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A Parade Goers Guide to the GM Financial Parade of Lights 2022

November 17,2022

The GM Financial Fort Worth Parade of Lights is Sunday, November 20! Here's our list of things to know before you go:

When & Where

The parade kicks off at 6 PM on Sunday, November 20, 2022, in Downtown Fort Worth!

Parade viewing

Reserved seating is still available, and nearly all sidewalks along the parade route will be open for free viewing. For more on reserved seating and the parade route, click here. 

Getting here

Street closures will begin as early as 4pm, so make plans come early and fill your day in Downtown with dining, shopping, and join us for the the Fort Worth Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Sundance Square Plaza at 5 PM!

Driving down? Some of our Downtown garages offer free parking, and there are many, low-cost parking lots available throughout Downtown. Pro tip: call a friend and make plans to carpool!

For public transporation, TEXRail is a great option! Park-and-ride opportunities are available at both the North Side Station (2829 Decatur Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76106) and the Fort Worth T&P Station (221 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102). The North Side Station also features an overflow lot at 3001 Decatur Avenue. Frequency on Sunday will be increased to a train every 30 minutes help move riders in and out of Downtown more quickly.

Trinity Metro advises that bus service will not be an optimal option due to traffic congestion leading up to the start time of the Parade. 

Heads up: The Trinity Railway Express (“TRE”) will not operate at all on Sunday.

For more on transportation and street closures, click here.

Downtown Dining options

You can’t watch the parade on an empty stomach! Come early to get a great seat, enjoy some hot chocolate or delicious fare, visit the shops of Downtown or enjoy a leisurely meal in any of our Downtown restaurants. 

Check out The Capital Grille’s new walk-up to-go menu. They’ll have signature double cheeseburgers, Snake River Farm Kobe Hot Dogs, Lobster Rolls, delicious truffle chips and more!  

Check out our list of Downtown restaurants here. 

2022 Grand Marshal

This year's Grand Marshal is Chancellor John Sharp, The Texas A&M University System.  

For more information on the GM Financial Parade of Lights, visit