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Fort Worth’s Cherished Parade Of Lights Offers Virtual, In Person Options 6

Ring in the season with Fort Worth’s Parade of Lights. This year marks the 38th year for the annual holiday parade in Cowtown. The Fort Worth parade started in 1983 with 25 floats and expanded to become the largest holiday parade in Texas and one of Fort Worth’s most important holiday traditions.

The pandemic has not stopped this cherished tradition. Parade of Lights has been re-imagined into two events – a virtual broadcast of the parade and a two-night showcase of floats.

Grand Marshal Float. Photo: Downtown Fort Worth

On Sunday, Nov. 22, the parade will be available to view virtually at 7 p.m.

You have three options to catch the broadcast.  You can watch it on the Parade of Lights’ Facebook pageDowntown Fort Worth’s YouTube page, or on TV channel TXA-21.

There’ll be great photo opportunities on Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24. when you can view in-person 20 signature parade floats. They will be displayed along Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth from 6-8 p.m. It’ll be a great time to take photos for your family Christmas cards.

GM Financial Float. Photo: Downtown Fort Worth.

This year’s parade theme is “Hope and Joy for the Holidays,” which we all need particularly this year. The parade was pre-recorded in various downtown locations to feature signature floats, musical artists, and entertainers.

A great advantage to watching a broadcast of the parade is you won’t miss any of the musical acts.

Randy Rogers Band
Sarah Jaffe
Jubilee Theater Singers
Jolie and Sonny
Four Day Weekend
Josh Weathers
Cliburn Kids
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass
Lou CharLe$
Summer Dean
Lorena Leigh
The Texas Girls’ Choir
Community Marching Band including Paschal High School, the North Side High School Mariachi Espuelas de Plata, and North Crowley High School

female singer with guitar with cowboy hat and by Christmas tree.

Summer Dean. Photo: Downtown Fort Worth.

“The parade is a staple for Fort Worth,” said Nina Petty, chair of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc.’s Festivals and Events Committee.

“We’re excited about this year’s parade and to broadcast this show. We think this is still a great way for families to get together and get in the holiday spirit.”

Model A Cars. Photo: Downtown Fort Worth.

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