FREE & CHEAP Fort Worth Christmas Events Happening This Weekend ~ December 14-16

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The Weekend Christmas Event Roundup includes:

  • FREE Dickens of a Holiday Christmas Family Fun Event
  • CHEAP Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village
  • 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 Gifts From The Kitchen Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Pictures With a Live Reindeer & More Fun at the
Dickens of a Holiday Christmas Family Fun Event
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Come join in the fun for the 3rd annual Dickens of a Holiday Festival and an afternoon of FREE programs for all ages with a Victorian theme. Kids can have their photos taken with a LIVE reindeer, ride in a carriage, enjoy, face-painting, games, holiday music, and more. This year’s event features presentations by Andrea Warren, author of the book, Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London, music by the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, the Brass Works Quartet and the Dulcimer Players.  It’s all FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, December 15, 2012 ~ 1:00-5:00PM.  See the full schedule of events, here.
Where: At 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.


:: Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village With The
Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band
Saturday, December 15, 2012

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. You can even have your photo taken with St. Nick ($5 fee for photo and folder). Learn more here.

Details, details
When: December 15, 2012 ~ 1:00-4:00PM
Where: Historic Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth
2100 Log Cabin Village Lane. Get directions by clicking here.
Regular $5 admission plus a $2 craft fee to make a punched tin ornament


:: Visit Santa at Sundance Square ~ Downtown Fort Worth
Weekends through December 23, 2012

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!


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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