GM Financial Parade of Lights Broadcast Sunday, November 22 From 7-9 PM

November 17,2020

Here’s what you need to know about the parade broadcast and the special two-night Showcase of Floats.

On November 22, the GM Financial Parade of Lights kicks off the holiday season with the 38th edition of the parade as a virtual broadcast. This year’s “Hope and Joy for the Holidays”-themed parade broadcast has been pre-recorded in various downtown locations to feature signature floats, musical artists, entertainers, and more! 

Tune In

The parade will broadcast locally on TXA-21, Downtown Fort Worth’s YouTube channel and on the Parade of Lights’ Facebook page from 7-9 PM on Sunday, November 22.


Floats supported by Fort Worth businesses and built by community supporters will be broadcast from the Fort Worth Convention Center. Entries sponsored by Bell, Alcon, the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund and Karen and Larry Anfin join many entries from around the Fort Worth community.
Full List of Entries


In addition to the spectacular floats, the two-hour broadcast is filled with performances by many well-known local and Texas performers including:

  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Sarah Jaffe
  • Jubilee Theater Singers
  • Jolie and Sonny
  • Four Day Weekend
  • Josh Weathers (photo below)
  • Cliburn Kids
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass
  • Lou CharLe$
  • Summer Dean
  • Lorena Leigh
  • The Texas Girls' Choir
  • Community Marching Bands including Paschal High School, North Side High School Mariachi Espuelas de Plata and North Crowly High School


This year, we celebrate four Downtown restaurants, their owners and executive chefs, for their outstanding efforts during these challenging times. 

  • Jon Bonnell: Owner and Chef, Waters Restaurant, Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, and Buffalo Bros.
  • Dain "Adam" Jones: Owner GRACE and Little Red Wasp
    • Executive Chef Blaine Staniford, GRACE and Little Red Wasp
  • Mike Micallef: President, JMK Holdings Management Company - Reata Restaurant
    • Executive Chef Hanes Grains, Reata Restaurant
  • Gloria Starling Vázquez: Managing Partner, The Capital Grille
    • Executive Chef Derek Venutolo: The Capital Grille


Essential workers, first responders, teachers, front-line utility workers and restaurant owners and chefs from our local community will be celebrated throughout the broadcast.

NEW FOR 2020

On Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24, join us for a new Downtown Showcase of Floats. Featured floats will be on display from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM each evening for socially distanced photo opportunities along Main Street. Main Street from 1st Street to 9th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Cross streets will remain open. Click here for more information.


Title Sponsor
GM Financial

Signature Sponsors
Karen and Larry Anfin
Atmos Energy
City Center Fort Worth
Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund
Hear Fort Worth
Dr. Marie A. Holliday, D.M.D / Adair Eyewear
Tarrant County College

Media Sponsors
92.1 HANK FM
95.9 The Ranch

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