Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (December 4-6 Edition) ~ Lots of FREE Family Christmas Fun!

Each Friday, we post ideas for FREE (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips… 

Frugal Weekend Entertainment Options #1, 2, & 3

Make a Memory at a Local Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.

Keller ~ Friday, December 4
North Richland Hills ~ Saturday, December 5
Roanoke ~ Saturday, December 5


 There are lots of Christmas Tree Lighting festivities around town this weekend! 
Pick one (or two!), heat up a thermos of hot chocolate, bundle up, and head out
to create a fun memory for your family! 

Following is a sampling of some of the choices:

 Keller Town Center Holly Days
  Light Parade, Arrival of Santa, Snow Hill Tubing, Gingerbread House
Decorating, Lighting of the Tree, Live Entertainment, and more! 
Learn more here.
When: Friday, December 4, 2009 ~ 6:00-9:00PM
Where: Keller Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost: Entrance to event is FREE, but some kids activities have a small fee.

 City of Roanoke Christmas Event & Parade 
  Live Story Telling & Photos with Santa, Train Rides, Christmas Carols,
Carriage Rides, Live Musical Performances, Parade, Tree Lighting,
and more  Learn more here.
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 5:00-9:00PM
Where: Roanoke, Austin Street Plaza, 501 Roanoke Road
Cost: Entrance to event is FREE, but some kids activities have a small fee.

 North Richland Hills Tree Lighting Celebration
  Fireworks, Santa & Mrs. Clause, Mini-train Rides, Snow Tubing Hill,
Holiday Village, Holiday Market, Lighting of the Tree, Entertainment,
and more!  Learn more here.
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 4:00-8:00PM
Where: NRH20 in North Richland Hills, 9001 Texas Highway 26
Cost: Entrance to event is FREE, but some kids activities have a small fee.


Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #4 

Live Nativity & Petting Zoo ~ Journey to the Manger
NorthWood Church in Keller
Friday, December 4, 2009

Join in for some FREE family Christmas entertainment and fun for the whole
family. Journey to the Manger features a live petting zoo for kids, nativity
characters from the Bible and a chance to sip some FREE  hot chocolate and
hang out with friends and family. Stop by and stay as long as you want. 

Details, details
: Friday, December 4, 2009 ~ 6:00-9:00PM
Where: NorthWood Church, Keller, 1870 Rufe Snow Drive
Cost: FREE to everyone.  Hot cocoa & cookies are FREE too!


Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #5 

Grinch-Fest Storybook Reading and Party at Borders
Saturday, December 5


How Fun! Borders Books and Music is hosting a Dr. Seuss Grinch-Fest
Party for the kids! Activities include storytime, fun activities and more.

Details, details
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 11:00AM
Where: Borders Books and Music, in the Children’s Area
Directions to your local borders can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE! 

Thanks to reader CShone for this tip! 


Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #6 

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Now through December 24  


Bass Pro Shops is hosting fun daily events for kids, at their Santa’s Wonderland.
The festive events include FREE games and activities, FREE crafts and a FREE
photo with Santa. Activities vary by day (with most happening on the weekends). 

While you are there: Bring a new toy to donate to Toys for the Kids drive.
Toys will be collected in the grand entrance of each store and then distributed
to local children’s charities to help bring a little Christmas to children in need.

Details, details
What: To see the full schedule of activities and events, click here.
When: Daily, now through December 24. For schedule, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops,
2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE! 

Enjoy! :) 




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