Fort Worth Parade of Lights

parade of lights

The night will be brighter than ever at the Fort Worth Parade of Lights this year.   With thousands of spectators, hundreds of floats, 500,000 lights and the brilliant Sundance Square Christmas Tree, the Parade of Lights will kick off the Holiday Season in style.

She Is Dallas Info:   The Fort Worth Parade of Lights will take place on Friday, November 25, 2011 at about 6:00 pm.   The route will travel from Belknap Street to Commerce Street, around 6th Street to Houston Street and up to Weatherford.  See complete schedule of the day’s events below.   Although there are plenty of sections along the route to watch for free, there are many sections that have reserved seating.   For more information, please visit the Fort Worth Parade of Lights webpage.   You can get updates by following Parade of Lights Facebook or Parade of Lights Twitter.

Schedule of Activities:

  • 2:00 PM – 6:00PM – Holiday Fun Zone presented by XTO Energy opens at the Chisholm Trail Parking area, between 3rd and 4th Streets downtown.
  • 4:30 PM – Come early to get a great seat, enjoy some hot chocolate, and visit the shops of Sundance Square (or purchase reserved seating). There will be entertainment along the parade route.
  • 6:00 PM – Parade begins featuring over 100 illuminated entries. Entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Fort Worth.   Local personalities from around Fort Worth on our announcer stands!
  • 6:30 PM – Live broadcast of the Parade of Lights begins on TXA-21
  • 7:00 PM – Santa begins his trip around the parade route on a specially designed float.
  • END of the parade – Lighting of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree on Main Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, featuring a skit from downtown’s own 4-Day Weekend comedy group.
  • 8:00 PM – Photos with Santa, benefiting Fort Worth Sister Cities youth scholarship programs, continuing until 10:00 PM.
  • 8:00 PM – Holiday Movie “Polar Express,” featuring the voice of Tom Hanks, will shown on a giant screen in the Chisholm Trail parking lot. Bring your own chair or take your reserved chair over to the movie!



  1. We love this! We went last year with one of my brothers and his family. Lots of fun. Then, pick a restaurant and eat dinner downtown.

  2. john and chris says:

    Hey, we’re driving up from Houston for the event…sounds like a great time in North Texas!

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