GM Financial Parade of Lights Celebrating 100 Years of Cook Children's



  • Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 6 PM


It’s a day filled with exciting things to do throughout Downtown, from taking care of your holiday shopping in Sundance Square to dining out in some of the finest restaurants in Fort Worth, all while enjoying the holiday spirit of the country’s top holiday parade.

Schedule of Activities:

  • All Day
    • Sundance Square Plaza with wonderful Holiday decor, entertainment and activities is open
    • Shopping and Dining Downtown, including brand new retailers and restaurants throughout the Central Business District.
  • Trinity Railway Express service available from points east to the ITC – special schedule available for Parade-goers.
  • 4:30 PM – Come early to get a great seat, enjoy some hot chocolate or delicious fare, visit the shops of Downtown and Sundance Square (or purchase reserved seating), or enjoy a leisurely meal in any of our Downtown restaurants.
  • 5:30 PM – Cowboy Santas will ride around the route collecting toys for kids in need! Pass your toys to the front for collection – let’s fill the truck! Watch for the Wheelie-ing Elvi and entertainment around the route before the parade begins!
  • 6:00 PM – Parade begins featuring over 100 illuminated entries.
    • Entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Fort Worth.
    • The parade takes approximately ten minutes to move five blocks – plan accordingly as it will take approximately 40 minutes to traverse the entire route.
  • 7:10 PM – Santa begins his trip around the parade route on a specially designed float.
  • 10:00 PM – Final TRE train from the ITC departs eastbound!