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Fort Worth Parade of Lights This Week! Fort Worth Parade of Lights This Week! This Friday, Nov. 28 is the Fort Worth Parade of Lights (now known as the XTO Energy Parade of Lights). This fantastic annual Christmas parade has been around since 1983 and features over 100 floats! The...

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Breakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan GrilleBreakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan Grille On Saturday, Dec. 6, Brio Tuscan Grille in Southlake will hold a Breakfast with Santa event at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while the kiddos see Santa and take photos with him! Cost is $5.95 for...

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Recap: What to do in FW This WeekendRecap: What to do in FW This Weekend Ready for the weekend? Here's a roundup of the fun events we've posted about this week: Friday, Nov. 21 Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Starlight Symphony at West 7th Saturday, Nov. 22 Tree...

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Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro ShopsSanta's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops A few days ago, Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine kicked off their Santa's Wonderland event, which will run through Dec. 24. During specified times, you can visit the store and the kids can participate in lots...

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Historic St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin VillageHistoric St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin Village On Saturday, Nov. 22, Log Cabin Village will offer photos with a historic St. Nicholas from 1-4 p.m. This is a great option for those who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary Christmas pictures. No reservations...

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Fort Worth Parade of Lights This Week!

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 photo fwparadeoflights_zps9d19a4fe.pngThis Friday, Nov. 28 is the Fort Worth Parade of Lights (now known as the XTO Energy Parade of Lights). This fantastic annual Christmas parade has been around since 1983 and features over 100 floats! The parade gets rolling around 6 p.m. and proceeds around the downtown area. Find route information here. As you can see, many of the prime spots are ticketed entrance only, so if you want to be sure to get a good viewing, reserve a spot or get there super early.

Downtown will be very crowded for the parade. You can avoid driving in the mess by taking a free shuttle from Farrington Field (corner of Lancaster and University) from 2-6 p.m. to the Intermodal Transportation Center, which is within walking distance of the parade route. If you want to drive, see parking info here.

After the parade, you can take photos with Santa from 8-10 p.m. More info on Santa photos here.

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Breakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan Grille

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 photo briotuscansanta_zps9caf2b95.pngOn Saturday, Dec. 6, Brio Tuscan Grille in Southlake will hold a Breakfast with Santa event at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while the kiddos see Santa and take photos with him! Cost is $5.95 for children and $11.95 for adults. Space is limited so make your reservations soon.

Brio is at 1431 Plaza Place in Southlake Town Square.

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Recap: What to do in FW This Weekend

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Ready for the weekend? Here’s a roundup of the fun events we’ve posted about this week:

Friday, Nov. 21
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Starlight Symphony at West 7th

Saturday, Nov. 22
Tree Lighting at Sundance Square
Holiday Fun at Barnes & Noble
Historic St. Nick Photos at Log Cabin Village
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Southlake Home for the Holidays

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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

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 photo bassprosanta_zps5ccebb8f.pngA few days ago, Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine kicked off their Santa’s Wonderland event, which will run through Dec. 24. During specified times, you can visit the store and the kids can participate in lots of Christmas-themed activities, absolutely free. The fun happens on weekdays from 3-8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Here’s what to expect:

Free Santa Photos – get a free 4×6 photo with Santa Claus. Other photo packages are available for purchase.

Free Christmas Crafts – different crafting events will be held at various hours, depending on the day. See the schedule here.

Free Backpack Clips – come by on Mondays from 5-7 p.m.; the first kids can get a free woodland character backpack clip.

Bass Pro is at 2501 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine.

 

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Historic St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin Village

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On Saturday, Nov. 22, Log Cabin Village will offer photos with a historic St. Nicholas from 1-4 p.m. This is a great option for those who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary Christmas pictures. No reservations are required. Cost is regular Village admission plus a $5 fee for the photo and holder.

Also on Saturday, the Village will hold a candle-dipping workshop from 1-4 p.m. Cost is regular admission plus a $3 fee. This event will repeat on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Log Cabin Village is at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane in Fort Worth.

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Get Bonuses With Marriott Stays

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Planning to travel for the holidays? Right now, Marriott has a special to make your stay an even better deal: Daily hotel credits of up to $50 for stays in the U.S. and Canada. You’ll receive $20 for a stay at a Courtyard, a $25 credit at non-resort Marriott hotels, and a $50 credit for a stay at a resort hotel. You must book by January 1, and stays must occur between Nov. 14 and Jan. 19. Use the promo code 1AH at checkout to get this special deal. You can use the credit to purchase food and drink, golf/spa services, and other things. Not every hotel participates in this promotion; see a list of participating properties here. Plenty of Marriott hotels in Texas and nearby states are in on this promo!

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Starlight Symphony at West 7th

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This Friday, Nov. 21, Fort Worth’s West 7th district will kick off its first Starlight Symphony of the year. Starlight Symphony is a nightly music and lights performance that happens every hour from 6-10 p.m. during the holiday season. To celebrate the occasion, festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with Victorian carolers, an appearance by Santa and other fun holiday characters, and hot chocolate. The lighting ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. You can see a Youtube video of the light show here. This is a free event!

Please consider bringing a new teddy bear of any size to donate to Cook Children’s Hospital, who will be on site selling the artwork that is created by patients in the hospital.

Find parking and directions to West 7th here.

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Half Off Everything at Gymboree

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Stock-up alert! Today only (Nov. 19), and online only, Gymboree is offering 50 percent off of everything, including marked-down items. This means you can get graphic Ts for boys for as little as $7.50, girls’ adorable winter dresses for $15.50, and baby-sized sleepwear for just $7. There’s also a ton more to pick from, including – yes – matching Christmas PJs for the whole family, including Mom and Dad.

But remember, this offer is only good today, so get your shopping done while everything is still half price!

 

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Southlake Home for the Holidays

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 photo southlakehomeholidays_zps8bbdcacf.pngThis weekend kicks off Southlake’s Home for the Holidays, a free-of-charge annual tradition that includes Christmas fun over the next few weeks. The fun starts on Saturday, Nov. 22 with a Christmas tree lighting at Southlake Town Square at 6:30 p.m., followed by live children’s choir performances, a four-lane snow tubing hill, and a visit from Frozen’s Olaf. Santa will be available for photos from 6:40 to 8:30 p.m. that night, as well as Anna and Elsa. Kids can also participate in Frozen-themed crafts. See a map of the festivities here and a parking map here.

Old-fashioned carriage rides will also be available around the square for a $25 fee; see info on that here. Carriages will be in operation on weekends through Christmas.

When Saturday’s events are over, there’s still plenty more holiday fun to be had in Southlake. Southlake Town Hall will host breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6 and 13. Reservations are recommended. School-age kids can also enroll in holiday break camps to keep them entertained during their off time.

Photo courtesy Southlake CVB

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Holiday Fun at Barnes & Noble

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Come to the Hulen Center Barnes & Noble this Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. for their Puppet Making and Holiday Sing-Along event. This is free! Kids are invited to make a puppet and sing holiday songs with our booksellers and their newfound puppet friends. Please arrive early; space and supplies are limited. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. This is also happening at the Parks at Arlington Mall location and the Shops at North East Mall location, same time and date. If you’re so inclined, come to any of the three stores a little earlier, at 11 a.m., for a Mo Willems story time. Booksellers will help children learn how to draw the beloved Pigeon from Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with instructions created by the award-winning author and illustrator.

At 7 p.m., all three locations are also holding a Holiday Fluxx Game Night. Get introduced to this unexpected holiday card game with ever-changing rules — even the object of the game changes as often as you draw a card and say, “Go!” Recommended for ages 12 and up. Great option for older kids!

On Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m., all three stores are also holding a Snowmen at Night storytime, centered around the book by Caralyn Buehner.

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