December 16-18 Cheap & FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup: Frugal & Fun Weekend Events

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This weekend’s highlights include:

• 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 Dickens of a Holiday Christmas Family Fun Event 
• FREE Santa Photos & Family Fun at Mrs Baird’s Bakery
• FREE Picture With Santa and Kids Event At Bass Pro Shops
• FREE Harp Essence Quintet Christmas Music Concert
• FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s

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:: Visit the 55′ Christmas Tree & Get Your Picture Taken with
Santa at Sundance Square in 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 55 foot 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).

Details, details
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

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:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
Friday to Sunday, December 16-18, 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!

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 16-18. 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)

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:: Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village With The
Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band and Old Fashioned
Christmas Family Event

Saturday, December 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. Families can also enjoy old-fashioned crafts and games including stringing popcorn and cranberries, making pomander balls, tamales, paper chains, embossed cards, ornaments, and more! You can even have your photo taken with historic St. Nick. No reservations required. Learn more here.

Details, details
When: Saturday, 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  (optional $2 Craft & $5 Photo fee)

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:: FREE Pictures With a Live Reindeer & More Fun at the
Dickens of a Holiday Christmas Family Fun Event
Saturday, December 17, 2011

Join the Central Library in Downtown Fort Worth for a wonderful afternoon of Victorian style family activities! Kids can have their photos taken with a LIVE reindeer, and they’ll have craft tables, face-painting, games, holiday music, and more. It’s all FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, December 17, 2011 ~ 2:00-4:00PM
Where: In the Youth Center of the Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE EVENT: Santa Photos & Family Fun at Mrs Baird’s Bakery!
Friday to Sunday, December 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.

Details, details
What:
For more information go here.
When: Friday – Sunday, December 16-18, 2011. Times vary by day,
go here for the schedule.
Where: Mrs Baird’s Bakery at 7301 South Freeway in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE!
 

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:: 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.

Details, details
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
Cost: FREE!

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:: Harp Essence Quintet Christmas Music Concert
   Sunday, December 18, 2011 
               

The harp quintet, Harp Essence, will bring the musical sounds of the Christmas season to life with its concert, “Holiday Cheer.”  The five members of Harp Essence will feature a variety of selections from their repertoire in the beautiful Gallery of the Central Library in Fort Worth

Details, details
What: For more information,  visit the website.
When: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:00PM.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage is FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Train Engine
Saturday, December 17, 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.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, December 17, 2011~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost:
FREE

 

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