GM Financial Parade of Lights 


Texas’ largest illuminated holiday parade adapts for the pandemic, shifting from live to virtual on Nov. 22, with signature floats on display in Downtown Fort Worth on Nov. 23-24

On November 22, the GM Financial Parade of Lights will be held for the 38th year in Downtown Fort Worth. This year’s “Hope and Joy for the Holidays”-themed parade will look quite different due to the pandemic, taking place inside the Fort Worth Convention Center in front of a virtual audience, and broadcast locally and on the Parade of Lights’ Facebook page.

There are many opportunities to participate in the 2020 GM Financial Parade of Lights:

  • Enter a Float: Applications are open now through October 16 for those interested in entering a float or other entry. Entry forms and rates can be found at
  • Volunteer: For those interested in volunteering in a safe, socially distanced environment, various opportunities are available at
  • Become a Sponsor: As a 501c (3) non-profit organization, DFWII seeks the support of corporate sponsors and partners to help maintain the free and high-quality production of the parade for the Fort Worth community. Many opportunities for float sponsorships and other support initiatives are available. Visit to learn more.
  • Watch the Parade from Home: The broadcast will air on TV locally and on the Parade of Lights’ Facebook page on Sunday, November 22.
    • Host a watch party at home with family and close friends
    • Order dinner-to-go from one of Downtown’s 50+ restaurants
    • Stay tuned for online engagement opportunities during the broadcast
  • Participate in the “Holidays at Home” float building contest: Submit a video of your own creative, built-at-home “float” for the chance to be featured in DFWII’s “Holidays at Home” float music video, airing during the parade broadcast (inside tip: the more lights the better).
  • Visit the “Downtown Showcase of Floats”: View nearly 20 signature parade floats displayed along Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24.
    • Take photos with the Downtown float displays and share them on social using the hashtag #2020ParadeOfLights

Check out the live broadcast from the 2019 GM Financial Parade of Lights below:

Visit the official GM Financial Parade of Lights website.