more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Pumpkin Village. Every day, you’ll find great photo opportunities and fall events. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus
Until October 30, 2014, visit Irving Mall just south of Dillard’s Department Store to watch the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus. The show is the creepiest and scariest attraction this year. The address is 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX.
Dan’s Haunted House
Until November 1, 2014, visit Dan’s Haunted House for a tour of Japanese culture and folklore. You won’t see any zombies, clowns or chainsaws. Instead, the theme is Ancient Fear Rising and you’ll see spirits, ghosts, Samurai and demons. Dan’s Haunted House is located at 501 E. Swisher Rd., Lake Dallas, TX 75065.
Reindeer Manor Halloween Park
Until November 8, 2014, visit Reindeer Manor, the oldest haunted attraction in the state of Texas. The Reindeer Manor is supposedly haunted by its previous owners. The house sits on 33 acres that may also be haunted. The park includes the house, 13th Street Morgue and the Dungeon of Doom. The park is located at 410 Houston School Road, Red Oak, TX 75154.
The 12 Days of Christmas
This event starts on November 16, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 at the Dallas Arboretum. Visit life-size Victorian gazebos filled with characters from The Christmas Carol. Each gazebo is enclosed with glass and is decorated appropriately. The gazebos will also feature mechanical parts and music. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.
Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head out to fall and winter events to have your vehicle serviced or to pick up your new Chevy.
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The State Fair in Dallas will be held from September 26 through October 19, 2014. You will definitely need more than one day to see everything, especially if you want to see different headliners on the Chevy Main Stage. Since you may be stuck in traffic when you get to the fair or leave the fair, be sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle checked and serviced – if necessary – before the first day you attend the fair.
Chevy Main Stage Headliners
Every night of the fair the Chevy Main Stage will feature a different artist. Artists include:
- The Swon Brothers on September 26 at 8:30 p.m.
- Fantasia on September 27 at 2:00 p.m.
- Lucy Hale on September 28 at 3:00 p.m.
- Kool & the Gang on October 4 at 8:30 p.m.
- Siggno on October 5 at 5:30 p.m.
- Kyle Park on October 7 at 12:30 p.m.
- Deryl Dodd on October 11 at 2:30 p.m.
- Cody Canada & the Departed on October 11 at 5:30 p.m.
- Jason Boland & the Stragglers on October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
- Casey Donahew Band on October 11 at 8:30 p.m.
- Le Freak on October 12 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Becky G on October 13 at 5:30 p.m.
- Danielle Bradbery on October 17 at 8:30 p.m.
- Collective Soul on October 18 at 3:00 p.m.
- La Maquinaria Nortena on October 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Food and Fun
In addition to the live entertainment, you’ll have plenty of food to choose from including turkey legs, corn dogs and tons of other fried foods. Plus, you’ll see a daily cooking demonstration and other culinary competitions.
Other fun for kids includes the Pee Wee Stampede, Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pulls, Big Tex’s Barnyard and much more. Don’t forget the livestock exhibits, equestrian events, auction, rides and games.
Stop by Classic Chevy before you head out to the fair to ensure that your vehicle is up to sitting in traffic. If you haven’t had your vehicle serviced and it is time for regularly scheduled maintenance, now is the time to bring it in. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, purchase or lease it before the fair starts so you can show it off to everyone!
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It’s time to plan for fall events, especially if you just bought a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet. You can take that new car smell with you when you start celebrating autumn this year. If you haven’t bought or leased a new vehicle, be sure to have your current car serviced at our service department before you start attending the many September events in Dallas.
Autumn at the Arboretum
During the months of September, October and November, and starting on September 20, visit the arboretum to view over 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds that make up the Pumpkin Village. You’ll have many photo opportunities, and can attend many of the fall festivals during this time period. Also, this year, Cinderella’s Carriage returns! The arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.
Pantego Fest 2014
The Pantego Fest is back again this year. It will be held at the Park Row West Shopping Center, 2229 West Park Row, Pantego, Texas, 76013. All age groups and people with many different interests will enjoy the Pantego Fest. Live music including the cover bank L Freak, a 5k race and Fun Run and local vendors are just a few of the things happening at the festival. Admission to the festival is free. Hours are September 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and September 28, 2014 from noon until 6:00 p.m.
State Fair of Texas 2014
The State Fair of Texas 2014 will be held from September 26, 201 4 through October 19, 2014 at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. The 2014 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.
Enjoy lots of kid-friendly fun, exhibits, Texas Discovery Gardens and more. This year, the fair has extended hours from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. General admission is $17, children under 48 inches get in for $13 and children under 2 years of age get in free. Food and ride coupons are sold in sheets of 20 and are $0.50 per coupon. If you want to attend the fair more than one day, you can buy a season pass for $39.95.
Stop by Classic Chevy today to pick up your new vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you get too busy with attending fall events.