There's so much to DO in Downtown this holiday season! Here are some amazing events you won't want to miss. For our full event calendar, click here.
There are a number of performances happening at Bass Hall that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. From Irving Berlin’s White Christmas to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, the sounds of Christmas will fill Bass Hall. If it’s the classics you’re after, enjoy the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the soundtrack to a live screening of It’s a Wonderful Life. Yet another not-to-miss series, Texas Ballet Theater will have sugar plums dancing in your head with their production of The Nutcracker. For the full Bass Hall performance schedule, click here.
Sundance Square Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Sundance Square Plaza
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Sundance Square Plaza! The Inspiration Band will take the stage at 5:30pm, and the countdown to light the live, 65-foot tall tree begins at 6:30pm. Learn more here.
Photos with Santa Claus
Sundance Square Plaza
November 18 – December 23
He’s making a list, checking it twice – Santa Claus is coming Downtown! You will find Santa in the heart of Sundance Square Plaza, and all proceeds from the Santa visits will benefit the Fort Worth Sister Cities International Youth Program. New this year- no more waiting in long lines to see Santa! Upon arrival at the Santa set, you will check in with your telephone number, and then you will receive a text when it is your time to visit with Santa. Spend less time waiting, and more time shopping and dining in Sundance Square! For the full schedule of times to visit Santa, click here.
XTO Energy Parade of Lights
Downtown Fort Worth
Experience A Postcard Christmas at the XTO Energy Fort Worth Parade of Lights! This holiday tradition celebrates its 35th year with over 100 floats, giant illuminated balloons, performing groups, local community groups, and more. Free viewing areas and reserved seating options are available to enjoy this spectacular parade. Learn more here.
DO Downtown Dining
Let us cook the turkey this year! Many Downtown restaurants are serving up your favorite holiday traditions on Thanksgiving day. Make your reservations today. New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! Make plans to ring in the new year with a reservation at your favorite Downtown restaurant. For our full list of Downtown dining options, click here. All of our restaurants will be serving up holiday cheer throughout the season.
November 24 – December 24
This Jubilee Theatre Christmas debut is a must-see performance series! This lively, family-friendly musical is filled with Motown Christmas favorites including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and Jackson 5. Learn more here.
Christmas Shopping in Sundance Square
Holiday shopping for your entire family has never been so easy. Sundance Square spans over 35 blocks of Downtown, and is filled with over 20 shops. You’ll find toys, clothes, sports apparel, jewelry, and more in the shops of Sundance Square. Here just for the holiday season, The Christmas Shoppe on Houston Street is filled with holiday décor, gifts, and cheer! We can’t forget to mention that free valet parking is available for your shopping experience, just be sure to have your ticket validated at a qualifying merchant. Learn more here.
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