December 19-21 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend — Lots of FREE Christmas Activities

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Visit With Santa at Sundance Square
  • FREE Christmas on Main Street Event in Grapevine
  • FREE 4th Annual Arlington Christkindl Market
  • FREE Story Time at River Legacy in Arlington
  • FREE Hobbit Movie Marathon at Central Library
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Santa’s Wonderland Event At Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyard

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, December 19, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, December 19, 2014 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Visit Santa at Sundance Square ~ Downtown Fort Worth
Now Through December 23

Visit Santa at Sundance Square Plaza. The jolly old elf will be waiting to hear Christmas wishes at his home near the towering 58-foot Sundance Square Christmas tree, beautifully adorned with thousands of lights. Fort Worth Sister Cities International invites you to take your photo with Santa and is offering guests a photo with Santa for a $10 donation (cash only please) which will go towards youth programs. You are also welcome to bring your personal camera to take photos if you prefer.

Details, details
What: Learn more about visiting Santa at Sundance Square here.
When:
Go here
for dates and times you can visit Santa by the Sundance Square Tree (Now through December 23).
Where: Sundance Square Plaza, Downtown off Main Street
Cost: FREE. Photos with Santa are $10, with the proceeds to benefit the Fort Worth Sister Cities’ Youth Scholarships

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:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
Weekends through December 21, 2014

Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the dressed up Victorian-style buildings, the annual event held on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, features Santa, jolly Christmas characters, hay rides, 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.
Where: Events center around the 300 block of Main Street in Grapevine. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will depart behind the Gazebo during select hours.
Cost: FREE. Wagon rides cost $1/person, per ride, and proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.

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:: Fourth Annual Arlington Christkindl Christmas Market
Now through December 21, 2014

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
What:
For more information about this fun event, go here.
When:
Now through December 21, 2014 ~ 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!

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:: FREE Story Time at River Legacy Living Science Center
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories presented by a librarian from the Arlington Public Libraries at River Legacy Living Science Center. Stay after for related activity. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  story time, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 ~ 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Hobbit Movie Marathon at the Central Library
Saturday, December 20, 2014

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf began long before The Lord of the Rings. Join them and their company of dwarves on a quest to the Lonely Mountain as the Fort Worth Central Library screens extended versions of the first two movies in The Hobbit trilogy. Films will be shown on the large screen of the library’s movie theater, and there will be a 45 minute break for lunch between the two movies. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks into the theater.

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When:  Saturday, December 20, 10:30 AM  – 5:30 PM
Where: In the movie theater 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Santa’s Wonderland Event & Photos at Bass Pro Shops
Daily, Now through December 24, 2014

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!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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Is there a event you’d like to have added to the our weekend event list?  We’d love to know about it! Please submit your event and details in the comments section.

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