Parade of Lights to celebrate 40th year Nov. 20
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At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 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, 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.
For the last four decades, North Texas-based nonprofit organizations, private and public businesses, schools, arts and cultural groups 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.
“Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. 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. “Forty years later, the once-small attraction has quadrupled in size to become Texas’ largest illuminated holiday parade.”