Park Place Lexus in Grapevine hosted its annual holiday kick-off party benefiting the GRACE Grapevine Christmas Cottage this Thursday.  Known as the official “Drive For Toys” sponsor of the Christmas Cottage, Park Place did a tremendous job getting the 2018 toy drive collection off to a fabulous start!

Guests enjoyed eclectic bites from DRG Concepts, enticing crafted cocktails from Hendrick’s Gin and Reyka Vodka, and elevated sips from Dark Horse Vineyards.  A live house band put attendees in festive spirit as they admired the unveiling of the all-new, luxurious Lexus ES.

Each guest was asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Cottage and the result was a “sleigh” sure to brighten the holidays for many.  The GRACE Christmas Cottage provides gifts for local children in a store-like setting and is open the two weeks prior to Christmas.  Each qualified family is given a voucher with a value based on the number of children in the family, allowing the parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods and appliances in a private, store-like setting.   More than 2,700 individuals and families are served at Christmas Cottage each holiday season.

“GRACE is a great partner,” said Gary Venner, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager.  “We are very blessed, so we are pleased to help local families through our support of the GRACE Christmas Cottage. We want to make sure every child in our community has an unforgettable Christmas. The GRACE Toy Drive makes it easy to participate.”

The community is invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for the GRACE Christmas Cottage through December 15th at Park Place Lexus Grapevine, located at 901 Highway 114 East. Or drop them off at GRACE Christmas Cottage, 1250 William D. Tate in Grapevine. You can make a monetary donation to the GRACE Christmas Holiday Fund at  For more information on how to get involved in this effort, please contact the GRACE Christmas Cottage manager, Lori Stevens, at

Many thanks go out to Gary and the wonderful folks at Park Place Lexus and all those who attended.   The outpouring of generosity will ensure  that families in need all across our community will share in a happy holiday!