Holiday Free Stuff

Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 11, 2013
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

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

FREE ADMISSION:  Another Christmas parade this weekend;  this one on the James River, the21st annual James River Parade of Lights.  Sat. Dec. 14th at 6 p.m.  Free viewing sites include Libby Hill Park, Intermediate Terminal, Osborne Park, Dutch Gap Boat Landing and Henricus Historical Park.  There’ll be live entertainment at each site.  The parade will make its way down river to Chesterfield . Viewing times are adjusted accordingly.   More details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  A Christmas parade in Northside Richmond on Saturday,, Dec. 14 starting in the 4-thousand block of MacArthur Avenue.   There’ll be live entertainment following the parade.  Free activities are 11am to 4p.m.

FREE CARRIAGE RIDES:  Carytown celebrates the season this Saturday, Dec. 14,  with free horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and visits with Santa.  Noon to 5 p.m.

FREE CONCERT:  The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will present a FREE one-hour Concert of Christmas Music featuring several vocalists at 11a.m. Monday, December 16th. A free lunch will be served following the performance.  DetailsHERE.

FREE CONCERT: The Henrico Concert band concert of Christmas songs is Monday, Dec. 16 at 7p.m.   Mount Vernon Batpist Church, 11220 Nuckols Road.

FREE CONCERT:  Fort Lee’s traditional holiday concert featuring the 392nd Army Band is Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 the Lee Theater. The show is  free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. The 60-minute repertoire will include jazz, big band music, popular tunes as well as traditional holiday favorites – and even some Klezmer Jewish music.  Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT: With free admission, the Richmond Boys Choir presents its 17th annual holiday concert this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14  at two o’clock.  At the main Richmond library at 101 East Franklin St. downtown. 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 registerHERE.
  •  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.   DetailsHERE.

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