Sundance Square prepares for holidays

Tree in Sundance

While North Texas waits for the cooler temperatures, Despite warmer than usual temperatures, Sundance Square is preparing for the 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 taking on a holiday look.

The official tree lighting ceremony will take place Saturday, Nov. 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 for specific times.

The XTO Parade of Lights is scheduled Sunday, November 20 at 6 p.m.

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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 for the dates and times, as well as a list of area choirs.


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 for dates and times.

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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. Jubilee Theatre will debut The Gift of the Magi November 25. The show will run through December 24.