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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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Watercress Low Pressure Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Dec. 11, 2019; Fort Worth Police Mounted Patrol Facility, 1901 N. Las Vegas Trail.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Public Hearing: 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11, 2019; FWPD North Division, Community Room.

Canceled Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities Meeting: 10 a.m. Dec. 12, 2019; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missorie Ave.

Senior Holiday Luncheon at Handley Meadowbrook: 11 a.m. Dec. 12, 2019; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Regionl Transportation Council Meeting: 1 p.m. Dec. 12, 2019; North Central Texas Council of Governments, Transportation Council Room, 1st Floor, 616 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX, 76011.
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Regular Meeting of The Construcion and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals: 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 2019; Development Conference Room, Lower Level, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Winter Wonderland Dance at Greenbriar Community Center: 5 p.m. Dec. 12, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill.

Municipal Court Hearing: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 2019; Southwest Municipal Court, Court No. 9, 3741 Southwest Loop 280.
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Deferred Compensation Oversite Committee Meeting: 9 a.m. Dec. 13, 2019; Fort Worth Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery St.
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Winter Bash at Handley Meadowbrook Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 13, 2019; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty.

Winter Dance at R.D. Evans Community Center: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Holiday Drop & Shop at Southwest Community Center: 9 a.m. Dec. 14, 2019; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Canceled Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 8 a.m. Dec. 16, 2019; Fort Worth Central Station, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
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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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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Southgate Development Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 2019; Texas Health Hugley Fitness Center, 11801 S. Freeway.

Audit Committee: 1 p.m. Dec. 17, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation Meeting: 2 p.m. Dec. 17, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

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