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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!

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:: 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
When:
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).

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:: 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.
When:
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!

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:: 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!

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:: 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!

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:: 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.
When:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 ~ Times vary by store
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!  

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:: 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!

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:: 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!

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:: 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
What:
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!

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

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ABOUT THE WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS EDITION ~ Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates, and each Friday, you’ll receive this weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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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

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:: 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.

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:: 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
What:
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.

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:: 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.

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:: 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)

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:: 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.
When:
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

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:: 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
What:
For more information about this fun event, go here.
When:
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!

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:: 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)

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:: 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!

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:: 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.

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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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3 FREE Christmas Printables To Deck the Halls

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I hope you are staying warm and safe during DFW’s “Ice-mageddon 2013!” Since most events and schools have been cancelled today, we thought we would point you to a frugal & easy DIY project to create while the weather outside is frightful…

  

Click here to download a FREE set of Christmas printables designed by creative blogger, On Sutton Place.  You’ll find 3 festive designs that you can use in your home or give as gifts.  She tells how she found the black frames at Kohls and the red mat board at Hobby Lobby (use the 40% Off Coupon here) to make all 3 pieces of framed wall art for a frugal decorating project or gift.

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FREE Melissa & Doug Toys at One Kings Lane (With $15 New Member Credit) ~ ENDS THURSDAY

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One Kings Lane Has a HOT $15 Credit Offer!

It’s a great time to get signed-up for One Kings Lane!  When you sign up for the first time, you’ll get $15 credited to your account to use towards any One Kings Lane  order of $30 or more ~ including almost 50 Melissa & Doug ToysIt looks like you have 30 days to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (love that!). Do note that the $15 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.   Go here to sign up for free and get the $15 credit!

One Kings Lane ~ FREE $15 Credit    One Kings Lane ~ FREE $15 Credit

How to get FREE Melissa & Doug Toys:

  1. Join One Kings Lane for FREE and get a $15 Credit. Once you are signed up as a new member, a $15 credit will be waiting for you.
  2. Find and select the Melissa & Doug Toy “boutique” by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed (look for the image at the top of this post).
  3. Make your purchase before Thursday. There are limited quantities of these items available, so I would recommend not waiting too long to make your purchase.  Many of the items will sell out fast.

Even without the credit, you can still save a bundle on these toys ~ up to 35% OFF from Melissa and Doug!  We saw some of these same toys in the Kohl’s toy section last week for quite a bit more than these discount prices listed at One Kings Lane

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5 FREE Christmas Printables ~ Deck the Halls with Tidings of Comfort & Joy

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Click here to download a FREE set of Christmas printables designed by creative blogger, Nest of Posies.  You’ll find 5 fun chalkboard-style designs that you can use in your home or give as gifts.  You can also find a quick tutorial (here) to learn how to easily blow these up to poster size for under $5.    

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