Fort Worth lights up for tree

November 2, 2016 by  

As the holidays come ever closer, the time has come once again for the annual Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting. The event combines a tall conifer with entertainment, refreshments, and a dose of seasonal cheer.

The center point of the event is of course the tree itself. A 57-foot-tall live evergreen will be brought in a few days beforehand and slowly filled up with ornaments, tinsel, garland, and lots of lights. On the day of the lighting, the crowd will gather and the tree will be lit for the first time of the season. The lighting will be accompanied by a Christmas carol singalong, which will cover the traditional favorites and will last for the rest of the evening.

In addition to the tree, Santa Claus will be dropping by, providing children the chance to tell him their Christmas lists early while parents snag a photo for their holiday cards. Traditional refreshments will also be provided, including hot cocoa and gingerbread. The shops around Sundance Square will also be open, for anyone interested in shopping for some presents.

The Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on November 19, starting at 6:00 pm at the Sundance Square Plaza, located at 420 Main St. Admission is free to the public. Anyone interested in more information should visit the website.