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10 Things To DO this Holiday Season

Fort Worth Blog  -  Posted on 11/17/21

We’ve made a list, and checked it twice! Here are some amazing things to DO this holiday season in Downtown Fort Worth. For our full event calendar, click here


Stroll our city sidewalks and enjoy the sights! Many buildings will dress up in holiday style, and of course, you can't miss the Fort Worth Christmas Tree in Sundance Square Plaza. This year's 55-foot Norway Spruce evergreen has arrived from Michigan and will be adorned with ornaments painted by over 50 local artists. The tree will be lit through January 6, 2022. 

Interact with the “Singing Trees” in Burnett Park

Experience this new, interactive light installation in Burnett Park! Lights in the trees illuminate and change colors as it reacts to nearby sounds. Make the trees "sing" with light as you sing, clap, talk, and play instruments. Come on down and let 'em hear you! Learn more here.


Leave the cooking up to the pros this holiday season. From holiday meals with the family, to company parties, our Downtown restaurants are here to host you! For our full list of Downtown restaurants, click here. 


Have some shopping to do? Check out the variety of stores here in Downtown and Sundance Square to check off everyone on your list and support local businesses! 


November 19 - January 17 at Coyote Drive-In 

Strap on your skates for Panther Island Ice! Located near Downtown at the Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth's outdoor skating rink offers public skating seven days a week, November 19 - January 17, including all holidays. Learn more here. 

See a show at Bass Hall 

There are a number of performances happening at Bass Hall that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. From Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays series to Robert Earl Keen’s The Road to Christmas show – there will be a variety of holiday tunes for everybody to sing along to! Visions of sugar plums will be dancing in your head with 18 chances to catch Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker. If you are looking to shake up your holiday traditions, check out their Nutty Nutcracker for a zany twist on the classic performance. But, that’s not all! For their full performance calendar, click here.

Experience the Miracle on 4th St. Market & Holiday Punch Party at Circle Theatre 

December 4 

Celebrate and support this local theatre with a day of events on December 4! Starting in the afternoon with the Miracle on 4th Market, stop by to shop local artists' handmade work just in time for the holidays! Then that evening, purchase a ticket to attend their Holiday Punch Party benefiting the work of Circle Theatre featuring performances, prize drawings, desserts, drinks, and live music. Learn more here. 

Catch Jubilee Theatre’s A Phunk Dr’s Christmas  

December 10-12  

Written and Directed by Jubilee’s Artistic Director, Wambui Richardson, A Phunk Dr's Christmas is a concert of music, comedy, and more celebrating the holiday season. Learn more here.  


Pumpkin spice, Peppermint, name it! Warm up with a cup of holiday cheer from local coffee shops like Arcadia CoffeeBuon Giorno and Vaquero Coffee Co. Pair it with a treat from Funkytown Donuts & Drafts or a festive scoop from Melt Ice Creams

Count Down to the New Year  

Hello, 2022! Hit the town and celebrate with us this New Year’s Eve with plenty of celebrations to choose from. Ring in the new year with some laughs and great food with at Four Day Weekend’s annual NYE Dinner Show featuring a cocktail dinner catered by Reata Restaurant. Head over to the AC Hotel for a night of glitz and glam at their New Year in Hollywood-themed party. Get jazzy over at Scat Jazz Lounge with live music and a New Year countdown by Red Young and his Hot Horns. Plus, there’s no need to end the night early when you book a stay at one of our Downtown hotels

For our complete list of Downtown events, check out our full calendar here


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