Fort Worth's Christmas Tree Hoisted Into Place On Sundance Square

Alan Scaia
November 12, 2018 - 11:53 am
Sundance Square Christmas Tree

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - The big Christmas tree has arrived and been set into place on the Sundance Square plaza.

Official say the tree, a 56-foot blue spruce, came from Michigan.

"The plaza, we call it our downtown living room, it really is the heartbeat of downtown," says Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

Price sat in the crane and set the tree into its final position on the plaza. She says the freezing temperatures over the weekend arrived just in time.

"It makes you feel like it's Christmas, doesn't it?" she says. "It's always fun because it really is a nice kick-off to the holiday season, to see the trees start to go up."

Sundance Square is expecting 1.2 million visitors between the time of the tree lighting and the end of the year.

"This is the time of the year when you see the smiles come on people's faces, literally from the time they see the tree up today at lunch," says Sundance Square CEO Johnny Campbell. "This is a big point in the season and a big point in the year for us."

The tree lighting will take place Saturday, November 17 at 6 pm.

The Parade of Lights will follow on Sunday, November 18 at 6 pm.