Holiday-Themed Free Stuff

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-04 17:45:16-05

Richmond, VA (WTVR)  Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week, and check back often, I’m constantly updating with new finds.  Thanks. Cheryl

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to me at

FREE CAKE: Shoney’s restaurants  are offering FREE Hot Fudge Cake this Friday, Dec. 6. No purchase necessary.  Details HERE.FREE FAMILY FUN: It’s parade weekend in the metro area, the Dominion Christmas Parade at the , stepping off Saturday morning just after 10 a.m. on Broad Street at the Science Museum. It will travel east to 7th Street in downtown Richmond.  Pick a spot along the route, or watch the parade live  on CBS 6 or streaming live on  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:   The city kicks it all off with the Grand Illumination downtown, Friday night at the James Center.  Santa will flip the switch at 6 p.m.  Live entertainment will continue until 8 p.m.   Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:   Petersburg Christmas parade, Saturday afternoon at 3. From Walnut Hill Marketplace on Crater Road south to Pine Hill Plaza.

FREE ADMISSION:  Richmond Parks and Rec presents its annual performance of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.  Sunday, December 8th at the Landmark Theater, doors open at 3:30, the performance is at 4 p.m.

FREE EVENT:  Free admissions and transportation to ten historic downtown Richmond sites as part of the annual Court End Christmas Celebration.  Enjoy carriage rides, carolers, living history, live music, children’s crafts, and more. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Centre Hill Mansion Holiday Open House.  Dec. 7 & 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  1 Centre Hill Court, Petersburg, Va.

FREE ADMISSION:  A Dickens Christmas at Magnolia Grange. Sat. Dec. 7,  1 p.m to 4 p.m. 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Enjoy period decorations, refreshments and Santa.

FREE CONCERTSalvation Army National Capital Brass Band.  Sat. Dec. 6, 3 p.m.  Concert and sing-along. St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond.

FREE PERFORMANCE:  “Wonder of the World”, John Tyler CC production, Dec. 6-8.   December 6 at 7:00 p.m.; December 7 at 3:00 p.m.; and December 8 at 6:00 p.m. Midlothian campus, Harnel Hall, 800 Charter Colony Parkway.  Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT:   Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Choir presents Christmas music.  7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 7 at the cathedral-800 S Cathedral Place, Richmond. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony.  Sat. Dec. 7 11 a.m. Virginia War Memorial, 921 S. Belvidere Street.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Legendary Santa and the Snow Queen  at the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s main location at 2626 W. Broad St.  Visits are free through Christmas Eve.  Details HERE.

FREE CHILDREN’S ADMISSION:  The RVA on Ice Skating season is open through January 20th at the downtown rink at 6th and Broad.  Admission is free for children ten and under accompanied by an adult.   Details HERE.

FREE COFFEE:  Enjoy free coffee and pastry samples and coffee conversation each week at the Starbucks Sunday Coffee Seminar.  1 p.m. only at the 375 W. Cary Street, Richmond location.  More HERE.

FREE EVENTS FOR DADS & KIDS:    First Things First of Greater Richmond presents ‘All Pro Dad’ a free dinner and program for Fathers and children .  More details or register HERE.
  • Dec. 10: MARTIN’S community room at Chesterfield Towne Center, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike,  Richmond, VA .
  •  Dec. 19: Northside Family Learning Center, 800 Graham Road

FREE TOURS:  The Hanover Historical Society offers free Open House tours of the historic Hanover Courthouse on the second Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  No reservations are required.   Details HERE.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe’ program Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free. Full performance schedule [HERE].

FREE FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year.  Details HERE.

FREE PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum”  at the Virginia Historical Society. All ages welcome,  every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a related craft activity. The one hour programs  will  take place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Details [HERE].

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are now  available to members of the military and their families free of charge.  The pass allows entrance  to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves but not to military veterans or retirees. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military I.D at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee.

FREE LESSON: Take  a free introductory lesson; ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays,  4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The deal is good for children age 10 and under. The Richmond-area location is at 8000 W. Broad St.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission all year long  to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to me at