Fun & Free Weekend Events & Activities: 11/18

Keeping Cents has graciously allowed me to repost this awesome list of Free Family Events & Activities going on this weekend. Thanks Keeping Cents!

AC Moore 

Saturday 11/19 from 1-4pm, Buy & Decorate: Charge plate, Plastic Ornaments. Demonstrations: K’Nex MarioKart starter set, Crayola Model Magic Jewelry Boutique, Wilton Gingerbread House.

Sunday 11/20 from 1-3pm, Make n’ Mold candy making demonstration: Christmas tree bark.

Bass Pro Shops – Santa’s Wonderland from 11/5-12/24. Be sure to select your store in the drop down menu for complete details and schedule.

11/6-12/24 Every weekday, Monday-Friday, from 5 to 7 pm and every weekend, Saturday & Sunday, from noon to 5pm, kids can take part in making crafts and holiday ornaments, like a snowman door hanger or animal sun catcher and construct great ornaments out of fishing bobbers, Popsicle sticks, jingle bells and more—even decorate Christmas cookies December 19th-24th! Be sure to select your store in the drop down menu for complete details and schedule.

Free fun Santa Bandz bracelet offered every weekday to the first 150 kids who visit Santa’s Wonderland Monday through Friday from 5-7pm (a different style will be offered each week).

Free 4×6 studio-quality photo with Santa from 3pm to 8pm Monday through Friday, Saturday’s 10am to 8pm and Sunday’s noon to 5 pm.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores 

Saturday 11/19 from 11am-1pm: Cricut Cake Mini Machine. From 1-3:30pm: Gingerbread Decorating Challenge (Win prizes from Jo-Ann & Wilton!).

Lakeshore Learning 

Saturday 11/19 from 11am-3pm, Terrific Turkey Centerpiece.

Lowes Build and Grow –

Saturday 11/19 from 10am-Noon, FREE: Kids build a Santa’s Sleigh! Be sure to sign up for this event here.

Michaels –

Saturday 11/19 from 10am – 11am Make-It Take-It Gift Bag with purchase of gift bag. From 11am – Noon, FREE Make-It Take-It Gift Card Holder.

Sunday 11/20 from 1-3pm FREE Make-It Take-It Thankful Event.

Pottery Barn Kids –

Saturday 11/19 at 10am, National Geographic Little Explorers: Kids learn about Polar Bears with hands-on activities, quizzes, songs & more.

Tuesday 11/22 at 11am, Thanksgiving Story Time: read stories, sing songs, and turkey craft.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.

*It’s always a good idea to call your local store to confirm participation!


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Katie is the "virtual assistant" here at Family Friendly Frugality. Katie lives in south Georgia and is married to her high-school sweetheart. She is a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home Mom to 2 kids just under 2 years apart. She is a busy Mom & Wife and loves blogging about frugality, cooking, couponing, and DIY projects.

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