Downtown Fort Worth To Host Parade Of Lights Begins The Holiday Season

November 12,2019

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The GM Financial Parade of Lights, will deliver the magic of the holiday season to downtown Fort Worth at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 as it illuminates the streets in shimmering colors for the 37th year.

Featuring more than 100 spectacular floats, giant balloons and half a million lights, Fort Worth's signature event of the season will bring the holiday spirit to thousands of North Texans. The 1.59-mile parade route will be lined with decorated horse-drawn carriages, antique cars, festive marching bands, strolling carolers and a special finale appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The 2019 parade theme is "Sounds of the Season." Musical performances will take place before and during the parade. Curated by Hear Fort Worth, five local entertainers will perform 15-minute sets as they travel block-to-block on mobile holiday-themed platforms, sponsored by Sundance Square. Performances begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue throughout the parade.

Parade attendees are encouraged to arrive early to snap photos next to the majestic Sundance Square Christmas Tree, shop and eat at the 50-plus retailers and restaurants throughout downtown, and enjoy live holiday entertainment.

The parade will begin at the corner of Weatherford and Throckmorton streets, then proceed east along Weatherford Street and turn south on Commerce Street to Ninth Street. At Ninth Street, the parade will turn west, then turn north on Houston Street until it reaches Second Street. At Second Street, the parade will proceed west to Throckmorton Street. At Throckmorton Street, the parade will turn south and conclude at Third Street.

For guests in need of transportation to and from the Parade of Lights, TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express will be in operation.

The Sundance Square Christmas tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 23.