via Flickr: Caleb Feese
By KristinaRowe, NewsCastic
The rest of the country may be looking like a winter wonderland, but here in DFW, our holidays tend to be sunny and bright.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t decorate. We do Christmas trees, and we do them big. Malls, schools, city squares, parks, churches — it seems like everyone’s got a tree. And maybe everyone has a favorite tree. We checked out a few in Fort Worth that are worth heading west to see.
A Beautiful Sight
Actually, any Calloway’s Nursery will have a selection of trees and Christmassy plants to take home. The DFW chain of 18 stores feature beautiful decorations at Christmastime and all year long. Stop by the Hulen store for a winter wonderland of flocked trees — yeah, cause that’s the only “snow” we’re likely to see.
Way Up in the Sky
The tallest trees are often at shopping malls. This one at Alliance Town Center is no exception. The best thing about a visit to the mall tree is that you’re likely to see school and community groups performing. Little ones can visit Santa, too!
A Merry Little Christmas
Sometimes, simplicity is the most beautiful way to deck out your tree. Maybe it’s a little old-fashioned, but we love the red bows and simple Christmas bulbs on the tree in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Deck the Halls
Sometimes the area colleges and universities clear out for the holidays, but it’s still a fun time to swing by. Common areas at Texas Christian University (TCU) are all decked out with decorations for the Christmas season.
Making Spirits Bright
Many hotels have tall and elegantly “dressed” trees. We love this simple collection of trees and lights in the “selfie station” at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
Following Yonder Star
Many libraries have their own Christmas trees — some even have collections of trees decorated in different themes. This beautiful starry tree takes center stage at the Central branch of the Fort Worth Library.
A Midnight Clear
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! 🌲Went to the @txmotorspeedway tree lighting event tonight put on by our favorite charity! @scctexas #christmas #christmastree #treelighting #treelightingceremony #txmotorspeedway #texasmotorspeedway #nascar #biggerintexas #everythingsbiggerintexas #christmaslights #merrychristmas #texaschristmas
Tree lightings are a favorite holiday activity, and light shows keep Santa lovers of all ages smiling. We love the amazing tree at Texas Motor Speedway — with or without the fireworks.
The Cattle Are Lowing
From over the top to stripped-down simple, we just love every kind of Christmas tree. This tree at the Fort Worth Log Cabin Village doesn’t need much more than nature to capture the Christmas spirit.
Here Comes Santa Claus
Just about every city in DFW has a public tree, but Sundance Square has a whole Christmas village. Beautiful by day or by night, it’s our choice of the perfect place to meet Santa. Or shopping. We like shopping, too.
Joy to the World
While you’re out West, don’t forget that Fort Worth has suburbs, too. Pretty little cities like Watauga, Benbrook, Aledo, and Haslet (plus dozens more) each have their own trees too!