A turkey in Grapevine has won a pardon and will not be included in Thanksgiving dinner this week.
The National Turkey Federation says 88% of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving; the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates we will eat 46 million pounds of turkey.
Each year, the mayor of Grapevine pardons a turkey, which is named "Tom T. Turkey," and the turkey is then taken to live its life at Nash Farm.
"We're so fortunate to have these many blessings: our families, our friends, our health and to live in Grapevine," Mayor William D. Tate read from the proclamation.
Also opening Monday is Grapevine's North Pole Express. Families can ride on decorated trains leaving from Grapevine Vintage Railroad, dress in pajamas or Christmas clothes, sing Christmas carols, and have their pictures taken with Santa Claus.
"I'm delighted to see these families and children here to celebrate with us," Tate said. "We're thrilled these special guests are here with us."
"It's magical," one mom said.
"This is our third year in a row," her husband said. "We've enjoyed bringing our kids. Every year, they look forward to this. When we told them we got tickets this weekend, they all screamed in excitement. "Monday evening, Grapevine hosts its Carol of Lights. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8:45. The city will light its Christmas tree at 6:30, and fireworks shows are planned at 7:30 and 8:30. Details are available at https://gograpevine.com/carol-of-lights-presented-by-texas-health/ .
Monday evening, Grapevine hosts its Carol of Lights. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8:45. The city will light its Christmas tree at 6:30, and fireworks shows are planned at 7:30 and 8:30.