FREE Weekend Christmas Events in Fort Worth ~ December 13-15

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
  • FREE Story of Christmas Hayride & Festival in Keller
  • 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 Third 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! 53rd Anniversary ~ Littlest Wiseman Pageant
Now Through Sunday, December 15, 2013

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. 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: Now through Sunday, December 15. Go here to view matinée and evening 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
Now through Monday, December 16, 2013

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!

Details, details
Learn more information about the Northwood Christmas Festival and family event here.
When: Now through Monday, December 16 ~ 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.  Savings tip:  Advanced purchase parking passes are available for $10 online or at the information center on Sundays.


:: FREE Pictures With a Live Reindeer & More Fun at the
Dickens of a Holiday Christmas Family Fun Event
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Join the Central Library in Downtown Fort Worth for a wonderful afternoon full of Victorian style family activities and entertainment, including carriage and Molly the Trolly rides, the Dallas Puppet Theater, holiday music and even photos with a live reindeer.  Christmas music will feature 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 14, 2013 ~ 1:00-4:00PM
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.


:: Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village
Featuring an Old Fashioned Christmas Family Event

Saturday, December 14, 2013

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! Learn more here.

Details, details
When: Saturday, December 14, 2013 ~ 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 fee)


:: 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


:: Third Annual Arlington Christkindl Christmas Market
Now through December 22, 2013

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 22, 2013 ~ 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.  If you are planning to attend on December 15th, please see special note about parking here.
Cost: FREE!


:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
Weekends through December 22, 2013

The annual event, held on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, features Santa, jolly Christmas characters, 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 & FREE Santa Photos at Bass Pro
Daily, now through December 24, 2013

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 Train Engine Toy
Saturday, December 14, 2013

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 14, 2013 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
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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