November 18-20 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  •  FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Sundance Square Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Pictures with Santa
  • FREE 34th Annual Fort Worth Parade of Lights
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Kickboxing, and More!
  • FREE DIY Stocking Holder Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Christmas Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Santa’s Wonderland and Family Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Thanksgiving Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, November 18, 2016

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, May 18, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Sundance Square Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting Event, Plus Pictures with Santa
Saturday, November 19, 2016

It’s time for the annual Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting! Come join the fun in Sundance Square Plaza to celebrate the start of the holiday season with the lighting of the beautiful 57′-foot tall live Christmas tree. Festivities start at 4:00pm — watch for Toy Soldier stilt walkers, beloved cast members of The Nutcracker ballet, and sing-a-long to holiday carols, before a visit with Saint Nick, himself. After the lighting, kids can get their picture taken with Santa too!

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Sundance Square tree lighting and pictures with Santa, click here. To see the full schedule of Photos with Santa, click here
November 19, festivities begin at 4:00PM with the tree lighting scheduled for 6:30PM. Go here for dates and times you can visit Santa on his sled by the Sundance Square Tree (November 19 through December 23).
Where: Sundance Square Plaza
Cost: FREE Event! Photos with Santa are available for a $10 cash donation (Proceeds benefiting Fort Worth Sister Cities International Scholarship Fund).


:: FREE! 34th Annual Fort Worth Parade of Lights
Sunday, November 20, 2016

The 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights will be held in Downtown Fort Worth on Sunday. With over 100 highly illuminated entries, 500,000 lights, and the brilliant Sundance Square Christmas Tree, the Parade of Lights will “Let The Season Begin” in style.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Parade of Lights , click here.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Downtown Fort Worth ~ Go here for a parade route map.
Transportation & Other Tips:
For parade parking, transportation tips and street closure information related to the parade, go here.
Cost: FREE!




:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead offers free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings. This Saturday’s schedule includes Kickboxing, Stroller Strides, Yoga, and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, November 19 (weather permitting) classes begin at 8:00AM and run hourly until 11:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE DIY Stocking Holder Class at Home Depot
Saturday, November 19, 2016

This Saturday, learn how to build a Christmas stocking holder at Home Depot. Join the free workshop to learn to use a saw, drill, and other carpenter tools to cut and craft a decorative and sturdy holder for all your family’s Christmas stockings. Then, give your project some personality with paint or wood stain and celebrate the holidays with a cute way to organize those stocking stuffers.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!



:: FREE Christmas  & Holiday Decor Class at Pottery Barn
    Saturday, November 19, 2016

Get new ideas for decorating for Christmas and the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share great tips — from festive centerpieces to glistening treetops, learn easy tips for turning your home into the ultimate holiday haven.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 ~ Times vary by store
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


:: FREE Santa’s Wonderland Family Event at Bass Pro With FREE Santa Pictures, Toy Giveaway, and More
Now through December 24, 2016

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! Gather the family to experience the joy of a classic Christmas. Get a FREE picture taken with Santa  and stay for FREE games, crafts, plush toy give-aways, and activities that celebrate the season.

Details, details
What: For more info, click here
When: Free photos with Santa and events, daily now through December 24, 2016. Go here for the schedule of daily events.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission to The Modern here.
When: Every Sunday in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 20, 2016

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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, November 20, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will share recipes for seasonal sides that will impress your guests yet are easy on the cook. Do-ahead tips will help you host a stress-free Thanksgiving gathering, too. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, November 20, 2016. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.


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