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

AC Moore:

  • Saturday 11/12 from 1-3pm, Make a Holiday card to send to the troops.
  • Sunday 11/13 from 1-3pm, Make n’ Mold candy making demonstration: Mint Marshmallow Pops.

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.

Disney Store:

  • Saturday 11/12 from 10:30am-1pm, Muppet Craftational Event: Use your imagination to make a most inspirational, celebrational Muppet.
  • Friday 11/11 through Tuesday 11/15, Bring in a T-Shirt to be recycled and a Friends and Family coupon to any Disney Store and save 25% off your entire purchase!

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft StoresSaturday 11/12 from 11am-1pm Model Magic Turkey Make It-Take It, 1-3pm Papercrafting w/ Fiskars & ColorBok, 3-5pm Textile Crafts w/ EK Success.

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 11/12 from 11am-3pm, Silly Scarecrow: kids create a wild-eyed scarecrow.

Lowes Build and GrowSaturday 11/12 from 10am-Noon, FREE: Kids build a Science Lab! Be sure to sign up for this event here.


  • Saturday 11/12 from 10-11am, Make-It Take-It Button Ring with purchase of buttons. From 11am-Noon, Martha Stewart Crafts Ornament Maker Demo. From 1-3pm, Wilton Gingerbread House Free Demo.
  • Sunday 11/13 from 1-2pm Make-It Take-It Gingerbread clay pot with purchase of clay pot. From 2-3pm, Make-It Take-It Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Ornament with purchase of ornament.

National Parks, Veterans Day WeekendFriday 11/11 through Sunday 11/13, Free Entrance to over 100 National Parks that usually charge entrance fees!

Pottery Barn Kids

  • Saturday 11/12 at 3pm & 4pm, Doll Tea Party St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Benefit: For a $5 donation to St. Jude, kids enjoy refreshments, stories and crafting with a favorite doll or teddy bear. RSVP required.
  • Tuesday 11/15 at 11am, Elf on the Shelf Story Time: learn about the Elf on the Shelf and help name the elf in your store.

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