FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Bank of America –Saturday 11/5 & Sunday 11/6, Free Museums On Us days for Bank of America cardholders! There are over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US.

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.

Saturday 11/5 from 5-8pm it’s the special preview event! Local children’s groups and choirs will be singing Christmas carols in front of the store and customers will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies.  Santa arrives at 5pm in a Tracker boat pulled by a Toyota Tundra truck. Kids will be invited to help Santa, through a little magic, light up the outside of the store and a big Christmas tree in the main entrance.  Then they can follow Santa into the store for the unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland.  Santa will also be giving away $25 Bass Pro Shops gift cards to one lucky winner every half hour.  Kids can kick off the season by coloring stockings and the first 150 kids to visit Santa’s Wonderland will receive a Santa Bandz bracelet!  Kids can also get their free photo with Santa that night from 6-8pm

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.

Lakeshore Learning Saturday 11/5 from 11am-3pm, Let’s Eat! Place Mat: kids create a Thanksgiving inspired placemat.

Michaels –

Saturday 11/5 from 11am-Noon, Upcycled Tote Bag Make-It Take-It with purchase of tote. From Noon-2pm, FREE Veteran’s Day Flag Make-It Take-It.

Sunday 11/6 from 1-3pm FREE Yarn Make-It Take-It. And Warm Up America Foundation Knit & Crochet demo: learn the skills to create knitted and crocheted squares. Then, help make blankets for people in need.

Pottery Barn Kids –

Saturday 11/5 at 6pm, Pajama Party Story Time: dress in your PJ’s and slippers for stories and games.

The Home Depot 

Saturday 11/5 from 9am-Noon, Free Kids Workshop: build and paint a picture frame for Veterans Day.


Saturday 11/5 from Noon-3pm, Ultimate Kickoff to Christmas! Meet Geoffrey, Try out this season’s hottest toys, Create your own Holiday Wish List and Toys”R”Us will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every Wish List created.

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