Friday, December 05, 2014

Free Family Fun - 12/5/14

*Call ahead!
museums on us 2014

 : FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.  For more information about Museums on Us, visit:

santa's reindeer video cam

:: FREE Reindeer Cam

Watch Santa’s Reindeer eating and getting fed by Santa for free! Just know that loud music will play when you click on the link to the Reindeer cam. Go here to see the live video feed:
Santa feeds his reindeer everyday at 11 am, 6 pm and 9 pm EST. Share the magic, this is very cool!

:: FREE Personalized Story Recording from Santa

A Story Before Bed will give you a FREE recording of Santa reading your child a story! All you need is your email address and your child’s name. You will need to confirm the email that you receive from A Story Before Bed and then you will receive a link to your child’s personalized story. Quantities are limited.


:: FREE Santa Tracker

Track Santa at This free site takes a minute to load. You can see where Santa is at on his journey and how soon they need to get in bed so he can make his stop!

:: FREE Letters From Santa

Letters from Santa offers Free Letters from Santa as well as a Magical Letter from Santa for $2.99. You quickly grab a printable letter addressed by the big guy himself or choose the Magical Option for a more personalized and unique letter.
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Letters from Santa Claus from Santa Claus, Indiana: Since 1914, children have enjoyed receiving letters from Santa Claus for free. You can receive a written letter from Santa Claus as well! Mail a letter with a legible return address to:
Santa Claus
PO Box 1
Santa Claus, IN 47579
Every letter mailed to Santa Claus before December 21st, will receive a letter back from Santa Claus himself! The earlier you can send in your letter the better. These are volunteers hard at work so if you would like to help pay for postage, donations would greatly be appreciated. They can be sent to the address listed above as well.


:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During December, they include Make a Gingerbread House, Special Occasion Styles, The Wonder of Holiday Memories, Brunch with Santa, American Girl at the Nutcracker and more.
Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.barnes and noble nook events

:: Barnes & Noble

Elf on the Shelf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express – Holiday Story time & Activities – Enter your City and State or Zip Code to Find a Participating Store Near You.
Most stores also have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here

:: Bass Pro Shops

In- store Christmas activities include free photos with Santa, crafts and activities, now through 12/24.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM
Kids build a Give and a Holiday Yard Stake ~You can pre-register online here.

 snow craft lakeshore learning 

:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, December 6th from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.
Kids make and take a Chilly Snowman. Get more information here.

:: Macy’s
macys believe campaign

Macy’s will donate $1 for every mailed letter to the Make a Wish Foundation, up to $1,000,000. Find a red mailbox to place your letter here.

wilton gingerbread cookie michaels

:: Michael’s Classes for Adults

Sunday, December 7th from 1PM – 4PM
Wilton Gingerbread Boy Cookie Event
Find out more information right here.
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:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, December 6th – 10AM – 12 Noon
Drop in and take home a completed a DIY Felt Stocking. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.
pottery barn holiday-party

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, December 7th at 10 AM
Throw the Perfect Holiday Party with design tips from Design Specialists. Locate a store near you here.
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:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, December 6th at 11 AM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Story Time – locate a store near you here. After story time, there will be a coloring station, Rudolph post card writing and more.
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:: Toys R US

Saturday December 6th 12 PM – 4 PM
Princess Party – come dressed as your favorite princess, create and decorate a Disney Princess themed ornament and play with Disney Princess toys.
santa photo walmart free

:: Walmart

Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from 10 AM – 2 PM (also available on December 13th and 14th)
Free 5×7 Photo with Santa at participating stores. Call ahead to insure your local store is participating.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

gingerbread house williams sonoma
Saturday, December 6th – Gingerbread House Decorating – class fee is $30 which includes the house and the decorations. Suitable for all  ages.
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Sunday, December 7th – Ina’s Holiday Feast – prepare some of Ina Garten’s favorite recipes and learn some of her smart strategies..
To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

To see future activities, visit More With Less Today!

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