The weekend is here and your social calendar definitely needs us! Don’t worry about high ticket prices or cover charges, we know how to have fun without breaking the bank. There are always great free and cheap things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth every day of the weekend.

Free and cheap events in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend include Posadas at Traders VillageChristmas Belles at Theatre of North Texas, holiday tree lightings, the Dallas Holiday Parade, art exhibitions, and more.

Keep reading for our full weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in DFW:

 

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Posadas at Traders Village Grand Prairie
What: Celebrate Posadas at Traders Village every weekend now through December 22. The event will have traditional Mexican holiday delights like tamales, atole, candies, pinatas, and photos with Santa. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas!
When: December 7-8, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
How much: Free ($4 parking)

 

EVERY DAY

SeaQuest Aquarium Fort Worth

Indulge in an underwater world of sealife from across the globe! At SeaQuest Fort Worth, you can feed, hold, and interact with all different types of animals and exotics from across five continents. It’s educational, fun for all ages, and now, cheaper than ever! Regularly priced, admission is $9.95 – $14.95 but with our deal, you can visit for as low as $8 per person.

Texas Discovery Gardens

Endless gardens, dancing butterflies, native plants and a botanical collection to put you back in touch with nature. Get lost and commune with mother earth! See one of DFW’s best outdoor preserves, now for a fraction of the price! Regularly priced, admission is $20 per person. For a limited time, we’re giving you two tickets for just $15!  That’s almost 40% off! With those prices, you can return again and again!

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Frontiers of Flight celebrates the first, the farthest, and the fastest in aviation! Explore African American history in all branches of science and flight, astronauts from around the world, and vintage restored aircraft. Admission is up to 40% off for a limited time, while the museum celebrates its 30th year of stewardship! Regularly priced, admission is $20 per person but we have entry for just $12 each. You’re saving $8 per person!

Grapevine Aquarium

SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas has one of the coolest aquarium exhibits in the world. It’s also one of the biggest! The aquarium tunnel is Insta-worthy, the wildlife talks eye-opening, and the SEA LIFE awe-inspiring. Admission is $20.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids at regular price. We have tickets for less than that! For a limited time, ANYTIME ADMISSION is just $15.99. You can choose what day and time to visit while still saving big!

Regal Cinema Movie Tickets for 25% off

Regal Cinemas and United Artist Theaters are offering a special movie experience for 25% off! E-tickets work just like regular movie tickets — just print and redeem them at the theater box office or kiosk. Can be used on any date. Click here to get movie tickets for just $9.50. {Regularly $12!}

FRIDAY

Christmas Belles at Theatre of North Texas
What: This holiday comedy tells the twisted tale of fighting sisters, vengeful sheep, an Elvis impersonator, and more in a one-of-a-kind performance you don’t want to miss.
When: December 6, 8 pm
Where:545 S Nolen Dr Southlake, TX 76092
How much: $12.50 (50% off!)

The Big Friday Show
What: Every Friday, the Dallas Comedy House offers a night of jokes and debauchery. Admission is $12 per person or you can purchase a ticket bundle and get two tickets for $20!
When: December 6, 8 pm
Where: 3036 Elm St, Dallas TX 75226
How much: $12 {Or 2 for $20!}

Deck The Plaza
What: Dallas City Hall is hosting a special event for the holidays, open to the public. Admission to the tree lighting ceremony is free.
When: December 6, 5:30 – 8 pm
Where: 1500 Marilla St, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free Admission

Family Reunion II
What: The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is hosting this production between Fort Worth Art Collective Art Tooth. Over 40 artists will be showcasing their works at this free exhibition.
When: December 6, 6 pm
Where: 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
How much: Free Admission

 

SATURDAY

Family Day at KWP
What: Klyde Warren Park is hosting two kid and family-friendly events in the park this weekend. First, enjoy Family Experiments with the Perot Museum, learning to make snow. AD EX will also be on site, educating students on all aspects of city-building from planning to infrastructure.
When: December 7, 2 – 6 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy, Dallas TX 75021
How much: Free

Dallas Holiday Parade
What: Celebrate the holiday season the old fashioned way! Put your layers on, grab some hot chocolate and watch a collection of floats, entertainers, and local civic groups parade through downtown Dallas. The parade is free and open to all but to get best seats, you’ll need to show up early or purchase tickets.
When: December 7, 10 am – 12 noon
Where: 1321 Commerce St, Dallas TX 75202
How much: Free

Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center 
What: The first Saturday of every month, this local museum and art center offers free admission to the public. Enjoy fun, kid-friendly activities, live music, and more.
When: December 7, 11 am
Where: 2001 Flora St, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free Entry

Holiday in the Park  
What: Prairie Vista Park invites you to a free event with a Christmas Tree Lighting, free photos with Santa, two lane hill slides, stilt walkers, food trucks, and more. Make sure your cameras are fully charged!
When: December 7, 4 pm
Where:  9100 General Worth Dr, Fort Worth TX 76177
How much: Free Entry

Dallas Observer Music Awards
What: Celebrate the best in local music at the 31st Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase. Over 40 local bands will be performing across multiple stages in Deep Ellum. If you love music, this is the event for you!
When: December 7, 6 pm
Where: Multiple venues in Deep Ellum
How much: $8 (regularly $15)

 

SUNDAY

Art as a Second Language at KWP
What: This family-friendly art activity is lead by staff from the Creative Arts Center at Klyde Warren Park. This month, you and the kids can learn to make Christmas and Hanukkah art.
When: December 8, 2 – 4 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy, Dallas TX 75021
How much: Free

Edward Scissor Hands at Central Library 
What: Enjoy a free screening of Edward Scissor Hands at Central Library. Admission is free, no library membership is necessary. But you’ll want to stick around and open your free library card account any way!
When: December 8, 2 pm
Where: 500 W 3rd St, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free

Mariachi Mexicanismo
What: This weekly event is held at La Gran Plaza Fort Worth. Admission to the plaza is free and you’re welcome to bring a picnic or grab food and drinks to go. The music starts at 4 pm.
When: December 8, 4 pm
Where: 4200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth TX 76115
How much: Free

Hot Rod Trinity 2019
What: The premier pre-1963 car show in Fort Worth is back this weekend. Admission is free. There will also be live music, a market, and food trucks!
When: December 8, 10 am
Where: 2200 Trinity Park Dr, Fort Worth TX 76107
How much: Free

 

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