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Sundance Square Christmas tree arrives

Posted Nov. 19, 2019

the Christmas tree
Workers install the 50-foot Michigan-grown tree in Sundance Square Plaza.

Nearly 10,000 LED lights will illuminate this year’s Sundance Square Christmas tree, which will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy from Green Mountain Energy. Sundance Square is expecting approximately 1.2 million visitors during the holiday season beginning with the tree lighting and continuing through New Year’s Day.

Just in time to get in the spirit of the holidays, jolly old St. Nick will be arriving in Sundance Square Plaza at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 for the official tree lighting ceremony. Kids Who Care, a nonprofit international theatre company, will perform.

Santa Claus will be prominently featured in his magical sleigh on the Sundance Square Plaza stage, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland with a dramatic silver fabric backdrop. The entire plaza will feature large, brilliantly lit sculptures as settings for photos with family and friends.

There’s no waiting in long lines to see Santa with Sundance Square’s virtual system. Upon arriving in Sundance Square Plaza, simply check in at Santa’s Sleigh, provide a mobile telephone number and then shop, eat and have fun until a text is received confirming it’s time to see Santa.

A visit and photo with Santa are available for $20, and all proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Sister Cities’ Youth Program. Santa’s schedule begins on Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 22 on these days:

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During the week of Thanksgiving, Santa will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day, Santa will be back at the North Pole checking his list twice.

Check online for weather-related changes to Santa’s schedule.

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Building Standars Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Dec. 16, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Christmas Luncheon at Eugene McCray Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019; Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, Citty Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Seven (North Tarrant Parkway TIF): 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City COuncil Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Community Development Council: 6:15 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Halll, 200 Texas St.
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Urban Design Commission Work Session: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Housing Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
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Christmas Tamalada at Diamond Hill Community Center: 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Fort Worh Affordability, Inc.: 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
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Movie in the Park: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

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