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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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Get Bonuses With Marriott StaysGet Bonuses With Marriott Stays 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...

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Starlight Symphony at West 7thStarlight Symphony at West 7th 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...

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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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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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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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Samples and Coupons from Betty Crocker

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Thanksgiving is almost here – time to get baking! Sign up for the Betty Crocker e-mail list (it’s free!) and you’ll get lots of goodies, including coupons, samples (quantities are limited!), recipe ideas and more. I need some kitchen inspiration, so this offer came at just the right time!

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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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Christmas Tree Lighting at Sundance Square

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 photo sundancesquarelighting_zps29f2b66f.jpgKick off the holidays this Saturday, Nov. 22 in Sundance Square with their annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  This is a free event! The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with strolling entertainment and live music in the square, followed by the lighting at 6 p.m. Santa will be on hand for photos from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Get more info on Santa photos here.

You can find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Brave the Cold at Friday on the Green

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 photo fridayonthegreen3_zps2408d6df.jpgBundle up! Today, Nov. 14 is Friday on the Green, a monthly musical celebration on Fort Worth’s southside at Magnolia Green Park. Admission is free, and this is a family-friendly event. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and this week features The Unlikely Candidates, Son of Stan, and War Party. Bring blankets and chairs (lots of blankets) so you can enjoy the music in comfort. Food will be available for purchase at the park, including hot chocolate floats, beer, wine and other “winter weather favorites.”

Free parking is available in the garage at 1201 Alston Ave. Magnolia Green Park is at 1201 Lipscomb St.

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Free Salon Service for Food Donation

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 photo remingtoncollegehair_zps630609d2.pngThis one’s closer to Dallas, but it might be worth the drive for some: Throughout the month of November, Remington College is holding Cuts for the Cause, an annual drive to collect food for families in need. Everyone who donates a can of food or other non-perishable food item can receive a free haircut, manicure or pedicure. The salon services will be provided by students and instructors in the Remington College Dallas Campus Cosmetology Program.

To schedule an appointment, call The Salon at Remington at 972-698-3890. Walk-ins are also welcome. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember that these students are still learning, so your service might take longer than it does at a normal salon.

The Salon at Remington is located at 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.
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Free Onion Rings at Chili’s

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 photo chilispankoonion_zps9a0bb030.pngPrint a coupon to receive a free order of Spiced Panko Onion Rings at Chili’s with purchase of an adult entree. This coupon is good through Nov. 16. This is one of the new appetizers at Chili’s.

Photo courtesy Chili’s

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