Free & Cheap Weekend Christmas Events in Fort Worth (December 7-9, 2012)

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The Weekend Christmas Event Roundup includes:

  • FREE Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
  • FREE Story of Christmas Hayride & Festival in Keller
  • FREE Christmas on the Boulevard Family Event
  • FREE Visit With Santa at Sundance Square
  • FREE Second Annual Arlington Christkindl Market
  • FREE Christmas on Main Street Event in Grapevine
  • FREE Santa’s Wonderland Event At Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Christmas Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s
  • FREE Gifts From The Kitchen Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE! 52nd Anniversary ~ Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
Friday to Sunday, December 7-9, 2012

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.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: December 7-9, 2012. 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.


:: FREE Story of Christmas Hayride and Festival in Keller
Daily through Monday, December 10, 2012

NorthWood Christmas Festival

This weekend, NorthWood Church in Keller is hosting a fun community Christmas Festival for the entire family. The highlight of the festival will be the Story of Christmas hayride that will take you through 13 living scenes and panoramas, including a live nativity! Each night will also feature food trucks, bounce houses, a huge petting zoo, live music, games and so much more! There will also be other special events happening on various nights ~ fireworks, snow tubing, and a visit by KLTY 94.9 radio station.

Details, details
Learn more information about the Northwood Christmas Festival and family event here.
When: Daily through December 10, 2012 ~ 6:30-9:30PM.
Where: Northwood Church, Keller ~ 1870 Rufe Snow Drive
Cost: Admission is free and parking is $15 with proceeds from the Festival going to programs for kids with special needs.


:: FREE Christmas on the Boulevard Family Christmas Event
Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2012

North Richland Hills Baptist Christmas on the Boulevard

North Richland Hills Baptist church will be presenting Christmas on the Boulevard this weekend. It will feature a ten-scene live nativity,
full choir with orchestra, family activities, hot chili, hot chowder, and hot chocolate for all! There will also be free camel rides Friday from 4 – 6PM and Saturday from 3 – 6PM.

Details, details
Learn more about the Christmas on the Boulevard family event here.
When: Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, 2012 ~ 6:30-8:30PM
Where: North Richland Hills Baptist Church ~ 6955 Boulevard 26 · North Richland Hills, Texas
Cost: FREE!


:: 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!

Details, details
What: To learn more about visiting Santa at Sundance Square, click here.
Go here
for daily dates and times.
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


:: Second Annual Arlington Christkindl Christmas Market
Now through December 15, 2012

The Arlington Christkindl (Kris-kin-dill) Market is an enchanting family market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany during the Holiday season. It is a charming festival with twinkling lights and the holiday sounds and aromas of Christmas. The event celebrates the German Christmas heritage with authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts and holiday gifts.

Details, details
For more information about this fun event, go here.
Now through December 15, 2012 ~ go here for daily hours and click here for a schedule of special events during the week.
Where: The event will be held on the Ballpark in Arlington grounds. The main entrance is at the Road to Six Flags and Ballpark Way.
Cost: FREE!


:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
Weekends through December 23, 2012

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 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 (Tractor Drawn Hay Rides cost $1/person)


:: Santa’s Wonderland Event & FREE Santa Photos ~ Bass Pro Shops
Daily, now through December 24, 2012

Free Bass Pro Shops Santa Photo  Wonderland

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!


:: FREE Lowes Kids Clinic: Make a Gingerbread House
Saturday, December 8, 2012

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 8, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Gifts From the Kitchen Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, December 9, 2012

Looking for some unique gifts this holiday season?  This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate how to make delicious edible gifts and present them in beautiful ways that are sure to impress. When you make these recipes at home, kids will love to lend a helping hand.

Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
For more information, click here.
December 9, 2012 ~ 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.

Is there a Christmas event you’d like to see on this list? Please submit your event and related details in the comments section.

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