Parade Information

REBROADCAST on KTXA-21 on Christmas Eve at 8:00 PM!

The GM Financial Parade of Lights made its way around Downtown at 6:00 PM, starting at the intersection of Weatherford and Throckmorton Streets. The parade proceeded east along Weatherford Street, turns south on Commerce and goes all the way to 9th Street. At 9th Street the parade turns west, then past the Convention Center to Houston St., and turned north on Houston Street to 2nd St.  The final turns for the parade were west on 2nd St. to Throckmorton Street, and south to 3rd St. where the parade ended.

Thank you to all who attended and viewed the parade online! The re-broadcast of the parade will be on KXTA-21 on Christmas Eve, December 24th from 8-10pm CT!

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 a variety of great restaurants and take advantage of some early bird shopping deals at our Downtown retailers. The parade takes place rain or shine!

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.
  • 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.
    • Many restaurants Downtown will be featuring to-go and in-house dining options.
  • 6:00 PM – Parade begins featuring over 100 illuminated entries.
    • Entries featuring community groups and supporters from around Fort Worth.
    • In honor of TCU’s 150th Anniversary, Coach Sonny Dykes will serve as our Grand Marshal!
    • Enjoy new announce stands along the route, including one en Español on Throckmorton Street
  • 7:20 PM – Santa begins his trip around the parade route on a specially designed float.

GM Financial Parade of Lights


REBROADCAST on KTXA-21 on Christmas Eve at 8:00 PM!
6:00 PM
Downtown Fort Worth
Grand Marshal
Coach Sonny Dykes, in honor of TCU’s 150th Anniversary!