On Friday evening, November 23, 2012, the 30th Annual Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights presented by CHASE will take place in downtown Fort Worth.To celebrate this 30-year milestone, the parade route will be lengthened, and will extend from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center. View the full parade route HERE. The additional space will allow for more free viewing locations, additional reserved seats, direct access to the ITC bus and train station, improved parking and, of course, more floats.
The ITC is only two blocks from the parade route, at 9th and Jones Streets. And, NEW for 2012 - Ride the Parade of Lights Shuttle (FREE!) from Farrington Field to the ITC Train and Bus Station, and then back to your car following the parade. The shuttle is provided courtesy of The Fort Worth Transportation Authority.
The annual, award-winning parade will feature more than 100 brilliant entries and over half a million holiday lights, ultimately transforming Downtown Fort Worth with "The Wonder of it All!" theme. Dazzling, LED illuminated floats, beautiful antique cars, the area's top marching bands, precision equestrian units, horse-drawn carriages and a cast of delightful characters dressed in holiday gear will fill the streets with lights, music and excitement, followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and the lighting of the 55-foot-tall Sundance Square Christmas Tree.
The parade begins at 6:00 PM at the intersection of Belknap Street and Throckmorton Street. The fun doesnt stop with just the parade. The Sundance Square Christmas Tree will light up at 7:50 PM. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa Claus at the Sundance Square Christmas Tree, supporting the Fort Worth Sister Cities Youth Scholarships Program. Click HERE for a complete list of activities and times.