What to Do This Weekend in Fort Worth

Onesie Bar Crawl

Keep your PJs on or dress up in your most spirited attire this weekend — while Fort Worth is dripping with holiday festivities, there’s more to do that’s far less festive.

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by Adaline Haynes

Keep your PJs on or dress up in your most spirited attire this weekend — while Fort Worth is dripping with holiday festivities, there’s more to do that’s far less festive.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2

Japanese Fall Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Explore the customs of Japanese culture while enjoying the garden greenery at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Japanese Fall Festival. Observe traditional Japanese dance performances and martial art displays with sword demonstrations, or make your own raku pottery and attend a tea ceremony. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 4-12.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Hot Rod Trinity 2018, 10 a.m.
Whether you’re a classic car connoisseur or a hot rod aficionado, Trinity Park is hosting the Hot Rod Trinity car show — a visual feast of hot rods, classic, custom and pre-1963 vehicles. There will be live music, food and vendors to enjoy, with the option of BYOB. Admission is free to spectators and $20 to show cars.

Jingle Bell Run, 3 – 5 p.m.
Deck yourself out with bells and holly and celebrate the holidays at The Shops at Clearfork with the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run. One hundred percent of the registration fees and funds raised will go toward the foundation.

Nash Farm Victorian Christmas Tours, 3 – 6 p.m.
Experience Christmas as it was in the 1800s at Nash Farm. Tour through the historic Pole barn and end the night with cider and cookies by the campfire. Tours will embark every 15 minutes from the Farm Store for $3 a person. Make sure you wear your best walking shoes.

Onesie Bar Crawl, 6 p.m. – midnight
Skip getting dolled up for the weekend and go out in your coziest onesie for a crawl through five local bars, starting at BAR 2909. There will be plenty of drinks to go around, free LED wristbands and glasses, exclusive food and drinks at all venues, along with ‘80s, ‘90s and Y2K-inspired DJ parties. All cover charges are waived, and you must be 21 and over to attend.

2018 Parade of Lights at Eagle Mountain Lake, 6 – 9pm
Eagle Mountain Lake takes its parade of lights to the water, with boats dressed up in holiday décor. Visitors will get a chance to vote for their favorite. Tents will feature an array of food and drink options, craft stations, s’mores and more. Parking will be $5 with all proceeds helping families in need at Cross Timbers Elementary School get a Christmas tree.

Sunday, Dec. 2

99.5 The Wolf's 10 Man Jam, 4 – 8 p.m.
99.5 The Wolf is coming to Billy Bob’s Texas and bringing 10 of country music’s best performers. The lineup includes names like Maren Morris, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott and Casey Donahew. Tickets are $25.