Parade Information

Thank you! The 40th GM Financial Parade of Lights is now one for the history books. Great weather (with a small sprinkle or two), terrific floats and thousands of holiday-spirited revelers enjoyed all that Downtown has to offer.

Check us out next year on Sunday, November 19, 2023.

Remember to watch TXA-21 on Christmas Day at 7:00 PM for the rebroadcast of the 2021 GM Financial Parade of Lights

The GM Financial Parade of Lights begins at 6:00 PM at the intersection of Weatherford and Throckmorton Streets. The parade proceeds east along Weatherford Street, turns south on Commerce and goes all the way to 9th Street. At 9th Street the parade turns west, proceeds past the Convention Center to Houston St., and then turns north on Houston Street to 2nd St.  The final turns for the parade are west on 2nd St. to Throckmorton Street, and south to 3rd St. where the parade will end. For complete route information and a full map click here.

Bring your family earlier in the day to celebrate Downtown, enjoy the pre-parade music and displays, and make a day of it. Avoid the crowds by parking early and enjoy lunch at hundreds of great restaurants. Take advantage of some early bird shopping deals at one of our incredible array of Downtown retailers.

Schedule of Activities:

  • All Day
    • Shopping and Dining Downtown, including brand new retailers and restaurants throughout the Central Business District.
  •  Trinity Metro TEXRail service will be available from points north and east to the Fort Worth Central Station. Certain Trinity Metro bus routes will have extended hours on Sunday. The Trinity Railway Express will NOT be running on Sunday.
  • 4:30 PM – Come early to get a great seat, enjoy some hot chocolate or delicious fare, visit the shops of Downtown or enjoy a leisurely meal in any of our Downtown restaurants.
    • Check out The Capital Grille’s new walk-up to-go menu. They’ll have signature double cheeseburgers, Snake River Farm Kobe Hot Dogs, Lobster Rolls, delicious truffle chips and more!
    • Many other restaurants Downtown will be featuring to-go and in-house dining options. Check out the options here!
  • 6:00 PM – Parade begins featuring over 100 illuminated entries.
    • Entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Fort Worth.
    • The parade takes approximately ten minutes to move five blocks – plan accordingly as it will take approximately 40 minutes to traverse the entire route.
    • Watch it LIVE! The parade airs on TXA 21 and streams on our Facebook Page as well as at The parade will also air Christmas Day at 7:00 PM!
  • 7:20 PM – Santa begins his trip around the parade route on a specially designed float.

GM Financial Parade of Lights


November 19, 2023
6:00 PM
Downtown Fort Worth
Grand Marshal