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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
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This weekend’s highlights include:
• FREE Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
• Visit Santa at the 55 Foot Sundance Square Christmas Tree
• FREE Christmas on Main Street Family Event in Grapevine
• Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village
• FREE Santa’s Workshop Kids Fun At Bass Pro Shops
• FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Lowe’s
:: FREE! 50th Anniversary ~ Littlest Wiseman Christmas Pageant
Friday – Sunday, December 10-12, 2010
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. Tickets are FREE, but it is recommended that
you make reservations in advance.
What: For more information, click here.
When: December 10-12, 2010. Go here to view performance schedule.
Where: William Edrington Scott Theater ~ 1300 Gendy Street
Cost: FREE. Go here for ticket reservations. Note: Some dates are
on a waiting list basis, but they assure us that you should still be
able to get seated.
:: Visit the 55 Foot Christmas Tree and Say Hello to Santa
at Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth!
Stop by to see 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!
Free entertainment and live Christmas music will be performed
throughout the day and evening (see the entertainment
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To learn more about the 52′ Christmas tree, click here.
When: Visit the tree any time between now and New Years.
Santa visiting hours: Friday from 6-9PM,
Saturday & Sunday from 11AM – 6PM, and
Monday & Tuesday from 5-8PM
Where: Sundance Square, On Main Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
Cost: FREE, Photos are $7, with the proceeds to benefit the
Fort Worth Sister Cities’ Youth Scholarships
:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
Friday – Sunday through December 17, 2010
The annual event, held on Main in Historic Downtown Grapevine, TX,
features Santa, jolly Christmas characters, complimentary hay rides
and decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Main Street. Special
guests include: Ellie the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, Santa and his Reindeer!
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday – 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
:: Enjoy a Fun Day at the Historic Log Cabin Village With The
Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band
December 12 & 18, 2010
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.
Learn more here.
When: Sunday, Dec. 12 and Saturday Dec. 18, 2010 ~ 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
:: Santa’s Wonderland Event & FREE Santa Photos ~ Bass Pro Shops
Daily, Now through December 24, 2010
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.
What: To see the full schedule of activities and events, click here.
When: Daily, now through December 24. For schedule, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Saturday, December 11, 2010
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
All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early
to insure you have a kit for your little ones.
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, December 11, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Enjoy and Share! :)