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GM Financial Parade of Lights Celebrating 40th Year in Downtown Fort Worth on November 20, 2022

September 14,2022

See full article from The Metro Report here.

With a sold-out crowd expected for Texas’ largest illuminated parade, attendees are encouraged to purchase reserved “Street Seats,” on sale now

At 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, the GM Financial Parade of Lights will take over the streets of Downtown Fort Worth for the 40th year, with more than 100 illuminated floats, an array of festive performers, holiday decor, live music, and hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights. With a sold-out crowd expected for this milestone year of Texas’ largest holiday parade, attendees are encouraged to purchase reserved “Street Seats,” which start at $18 and are available for sale online here:

For the last four decades, North Texas-based nonprofit organizations, private and public businesses, schools, art and cultural groups, and more have dazzled crowds with their professionally designed floats, sparkling vintage cars, festive horse-drawn carriages, spirited marching bands, and carolers as they prance through the 1.59-mile parade route. Carrying on the tradition, this year’s parade will conclude with a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus on their awe-inspiring finale float.

“Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. (DFWII) first presented the Parade of Lights in 1983 to a crowd of only 25,000 people as a way to bring the holiday spirit to the community while helping to shift perceptions of the Central Business District,” said Gloria Starling, chair of DFWII’s Festivals and Events Committee. “40 years later, the once-small attraction has quadrupled in size to become Texas’ largest illuminated holiday parade, yet the mission remains the same. We are thrilled to transform Downtown once again into a magical winter wonderland. We’ll bring the lights, you bring the cameras, and together, we’ll all be amazed by this year’s “Lights, Camera… Christmas”-themed parade.”

2022 parade sponsors include title sponsor GM Financial, signature sponsors Tarrant County College, Karen and Larry Anfin, Dr. Marie A. Holliday, and media sponsors 95.9 The Ranch, and 92.1 Hank FM. For more information, visit