Annual Christmas Tree lighting scheduled for November 19 in downtown Fort Worth
While North Texas waits for the cooler temperatures, Sundance Square is once again preparing for a magical Christmas and holiday season. A 57-foot blue spruce tree appeared in the center of the plaza Monday morning and throughout the week the tree and plaza are being adorned with holiday décor, creating a festive environment.
The official tree lighting ceremony will take place Saturday, November 19 with festivities starting at 4 p.m. and culminating with the lighting at 6 p.m. The evening will be filled with an official countdown for the tree lighting, holiday carols, a visit with Santa Claus, as well as numerous photo opportunities throughout the plaza. The tree will remain in Sundance Square through January 3, and then it will be cut into lumber for a future Habitat for Humanity home in Fort Worth.
Holiday keepsake photos with Santa will be available for only $10 each (cash only) with the proceeds benefiting a scholarship fund established by the Fort Worth Sister Cities’ International Scholarship Fund. Santa will be in Sundance Square beginning November 19 through December 23. Check www.sundancesquare.com http://www.sundancesquare.com> for specific times.
The XTO Parade of Lights is scheduled Sunday, November 20 at 6 p.m.
Sundance Square shops and restaurants will be open for holiday shopping and dining throughout the day so visitors are encouraged to come early. Parking is plentiful and free on weekends. Guests should plan to stop by Sundance Square Plaza for a visit with Santa and take in all the beautiful holiday decorations.
Throughout the holidays, choirs from the Greater Fort Worth area schools will perform on the Sundance Square Plaza Stage during the weekday lunch hours. Please visit sundancesquare.com for the dates and times, as well as a list of area choirs.
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY EVENTS
Bass Performance Hall will feature several holiday events including Cirque Dreams Holidaze and The Nutcracker. A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald will be featured for New Year’s Eve. Visit sundancesquare.com for dates and times.
New Year’s Eve in Sundance Square will feature Hunter Sullivan as the headliner. The band will take the stage at 10:30 p.m. and will entertain guests thru the New Year’s Eve countdown. Check www.sundancesquare.com http://www.sundancesquare.com> for more details.
Enjoy a holiday romance, thriller, or comedy at AMC Palace 9 in Sundance Square. It’s newly renovated and ready to deliver a movie-going experience like no other. Kick back, relax, and see the latest Hollywood production. Showtimes are found at sundancesquare.com/entertainment.
Voted Best Comedy, Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. The group has been called “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors.” They’ve been awarded the Key to the City, have performed for two U.S. presidents, and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress. No trip to Fort Worth is complete until you attend this award-winning show in the heart of Sundance Square. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Visit sundancesquare.com for ticket information.
Jubilee Theatre will debut The Gift of the Magi November 25. The show will run through December 24. Visit sundancesquare.com for dates and times.
PARKING IN SUNDANCE SQUARE
Parking is always free in Sundance Square after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Before 5 p.m., parking is free with validation from a Sundance Square restaurant or retailer. Validation is good for 2.5 hours of dining or shopping, or four hours for weekday movies. On weekends parking is free all day and evening.
Guests also have the option of complimentary valet parking with validation of a purchase from a Sundance Square merchant. Just look for the giant red umbrellas in 10 locations within Sundance Square. You can even drop your car at off one location and pick it up at another location across Sundance Square.
Sundance Square is a vibrant, award-winning retail, entertainment and dining district spanning 35 blocks in downtown Fort Worth. Attracting more than 10 million visitors each year, Sundance Square features restaurants, shops, entertainment, and a one-acre plaza. For more information about Sundance Square, visit sundancesquare.com or follow the multi-use development on Facebook.com/sundancesquare or Twitter@sundancesquare.