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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
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This weekend’s highlights include:
• FREE Live Nativity & Petting Zoo in Keller
• FREE Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
• FREE Visit Santa at Sundance Square
• FREE Christmas on Main Street Family Event in Grapevine
• CHEAP Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village
• FREE Santa Photos & Family Fun at Mrs Baird’s Bakery
• FREE Picture With Santa and Kids Event At Bass Pro Shops
• FREE Cooking Techniques Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s
:: FREE Journey to the Manger: Live Nativity & Petting Zoo in Keller
…Friday, December 9, 2011
Bring your family and friends and join in for some FREE family Christmas fun Friday, December 9. The Journey to the Manger live nativity (at Northwood Church Parking Lot in Keller) will allow you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of that first Christmas when Jesus was born in the stable. Journey to the Manger features a live petting zoo for kids, FREE hot chocolate and snacks. Fire pits will keep everyone one warm and toasty.
What: Learn more about the Journey to the Manger family event here.
When: Friday, December 9, 2011 ~ 6:00-8:30PM.
Where: Northwood Church, Keller ~ 1870 Rufe Snow Drive
Cost: FREE to everyone. Hot cocoa & snacks are FREE too!
:: FREE! 51st Anniversary ~ Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
…December 9-11, 2011
The Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts performs The Littlest Wiseman, a pageant of the Nativity and presented as a Christmas gift to the community by the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir and through a grant from the Walsh Foundation. This gift to Fort Worth has been in production for over 50 years and is an annual tradition for many families. Tickets are FREE, but it is recommended that you make reservations in advance.
What: For more information, click here.
When: December 9-11, 2011. Go here to view performance schedule.
Where: William Edrington Scott Theater ~ 1300 Gendy Street
Cost: FREE. Go here for advance online ticket reservations or call 817.924.3640. Do note that children under the age of 4 will not be admitted. Note: Some reservations dates may be on a waiting list basis, but we are assured that you should still be able to get seated.
:: Visit Santa at Sundance Square ~ Downtown Fort Worth
Visit Santa at Sundance Square. The jolly old elf will be waiting to hear Christmas wishes at his home near the towering Sundance Square Christmas tree, adorned with thousands of lights, colorful balls and sparkling snowflakes. Kids can get their picture taken with Santa too! Free entertainment and live Christmas music will be performed throughout the day and evening (see the entertainment schedule here).
What: To learn more about visiting Santa at Sundance Square, click here.
When: Go here for dates and times you can visit Santa at his home by the Sundance Square Tree (now through December 21, 2011).
Where: Santa will be at his Gingerbread House by the 55′ tree at Sundance Square, On Main Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
Cost: FREE. Photos with Santa are $7, with the proceeds to benefit the
Fort Worth Sister Cities’ Youth Scholarships
:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
…Weekends through December 18, 2011
The annual event, held on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, features Santa, jolly Christmas characters, complimentary hay rides, decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Main Street, and much more!
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Christmas. Go here to view times for
hay rides and kids games with Santa and his reindeer.
Where: Events center around the 300 block of Main Street in Grapevine. Go here for FREE parking details.
Cost: FREE (Hay Rides cost $1/person)
:: Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village With The
… Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band
…December 11 & 17, 2011
Celebrate the holidays Texas Pioneer Village style and enjoy the delightful sounds of Buttermilk Junction, an Old-Time & Anglo-Celtic band. You’ll feel like you’ve walked back in time, as you listen to historical tunes and songs from 1800s era frontier Texas. Learn more here.
When: December 11 and December 17, 2011 ~ 1:00-4:00PM
Where: Historic Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth
2100 Log Cabin Village Lane. Get directions by clicking here.
Cost: Cost is regular $4.50 admission
…Friday-Sunday, December 9-11 and 16-18, 2011
Santa Claus is landing his sleigh at Mrs Baird’s in Fort Worth again this year. This annual Christmas event (which started in 1939), includes professional color photos with Santa, sweet treats provided by Mrs. Baird’s, and fun crafts for the kids. Additionally, Santa and Mrs Baird’s invite you to bring a gift to donate to Toys for Tots.
What: For more information go here.
When: Friday – Sunday, December 9-11 and 16-18, 2011. Times vary by day,
go here for the schedule.
Where: Mrs Baird’s Bakery at 7301 South Freeway in Fort Worth
:: Santa’s Wonderland Event & FREE Santa Photos ~ Bass Pro Shops
Daily, Now through December 24, 2011
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.
What: To see the list of activities and events, click here.
When: Daily, now through December 24. For schedule of photos with santa, craft activities, and game, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
…& Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
In this weekend’s class you’ll learn to make delicious dishes to share with your friends during this month of gatherings and celebration. Williams-Sonoma will also offer party-planning tips and inspiration to make your home warm and welcoming, your party special and stress-free, and your holiday one to remember. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from the store.
Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.
What: For more information and to see the schedule for future Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, go here.
When: Sunday, December 11, 2011 Note: 1 hour class times vary
from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.
:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Train Car
…Saturday, December 3, 2011
This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to take home.
All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2011~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
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